Paul Beljan, MP, Psy.D., ABPdN, FACPN is an expert in evaluating and understanding gifted children and their common misdiagnoses. He is a co-author of the book: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults. The Misdiagnosis book is a Legacy Book Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner, and Arizona Book Award Winner. Dr. Beljan also has authored several chapters and articles in various publications. His hospital based work in pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology has included assessment, pain management and trauma recovery with children suffering from burns, cancer, sickle cell anemia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, Alcohol/Drug Related Neurodevelopmental Deficit (A/DRND), traumatic brain injury, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorders. He also evaluated thousands of infants in neonatal clinics.
Prior to obtaining his doctorate in clinical psychology, Dr. Beljan worked in public school severe behavior handicap (SBH) programs as a behavioral intervention specialist. He also conducted psychotherapy with children and adults in community mental health settings. During that time he became a graduate of the Kettering Character Disorders Institute.
Beljan Psychological Services draws patients from around the United States. Dr. Beljan has taught gifted education and pediatric neuropsychology at the master’s and doctoral levels. He lectures nationally on numerous topics associated with giftedness and pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Beljan is a nationally retained expert in forensic neuropsychology within the civil, and juvenile and criminal justice levels. His current professional interests are in psychopharmacology and developing an integrative clinic style of private practice that offers families comprehensive psychological services and neurocognitive intervention.