Dr. Carton started training with his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, where he was a Carswell Scholar, earned membership into Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in psychology. He then earned his MA and PhD in clinical psychology from Emory University, where he twice won the department's Heilbrun Award for most outstanding clinical scholarship. He completed his pediatric externship at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and his clinical internship/residency at Duke University Medical Center and postdoctoral training at the Mendota Mental Health Center. At all of these institutions, he was fortunate to work with some of the leading clinicians and scholars in the field.
The quality and extent of his training has allowed him to balance both a clinical career and an academic one. On the clinical side, he has held positions at children's, psychiatric, and rehabilitation hospitals, in addition to overseeing a successful private practice. He also has earned prestigious board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology in behavioral and cognitive therapies. On the academic side, he rose to the rank of Tenured Full Professor and Division Chair at Oglethorpe University, where he received multiple awards for his teaching and earned the Manning Patillo Jr. Endowed Professorship. He also was on the faculty at Beloit College and Emory University. Along the way he published or presented hundreds of papers and is widely cited in the clinical research literature. He recently retired from teaching with emeritus status to focus more on his private practice. He brings a wealth of clinical and educational experience to your case.
Full curriculum vitae available here: CV
For more information about his research, follow this link to his account on ResearchGate