Alison D. Curley, Ph.D.
Dr. Curley completed her undergraduate education in psychology at Stanford University, graduating with honors and distinction. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University, where her dissertation research on childhood epilepsy was awarded the “Blue Ribbon Award” by Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Curley completed an APA-approved internship (adult clinical neuropsychology track) at the West Haven VA Connecticut Healthcare System, a Yale University School of Medicine affiliated education and training institution, where she divided her time between the epilepsy surgery (child and adult), general neurology (adult), and psychiatry (adult) services. She completed a two-year, APA-approved postdoctoral fellowship in child neuropsychology through the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University Medical School, where she received specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology involving the assessment and treatment of children in diverse medical, psychiatric, and educational settings.
Dr. Curley has published many research papers on neuropsychological aspects of epilepsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette Syndrome and psychiatric illness. She has made many presentations to medical professionals, educators, and parents on a variety of issues relating to neuropsychology, and she has presented her research at national medical and neuropsychology conferences. She is on the affiliate staff of the Department of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College.
A founder of Associates in Mental Health and Neuropsychology in 1990, Dr. Curley specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults.
Erica R. Ellis, Ph.D.
Dr. Ellis received her doctorate in 1984 from the University at Albany. She did her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Northport, New York, where she treated veterans and their families on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. She also did a child psychology rotation at South Oaks Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital.
Since receiving her doctorate, Dr. Ellis has had extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. She has worked at Northeast Parent and Child Society and was one of the first psychologists on the Adolescent Unit at Four Winds Hospital from its inception in 1986. She has been with Associates in Mental Health and Neuropsychology since 1992. Dr. Ellis has also taught at the graduate level at the University at Albany, spoken extensively on the topics of eating disorders and adolescent/family psychopathology, and published numerous articles on a variety of clinical topics. Dr. Ellis’s specialties include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families, as well as treatment of eating disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, and Compulsive Over-eating). She also works with adults who present a wide range of psychological issues.
Dr. Ellis is also actively involved with an alternative to the traditional litigated and conflict-ridden divorce process. Collaborative Divorce is a model of divorce that is facilitated by a mental health professional who serves as a neutral coach. While each spouse has their own attorney, the process is guided by the principles of respect, compromise, and open communication. There is a commitment by both parties to settle the divorce amicably and without court intervention. The goal is to restructure the family, rather than to destroy it, which is what typically happens with a more contentious divorce. Dr. Ellis completed advanced training in the Collaborative Process and is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District (CDACD), Collaborative North, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP). She is trained to serve as both a neutral coach as well as a child specialist, who helps to negotiate a child-rearing plan that is both mutually acceptable to the divorcing spouses and in the best interest of the child.
Dr. Ellis also created Children of Divorce Consultation Services. Through this service, she provides expert guidance for divorcing parents on how to best help their children manage the painful divorce process. Due to the fact that this is not therapy, these services are not reimbursable through insurance.
Mark D. Rogerson, Ph.D.
Dr. Rogerson earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University. He graduated with honors, and his senior thesis research on visual perception was awarded the George A Miller Prize in Cognitive Science. Dr. Rogerson earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, where he gained practicum experience in psychological and intellectual assessment, psychotherapy, psychiatric emergency care, and sleep medicine. He completed an APA-approved internship with time split between neuropsychological assessment and consult/liaison psychology. Dr. Rogerson next completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Rogerson has addressed state and national conferences and authored articles on decision making, ethics, and the assessment of dementia and pain. He has been involved in research on deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Rogerson specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adults. He has evaluated patients with memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and many other medical and neurological disorders. He also has evaluated individuals with mood disorders, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric problems, as well as people with problems at work or school that arise from a variety of causes. He has participated in numerous legal evaluations, including criminal cases and civil litigation.
Rebecca B. Martin, Ph.D.
Dr. Martin completed her undergraduate education in psychology at The College of New Jersey. Following graduation, she worked for two years as a research assistant in the Neuropsychology department at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. She earned her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology, with a Neuropsychology specialization, at the APA accredited University of Houston. She then attended an APA accredited internship at Emory University School of Medicine in the Neuropsychology track. She completed her two- year APA and APPCN accredited fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center.
Throughout her training, she has published manuscripts within the pediatric and adult populations. Previous research projects have included pediatric epilepsy and brain tumor as well as headaches in the Veteran population. She has presented this research at various national and international conferences. She continues to be a part of several Neuropsychological organizations including the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Current research interests include treatment and differential diagnosis in individuals with dementia or other memory concerns.
Dr. Martin specializes in assessment and treatment (primarily cognitive rehabilitation) of adult patients with a variety of neurological conditions including, but not limited to, dementia, movement disorders, epilepsy, and brain injury. Dr. Martin is also an instructor at the University of Houston.
Nancy has been the office manager since 2005. Her full-time presence assures that, during regular office hours, there will always be a “live person” to take your calls and address your concerns. Nancy is highly skilled in all of the logistical aspects of the therapeutic and assessment processes. Initially she can help determine which of our psychologists can best meet your mental health or neuropsychological needs. She will then be able to answer your questions regarding insurance matters, scheduling, and coordination of care with other involved professionals. Nancy’s role is to ensure that all aspects of your care run smoothly and efficiently and that the business issues are addressed as accurately as possible.