Adult Neuropsychology

The Adult Neuropsychology track will offer two positions for the 2023-2024 training year. The Adult Neuropsychology track offers opportunities for interns to conduct neuropsychological assessments at New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). During their six-month NHH rotation, interns in the Adult Neuropsychology track will assess inpatients with a variety of psychiatric disorders, as well as evaluate for changes associated with dementia, traumatic brain injury, and neurodegenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Huntington's disease.  

During their six-month rotation at DHMC, the interns will receive exposure to a wide variety of clinical presentations associated with neurologic, psychiatric and medical disorders, including acquired brain injuries (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury), neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders, learning and developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD), epilepsy, and comorbid psychiatric and psychosocial impairment.

Additionally, the interns will spend 1-2 days per week providing initial assessments, diagnostic evaluation of inpatients and provide individual interventions in the outpatient clinic at DHMC, where they will work closely with an interdisciplinary psychiatry team.

Clinical intervention services include facilitating group and individual interventions for patients transitioning from inpatient to outpatient care and conducting crisis intervention and evaluation services within the Psychiatric Crisis Interventions Team.

Interns will also participate in the multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgical Planning Conference and the Cognition of Aging clinic (a geriatric memory disorders clinic), and will have the opportunity to observe intracarotid sodium amobarital procedures (Wada tests).

Specific neuropsychology didactics are offered in conjunction with the Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency Program at DHMC, including Sports Neuropsychology and Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology.

Clinical Training Sites

DHMC Outpatient Adult Neuropsychology Services

DHMC is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire. DHMC is the regional academic medical center where faculty and trainees of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth provide direct care to patients from throughout New England. The Adult Neuropsychology Service at DHMC primarily serves an outpatient population, with occasional medical inpatient consultations. Referrals come from a wide variety of sources such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Genetics, and Internal Medicine, as well as other medical sections at DHMC. Referrals also come from sources in the regional communities including health care providers and community mental health centers. Interns also provide brief, flexible cognitive assessment in the Cognition in Older Adults (COA) Clinic and Huntington’s disease (HD) Clinic, attend patient interviews with the physicians, and provide feedback to the multidisciplinary team. DHMC is also considered the academic home of the internship program, and serves at the educational hub for the program. Interns complete their didactic training elements at DHMC as well.

New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) Neuropsychology Consultation Service

New Hampshire Hospital (NHH) is the state's primary psychiatric inpatient facility, and is a teaching hospital staffed by DHMC Department of Psychiatry faculty. As such, it represents a unique example of public sector-academic liaison. The Neuropsychology Consultation Service is housed in the Acute Psychiatric Services facility. Neuropsychological consultation is provided for patients from admissions and longer-term units, including Adult Psychiatry and Geriatric units. NHH is located in Concord, New Hampshire. NHH provides acute stay services, neuropsychiatry services, and transitional housing services to children, youth, adult, and geriatric populations. NHH treats approximately 2,000 admissions annually. The Adult Neuropsychology track interns spend conduct diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations of a predominantly severe and persistent mental illness population and interprofessional collaboration within a multidisciplinary team consultation model. The interns also collaborate with first- and second-year post-doctoral fellows specializing in neuropsychology.

Training Faculty (Adult Neuropsychology Track)

Evan Bick, PsyD (William James College) – Dr. Bick joined the faculty of DHMC and Geisel School of Medicine in 2018; he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in mood and anxiety disorders at DHMC in 2017. He provides outpatient cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults for a variety of mental health concerns, with particular focus areas including psychotherapy for depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He leads the Bridge Clinic which provides services to patients exiting an inpatient admission and supervises neuropsychology track interns through this service.

Felicia DiPietro, PsyD (University of Hartford) – Dr. DiPietro is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC and Instructor at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She provides services and training in the Crisis Intervention Team in which she serves as a point of first contact for patients experiencing psychiatric crisis in the Emergency Department and outpatient setting. She has expertise in risk assessments and intervention for acute populations. She provides training in these services to Adult Neuropsychology trainees.

David Hargrave, PsyD, ABPP-CN (University of Denver) – Dr. Hargrave joined the faculty of DHMC and Geisel School of Medicine in 2022. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Neuropsychology at New Hampshire Hospital. He has a varied background that includes working with severe mental illness, neurorehabilitation, and diverse neurological populations. His clinical and research interests include late-life neuropsychiatric syndromes, dementias, and validity assessment.

Grant Moncrief, PsyD (Pacific University) – Dr. Moncrief is a clinical neuropsychologist working with adult populations. He joined the faculty of DHMC and Geisel School of Medicine in 2021. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Neuropsychology at New Hampshire Hospital. His current clinical and research interests include psychiatric disorders, culture and cognition, epilepsy, and substance use.

Robert Roth, PhD, ABPP-CN (Concordia University) – Dr. Roth joined the faculty of DHMC and Geisel School of Medicine in 2001. He is an associate professor of psychiatry and serves as Director of the Adult Neuropsychological Service at DHMC and Director of Neuropsychology at Hanover Psychiatry. He is a clinical neuropsychologist with particular interest in psychiatric, neuropsychiatric, and movement disorders. His research is primarily focused on executive functions and motivation (e.g., apathy, reward) in psychiatric and neurological disorders and test development. He also collaborates with other faculty in areas such as cognition in epilepsy.

Heather Wishart, PhD (University of Victoria) – Dr. Wishart is a clinical neuropsychologist and brain imaging researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She directs the Brain Research Network and the Brain Imaging Lab, which provide scientific collaboration, training and resources for neuroscience-oriented research. She directs the Neuropsychology Program at the Dartmouth Cancer Center, and her research interests include brain cancer and multiple sclerosis.