Dr. Gaines was Chief Neuropsychologist at Westborough State Hospital, MA from 2005 to 2010. He currently performs neuropsychological evaluations at various state psychiatric settings for the MA Department of Mental Health. He sees outpatient clients at MWN’s Westborough, MA office, and will soon do so at a location in Connecticut (to be announced). He obtained board certification in clinical neuropsychology through the American Academy of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2011. He has written and published on learning/memory in Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and psychiatric disorders. Metrowest Neuropsychology, where he is Clinical Director and Senior Partner, reflects Dr. Gaines’ desire to build a private practice committed to exceptional neuropsychology services. This means developing a highly qualified and diverse team; using gold-standard testing techniques; providing the best, most user-friendly reports available, in a timely and cost-effective manner. He has special interest and expertise in elder capacity evaluations (for medical, financial and legal decision-making capacity).
Dr. Gaines is a member of the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. He also holds a Doctorate in Philosophy (SUNY/Stonybrook) and has an interest in Eastern traditions such as Yoga and Buddhism. Using this background, he applies Mindfulness to optimizing cognitive and emotional-behavioral health. Dr. Gaines is licensed to practice psychology in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In his spare time, he enjoys surfing, hiking, and spending time with his wife, son, daughter, family, and friends.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Pennsylvania State University
APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship in Neuropsychology
Bedford VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency
Jacobs Neurological Institute, Buffalo, NY
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP – CN)
Gaines, J.J. et al. Semantic Clustering Indices for the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised: Initial Exploration in Normal Elderly and Dementia samples. Applied Neuropsychology, 13,4, 2006.
Gaines, J.J. et al. New Error type and Recall Consistency Indices for the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test - Revised: Performance in Healthy Adults and Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22,5; 2008.