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    • Eric Nathan Smernoff, Ph.D. Curriculum Vitae, May, 2005 Email: ericsmernoff@texashealth.org Office Address: Home Address: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 3211 Rose Hill Road 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, CMHC Carrollton, Texas 75007-3232 Dallas, Texas 75231-4496 hm: (972) 394-4421 (214) 345-2780 office pgr: (214) 759-8772 (214) 345-2682 fax Education The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (APA Approved Program) Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, June of 2000 Dissertation Supervisor: C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D., ABPP Neuropsychological Characteristics in Adult Offspring of Alzheimer’s Patients University of Cincinnati (APA Approved Program) M.A., Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Track, December of 1996 Thesis Supervisor: Bruce K. Scheft, Ph.D. Memory for U.S. Presidents: An investigation of the diagnostic utility of two measures. Colorado State University, B.S., Psychology Major, December of 1988. Current Professional Activities Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Graduate supervisor for clinical neuropsychology internship students. Strategic Neuroscience Work Group: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Committee Member summer 2001 to present. Research data collection Effects of Systematic Categorization Training in Post Acute Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Primary Investigator: Fofi Constantinidou, Ph.D., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Conduct initial and post intervention neuropsychological evaluations. Critical Incident Stress Management Program: Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Team member Fall 2004 to present.
    • Clinical Experience August 2001 to Present Licensed Clinical Psychologist Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology • Conducting partial and extensive outpatient neuropsychological evaluations, personality assessments and providing detailed feedback to referring physicians, treatment teams, patients and patient families. Referral questions address a wide variety of acute and chronic neuromedical conditions (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, pre and post evaluations for deep brain stimulation surgery, epilepsy, pre and post evaluations for epilepsy surgery, acute and chronic stroke evaluations, brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, adult Attention Deficit Disorder, etc.). • Conduct neuropsychological consultations and psychiatric consultations for outpatients and inpatients including those with acute traumatic or chronic neuromedical conditions and acute or chronic mental illnesses including Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Substance Abuse, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. August 2000 to July 2001 Psychology Assistant Fulbright & Associates Private Neuropsychology Practice Supervisor: Richard L. Fulbright, Ph.D. • Conduct neuropsychological evaluations and functional evaluations for cognitive rehabilitation with outpatients including those with acute or chronic mild to moderate traumatic brain injury or chronic medical conditions and acute or chronic neuropsychiatric disorders. • Responsibilities include clinical and diagnostic interviews, administration and interpretation of neuropsychological and psychological data, writing reports, and providing feedback to referring physicians, patients and patient families. Cognitive rehabilitation responsibilities include treatment to help the individual learn to maximize brain functioning following a brain injury. Specifically, clients learn how the injury to their brain has changed their cognitive functioning so that they can anticipate and sidestep cognitive failures in their daily lives. The rehabilitation improves client’s abilities to compensate for any permanent deficits in their cognitive functioning. Approximate hours of experience: 1760 August 1998 to August 2000 Psychology Assistant Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Department of Neuropsychology Supervisors: Stephen Chock, Ph.D. & Debra Kavanagh, Ph.D. • Conduct neuropsychological evaluations with inpatients, outpatients, and day-treatment patients including those with acute traumatic brain injury or chronic medical conditions and acute or chronic neuropsychiatric disorders. • Responsibilities include clinical and diagnostic interviews, administration and interpretation of neuropsychological and psychological data, writing report, and providing feedback to referring physicians, treatment teams, patients and patient families. Approximate hours of experience: 2800 September 1997 to August 1998 Psychology Intern
    • Parkland Health and Hospital System Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (400 hours) Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic (400 hours) Consult Liaison (400 hours: surgery/neurology/burn I.C.U.s) Supervisors: Robert Lovitt, Ph.D. & Alan Frol, Ph.D. • Conduct personality assessments and neurocognitive assessments on inpatients, outpatients and medical patients with acute or chronic mental illnesses including Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, Thought Disorders, Substance Abuse, and neuropsychiatric disorders. • Responsibilities include clinical and diagnostic interviews, administration & interpretation of psychological and neuropsychological measures, writing reports and providing feedback to team staff members, referring physicians and patients. • Psychotherapy responsibilities include co-leading in group therapy for inpatients with chronic mental disorders, in-depth feedback and acute/brief intervention with medical patients. Approximate hours of experience: 1200 September 1996 to September 1997 Psychology Intern Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Supervisor: C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D., ABPP • Conducting brief and extensive neuropsychological evaluations and personality assessments. Referral questions addressed a variety of diagnostic, neurocognitive and psychological concerns in a wide variety of clinical populations (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Stroke, Pick’s disease, Lupus, etc.). • Responsibilities include clinical diagnostic interview, administration, interpretation, report writing, case conference and patient feedback. Approximate hours of experience: 1000 September 1995 to August 1996 Psychology Assistant Behavioral Neuropsychology Clinic Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati Supervisors: Robert M. Stutz, Ph.D. & Debjani Sinha, Ph.D. • Conducted evaluations regarding vocational and career placement on clients referred from the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation for the state of Ohio. Specific referral questions and assessment batteries addressed a variety of psychiatric, personality, intellectual, and learning disability concerns. • Responsibilities included administration, interpretation and report writing for the personality, intellectual, academic, career/vocational aptitude and interest scales, and clinical interviews. Approximate hours of experience: 600
    • September 1995 to August 1996 Clinic Assistant, Walk-In Clinic Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati Supervisors: Monty Sher, Ph.D. & Geofrey Yeger, Ph.D. • Duties included performing all intake interviews for potential clients, assigning clients to a therapist, and assisting the clinic supervisor in monitoring and supervising all therapy sessions. • Additional responsibilities included supervision of administrative and secretarial duties in the clinic. Approximate hours of experience: 500 September 1994 to September 1995 Psychology Trainee, VA Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Psychology Service and Psychiatric Inpatient Units Supervisor: Robert Welch Ph.D. • Conducted personality assessments on inpatients with chronic mental illnesses including Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, PTSD Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse. • Psychotherapy responsibilities included assisting in group therapy for patients with chronic mental disorders. Approximate hours of experience: 1220 September 1993 to September 1994 Psychology Trainee, Drake Center, Inc. Psychology Department and Inpatient TBI & Stroke Unit Supervisors: Dawn E. Bouman Ph.D., Bruce L. Ladle Ph.D., and Beverly K. Lehr Ph.D. • Formal and informal educational experiences consisted of PM&R / TBI weekly team conferences, family support/education meetings, daily rounds, departmental meetings, case presentations, and TBI inservices Inpatient Responsibilities: • Performed cognitive, intellectual and personality assessments on patients admitted to the TBI unit. • Responsible for reviewing current and past medical records, interviewing family members, and writing reports. • Conducted individual psychotherapy with a variety of brain injured patients focusing on: acute adjustment to their injuries, the use of memory and cognitive aids, and insight to their acquired deficits using cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal theoretical orientations. • Participated in patient/family education in facilitating adjustments to the cognitive and psychosocial deficits of the injured family member. Outpatient Responsibilities: • Conducted full neuropsychological assessments and clinical interviews with a variety of outpatient referrals including TBI, MRDD, spinal cord injury, Huntington's disease, and Moyamoya disease. • Wrote neuropsychological reports and provided patients and family members with results and recommendations. • Conducted individual and family psychotherapy focusing on chronic adjustment to acquired cognitive deficits. Approximate hours of experience: 1,000 September 1992 to September 1993 Graduate Clinical Trainee Neuropsychology Clinic, Department of Psychology
    • University of Cincinnati Supervisors: Bruce K. Schefft, Ph.D., Robert Stutz, Ph.D. • Administered intellectual, cognitive, personality and vocational tests regarding vocational and career placement for the State Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation in regard to psychiatric, intellectual and learning disabilities. • Obtained regular supervision in regard to learning neuropsychological tests and observing assessment sessions, and behavioral-cognitive therapy sessions. • Data collection for an ongoing clinical research project on self-generated learning skills in-patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Approximate hours of experience: 585 April 1992 to September 1992 Student Psychotherapy Trainee Walk-In Clinic, Department of Psychology University of Cincinnati Supervisor: Jan Ort, Ph.D. • Conducted psychotherapy and vocational assessments with individuals from the community and University of Cincinnati. • Therapeutic styles included: supportive/problem solving, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal. Observed therapy cases by watching advanced students taped therapy sessions. Approximate hours of experience: 100 May 1989 to August 1991 Professional Research Assistant (70% time) Volunteer Research Assistant (30% time) University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry-Neuropsychology Laboratory Denver, Colorado. • Duties included administration and screening of neuropsychology tests, data coding and computer entry, error-checking, managing research subject files and data bases for studies of neuropsychological functioning in normal aging, Alzheimer's Disease and schizophrenia. • Neuroimaging analysis using CT & MRI scans in various neuropsychological patient populations. Approximate hours of experience: 4,000 November 1990 to June 1991 Assistant scoring technician (8% time) Michele Girard Ph.D., Boulder, Colorado (Private Practice) • Scoring technician, coding and computer entry of data for patient files on the Halstead-Reitan test battery, WAIS-R and the WRAT. Approximate hours of experience: 110 July 1986 to June 1987 Administrative Assistant, & Physician Extender (Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners) Health-Tech Medical Centers Inc., Lakewood, Colorado
    • • Office Manager and Physician Extender, responsible for the Medical and Secretarial staff. Duties included, overseeing all lab operations, ordering and dispensing of prescription medications, and daily accounting and insurance billing procedures. Approximate hours of experience: 3,100 Professional Affiliations / Memberships International Neuropsychology Society: (1990 to present) National Academy of Neuropsychology: (1990 to present) Honors Psychology Graduate Student Association: University of Cincinnati Service Award 1992. Inter Fraternity Council: Outstanding Greek award 1988. Recognized for outstanding contributions at Colorado State University. Associated Students Colorado State University: (Student Government). Elected Senate representative for the College of Professional Studies, Colorado State University, 1986. Order of Omega: National Greek honorary society devoted to improving the intellectual experiences in campus fraternal organizations, 1985 to 1987 at Colorado State University. The Sigma Chi Fraternity - President 1986, Vice President 1985, Outstanding Senior award 1986 at Colorado State University.
    • References C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D., ABPP, Chairman Department of Psychology Director of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatry The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75235-8898 (214) 648-4640. Donald G. Hafer, Jr., Ph.D. Clinical Therapist Coordinator Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, CMHC Bldg. Dallas, Texas 75231 (214) 345-7049 J.H. Harvey, D.O. Director, Epilepsy Program Chairman, Department of Neurology Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Jackson 2West Dallas, Texas 75231 (214) 345-4769; (214) 345-7980 fax: (214) 345-2039 Arvind V. Peddada, M.D. Director of Rehabilitation, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Jackson Bldg. Dallas, Texas, 75231 (214) 345-7453 James B. Harris, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, CMHC Bldg. Dallas, Texas 75231-4426 (214) 345-7363 Richard L. Fulbright, Ph.D. Fulbright & Associates 5930 Preston View Blvd., Suite 101 Dallas, Texas 75240 (972) 503-9911
    • Publications Smernoff, E. N. (2004). Mild Cognitive Impairment: The importance of early diagnosis and treatment. Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Neuroscience Strategic Work Group, Vol. 8. Smernoff, E. N., Epker, M. & Cullum, C. M. (2001). Cognitive functions in healthy adults with parental history of Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Epker, M., Smernoff, E. N., Marquez, C., & Cullum, C. M. (2001). Semantic recognition errors in Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society, Chicago Illinois, U.S.A. Smernoff, E. N., (2000). Neuropsychological Characteristics of Adult Offspring of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. Dissertation, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Cullum, C. M., Smernoff, E. N., Lacritz, L. H., & Brewer, K. K. (1998, August). Episodic memory in the offspring of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Smernoff, E. N. (1995). Memory for U.S. presidents: An investigation of the diagnostic utility of two measures. Unpublished master’s thesis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Troyer, A. K., Cullum, C. M., Smernoff, E. N., & Kozora, E. (1994). Age Effects on Block Design: Qualitative performance features and extended time effects. Neuropsychology, Vol. 8, pp. 95-99. Hovanitz, C., Koontz, K., Hacker, R., Smernoff, E., & McCullough, S. (1993). Self-Regulation of Behavior in Relation to the Onset or Absence of Headache Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Wheatridge, Colorado. Cullum, C. M., Harris, J. G., Waldo, M. C., Smernoff, E., Madison, A., Nagamoto, H. T., Griffith, J., Adler, L. E., & Freedman, R. (1993). Neurophysiological and neuropsychological evidence for attentional dysfunction in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 10, pp. 131-141. Cullum, C. M., Harris, J., Werner, J., Waldo, M. C., Smernoff, E., Madison, A., Nagamoto, H. T., Adler, L. E., & Freedman, R. (1993). Verbal learning dysfunction in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, Vol. 9, p. 173. Presentation at the IV International Congress on Schizophrenia, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Cullum, C. M., Thompson, L. L., & Smernoff E. N. (1993). Three word recall as a measure of memory. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 321-329. Kozora, E., Cullum, C. M., & Smernoff, E. N. (1992). Changes in visuospatial function with normal aging. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 7, pp. 339. Kozora, E., Cullum, C. M., Smernoff, E. N., & Allensworth, D. A. (1992). Qualitative features of story & word list recall in healthy older adults: Intrusion errors & serial position effects. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 14, p. 24. Cullum, C. M., Smernoff, E. N., & Lord, S. E. (1991). Utility and psychometric properties of the mini mental state examination in healthy older adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 13, p. 88. Troyer, A. K., Smernoff, E. N., & Cullum, C. M. (1991). Effects of age and time constraints on WAIS-R block design scores in an elderly sample. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, Vol. 13, pp. 88-89.
    • Cullum, C. M., Thompson, L. L., & Smernoff, E. N. (1991). Three word recall as a measure of memory: How valid is it? Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Vol. 6, pp. 183-184.