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About Me

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I am an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, a licensed clinical psychologist, and a neuropsychologist located in Austin, TX. I have more than 17 years of experience including 4 years as a fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital - where I am currently affiliated as part of the research staff. I was also a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and an Instructor at the Harvard University Extension School. I am also the Director of the Neuropsychology and Psychopathology Lab at the Department of Psychology at Texas State University where my team and I actively engage in research.

I have broad experience in the treatment and neuropsychological assessments in a variety of populations ages 15-90, with specific expertise in the treatment of ADHD, parent training, and couples therapy. I have specific expertise in clinical and neuropsychological assessments for ADHD (ADHD testing), dementia, mild cognitive impairment, as well as complex psychiatric/neurological cases involving clinical and neurocognitive aspects.

  • I have devoted my career to the study of the interaction between neuropsychology and psychopathology. That is, I have been studying how psychological disorders (particularly ADHD, OCD, and anxiety disorders), and symptoms interact with cognitive function (such as attention, memory, or executive function). For example, my work has demonstrated the cognitive ‘price’ of intrusive and obsessive thoughts.

 

  • I am an internationally recognized authority on the diagnosis of co-occurrence, and differential diagnosis of ADHD and OCD (or anxiety) and have published extensively on the issue, including international clinical guidelines to address this issue.

 

  • I co-founded ‘Focus’, the largest adult ADHD center in Israel, where I served as Chief Neuropsychologist and Director of Psychological Services.  

 

  • I have published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, and regularly present my findings at professional conferences and invited talks in the US and Europe.

Education

  • BA in Psychology – The Academic College of Tel Aviv, Israel

  • MA in Clinical and Rehabilitation Neuropsychology - (Summa Cum Laude) - The Academic College of Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Clinical Neuropsychology Internship - The National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, Israel

  • Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship - Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychogeriatric Memory Clinic, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

  • PhD In Psychology/Neuropsychology – Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Center for OCD and Related Disorders (CORD) at Massachusetts General Hospital

Licensure 

  • Texas Licensed Psychologist #37858

  • State of Israel Licensed Psychologist #27-8733

    • Expert in Rehabilitation Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) # 30017

Awards and Recognition

My work has been recognized by several organizations, including the Rothschild Family Post Doctoral Fellowship. My contribution to the field of psychology has been recognized by the Association for Psychological Science, which named me as a 2016 Rising Star - awarded to early career psychological scientists for making a signification contribution to advancing the field of psychology. I was also awarded the Texas State University Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarly Activities. I currently serve as an Associate Editor in the journals Frontiers in PsychiatryFrontiers in Psychology, the Bulletin of The Menninger Clinic, and the Journal of Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders and a member of several journal editorial boards including Psychiatry Research. I also served on the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) Grant Review Board, and Conference Planning Committee, on the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Conference Program Committee, and as a member of the Scientific Committee of the EUBCT Special Interest Group on OCD.

 

Feel free to review my CV for a full list of my research publications, honors, award, service, and professional roles.

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