Paula J. McCall, PhD
Next Step Psychology, LLC

Arizona Licensed Psychologist #4262
Nationally Certified School Psychologist


Dr. Paula McCall is a licensed psychologist in Arizona as well as a nationally certified school psychologist. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University, and her training has included preschool to high school aged populations in the schools as well as work with adolescents with severe mental illness in a state hospital setting. Dr. McCall has provided services to children and adolescents with a variety of needs, including anxiety, depression, severe behavioral concerns, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, Autism, and ADHD. She also has multiple years of experience as an educator in Arizona, with previous teaching certifications and experience in the areas of special and secondary education.

Dr. McCall has presented locally and nationally on topics including depression in adolescents with intellectual disabilities, grief and adjustment issues and interventions in children and adolescents, and suicide prevention. Dr. McCall also has locally provided trainings on early childhood development, functional behavior assessments, and empowerment of children and adolescents. She is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and has received training in EMDR. She also is currently facilitating development and implementation of suicide risk and threat assessment protocols in school districts in Arizona. Dr. McCall has been an instructor for Mesa Community College, University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. She has received research awards from the American Psychological Association (Division 33) and the Arizona Association of School Psychologists.

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