J. Christopher Young Joins Siskin Hospital's Psychology Department

Monday, October 8, 2012
J. Christopher Young
J. Christopher Young

J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., clinical neuropsychologist, has joined the Psychology Department at Siskin Hospital. Dr. Young has experience in treating dementia, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive effects of chronic medical illness.

Dr. Young is a native of Jackson, Miss. and earned his undergraduate education at the University of Tennessee, with degrees in Economics and History, as well as Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at University of Mississippi and completed his Neuropsychology Track Internship at Memphis VA Medical Center.

Dr. Young completed his Association of Post-doctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology member post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Memphis VA Medical Center, and also obtained post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Semmes-Murphey Neurology and Spine Clinic in Memphis. He was instrumental in establishing the Memory Disorders Clinic at Memphis VA Medical Center.

Through his continued involvement in dementia and test validity research, Dr. Young has earned experience in the Clinical Neuropsychology field. Additionally, he has eight peer-reviewed publications in journals such as The Clinical Neuropsychologist and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, as well as more than 40 presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

Furthermore, Dr. Young is a member of the International Neuropsychology Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the American Psychology Association.

“We are excited to have Dr. Young join the team of Psychologists at Siskin Hospital," said Gina M. DelGardo, Ph.D., clinical psychologist.  "His clinical and research experiences in behavioral medicine and Neuropsychology are very strong, and they fit well with the individuals we serve in the community who have experienced physical and/or cognitive impairments."

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