Bre-Ann Slay, PsyD, LP
Dr. Slay received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Therapy and Assessment from the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP). Dr. Slay also received her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from GSPP. Dr. Slay has completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Academic Medical Centers specializing in the assessment and treatment of young children and families. While on internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Slay completed the Irving Harris Infant Mental Health Fellowship. During this time, she specialized in reunification children aged 0-5 in foster care due to abuse and neglect on the Infant Team. To date, no family who has completed this program has returned to the foster care system. Dr. Slay also worked in the assessment clinic where she was trained in proving diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Slay also has experience working in public, private, and charter school systems providing evaluations of various diagnoses including ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and behavioral and mood disorders.
Dr. Slay primarily sees children aged 12 months – 18 years for assessment/evaluations at Responsive Centers. However, Dr. Slay also sees a limited number children and families aged 0-18 with emphasis on 0-6 for therapy services. Dr. Slay places an emphasis on relational work to heal wounds and empower families. When working with young children it is imperative the caregivers are involved in the process and leave therapy feeling confident to manage whatever comes their way. Dr. Slay is a certified trainer of the Integration of Working Models of Attachment into Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (IoWA-PCIT), an evidence-based therapy that assists parents in improving their child’s behaviors. Dr. Slay is also trained in trauma-informed treatments including ChildParent Psychotherapy and TF-CBT.
Additionally, Dr. Slay provides consultation and clinical services to local Head Start facilities and students. Dr. Slay has published many articles for Psychology Today and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and on the television show The Doctors. Dr. Slay is active in the community partnering with organizations including Youth Ambassadors and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Dr. Slay also provides guest lectures and grand rounds to medical students at schools including University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City medical schools.