Dr. Stapel-Wax has more than two decades of experience in clinical work and graduate level teaching at Emory University, the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and at Marcus Autism Center. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, and her internship in pediatric behavioral medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stapel-Wax completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Marcus Center/Emory University postdoctoral fellowship program.
Dr. Stapel-Wax’s clinical and research interests are in the areas of development and assessment of young children, neurodevelopmental disorders, and teaching, training and supervision. She is actively involved in her professional community through her positions on advisory boards, as a consultant and as a Past President of the Georgia Psychological Association.
She is a senior member of the faculty and as such provides mentoring to junior faculty and sits on several Department of Pediatrics committees. Dr. Stapel-Wax uses her clinical and interpersonal strengths in building collaborative relationships among professional colleagues in the community.
She is an accomplished speaker and an expert in building strong collaborative relationships focused on training, education and service delivery.
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