Melissa A. Carswell, PSY.D.

Biography : 

Dr. Melissa A. Carswell received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.  She completed both pre- and postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the Brain Behavior Center/Neuropsychology Section and the Department of Neurology.  Dr. Carswell is a member of the International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association, APA Division 40-Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Maryland Psychological Association.

Curriculum Vitae : 
OFFICE ADDRESS:

The Neurology Center, P.A.
1201 Seven Locks Road 
Suite 101
Rockville, MD 20854

CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE: Psychologist, Maryland
Psychologist, District of Columbia
EDUCATION: B.S., Psychology (1992)
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
  M.A., Counseling Psychology (1996)
St. Mary’s University of Minnesota
  Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (2005)
Immaculata University 
APA Accredited
 
CLINICAL TRAINING

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow 
09/05-08/07

  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Brain-Behavior Center/Neuropsychiatry 
Predoctoral Intern 
07/03-7/05
 

First Step Community Counseling Center 
Psychology Extern  
09/01-04/02

 

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 
Psychology Extern 
09/00-05/01

 

NeuroBehavioral Associates
Psychology Extern  
01/00-08/00

  Metropolitan Community Mental Health Center
Psychology Extern 
01/96-08/96
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
9/2007 - Present Neuropsychologist
The Neurology Center, P.A.
9/2006 – 8/2007 Neuropsycology Consultant
Paul Moberg, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
8/2002 – 8/2005 Research and Assessment Coordinator
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
5/1997-8/2002 Johns Hopkins University 
Clinical Research Interviewer
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Baltimore, Maryland
5/1997-5/2003 Friends Research Institute
Research Consultant
Baltimore, Maryland
9/2001-5/2003 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Psychology Associate
Baltimore, Maryland
5/2001-5/2003 NeuroBehavioral Associates
Psychology Associate 
Columbia, Maryland
12/2000-6/2001 Phoenix Counseling Services, Inc.
Psychology Associate
Owings Mills, Maryland
1/1999-9/1999 Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc.
Crisis Counselor
Baltimore, Maryland
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:  
8/2002 - 8/2007 Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Instructor
Baltimore, Maryland
AWARDS & HONORS: Chi Sigma Iota-Honor Society
Academic Merit Scholarship, Immaculata University
PROFESSIONAL: American Psychological Association
APA Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology
Maryland Psychological Association 
National Academy of Neuropsychology 
International Neuropsychological Society
SCHOLARSHIP AND RESEARCH:

PUBLICATIONS

Carswell, S.B., & Carswell, M.A. (2007). Meeting the physical, psychological, and social needs of African Americans following a disaster. In Marsella, A., Johnson, J., Watson, P. & Gryezynski, J. (Eds.),  Ethnocultural Perspectives on Disasters and Trauma: Foundatoins, Issues, and Applications. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, pp. 39-71

Carswell, M.A., Weden, S.K., Culotta, V.P., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2004). Gender differences in proactive interference in verbal learning in children with ADHD. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 890.

Carswell, M.A., Culotta, V.P., Weden, S.K., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2003). Gender differences in the role of executive functions (EF) and mental arithmetic (MA) among children with ADHD.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18, 758.

Battjes, R.J., Gordon, M.S., O’Grady, K.E., Kinlock, T.W., Carswell, M.A. (2003).  Factors that predict adolescent motivation for substance abuse treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 24, 221-232. 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Carswell, M.A., Lawler, K.A., & Weiner, K. (2007, February). Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis (PLE): A case study of long-term cognitive and MRI findings. Poster session presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, OR.

Carswell, M.A., Lawler, K.A., Aguirre, G., & Dichter, M. (2006, June). Single case report: Retinotopic mapping of the visual cortex and neuropsychological testing in a patient with a focal occipital lesion. Poster presented at the 2006 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Carswell, M.A., & Lawler, K.A. (2005, February). Neuropsychological findings of Kallmann’s syndrome spectrum: A clinical case study. Poster session presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Carswell, M.A., & Moberg, P.J. (2005, February). Meta-analysis of olfactory functions in surgical and non-surgical epilepsy patients. Poster session presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, St. Louis, MO.

Carswell, M.A., Weden, S.K., Culotta, V.P., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2004, November). Gender differences in proactive interference in verbal learning in children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.

Carswell, M.A. (2004, May). Neuropsychological clinical case presentation. University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry Program.

Baumgardner, T.L., Carswell, M.A., & Culotta, V.P. (2004, February). Gender and executive function differences in mental arithmetic and math errors in children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD. 

Carswell, M.A., Culotta, V.P., Weden, S.K., & Baumgardner, T.L. (2003, October). Gender differences in the role of executive functions and mental arithmetic among children with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Dallas, TX.

Carswell, M.A. (2003, February). Data driven instruction and implications for practice. Workshop Presenter, Baltimore City Public School System. 

Carswell, M.A. (2002, October). Psychological and behavioral aspects of weight management. Speaker, Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. 

Carswell, M.A. (2002, October). Behavioral strategies for overcoming barriers to weight management. Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Health and Nutrition Research Center, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

Carswell, M.A. (2000, December). Behavioral strategies for weight management and holiday eating. Guest Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University Health and Nutrition Research Center, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

Swartz, K., Carswell, M.A., & Ullrich, G. (1998, May). Follow-up of a first admission psychotic affective disorders cohort:  Predictors of rehospitalization over 12 years. Poster session presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Washington, DC.