Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
Lancaster Office Phone: (717) 569-6223
Delaware Office Phone: (302) 539-1346
Psychological testing encompasses a whole body of research-backed procedures to assess specific aspects of a person’s psychological make-up. Psychological assessments are completed by licensed psychologists and depending upon what kind of testing is being done, can last anywhere from 1 1/2 hours to a full day.
Behavior Management Services supports individuals through the use of positive strategies to decrease the occurrence of unwanted or negative behaviors. Utilizing Behavior Management Services can enhance a person's quality of life by increasing independence and meaningful participation in the community, at school and at home.
Dr. Margaret J. Kay is a Level 2 EMDR practitioner with extensive experience treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), phobia, anxiety and depression resulting from abuse, personal injury, vehicular injury, combat, rape and other traumatic experiences. She and her associates additionally specialize in brief, results-oriented psychotherapy approaches designed to achieve maximum benefits in a minimum of time and provide individual, family and group psychotherapy in a relaxed, professional setting where confidentiality is insured.
A mental status examination is an important part of the clinical assessment process and is a structured way of observing and describing a person's current state of mind under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood, affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment.
Psychologist experts are able to use tests to determine how a student learns, what the student has learned, and what types of interventions will be effective to insure academic progress. Although the research literature describes these procedures as "scatter analysis," it is well known that cookbook solutions can never replace expert knowledge gained through years of training and experience.
As part of our outreach to public and private schools, community organizations, social service agencies, business, law enforcement, governmental programs, community groups, parents and children, we are pleased to offer a variety of full-day, half-day and three-day in-service presentations, workshops and training programs.
Dr. Kay performs consultations and records reviews as a service to her clients. However, Dr. Kay receives dozens of requests for advice every day and cannot offer recommendations for evaluation, educational programming or placement until she has reviewed the student's entire file. See this page for more information.