Facilitator Info

Cryshelle Patterson, PhD
Dr. Patterson is currently a licensed clinical psychologist at the UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2006, completed her clinical internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005, and received post doctoral training at UAB in 2006. While in graduate school, her research and clinical efforts focused on the emotional and behavioral functioning of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her research focuses on behavioral functioning of children diagnosed with ADHD across subtypes. Clinically, Dr. Patterson provides individual outpatient therapy, consultation services, and comprehensive evaluations to children with developmental, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. She is also a Director of the UAB ADHD Summer Treatment Program.

Graduate Students
The Support Group is facilitated by graduate students from the Medical/Clinical Psychology Program at UAB. These students have a strong interest in child psychology and ADHD.


Molly Hensler, MA
Donna Murdaugh, MA
Amy Lemelman, BA
Hayley Wells, BS 
Caroline Oates, BS