Nina Newman has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an extensive background in neuropsychology. She did a postgraduate fellowship in Clinical Psychology and has had training in eating and body image disorders and, separately, in Neuropsychology. She has been involved with a pediatric traumatic brain injury research program at a major research university for over a decade, focusing on the impact of injury on the development of psychiatric disorders as well as on long-term outcome and family. She has run parent education programs and consulted parents and in schools. She has also done consulting with individuals and organizations, focusing on executive functions and psych-education.
Industry Expertise (4)
Mental Health Care
Writing and Editing
Areas of Expertise (6)
How Human Behavior is Formed and Impacted By the Interactional Influences of Biology Cognition and Social/Emotional Factors
Psychiatric and Cognitive Problems After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Learning and Attention Disorders
Education and Educational Leadership
Training and Educating Professionals Who Work With Children and Adolescents
Fielding Graduate University: PhD, Clinical Psychology 2008
University of California, Los Angeles: BA, English Literature 1979
University College, London (UCL): Certificate, 20th Century Literature and Drama 1978
(2010) Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) secondary to traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to long-term functional morbidity. The corpus callosum (CC) is particularly vulnerable to this type of injury. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was used to characterize the metabolic status of two CC regions of interest (ROIs) (anterior and posterior), and their structural (diffusion tensor imaging; DTI) and neurobehavioral (neurocognitive functioning, bimanual coordination, and interhemispheric transfer time [IHTT]) correlates...