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Career Snapshot: Neuropsychology

March 2 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Career Snapshot: Neuropsychology

with Amanda Wisinger, BS ’15 Psychology & Biology, MS ’18 Clinical Psychology, and PsyD candidate, Clinical Psychology

One Psychology alumnus will share their career journey and tips for entering the field, Q&A session to follow. Webinar details are below:

Tuesday, March 2


Presenter Bio: Amanda is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology PsyD student in Chicago, Illinois. Following graduation from UW-Madison with a B.S. in Psychology and Biology, she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Rosalind Franklin University. She completed one of her externships at a Chicagoland private practice delivering cognitive rehabilitation and family/group therapy services to individuals living with different types of dementia (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other neurological conditions. Her second externship was at a student-run, free, interdisciplinary primary care clinic delivering evidence-based therapies (e.g., CBT, DBT, MI) to medically and psychiatrically complex community-dwelling patients. Through these experiences, Amanda cultivated a passion for understanding cognition within a medical/rehabilitation context and began pursuing her doctorate. As a doctoral student, she has aimed to diversity her clinical training experiences through externships at the University of Chicago Medical Center – Adult Neuropsychology Service and Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital (Hines VA) – Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Related Disorders Service. She also has worked consistently throughout her graduate studies as a psychometrician at various private practices in downtown Chicago with board-certified neuropsychologists. She currently works at a Graduate Research Investigator in the Neuroplasticity in Neurorehabilitation Lab, a joint laboratory between the Hines VA and Northwestern Medicine, where she focuses on developing neurorehabilitation interventions that induce neuroplasticity for individuals living with TBI and other neurological diseases (e.g., SCI, stroke, anoxic brain injury). Broadly, Amanda’s research and clinical interests include understanding the cognitive and affective changes due to normal aging and the cognitive and affective changes related to different types of dementia and other neurological conditions. Her career goal is to be a double board-certified Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist delivering compassionate, patient-centered care to individuals and their families at all stages of recovery from neurological conditions in an academic medical center setting.


March 2
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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