Mood and Emotions

The presentation will focus on Mood and Emotions and how they change after brain injury, managing your emotions and strategies in coping with mood swings and depression, isolation, frustration, inhibitions and more. The session will offer a PowerPoint presentation, and attendees will be able to ask questions.

This presentation will be taught by Patricia Gross, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with more than 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders.  She obtained her BA in Psychology Magna cum laude at UC Irvine, her Masters’ and Doctoral degrees at the University of Southern California, and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (now the Semel Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine.)  She initially worked at the Wadsworth VAMC and then the Northridge VAMC, where she was Chief of the Neuropsychology Assessment Laboratory and Associate Chief of the Neuropsychiatry Clinic. Dr. Gross directed four traumatic brain injury (TBI) programs and treated patients with TBI and mild TBI at six facilities in the Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte for a total of 19 years. She then assisted active duty Armed Forces personnel who had mild TBI and PTSD at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

From 2009 to 2014, she served as the Polytrauma Neuropsychologist at the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC, which served 91,000 Veterans.  She assessed Veterans from the Iraqi/Afghanistan conflicts with mild TBI and PTSD, and saw a wide variety of neuropsychological referrals from the entire hospital.  Dr. Gross co-authored research on the first Alzheimer’s medication, THA (Cognex), performed FDA trials for the fourth medication, galantamine (Razadyne), and has published in numerous professional journals. In 2014, she joined Karen Schiltz and Associates in private practice in Calabasas, CA.  Dr. Gross holds an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


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