Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (currently attending)
Master of Science in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Nick Top graduated on the Dean’s list with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, where he worked in autism and MRI research. After graduation, he furthered his education at BYU by earning a Master of Science in Psychology, serving extensively as a therapist and clinical assessor. Currently, Nick is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology.
Nick prefers to take an individual and contextual approach to mental illness and its treatment. He specializes in internalizing disorders, helping older adolescents and young adults during translational periods, and LGBT supportive counseling.
Grounded in sound philosophical and scientific principles, Nick's counseling sessions reveal his passion for helping people thrive. He strives not only to reduce the distress and impairment individuals experience, but also to live the life that is most meaningful to them. In these sessions, he works to provide his clients with a variety of tools so they can live according to their values and passions despite the hardships and complications of life.
Emotional Regulation for Adults/Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Older Adolescent/Young Adult Translational Period Counseling
LGBT Supportive Counseling
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Presented at the Annual National Association for Therapeutic Schools and Programs Conference in Tucson: Longitudinal Treatment Outcome and Clinical Support Tools for Youth Residential Treatment Centers: An Empirical and Theoretical Model for Improving Treatment Outcomes, 2017
Presented at the Critical Issues Facing Children and Adolescents Conference in Salt Lake City: Tracking Treatment Mental Health Outcomes in Residential Treatment Centers, 2016
Presented at the annual International Meeting for Autism Research in Baltimore: Can’t tone it down? Delayed auditory habituation in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2016
Publication in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging: Atypical amygdala response to fear conditioning in autism spectrum disorder, January 2016
Publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental disorders: Overactive pattern separation memory associated with negative emotionality in adults and diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, 2015