Inova Fairfax Hospital
Lauren Thomas is a rehabilitation neuropsychologist with over ten years of experience in providing direct patient care and program development across the spectrum of rehabilitation care from acute inpatient to outpatient treatment settings. Clinical interests include provision of assessment and intervention for traumatic brain injury, stroke, and oncology patients, with particular focus on community re-integration opportunities, integrative health and preventative care. Research interests include multidisciplinary team process improvement, impact of integrative medicine and wellness interventions on rehabilitation recovery, and management of behavioral problems in brain injured populations. Advocacy for de-stigmatizing mental health issues and improving access to mental health care, especially within the disability population, is another strong interest. Dr. Thomas has been involved in graduate student training and enjoys mentoring early career clinicians in the field of psychology and other rehabilitation disciplines.
She is actively involved in several associations including the American Psychological Association Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) as well as the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. She serves as the co-chair for the Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force which is part of ACRM’s Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington DC. Postdoctoral fellowship in rehabilitation neuropsychology was completed at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EST