What is a Neuropsychologist?
A neuropsychologist is someone who has specialized in understanding how the relationship between the brain and behavior function.
They perform work doing research or clinical neuropsychology. Neuropsychologists obtain a doctorate in psychology and performs training in neuropsychology. When analyzing the brain, it can be described as both mysterious and complex. Commonly, disorders that are found in the brain and nervous system can alter how behavior and cognitive function.
Clinical Neuropsychology Executive Director
Dr. Belkys Elkin, PsyD, a Licensed Psychologist, specializes in neuropsychology services and holds an American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) certificate, with an additional licensure in mental health counseling. She completed her doctorate studies in neuropsychology from Carlos Albizu University. Additionally, she has carried out an internship at the Neurobehavioral Institute of Miami and Cedars Hospital, where she performed neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive retraining.
Dr. Elkin provides clinical neuropsychology to children, adolescents, adults & seniors. She works in research at the University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank where she performs studies to find cures for Autism, movement disorders, psychiatric illnesses and traumatic brain injury.
Specialized Neuropsychology Services
Neuropsychological Evaluation: To determine diagnoses and make recommendations for home, school, and community
Clinical Interventions Provided
Cognitive & Neurocognitive Rehabilitation
Health & Behavioral Interventions
Chronic Pain Management