Dr. Christensen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Director of PAS. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University. He completed a year-long internship at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. He also received two years of post-doctoral supervision in Neuropsychological and Forensic assessment. Dr. Christensen has been a Director at PAS since 2005.
Dr. Christensen has been an Affiliate Faculty member at Idaho State University for over 10 years, providing mentorship and supervision to doctoral Clinical Psychology students. He has served in many capacities with the Idaho Psychological Association, including being the Eastern Idaho Representative, the Private Sector Representative, and on the advocacy committee. He has served on the Wellness Committee at Portneuf Medical Center and as a Community Chair on a Health and Welfare Committee focused on Medicaid mental health reform. Dr. Christensen has provided presentations to parents, primary school educators, advanced college students, and other professionals on topics including ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, Dementia, forensic issues, and effective behavioral management strategies.
Dr. Christensen currently specializes in providing psychological, neuropsychological, and forensic assessment to individuals across the life span. He has extensive experience assessing both childhood and adult issues including ADHD, executive function deficits, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Dementia, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders. He provides assessment for individuals, families, the Court, Social Security, and other organizations. It has been his privilege to provide thousands of evaluations with individuals and families over the course of his career.
While Dr. Christensen only provides limited psychotherapeutic services at present, he assists individuals in finding appropriate treatment with contractors at PAS as well as with other providers within the community. He works with patients and their loved ones to identify the tools and resources needed to address identified conditions and improve quality of life. Dr. Christensen believes in a proactive, evidence-based approach, so the treatment plan created following evaluation will help in successfully managing identified problems.
As a native of southeastern Idaho and married father of three, Dr. Christensen enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and the wide variety of outdoor activities that living in Idaho allows.