New England Psychological Assessment Center, Inc.

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ALLAN J. ROONEY, PSY.D.

Clinical Work Experience

5/95-Present      Neuropsychologist - Independent Practice 


  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations

5/95-4/98          Consulting Psychologist, Levin & Zangrillo, P.C.

  • Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations; psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults 

9/91-5/95          Director of Psychological ServicesBrook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT

  • Supervisor of staff psychotherapists and all psychological services consultation to medical staff
  • Provision of an ongoing educational lecture series for the professional staff focusing on mental health issues 
  • Individual and group psychotherapy with patients having both medical and mental illness
  • Psychodiagnostic evaluations
  • Geriatric consultative services

1/90-9/95           Psychologist, Independent Practice Psicometrics Psychological and Consulting Associates, New Haven, CT

  • Psychological Evaluations 
  • Intellectual, personality, vocational 
  • Psychotherapy - individual, couples and family 

10/82-8/83          Psychotherapist with the Family Continuity Program, Lynn, MA 

  • Individual and family psychotherapy utilizing a team approach with a limited number of severely dysfunctional families who are referred through the Massachusetts Department of Social Services

Education

2010-2011           Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders 
                            Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

1995-1997           Certificate of Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Training 
                            The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, California
                            Training conducted at New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

1990-1993           Certificate of Training in Psychoanalysis 
                            The Psychoanalytic Center for Communicative Education, New York, NY

1989                    Doctor of Psychology
                            Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1987                    Master of Science - Clinical Psychology
                            Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1981                    Master of Arts - Clinical Psychology
                            Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

1979                    Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
                            University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1976                    Associate of Arts - Liberal Arts
                            North Shore Community College, Beverly, MA

Clinical Training

7/89-7/90            Psychology Residency Program
                          Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT

  • Individual and family psychotherapy with dually diagnosed (mentally retarded and mentally ill) patients
  • Psychodiagnostic and social/sexual evaluations (awarded certification by the State of Connecticut to conduct social/sexual evaluations following a      twelve month training program
  • Supervision of Behavior Modification Program Specialists and Senior Developmental Specialists
  • Consultant in Behavioral Medicine Clinic
  • Leader, AIDS Education and Prevention Project
  • Staff education and training


8/87-8/88            Internship Training Program
                          Fairfield Hill Hospital, Newtown, CT

  • Served two six-month rotations, one in the Geriatric Service and one in the Chronic and Rehabilitation unit
  • Conducting individual, group and family psychotherapy
  • Administration and interpretation of intellectual, personality and neuropsychological evaluations
  • Consultation to unit and treatment team staff
  • Design and intervention of behavioral intervention programs
  • Participation in psychotherapy, assessment and neuropsychology training seminars
  • Development of an in-service staff development program: “Intergenerational transmission of Psychic Trauma”


9/86-6/87            Southeast Florida Holocaust Memorial Center
                          Florida International University, North Miami, FL

  • Trained and subsequently certified as interviewer for Holocaust Survivors Project 


10/86-6/87          Hospice Care of Broward County
                          Doctors General Hospital, Hollywood, FL

  • Received classroom instruction in bereavement counseling and worked with the terminally ill and their families


5/86-12/86          Northwest Dade Community Mental Health Center
                          Hialeah, FL

  • Individual psychotherapy with adults, adolescents and children 


5/86-12/86          Intensive Supervision Program at Nova University
                          Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • In depth psychodynamic treatment of one case with two hours of weekly supervision


9/85-5/86           University of Miami School of Medicine
                         Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, FL

  • Served rotations in the following areas: Interdisciplinary Training Team, Psychodiagnostic assessment of children who are intellectually or emotionally   handicapped; participation in a comprehensive assessment and planning session with representatives of the disciplines of medicine, social work, nutrition and audiology; and reporting findings and recommendations to parents of the patient. 
  • Consultation to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic at the Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, Florida
  • Counseling of children with cancer or blood diseases and the teaching of behavioral techniques aimed at decreasing anxiety during painful and frightening  medical procedures
  • Other Duties: Individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents, attendance at weekly interdisciplinary educational seminars, participation in a core, “Treatment Approaches to the Pediatric Patient”


9/84-3/85            Henderson Mental Health Center
                          Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Individual, psychotherapy with neurotic, psychotic and psychosomatic patients, group therapy with substance abusing patients 


9/84-8/85            Intensive Supervision Program, Nova University Clinic
                          Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • In-depth psychodynamic training with three hours of supervision weekly 

Presentations, Workshops and Papers

Testimony in favor of “An Act Concerning Psychologist Practice in Hospitals and other Health Care Settings” Presentation made to the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, Hartford, CT (1995)

Intergenerational Transmission of Psychic Trauma In service to Clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1995)

The Challenge of Communicative Psychotherapy in the Inpatient Setting Invited Speaker, the Psychoanalytic Center for Communicative Education New York, NY (1994)

Solution Focused Psychotherapy Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA (1994)

Innovative Models of Practice Presentation given as part of the Practice Directorate Mini convention at the 102nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA (1994)

Asserting the Psychologist’s Role: Expanding Opportunities in Health Care Settings Paper presented at the 102nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA (1994)

Testimony in favor of “An Act Establishing a Task Force to Study Hospital Practice for Psychologists”, Presentation made to the Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature, Hartford, CT (1993)

Psychotic Disorders: Diagnosis, Etiology, and Treatment In service to Clinical staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1993)

Affective Disorders: Diagnosis, Etiology and Treatment In service to Clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1993)

Crisis Intervention: Emergency Procedures for Use with Assaultive, Aggressive, and Suicidal Patients In service to clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1993)

Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavioral Assessment and the Development of Behavioral Treatment Plans In service to Psychology Department, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1992)

The Frame of Psychotherapy as Extended to the Treatment Milieu In service to Clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1992)

Borderline Personality Disorder In service to Clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1992)

Diagnosis and its Use in the Mental Health Setting In service to Clinical Staff, Brook Hollow Health Care Center, Wallingford, CT (1991)

Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases for the Developmentally Disabled In service to Clinical Staff, Southbury Trading School, Southbury, CT (1991)

Sexuality and the Developmentally Disabled In service to Clinical Staff, Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT (1991)

Stress Management Presentation given to clinical and support staff, Southbury Training School, Southbury, CT (1990)