COURTNEY RAY, PHD
Originally from New York City, she received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University in California. The subject of her Masters thesis was the cognitive effects of radiation; while her doctoral dissertation dealt with gender, stress, aging, and cognitive reserve. Dr. Ray completed a 2-year postdoctoral program at Positive Outcomes Psychological Services where she worked with a variety of patients providing forensic, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments to a variety of clients in the Athens, GA area.
Dr. Ray completed her APA accredited psychology internship at Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she conducted assessments and individual and group psychotherapy with pre- and post-surgical patients. She was also part of the inaugural team of integrated psychological care specialists at Riverside County Regional Medical Center. There, Dr. Ray provided evaluation and therapy services to patients in the Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes, and Respiratory Clinics.
Prior to internship, she worked as a neuropsychological extern at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA where she assisted in psycho-oncology research and worked with cancer and transplant patients across the lifespan. She was also a neuropsychological extern at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and at the Help Group. She assessed pediatric patients with neurodevelopmental issues such as Autism, ADHD, and Intellectual Disabilities, as well as those with acquired traumatic brain injuries and health related cognitive impairments. During her internal practicum experience, she trained at the Behavioral Health Institute in Redlands, CA–a community based outpatient mental health center.
Dr. Ray is certified in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and certified in ADOS administration. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), and the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). She is an adjunct faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson University and City University of New York—Brooklyn College.