Matt Thompson, Psy.D.

Professionally: 

I am a clinical neuropsychologist at Children’s of Alabama.   I completed my internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Within the Behavioral Health department here at Children’s Hospital, I perform neuropsychological evaluations with children who present with traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, spina bifida, and other neurological conditions. Much of my work involves our epilepsy surgery program, as well as our rehabilitation program.  Here at Children’s of Alabama, which is on the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) campus, I also supervise doctoral students and interns who have an interest in pediatric neuropsychology.  I try to use some of my time for research, often with students, and my primary research interests involve epilepsy.

Personally:

Outside of work, I have three daughters and enjoy spending as much time as possible with them.  I enjoy music, sports, and fishing.  I try to get back to Louisiana (I previously worked at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans) as often as possible to fish, as well as cheer for the Saints! I am on the board of directors for an orphanage/foster placement agency in Honduras, and I enjoy serving this population of children and trying to empower caregivers in this region to care for their children, many of whom have a history of trauma.

Why I joined NAN: 

I initially joined NAN as a student and enjoyed attending conferences with fellow students.  I have maintained my membership to take advantage of the educational opportunities and conferences.  My advice for trainees and/or younger members of our field, is to seek out as many varied experiences as possible during the early years of practice.  Try to work with as many different supervisors as possible and form close friendships with your fellow trainees.  I still rely on the friends I made during training for advice and support.

Lisa Lashley, Psy.D.

Professionally: 

Professionally, I wear several hats. For the past 8 years, I have held a Clinic Faculty appointment at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology. Within this role, I am the Assistant Director of the Neuropsychology Assessment Center and Team Neuropsychologist within NSU’s Sports Medicine Clinic. Within the clinics, I train 2nd and 3rd year students in our clinical psychology program. While my specialty and primary interest is traumatic brain injury, focusing mostly on concussions, our clinic sees a wide array of individuals and diagnoses from ages 7 on up. I enjoy training and supervising and working on research with the graduate students. Within my private practice, I function as the Neuropsychology Consultant for the Miami Dolphins, where I am beginning my seventh season with the team (Go Fins!).

My primary research, at this point in time, focuses on concussions, both research on baseline testing and post-injury. At the Sports Medicine Clinic we currently are conducting research, funded by the American Osteopathic Association, to determine if Osteopathic Manipulation decreases concussion recovery time. I have previously engaged in research focusing on violent offenders and forensic evaluations and written co-authored several book chapters in that area.

Personally:

Outside of work, I spend as much quality time with my husband, Bill, and two sons, Austin (7) and Brandon (5). We enjoy spending time swimming and hanging outside. We are always up for an intense family battle in Mario Kart and some pizza.

Why I joined NAN: 

I recently joined NAN for the great continuing education opportunities provided. I also have been attempting to expand my connections within the field to outside the Fort Lauderdale area and I felt like NAN could assist in that area.