Dr. Paul Beljan
Dr. Paul Beljan is a private practice neuropsychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds child and adult diplomate certifications with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN). Dr. Beljan is a past president of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN).
Dr. Paul Beljan holds child and adult diplomate qualifications with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. He is the past president of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. In 2015, Dr. Beljan completed a post-doctoral master’s degree in psychopharmacology. Dr. Beljan completed two Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs in Pediatric Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Beljan’s professional focus is on Alcohol/Drug Related Neurodevelopmental Deficit (A/DRND), Gifted Intelligence, Learning Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trauma, and Attention and Executive Functioning Deficit diagnosis and interventions. In May 2013, Dr. Beljan was appointed to the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.
Director / Trainer / Facilitator
Robyn is working on her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Arizona State University. She has been learning about human brain function since beginning work at MC2 and is excited to use her knowledge to help children who struggle with learning disabilities and ADHD. Robyn has been a key member in modifying and improving many of the MC2 processes. While working at MC2 Robyn trained in the LiPS® program from Lindamood-Bell® and uses those interventions to help remediate dyslexia with her clients. She has developed wonderful relationships with the children at MC2, and she looks forward to helping them with their challenges. Robyn historically worked as a coach in youth soccer programs.
Darrean earned a bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. Her goal is to earn her Master’s Degree in Child Development and work with children who have had experienced abuse and neglect. Darrean has always enjoyed working with children. She has facilitated before and after school programs at Cooper Canyon and Pueblo Elementary School. Darrean has volunteered working as a student leader with the youth ministry at Scottsdale Worship Center. Her passion and love for working with children began when she started babysitting for her younger siblings and children in her neighborhood.
Dr. Kathleen Bree
Coordinator / MC2 Consultant
As a psychologist, Kate’s primary areas of interest include child and family functioning. In particular, her professional focus is in pediatric neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment. Much of her formal training and her personal interest has focused upon the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including:
- Gifted Intellect & Asynchronous Development
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Executive Dysfunction (e.g., attention, impulse control, and executive function deficits)
- Learning Disorders
In addition to neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, Kate also has a strong interest in developing neurodevelopmentally-based interventions to address and comprehensively treat neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, learning disorders, and Autism. Much of this treatment approach is based on medical rehabilitative interventions for adults who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. Therefore, the approach incorporates exercises and techniques frequently used in speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, as these approaches have shown success in the adult population. Through her training and continuing practice at Beljan Psychological Services, LLC, Kate has had the unique opportunity to learn about and assist in the ongoing development of a neurodevelopmental intervention program, the Motor Cognition 2 program developed by Paul Beljan, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN.
Providing parents, caregivers, and teachers with an understanding of the neurodevelopmental basis of particular aspects of their child’s behavior, experience, and functioning is another aspect of practice which Kate particularly enjoys, as she is able to help caregivers more fully understand their child and continue to guide their child’s development. Additionally, maintaining a small therapy caseload helps to balance Kate’s professional practice and provide important additional services to children and families.
Charity is an Arizona native who has devoted much of her time and education to working with children. She has completed an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Elementary Education, and has been working with children for over ten years. Charity has a wealth of experience in working with young children; including teaching Sunday school, leading youth, tutoring children with disabilities, working as a teacher’s assistant, and working as a full time care giver.
Charity joined Beljan Psychological Services and MC2 in August, 2013 to pursue professional experience in business administration. As our office manager, Charity spends much of her time coordinating patient services for our psychologists, therapists, and students, while also keeping a caring and watchful eye over our children’s play area in the waiting room. Charity is the solo office manager of Beljan Psychological Services and MC2 and has learned the complex multi-tasking necessary.
Charity has learned and become proficient in managing all aspects of our office including scheduling, billing, accounting, maintaining all of our testing materials, forensic cases, and working with insurance companies as necessary. Charity also learned how to operate QuickBooks with no past experience and is now a certified user.
Charity has been trained in the MC2 program and is now working with clients. Charity loves to spend her time volunteering when she can. She currently volunteers for the American Indian Christian Mission up north. We are thrilled with her professional service, as well as her gift for connecting with children.