Dr. Sharon Parkinson
I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and completed specialized training in Neuropsychology at the Neurologic Institute of North Broward in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My training at the institute focused on the detection of memory disorders and cognitive impairment. While at the institute, I co-facilitated a support group for young adults who sustained TBI.
Following my internship, I completed post-doctoral training at the Bridge at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Bridge is a partial program/community reintegration facility for people who sustain brain injuries.
I also completed additional post-doctoral training at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. At UNCW, my primary role was that of clinician and assessment and research focused on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease through baseline and serial testing.
I am an active member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), American Psychological Association (APA) Division 40 (Neuropsychology) and APA Division 20 (Aging). I regularly participate in the Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Symposium in Miami, Florida, to stay updated on the research in that area.
It is important to me to be able to give my patients the time needed to talk about their concerns and to help them cope with the life-transitions that usually bring them to my office. I try to schedule my day to allow that time. I find that although I am excellent at assessment what I really love is the personal contact with my patients and I remain involved throughout their care.
License & Certifications
Florida PY7793, North Carolina 3447
I currently am on staff at Naples Community Hospitals