Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Neuropsychiatry Section

Neuropsychiatry Section

Neuropsychology

        Director: Paul Moberg, PhD

        The Neuropsychology faculty in our program are Board-Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and use their knowledge in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships to assess and diagnose patients with neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions. In a neuropsychological assessment, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing memory, thinking and other cognitive skills. A detailed assessment of abilities is performed, and the pattern of strengths and weaknesses is used in important health care areas, such as diagnosis and treatment planning. In addition, assessment of personality, mood, anxiety and coping are also typically performed. Our neuropsychologists conduct the evaluation and make recommendations for treatment which may address the need for psychological or psychiatric intervention, driving ability, assessment of competency, need for supervision, occupational issues, and ability to return to work.