Dr. Patrick is the director and provides diagnostic and therapeutic treatment services for individuals with autism and their families at the Autism Center. She holds a doctorate of philosophy in Community Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence, KS. Dr. Patrick is a Licensed Psychologist in Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas. She has been with the Autism Center since January, 2013. She has worked with individuals with autism, intellectual and other developmental disabilities for more than 15 years and has been providing therapy services for more than 17 years to individuals with a variety of mental health and comorbid presentations. Prior to coming to the Autism Center, Dr. Patrick was the director of a statewide behavioral consultation outreach program for individuals dually diagnosed with a developmental disability and a mental illness for the state of Kansas, on the Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Training Services project through Parsons State Hospital and Training Center, where she worked for 7 years. Dr. Patrick has been involved in research related to school readiness in young children at risk of school failure, externalizing and other behavioral problems in young children, and end of life planning and has several peer reviewed publications under each of these areas of research. She continues to investigate the efficacy of screening tools in the identification of autism within community clinical settings.