Burke’s skilled team of licensed clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and individual and group psychotherapy services to enhance care of neurologic and other medically complex patients.
Neuropsychological Assessment Service
Our neuropsychology service provides specialized assessments to individuals experiencing cognitive changes or concerns. The neuropsychology service welcomes referrals from physiatrists, neurologists, psychiatrists, primary care providers, and other medical professionals within Burke and Montefiore Medical System and from the larger community.
We specialize in assessment of individuals 18 and older who have cognitive concerns and confirmed or suspected neurological, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions.
We specialize in assessment of individuals 18 and older who have cognitive concerns and confirmed or suspected neurological, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions. Conditions commonly seen in our service include stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion, mild cognitive impairment and dementias (e.g, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions), Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumor, cancer, infection, and other medical illnesses that may impact cognition, Epilepsy, and pre-surgical candidates (e.g., transplant or medical device implantation).
Individuals may be referred for many reasons, including to characterize cognitive functioning and identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, for diagnostic clarification, to inform vocational and educational planning following medical illness or injury, guide driving safety, and to provide individualized treatment and functional recommendations and education to the provider, patient, and family.
We do not provide assessment services for children or adolescents or perform psychodiagnostic evaluations (e.g., for learning disability or ADHD).
Rehabilitation Psychology Service
Our rehabilitation psychology service provides specialized evaluation and treatment of individuals 18 and older and their loved ones who are experiencing psychological difficulties such as adjustment disorders, depression, and/or anxiety, in the setting of medical illness. Conditions commonly treated include stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), other acquired brain injury (ABI), spinal cord injury, amputation, chronic pain, cardiac and pulmonary illnesses, neurodegenerative disorders/dementias, movement disorders, functional neurologic and somatoform disorders, and concussion.
The service provides evidence-based treatments including individual and family psychotherapy and a comprehensive group psychotherapy program. Psychotherapy groups are quite diverse and explore many issues that arise during various stages of the rehabilitation process. Individuals are carefully matched to the group that best fits their specific rehabilitation needs. Groups are usually run on a weekly basis for 8 to 10 weeks. Specific groups provided will vary depending, but often include:
- Adjustment to neurologic or other medical illness
- Young Survivors of Brain Injury (“Brainiacs”)
- Mindfulness for coping with medical illness
- Caregiver Adjustment
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for chronic pain
- Cognitive Remediation for acquired brain injury (ABI)
All patients referred are first seen for an initial intake appointment to determine suitability for services and to match them with the treatment that best fits their specific rehabilitation needs.
Please see our Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Brochure for additional information about our services.
Located in White Plains, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital serves patients from Westchester County, NYC, Northern New Jersey, and Connecticut.
To refer a patient, please call or fax appropriate referral form below along with relevant records:
Neuropsychological Assessment Referral Form
Rehabilitation Psychology Psychotherapy Referral Form