Dr. Frances Thompson is a licensed clinical psychologist (UT#7538970-2501) with extensive training and experience working with children presenting with an array of emotional, developmental, social, and educational challenges. Dr. Thompson’s expertise lies in performing pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess for ADHD, personality abnormalities, learning disabilities, and other childhood developmental disorders. Dr. Thompson is also a certified youth trauma clinician and an expert in PCIT (Parent-Child Interactive Therapy). She is a favorite amongst local family law attorneys who seek down to earth, expert level testimony in Utah’s District Courts regarding a wide range of areas pertaining to pediatric clinical psychology.
Dr. Thompson received both her Doctor of Psychology (PsyD.) and Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles, California, and completed her award winning Internship and Doctoral Residency requirements at A Better Way Child & Family Services located in Berkeley, California. Prior to completing her graduate studies, Dr. Thompson graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Thompson is an active member in good standing with the Utah State Board of Psychology, Utah Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.
As a parent, Dr. Thompson understands the challenges that caregivers face and has a highly developed sense of empathy for parents working to better the lives of their families. Over the past three years, Dr. Thompson has become a “favorite” amongst many families in Utah. Her ability to respect and work within the cultural and religious choices of family systems is well respected and highly sought after.
In her spare time, Dr. Thompson enjoys spending time with her four very diverse and unique children, as well as her husband, Dr. Gary Thompson. Despite being born and raised in San Francisco, California, Dr. Thompson will not hesitate to tell anyone who will listen that she will never leave the State of Utah.