Intellectual and Cognitive Functioning: In-depth knowledge of and facility with the following instruments: WAIS-III; WISC-III; NEPSY; Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning Test; Behavior Rating of Executive Functioning
Learning Disabilities: Expertise in assessing a wide range of disorders including ADHD, dyslexia, non-verbal learning disabilities, memory impairment, etc. in children, adolescents, and adults. Knowledge and facility with the following instruments: WIAT-II; Stanford Binet Achievement subtests; Connors and Gordon Diagnostic Systems Continuous Performance Tests; Connors parent report inventories; CELF-III selected subtests; Finger tapping tests; Grooved Pegboard Manual Dexterity Test; etc.
Personality Assessment: 5+ years experience assessing personality functioning in children, adolescents, and adults using both objective and projective instruments that include the following: Rorschach; TAT; MMPI; Projective Drawings; Million; and Personality Inventory for Children, etc.
Assessment of Memory, Dementia, and Organic Brain Impairment: Expertise in assessing disorders of memory utilizing the following instruments: Wechsler Memory Scale; Children’s Memory Scale; Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Test; California Verbal Learning Test; Boston Naming Test, etc.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL AND ASSESSMENT TRAINING
Ongoing self-study 1993–Present: Ongoing education through self-study of latest neuropsychological assessment texts, instruments, listserv discussions, as well as seminal texts and articles in the field. Ongoing self-study of adult and pediatric neuropsychology,
Advanced (Hospital Based) Assessment Seminar, Chestnut Lodge Hospital, Rockville, MD, 1997–1999: Attended intensive bi-weekly two hour advanced seminar led by senior psychologist Rebecca Reiger, Ph.D. Regularly presented clinical case material to seminar and physicians and psychologist’s campus wide.
Neuropsychological Assessment at CSPP Alameda - provided by professor Michael Drexler, Ph.D. CSPP, Alameda, CA, 1992–1993: Advanced course with accompanying clinical component. Designed to provide students with the theoretical and technical skills and knowledge to conduct competent research and examinations as well as implement effective neuropsychological treatments. Specific content areas included: neurodiagnostic techniques, global assessment strategies, diagnostic differentials, primary prevention of neuropathology, and neuropsychometric instrumentation and issues related to the reliability and validity of data collection methods.
Neuropsychological Assessment Seminar at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, Neuropsychological Assessment Seminar offered by Jonathan Cannick, Ph.D, 1992–1993.: Covered clinical neuropsychological assessment with emphasis on geriatric specialty integrated with inpatient geriatric ward at CPMC.