We are very pleased to welcome a new member to our clinical group of providers. Emily Roth, Psy.D., HSPP is a clinical child psychologist who will begin her practice at CRG in January 2021. One of Dr. Roth’s many areas of interest is young children on the autism spectrum. Read more to learn about Dr. Roth and the many skills she will bring to our practice soon.
Please tell us more about your professional background and areas of interest/specialty. I completed my graduate training at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. I moved to Indianapolis to complete my internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Riley’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry clinic. I then stayed on as a faculty member for two years and continued to work in the Autism Treatment Center, where I diagnosed and treated children through young adults, aged 15 months through 22 years old. In addition to working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, I specialize in other neurodevelopmental disabilities, genetic syndromes, complex medical histories, and intellectual disabilities. In addition to my specialized training, both Spalding University and Riley Hospital for Children offered generalist opportunities where I served individuals across the lifespan with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses.
Why did you choose to go into this profession? I knew from high school that I wanted to be a psychologist. In my Abnormal Psychology course, we had a class on ABA and ASD, where I was immediately drawn to this subspecialty. In college, I sought training and volunteer opportunities with individuals with developmental disabilities. During my time at Spalding University and Riley’s Child & Adolescent Psychiatry clinic, I received additional specialized training on the diagnosis and treatment of ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
What are two things you’d want a child (or parent) to know about you as they prepared for their first appointment with you? I always want families to feel comfortable being honest with me about their concerns, goals, and even hesitations/previous negative experiences. I have treated a range of diagnoses and severity of problems in children, teens, and young adults and am here to guide you and your child to their fullest potential. I will work diligently with your family to ensure you receive an appropriate diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment for your child and family.
What attracted you to CRG as a new place to practice? I always heard glowing reviews of the quality of care available by CRG providers! Given my specialty area, I sought a practice that valued an interdisciplinary approach, treated individuals (particularly those with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities) across the lifespan, and provided a variety of treatment modalities (i.e., individual, group, family therapy). Additionally, on a more personal note, I was drawn to CRG’s values and the familial culture among providers!
When will you actually be starting at CRG and beginning to see patients? My first official day will be January 11th, 2021, and I will start seeing patients in February 2021.
What would you like to share about your personal life, family, pets, hobbies or interests when away from work? I have two fur babies (Adelaide “Addie”, a 6 year old Cockapoo, and Magnolia “Maggie”, a 10 month old Aussiedoodle) who keep me busy and ensure our home is always full of love and excitement. In my free time (pre-COVID), I enjoyed traveling, planning parties and spending quality time with my friends and family. More recently, I enjoy virtual yoga classes, cooking, and finding creative ways to stay connected with loved ones.