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Draycen DeCator, PhD

Psychologist
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, adolescents, and adults. Although his graduate program provided specialized training in working with youth, it also included adult-focused training, so Dr. DeCator is comfortable working with individuals across the lifespan. He completed his two year post-doctoral training in neuropsychology at BRAINS, and he is now a full-time member of the assessment team.

Dr. DeCator is originally from the Grand Rapids area, and he has enjoyed being back after completing his training.

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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