Dr. Sweetland is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience specializing in work with children, adolescents and young adults. She is very excited about the release of her new book, Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification, which has been named one of Publisher's Weekly Select 2015 Parenting Titles. She has served as Head Psychologist at a private school for students with learning disorders, Clinical Director for an agency for individuals with developmental disorders, and currently maintains a successful private practice in Del Mar, California. Not only does her therapy practice focus on children and teens in the Instant Gratification Generation, but she is also married and raising two boys faced with the same challenges as those discussed in the book.
Throughout her career, Dr. Sweetland has loved her work with individuals with developmental disorders, including autism and intellectual disabilities. She is the co-author of Intellectual Disabilities and Psychiatric Disorders: A Guide to Assessment, Treatment, and Training (2011), which has been the primary training guide in psychiatric hospitals and mental health agencies for professionals working with individuals who are dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability and co-occurring mental health disorder. She is a highly sought speaker by agencies and organizations around the country.