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- Christopher Alexander
M.S. California State University, Ph.D. The Professional School of Psychology, Sacramento, CA
Dr. Alexander works as a child psychologist, specializing in the effects of adoption, foster or other out-of-home placement, attachment disruptions, divorce, physical and sexual abuse, and trauma on children and families.
Dr. Alexander administers psychological and neuro-psychological testing to children and adolescents, the findings from which are given to parents, therapists, doctors, attorneys, schools, social service agencies, and/or the courts. Specialized attention is placed on the child’s cognitive, emotional, developmental, and attachment functioning.
Dr. Alexander performs psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children ages 3 – 16. He also conducts parent-child and sibling bonding assessments, which are then used in placement decisions by agencies and the courts. These assessments quantify aspects of the parent-child or sibling relationship, which in turn, helps to establish a foundation for where children should reside.
Dr. Alexander provides training and consultation locally and nationally, with emphasis placed on the needs of children and families coping with loss, trauma, foster care, and/or adoption. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, assessment, and mental health treatment of children and adolescents.
Dr. Alexander is author of the books, Welcome Home: A Guide for Foster, Adoptive, and Treatment Foster Parents; and Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment of Foster and Adopted Children.
Dr. Alexander has a private practice in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He was listed as one of Albuquerque’s Top Doctors in the March 2009 and 2012 issues of Albuquerque Magazine