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Jan 1988Present

Clinical Developmental Neuropsychologist

Neuropsychological and Family Therapy Associates, PC

Responsible for the neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of very complex children having major cognitive and psychiatric disorders., I serve as "second opinion" expert for the most difficult to assess and treat patients who come from all over the world to this clinic for services. I am an accomplished author, lecturer and supervisor.


Jun 1980Dec 1984

Doctorate Degree

University of Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Member of International Neuropsychology Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of of Clinical Neuropsychology, Board certified in Clinical Psychopharmacology.  Angel in Adoption Award through US Congressional Appointment, Humanitarian Award-Romanian Department of Child Welfare, Multiple awards from Romanian department of State for Humanitarian Services, and world recognized expert in all areas of International and domesticAdoption medicine, Learning disabilities, trauma and attachment. 


Clinical Child Psychology
Expert in Clinical Child Psychology, neuropsychology, Evaluation and Treatment of Domestic and Internationally Adopted children who have suffered severe trauma, deprivation, fetal alcohol syndrome, attachment disorders, behavior problems, learning problems, school failure, family discord and violent and unmanageable behaviors. I am an Internationally renowed expert in the field of Clinical-Pediatric Neuropsychology and child Therapy.


Helping underpriveleged children, international travel, ancient cultures, foreign languages ( I speak 5)

Professional Organizations

American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABPN) Diplomate-American Board of Medical Psychotherapists (ABMP) Diplomate-Fellow in Advanced Psychopharmacology (FICPP) Fellow-American College of Professional Neuropsychology Senior Fellow-National Academy of Neuropsychology Diplomate-American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA) Diplomate-American Board of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists Author: "Help For The Hopeless Child: A Guide For Families (With Special Discussion for Evaluating and Treating the Post-Institutionalized Child), Second Edition, 2004.


Dr. Ronald S. Federici is the Clinic Director and Supervisor at Neuropsychological and Family Therapy Associates. Founded in 1986 by Dr. Federici, Neuropsychological and Family Therapy Associates has since received international recognition through the groundbreaking work of its staff. Specializing in the treatment of post-institutionalized children adopted on both national and international levels, Dr. Ronald Federici typically treats patients suffering from attachment disorders, deprivation, neglect, and violent and/or unmanageable behaviors. Dr. Federici’s commitment to helping families heal is unrivaled, and he is sought after worldwide for his expertise and innovative treatments. With a special interest in Eastern European orphans, particularly Romanian orphans, Dr. Ronald Federici has assessed over 1,000 Eastern European adoptees, including those still residing in their home countries. The founder of the licensed charity Care For Children International, Inc., Dr. Ronald Federici devotes much of his time to instituting significant changes for Eastern European children suffering in unimaginable conditions. Backed by a team of medical professionals, Dr. Federici brings relief in the form of assessments, treatments, and deinstitutionalization for hundreds of children worldwide. Dr. Ronald Federici personally undertook the responsibility of building several group homes and independent living situations, in addition to providing critical monetary support to the Romanian government to begin the reversal of the Romanian institutional system. Under Dr. Federici’s expert direction, Care For Children International recently branched out beyond Romania and is now working throughout Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. The father of seven internationally adopted children, Dr. Ronald Federici works extensively to improve policies and procedures for international adoptions. To further his cause, Dr. Federici has offered expert testimony regarding international adoptions and issues with the Hague Treaty, an agreement establishing standards of practice for international adoptions. Dr. Ronald Federici currently resides in Clifton, Virginia.