Siskin's Dr. Young Earns Board Certification In Neuropsychology

Friday, March 7, 2014

Siskin Hospital announced that J. Christopher Young, Ph.D., is now Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).



Young is one of 14 individuals boarded in Clinical Neuropsychology by the ABPP in Tennessee and the only Clinical Neuropsychologist currently accepting patients in the Chattanooga region. Dr. Young sees patients who are in Siskin Hospital’s Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy Programs.


“Dr. Young’s Board Certification is another way that Siskin Hospital ensures our staff is providing a very high quality of care for our patients. The depth of his experience partnered with his commitment to patient care makes him a true asset to our community,” Tod Cain, Administrative Director of Clinical Services at Siskin Hospital, stated.


Dr. Young co-directs Siskin Hospital’s Stroke Recovery Aftercare Program with Dr. Matthew Rider. Dr. Young provides advanced expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders across the lifespan, including dementia, stroke, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and cognitive effects of chronic medical illness. Additionally, he provides evaluation and consultation services for a wide range of medicolegal issues pertaining to neurocognitive dysfunction.


Dr. Young is a native of Jackson, Mississippi 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 (APPCN) 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 valuable and extensive experience in the Clinical Neuropsychology field. Additionally, he has eight peer-reviewed publications in journals such as The Clinical Neuropsychologistand 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.


Dr. Young’s commitment to providing continuity of care by seeing pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients is an asset to Siskin Hospital’s Psychology Department, which has the largest team of highly trained, licensed rehabilitation Psychologists in the Chattanooga area who specialize in Neuropsychology and behavioral medicine. Siskin Hospital Psychologists engage in treatment to further enhance a patient’s rehabilitation potential, while providing support for patients, caregivers, and family members.


Please call 634-1400 to schedule an appointment.

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