Division of Psychology : Clinical

Clinical Services

The Division of Psychology offers therapeutic and consultative services for a wide range of conditions. We treat children, adolescents, adults, and older people with an array of evidence-based treatments. These include individual and group psychotherapy, performance-enhancement, adjunctive treatment of severe mental illness and dementia, treatment of depression and anxiety. We have specialists who address women’s issues; HIV related problems, attention deficit disorder, substance abuse, and serious mental illness, as well as more general therapeutic issues.

Medical/Legal Evaluation Clinic

Independent Medical Evaluations for legal proceedings, workman’s compensation, insurance claims, and Neuropsychology consultation services can be provided by Dr. Rene Hernandez Cardenache, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. He is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with extensive experience in Forensic Clinical Neuropsychology and testifying as an expert witness in a court of law. He is currently an approved board candidate by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), and an authority figure on the neuropsychological assessment of brain capabilities in relation to trauma, disease, or aging. Dr. Cardenache currently oversees the Clinical Neuropsychology Service and Fellowship programs at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Mental Health Hospital Center. His clinical and research interests are in Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury, Adult ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, and Bilingual Neuropsychology.

To schedule a professional consultation, please call 305 355 9159.

Clinical Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the scientific study of the functions of mind as it relates to the workings of the brain. Neuropsychological testing is a way of looking at the relationships between the brain and cognitive abilities. These tests are an important part of an overall evaluation, as they provide an objective measure of a person’s cognitive & emotional strengths and weaknesses. Using a set of standardized tests and procedures, neuropsychological assessment provides a systematic evaluation of an affected person’s intelligence, attention, language, learning & memory, problem‐solving ability, visual‐motor skills,sensorimotor, and personality/emotional functioning.

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Deep Brain Stimulation

Over the last decade and through the use of modern advances in brain imaging, the neurocircuitry implicated in Obessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has become increasingly understood. Most recently the FDA approved a procedure called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of severe OCD as a Humanitarian Device.

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