Clinical Neuropsychologist

Rebecca Wershba, Ph.D.

Rebecca Wershba, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Arizona State University


APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship

Southern Arizona VA Health Care System


Postdoctoral Fellowship

UMass Medical Center, Worcester MA

Department of Neurology


Advanced Fellowship

Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA

Department of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School


Advanced Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Harvard Medical School

Home Base Program


Specialty

Clinical Neuropsychology


About Dr. Wershba

Dr. Wershba is a clinical neuropsychologist. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Arizona State University. Her postdoctoral training at UMass Medical Center involved assessment of patients across the lifespan, from children to geriatrics, with neurological concerns including dementing disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, ADHD, and learning disorders. She also trained at the Cambridge Health Alliance where she conducted assessments of adult and geriatric patients with complex psychiatric or substance use histories, as well as patients with limited education or from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Wershba additionally completed an advanced postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital within the Home Base Program, focusing on patients with mild traumatic brain injury, and (often) comorbid substance use and/or mood disorders.

At Metrowest Neuropsychology, Dr. Wershba works with children, teenagers, adults, and geriatric patients. She aims to make the evaluation process as comfortable and personable as possible while conducting a holistic assessment of psychological, social, and medical characteristics that can affect a person’s cognitive abilities. In feedback sessions, she not only provides diagnostic information to patients but makes tailored recommendations to help them seek appropriate treatment or adjust their lifestyles in order to think and feel their best.


Selected Publications

Wershba, R., Locke, D.E., & Lanyon, R.I. (2015) Analysis of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory– 2– Restructured Form response bias indicators as suppressors or moderators in a medical setting. Psychological Assessment, 27(2):733-737. doi: 10.1037/a0038802..


Lanyon, R. I., Goodstein, L. D., & Wershba, R. (2014). “Good impression” as a moderator in employment-related assessment. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 22(1), 52– 61.


Lanyon, R.I., Maxwell, B.M., Wershba, R. (2014). The relationship of pre-operative health status to sustained outcome in gastric bypass surgery. Obesity Surgery 24(2): 191-196.


Lanyon, R. I. & Wershba, R. (2013). The effect of under-reporting response bias on the assessment of psychopathology. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 331– 338.


Locke, D.E., Kirlin, K., Wershba, R., Osborne, D., Drazkowski, J., Sirven, J., & Noe, K. (2011) Randomized comparison of the Personality Assessment Inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 in the epilepsy monitoring unit. Epilepsy & Behavior, 21(4), 397– 401.


Youngjohn, J.R ., Wershba, R., Stevenson, M., Thomas, M., & Sturgeon, J. (2011). Independent validation of the MMPI-2-RF somatic/cognitive and validity scales in TBI litigants tested for effort. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 463– 476.


Finan, P. H., Zautra, A. J., & Wershba, R. (2009). The dynamics of emotion in adaptation to stress. In R.J. Contrada & A. Baum (Eds.), The Handbook of Stress Science: Biology, Psychology, and Health (pp. 209– 220). Springer Publishing.

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