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Background

Fred Provenzano, Ph.D., NCSP is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist. His private psychotherapy practice focuses on individual and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults.  He also provides psychological and neuropsychological evaluations related to learning and executive functioning as well as consultations to help students and their parents to select interventions and programs that will maximize their learning and development. In addition, he is an affiliate member of the School Psychology training program at the University of Washington.

Dr. Provenzano has provided assessments for qualifications for gifted programs in Seattle area public and private schools for over three decades.  In graduate school, he was a teaching assistant to Dr. Maurice Freehill, an internationally regarded expert in gifted assessment and education at the University of Washington.  Since that time, he has served as a consultant to private and public gifted education programs as well as a presented on the subject.  Along with Nancy Robinson, Ph.D. of the UW’s Robinson Center for Young Scholars, he co-authored Gifted Education: A Guide for Parents in Helping Children at Home and School, 2nd Ed.  

Dr. Provenzano's professional writing has included chapters on allowance and chores for children, professional ethics, intellectual giftedness, anger management, and psychological consultation. He has been interviewed in Child and Parenting magazines, and in numerous newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Seattle Times on topics including children's video use, children's chores, the impact of TV news on children, and academic redshirting.

A former president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists and Washington State Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), he is currently the Western Regional Representative to the NASP Ethics Committee.  He has also served in NASP as Convention Chair and on the Executive Council as Delegate Representative from the Western Region and as Program Manager Professional Development.

Licenses & Certifications

Professional License in Psychology #PY00001022, State of Washington, since 1985.

Health Service Provider in Psychology, National Register Certificate #40453.

Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, #3695.

Nationally Certified  School Psychologist, #11305.