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Gerald L. Russell, Ph.D.

 

Gerald L. Russell, Ph.D.

P.O. Box 1705
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Email Gerald Russell

Licensure:

Licensed Psychologist, State of New Mexico #761;
7/1/00 to present

Clinical Specialties:

Neuropsychology, Learning Disability, Workman’s Compensation, Disability, & Psychological Testing

Work Address(es):

President of Medical Staff/Division Director/Clinical

Neuropsychologist

New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute,
Adult Psychiatric Division (NMBHI-APD)
3695 Hot Springs Blvd
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone (505) 454-2405
Fax (505) 454-2444
gerald.russell@state.nm.us

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neuropsychology
New Mexico Highlands University
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone (505) 454-3343
Fax (505) 454-3343
grussell@nmhu.edu

Clinical Neuropsychologist, CEO, & President
High Plains Neuropsychology Associates PC – Private Practice
769 Dora Celeste Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone (505) 429-2299
uncleruss@desertgate.com

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship – April 1997,University of California, Los Angeles,
Geropsychology/Neuropsychology, A.P.A. Approved
Ph.D. – December 1995, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical
Psychology, A.P.A.  Approved
M.A. – March 1991, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical
Psychology, A.P.A. Approved
B.A. – May 1989, San Diego State University, Psychology

Present Position(s):

President of Medical Staff
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI)
March 2015 to present
Duties include: Appointments and assignment of Medical Staff Members to committees; chairperson of the daily, monthly, and annual medical staff meetings; member of NMBHI senior management; representative of medical staff with the State of New Mexico Governing Body; chairperson of the medical staff Executive Committee; and chairperson of the medical staff Credentialing and Privileging Committee

Division Director/Clinical Neuropsychologist
NMBHI-APD
July 2014 to present
Provide direction and management of the NMBHI Adult Psychiatric Division to assure the delivery of quality health care services to adults with acute and chronic mental illness including evaluations and treatment.  This is an executive management position and participates in the Leadership Team of the hospital. Duties include: Clinical and administrative Supervision of individuals working in the division, Conduct admission evaluations as needed, Conduct neuropsychological evaluations as needed, Supervision of psychology graduate students, Prepare court documents and provide court testimony for commitments as needed.

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Private Practice
2001 to present
Provide neuropsychological assessments on children, adolescents, and adults individuals, l    local and regional agencies, local schools, and local private entities.

Associate Professor of Cognitive Psychology & Neuropsychology
New Mexico Highlands University
College of Arts and Sciences,
Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
2008 to present
Half-Time Clinical Position.  Duties include: Teach graduate courses in Introduction to Neuropsychology; Intelligence Testing; Neuropsychological Assessment; & Teaching Colloquium; Practicum & Thesis Supervisor.

Clinical Supervisor
2001 to present
Las Vegas, NM
Provide clinical supervision for licensed and license-eligible doctoral and master’s level psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

Previous Position(s):

Clinical Psychologist I
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute,
Adult Psychiatric Division
July 2012 to July 2014
Duties included: Clinical Neuropsychologist/Staff Psychologist. Responsibilities include: conducting admission evaluations; providing ongoing treatment to inpatients; and conducting psychological, neurobehavioral, and neuropsychological assessments to inpatients. Court testimony as required.

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologist-A
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute,
Long Term Care Division (NMBHI-LTC)
October 2009 to August 2010
Clinical Neuropsychologist/Geropsychologist. Responsibilities include: providing psychological and neurobehavioral evaluation to Long Term Care Residents. Court testimony for guardianships.

Visiting Associate Professor
New Mexico Highlands University
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Behavioral Sciences
August 2007 to May 2008
Duties include: Teaching undergraduate coursework in Psychology including Introduction to Psychology and The Psychology of Good and Evil; Teaching the neuropsychological track for the graduate M.A.-level Psychology program including Intelligence Testing, Introduction to Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychological Assessment; Other graduate coursework taught includes Memory and Cognition, Learning Theory, Abnormal Psych, Intro to Psychotherapy.  Responsibilities include: Half-time teaching load; practicum supervision for graduate students; thesis supervision.

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologist-A
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute,
Community Based Services Division
August 2007 to October 2009
Duties included: Clinical Neuropsychologist. Responsibilities include: providing
psychological, neurobehavioral, and neuropsychological assessments to child, adolescent,     and adult outpatient clients. Neuropsychological evaluations for adult & geriatric     inpatient & forensic clients. Court testimony for guardianships.

Adjunct Professor
New Mexico Highlands University
Department of Behavioral Sciences
August 1999 to August 2007
Duties include: Teaching undergraduate coursework in Psychology including Introduction to Psychology and The Psychology of Good and Evil; Teaching the neuropsychological track for the graduate M.A.-level Psychology program including Intelligence Testing, Introduction to Neuropsychology, and Neuropsychological Assessment; Other graduate coursework taught includes Memory and Cognition, Learning Theory, Abnormal Psych, Intro to Psychotherapy.  Responsibilities include: Half-time teaching load; practicum supervision for graduate students; thesis supervision.

Clinical Services Coordinator/Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologist-A
New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute,
Community Based Services Division (NMBHI-CBS)
Las Vegas, NM 87701 (505) 454-5100.
February 2001 to August 2007
Duties include: Clinical and administrative supervision of psychologists; Clinical supervision of interdisciplinary treatment team staffings, licensed clinical social workers, and psychosocial rehabilitation; Clinical Neuropsychologist. Responsibilities included: Coordinating the functions of Psychology, Social Work, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Nursing, and Psychiatry to assure effective and efficient, high quality services to outpatient clients; Assessments (including intakes, psychological, neuropsychological, functional, and competency assessments); Treatment and discharge planning; Staff supervision; Court testimony; Crisis intervention; Development and review of policies and procedures; Strategic planning; Compliance with standards of accreditation and licensing.

Psychologist 3B
Las Vegas Medical Center
Long Term Care Division and Special Psychiatric Unit (SPU) for Geriatric and Special-Needs Acute/Extended Care Inpatients
April 1997 to February 2001
Duties Included: Program Director and Clinical Geropsychologist for SPU; Clinical Geropsychologist/Neuropsychologist and Director for Clinical Programs for Long Term Care Division (Psychiatric Nursing Home); Clinical Neuropsychologist for New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute; Chairperson, Pain Management Team. Responsibilities included: Assessments (including intakes, psychological, neuropsychological, functional, and competency assessments); Treatment and discharge planning; staff supervision; Court testimony; Crisis intervention; Obtaining state licensure; and Compliance with standards of accreditation and licensing.

Research Neuropsychologist
Harbor-UCLA
Department of Neurology
Torrance, CA
1996 to 1997
Duties included; Research Neuropsychologist. Responsibilities included conducting adolescent, adult, and geriatric neuropsychological evaluations.

Senior Research Associate/Research Neuropsychologist
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Biobehavioral Research Center
Los Angeles, CA
1993 to 1995
Duties included: Research Neuropsychologist.  Responsibilities included conducting adult neuropsychological evaluations; Data analysis.

Staff Research Associate
Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1990 to 1991
Duties included: Research Psychologist. Responsibilities included conducting brief adult psychological evaluations.

Clinical Training:

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Department of Geriatric Psychiatry
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1995 to 1997
Major rotations included: Geropsychology, Geriatric Neuropsychology, Adult and
Adolescent Neuropsychology, Pain Management, Neuropsychiatric Clinic and Geriatric Inpatient Service. APA Approved.

Internship
Sepulveda Veterans Administration Medical Center
Psychology Services
Sepulveda, CA
1993 to 1994
Major rotations included: Geropsychology, Adult and Geriatric Neuropsychology, Pain Management, Behavioral Medicine, Geriatric Inpatient Service, Neuropsychiatric Clinic, and Geriatric Day Treatment. APA Approved.

Practicum
Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital
Maternal Child Immunology Clinic (MCIC)
Center for Health Services
Los Angeles, CA
1992 to 1993
Conducted neurodevelopmental and pediatric neuropsychological assessments for infants, toddlers, and children.

Practicum
University of California, Los Angeles
Psychology Clinic Assessment Program
Department of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA
1991 to 1993
Conducted child, adolescent, and adult neuropsychological assessments.

Practicum
Kaiser Permanente Hospitals – Sunset
Neuropsychology Service
Department of Psychiatry
Los Angeles, Ca
1991 to 1992
Conducted adolescent, adult, and geriatric neuropsychological assessments.

Practicum
University of California, Los Angeles
Psychology Service
Department of Psychology
Los Angeles, CA
1990 – 1993
Conducted intakes and provided individual therapy to clients.

 

Presentations:

Russell, G. L., Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care. Presented at the Association of New Mexico Activity Professionals (ANMAP) “21st Annual Conference in the Wild, Wild West”, Las Vegas, NM, March 14, 2012.

Russell, G.L., Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention. Seminar presented at the Community Based Services Division of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute, Las Vegas, NM, October 30, 2009. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Russell, G.L. Hoarding: Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Syndrome (OCHS). Invited presentation at the Las Vegas Senior Center, Las Vegas, NM July 9, 2009. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University and the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

Russell, G.L., Multicultural Competency: Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Culturally Diverse Clients. Seminar presented as Luna Community College in Las Vegas, NM, June 5, 2009. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University and the New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., DSM-IV-TR Diagnosing. Seminar presented as Luna Community College in Las Vegas, NM, May 22, 2009. Sponsored by the New Mexico Psychological Association and the New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work

Russell, G.L., Suicide Crisis and Brief Intervention. Seminar presented at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) Community Based Services (CBS) division, Las Vegas, NM, July 17, 2008. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing education credits offered to psychology and counseling.

Aguilar, C.D., Applegate, C.A., Cuccia, N.C., Russell, G.L., & Nsamenang, S.A., Ethnographic differences in performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychological Annual Conference, New York, New York, October 2008.

Gagliardi-Blea, C. & Russell, G.L., Cultural Diversity and Its Impact on Mental Health Care. Seminar presented at Luna Community College in Las Vegas, NM on May 14, 2008. Sponsored by AHEC and New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L. & Fernandez C., Crisis Training. Seminar presented at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) Community Based Services (CBS) division, Las Vegas, NM, February 14, 2007. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University and NASW. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L. & Fernandez, C., Crisis Triage Protocol Training. Seminar presented at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) Community Based Services (CBS) division, Las Vegas, NM, February 10, 2006. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University and NASW. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., Traumatic Brain Injury and Mental Health. Seminar presented at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute (NMBHI) Community Based Services (CBS) division, Las Vegas, NM, August 30, 2005.

 Russell, G.L. Individualized Treatment Planning. Seminar presented at the Las Vegas Medical Center (LVMC) Community Based Services (CBS) division, Las Vegas, NM, April 30, 2004.

 Russell, G.L. Multicultural sensitivity and competence: In the behavioral health setting. Seminar presented at the Las Vegas Medical Center (LVMC), Las Vegas, NM, June 2002. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

 Russell, G.L., Leger, M., Aragon, V., & Ortiz, D. Crisis intervention strategies in dealing with at-risk individuals. Seminar presented at the Las Vegas Medical Center (LVMC), Las Vegas, NM, May 2002. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., & Stanley, D. Alzheimer’s dementia: Diagnosis and the role of drug therapy in treatment. Seminar presented at the Las Vegas Medical Center (LVMC), Las Vegas, NM, September 2001. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing education credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., & Berke, R. Differential diagnosing/Axis I-IV DSM-IV coding. Seminar presented at the LVMC, Las Vegas, NM, July 2001. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing educations credits offered to psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L. Recognizing memory deficits: And how to deal with it. Seminar presented at the LVMC, Las Vegas, NM, July 2001.

Ring, M., & Russell, G.L. Developing multi-cultural competence. Seminar presented at the LVMC, Las Vegas, NM, June 2001. Sponsored by New Mexico Highlands University. Continuing education credits offered for psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., Aragon, V., & Ortiz, D. Crisis intervention training. Seminar presented at the LVMC, Las Vegas, NM, May 2001. Continuing education credits offered for psychology, counseling, and social work.

Russell, G.L., Alzheimer’s: Who’s got it and how to tell. Keynote speaker at the Third Annual “Walking Hand in Hand with Alzheimer’s Disease” conference held in Las Vegas, NM, January 2001. Continuing education credits offered for psychology, counseling, social work, and nursing.

Russell, G.L., & Stanley, D. Pain management in the elderly: Recognition and treatment. Presentation at the LVMC, Las Vegas, NM, June 2000. Continuing education credits offered for social work and nursing.

 Russell, G.L. Depression in the elderly. Presentation at the Las Vegas Seniors Center, Las Vegas, NM, February 1999.

Russell, G.L. Behaviors in dementia. Presentation at the New Mexico Health Care Association (NMHCA) annual conference. Albuquerque, NM, August 1998.

Russell, G.L., & Madrid, A. A positive interactive program of activities with residents suffering from dementia. Presentation at the NMHCA annual conference. Albuquerque, NM, August 1998.

Russell, G.L., Miller, B.L., Mena, I., & Cummings, J.L. Frontotemporal degeneration: Frontal lobe variant versus temporal variant. Poster presentation at the American Neuropsychiatric Association annual conference. Orlando, FL, February 1997.

Russell, G.L., Miller, B.L., & Boone, K.B. Semantic memory loss: Frontotemporal dementia versus dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. Presentation at the National Institute of Aging (NIA) Technical Workshop. Bethesda, MD, November 1996.

Russell, G.L. Language and social dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia in the elderly. Presentation at the West Los Angeles VAMC, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1996.

Russell, G.L., & Bruce, L.P. The diagnosis of anxiety in a community mental health system. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) annual convention. Phoenix, AZ, 1993.

Russell, G.L. Treatment outcome differences in African-American and White outpatient populations. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual conference. San Francisco, CA, 1991.

Russell, G.L., Saccuzzo, D.P., & Williams, D.R. Group and individual IQ data as a function of ethnicity. Symposium presented at the WPA annual conference. Reno, NV, 1989.

Saccuzzo, D.P., Russell, G.L., & Jarosz, E. Verbal versus performance IQs for Black, Filipino, Hispanic, and White children. Symposium presented at the WPA annual conference. Reno, NV, 1989.

Dorne, M., Saccuzzo, D.P., & Russell, G.L., & Hauser, N. Using group test data to predict individual IQ scores. Symposium presented at the WPA annual conference. Reno, NV, 1989.

Adams, D.M., Saccuzzo, D.P., & Russell, G.L. Using the standard Raven to predict giftedness. Symposium presented at the WPA annual conference. Reno, NV, 1989.

Russell, G.L., Saccuzzo, D.P., Brown, J.W., & Larsen, G.E. Inspection time as a function of practice and incentives, Poster presented at the 1988 meeting, Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Russell, G.L., Testa, J., & Reilly, J.S. The development of eye-gaze use in narrative discourse, Poster presented at the 1988 meeting, Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Publications:

Edwards-Lee, T., Miller, B.L., Bensen, D.F., Cummings, J.L., Russell, G.L., Boone, K. & Mena, I. (1997). The temporal lobe variant of frontotemporal dementia. Brain, 120, 1027-1040.

Russell, G.L., Fujino, D.C., Sue, S., Cheung, M-K., & Snowden, L.R. (1996). The effects of therapist-client ethnic match in the assessment of mental health functioning. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 27(5), 598-615.

Hofer, S.M., Stallings, M.C., Reynolds, C., Cliff, N., & Russell, G.L. (1994). What define a successful career in college? It depends on who you ask. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 54(2), 447-458.

Saccuzzo, D.P., Johnson, N.E., & Russell, G. (1992). Verbal versus performance IQs for gifted African-American, Caucasian, Filipino, and Hispanic children. Psychological Assessment, 4(2), 239-244.

 

Honors/Awards:

  • Cambridge Who’s Who (2006 – 2008)
  • National Institute of Aging (NIA) Technical Workshop on Aging, 1996.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIA Fellow, 1995-1997.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Student Workshop Travel Award, 1992.
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Dorothy Danforth Compton Foundation, 1992-1995.
  • Student Affiliated Scholar, African American Studies Program for Interdisciplinary Research, 1991.
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Science Directorate Student Travel Award, 1991.
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Ford Foundation, 1989-1991.
  • University of California First-Year Graduate Membership Award, 1989.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1988-
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1988-
  • Psi Chi Honor Society, 1988-1989
  • Gold Key National Honor Society, 1988-1989
  • Edward Geldrich Scholarship, 1988-1989.
  • University Scholar Award 1988-1989.
  • Minority Access to Research Careers Honors Undergraduate Research Trainee (MARC-HURT), 1986-1988.

Membership:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association: Division 40 – Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
  • State Psychologist Association (SPA)

References:

Available upon request