Blake D. Carmichael, Ph.D.
Conduct psychological and child welfare evaluations, including: parent-child relationship assessments, differential diagnosis, treatment/reunification planning, and juvenile/adult recidivism risk assessment. Supervise trainees and staff who are conducting child welfare and psychological evaluations. Provide consultation to agencies throughout Northern California regarding emergent mental health concerns, treatment needs, and adoption/placement planning. Lead training for multidisciplinary agencies regarding the provision of evaluation and treatment services, with an emphasis on evaluating children and families with a history of maltreatment. Provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, individual, and conjoint therapy.
Research interests include: assessing the impact of violence on families, conducting quality child welfare evaluation services, and decreasing placement disruption for children in foster care.
Evaluation Program Manager
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
CAARE Diagnostic and Treatment Center
3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, CA 95820
Guidance Clinic, Alameda County Juvenile Hall
UC Davis Children's Hospital, CAARE Center
American Psychological Association
Sacramento County Juvenile Expert Panel
Select Recent Publications
Kalich, L., Carmichael, BD., Masson, T., Blacker, D., Urquiza, AJ. (2007). Evaluating the Evaluator: Guidelines for Legal Professionals in Assessing the Competency of Evaluations in Termination of Parental Rights Cases. Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Fall.
Amen DG., Carmichael BD. (1997). High-Resolution Brain SPECT Imaging in ADHD. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, 9 (2).