Dr. Clark is a licensed psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of persons with neurological injury or illness including chronic pain. He completed specialty training as a neuropsychologist at the American Lake VA Medical Center, and at Madigan Army Regional Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He has been providing neuropsychological evaluations in the state of Texas since 1990, first at a large rehabilitation hospital, and then as the director of interdisciplinary programs for a large regional medical center. Throughout this time, in his private practice he provided neuropsychological evaluations and treatment planning for injured workers who have suffered concussions and brain injuries. He is a clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine.
Neuropsychological evaluation provides a detailed evaluation of concentration, memory, visual skills, problem solving and reasoning, and emotional status. This is done through questions and answers, paper and pencil measures, as well as some computer tasks. No tests are invasive. The goal is to document the effects of brain injury, emotional stress, or other medical factors on the ability to think and live life. This information leads to recommendations to encourage recovery and coping.