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Episodes 03-04 | Neuroimaging and Neuropsychology, Friends or Foes? - With Dr. Steve Correia (Parts 1 and 2)


We interviewed Stephen Correia, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, a neuropsychologist with extensive research and clinical training in the use of imaging techniques. In this two-part episode, we cover clinical neuroimaging, with a focus on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.

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Steve Correia
Instructor Credentials

Steve earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville Florida. He then returned to Rhode Island where he completed a clinical neuropsychology fellowship at Brown University under the mentorship of Drs. Paul Malloy and Stephen Salloway at the Butler Hospital Memory and Aging Program. Steve then completed a T32 Research Fellowship in Neuropsychology also in the Memory and Aging Program. Steve is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is the Neuropsychology Section Chief at the Providence VA Medical Center and is the Director of Brown’s Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program for Postdoctoral Training. Steve’s research focuses on using diffusion tensor imaging to examine the cognitive and behavioral correlates of white matter integrity in aging, dementia, and other conditions.

Topics Covered
  • Overview of terminology
  • The use of imaging in clinical interpretation
  • Whether neuroimaging is a threat to neuropsychology
  • How to train neuropsychologists in imaging
  • Interacting with radiologists
  • The relationship between brain structure and function
  • Recommendations regarding imaging
Educational Objectives
  • Compare and contrast the various, and most common, neuroimaging sequences including Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).
  • Explain boundaries of a neuropsychologists’ scope of interpretation for clinical neuroimaging.
  • Explain how the field of neuropsychology is affected by further advancements in clinical neuroimaging.
  • Compile resources neuropsychologists can use to improve their skills in the interpretation of clinical neuroimaging.
  • Discuss how to talk about neuroimaging in a neuropsychological report.
Target Audience
  • Introductory
  • Date Available: 2021-06-04
  • You may obtain CE for this podcast at any time.
Offered for CE
  • Yes
  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $25
Refund Policy
  • This podcast is not eligible for refunds
CE Credits
  • 1.5 Credit(s)
  • N/A

  • Baker, L. M., Laidlaw, D. H., Cabeen, R., Akbudak, E., Conturo, T. E., Correia, S., … & Salminen, L. E. (2017). Cognitive reserve moderates the relationship between neuropsychological performance and white matter fiber bundle length in healthy older adults. Brain imaging and behavior, 11(3), 632-639.
  • Gordon, B. A., Blazey, T. M., Su, Y., Hari-Raj, A., Dincer, A., Flores, S., … & Cairns, N. J. (2018). Spatial patterns of neuroimaging biomarker change in individuals from families with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease: a longitudinal study. The Lancet Neurology, 17(3), 241-250.
  • Malloy, P., Correia, S., Stebbins, G., & Laidlaw, D. H. (2007). Neuroimaging of white matter in aging and dementia. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21(1), 73-109.