Community Counseling Center Emory University
VITABETH KARASSIK CURRY, PH.D.
Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, P.C.
1095 South Main Street PO Box 1056 Cheshire, CT 06410-4056
Telephone 203-271-3809 Fax 203-272-6968
EMORY UNIVERSITY - APA Approved Clinical Psychology Program Atlanta, Georgia
Ph.D., January 1989 M.A., August 1983 Graduate Student Fellowship 1979, 1980
WELLESLEY COLLEGE Wellesley, Massachusetts
B.A., Psychology Durant Scholar (summa cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Comprehensive Neuropsychological Services, P.C.
Cheshire, Connecticut September 1992 - present Neuropsychological examination, neuropsychological rehabilitation and outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults.
INDEPENDENT PRACTICE Downey and Pasadena, California
1985- 1992 Individual psychotherapy with children and adults, neuropsychological examination, neuropsychological rehabilitation and adjustment.
NEUROPSYCHOLOGY STAFF NeuroCare, Inc.
Pasadena, California April 1990 - August 1992 Neuropsychological services for post-acute head inJury rehabilitation center - Residential, Day Treatment and Community and Home programs;
neuropsychological examination; group therapy; stress management; educational groups for patients and families; consultation with and supervision of staff.
STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY St. Jude Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Fullenon, California
1985- 1990 Assessment and treatment of brain-injured, spinal cord injured, and stroke patients in acute hospital setting; neuropsychological assessment; outpatient psychotherapy with nonmedical and medical patients; group therapy; educational groups for patients and families; crisis intervention; psychological consultation for acute medical patients.
CONSULTANT, PEDIATRIC AIDS PROJECT Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, California
1987- 1990 Development and implementation of neuropsychological assessment battery for transfusion infected HIV positive children ages 3 - 8, for Centers for Disease Control/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Los Angeles County joint research project.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY INTERN Kaiser-Permanente Medical Care Program APA Approved Clinical Psychology Internship Program Los Angeles, California
1983- 1984 Individual, group and family short- and long-term psychotherapy with a broad range of patients; behavioral medicine track including stress management, biofeedback, and consultation and liaison psychiatry rotations; crisis intervention; neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations.
PSYCHOLOGY INTERN Village of St. Joseph Atlanta, Georgia
1981 - 1983 Residential treatment setting for children and adolescents with learning, behavioral and emotional difficulties: weekly individual and group therapy, bi-monthly family therapy, psychoeducational evaluations, individual treatment plan development, parent education, home visits, parent-teacher staffings, intake evaluations, classroom observation, staff consultation, supervision of junior intern.
STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY University and Community Counseling Center Emory University Atlanta, Georgia
1980- 1983 Short- and long-term individual psychotherapy with undergraduate, graduate and community outpatients; group psychotherapy with college students; case presentations; psychological evaluations; weekly team supervision meetings.
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Cohen, S.E., Mundy, T., Karassik, B.M., Lieb, L., Ludwig, D.D., & Ward, J.
Neuropsychological functioning in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 seropositive children infected through neonatal blood transfusion. Pediatrics, Vol. 88, No. 1, July 1991.
Cohen, S.E., Mundy, T., Karassik, B.M., & Ward, J. Children with HIV infection acquired from neonatal blood transfusion: Neurodevelopment and social-emotional behavior. Presented at the 6th Annual Pediatric AIDS Conference, Los Angeles, September 1989.
Cohen, S.E., Mundy, T., Karassik, B.M., & Ward, J. Neurodevelopment in children with HIV infection acquired from neonatal blood transfusion.
Presented at the V Annual lnternational AIDS Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 1989.
Karassik, B.M. Cognitive Defenses and Compliance with Radiation Therapy in Cancer Patients. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Emory University, 1989.
Karassik, B.M. Cognitive Defenses and Nonverbal Expressiveness in Females.
Unpublished Master's Thesis, Emory University, 1983.
Karassik, B. M. Hemispheric Specialization and the Perception of Emotion.
Unpublished comprehensive examination paper, Emory University, 1981.
American Psychological Association Connecticut Psychological Association Connecticut Neuropsychological Society Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, Inc
Connecticut - Psychologist #001832
DIPLOMATE: American Board of Professional Disability Consultants
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