Dr. Paul Beljan is a pediatric neuropsychologist in private practice at Beljan Psychological Services in Scottsdale AZ. The Arizona Psychological Association selected Dr. Beljan in 2016 for the Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology Award. Dr. Beljan serves at the Governor’s pleasure on the Arizona Board of Psychological Examiners. He completed two Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs specializing in Pediatric (Medical) Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology. He holds child and adult diplomate certifications with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN). Dr. Beljan is a past president of the ABPdN and held nearly every executive office for ABPdN. In 2016, Dr. Beljan completed a post-doctoral master’s degree in psychopharmacology from New Mexico State University.
Dr. Beljan’s professional focus is on Gifted Intelligence, Alcohol/Drug Related Neurodevelopmental Deficit (A/DRND), Learning Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Physical and Emotional Trauma, and Attention and Executive Functioning Deficit and associated interventions. His hospital based work in pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology has included traumatic brain injury assessment, pain management and trauma recovery with children suffering from burns, various forms of cancer, sickle cell anemia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, Alcohol/Drug Related Neurodevelopmental Deficit (A/DRND), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disorders. He also evaluated thousands of infants in neonatology clinics.
Dr. Beljan is an expert in evaluating and understanding gifted children and their common misdiagnoses. Along with Dr. James Webb, Dr. Beljan is a co-author of the book: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, BiPolar, OCD, Depression, and Other Disorders. The Misdiagnosis book is a Legacy Book Award Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner, and Arizona Book Award Winner. The second edition of the Misdiagnosis book will be released in November 2016. Dr. Beljan co-authored the new book: Large Scale Brain Systems and Neuropsychological Assessment: An Effort to Move Forward. The book was released on October 1, 2016. He has published numerous chapters and articles in various publications. In June 2016, Dr. Beljan accepted a position on the editorial board of the 2e Newsletter.
Beljan Psychological Services draws patients from around the United States and internationally. Dr. Beljan has taught gifted education and pediatric neuropsychology at the master and doctoral levels. He has lectured nationally and internationally on numerous topics associated with giftedness and pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Beljan is a nationally retained expert in forensic neuropsychology at the civil, and juvenile and criminal justice levels. His current professional interests are in learning disability among the gifted population, psychopharmacology and developing an integrative clinic style of private practice that offers families comprehensive psychological services and neurocognitive intervention using the Motor Cognition2 program developed at Beljan Psychological Services.
- Arizona — 3470
- Medical Diagnosis Adjustment
- Childhood and Adolescent Problems
- General Psychological Testing
- Children (3-12 yrs.)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Professional AffiliationsCredentials & Memberships
- American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN) - Professional Neuropsychology
- American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN)
- National Register of Health Service Psychologists