Draycen DeCator, PhD

Psychologist, Postdoctoral Student
Contact ddecator@brainspotential.com 616.365.8920

Bio

Dr. DeCator completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Child Psychology) at DePaul University in Chicago. During his time in graduate school he had clinical experience in pediatric neuropsychology and pediatric psychology at Comer Children’s Hospital, and his pre-doctoral internship was completed at Boston Children’s Hospital. His dissertation focused on examining executive functioning in youth with different medical conditions. Dr. DeCator is particularly interested in the interplay between medical conditions and both neuropsychological and social/emotional functioning in children and adolescents. He has been actively involved in the Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54), and is becoming more involved in the Pediatric Neuropsychology professional community as he joins the BRAINS clinic. He is joining the clinic with approximately 4 years of prior experience in conducting neuropsychological assessments in youth and young adults ages 4 and up.

Dr. DeCator is originally from the Grand Rapids area and is excited to return to his roots. He has several hobbies related to technology and enjoys interacting/engaging with both online and in-person communities. He is happy to be able to start contributing to the Greater Grand Rapids community once again.

Education

PhD- DePaul University- 2018 MA- DePaul University- 2015 BA-DePaul University- 2012

Areas of Interest

Biopsychosocial Formulations

Executive Functioning

Medical and Psychological Interactions

Neuropsychology

Pediatric Psychology

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