Richard G. Salamone, Ph.D.
Bristol, TN 37621
Richard G. Salamone, Ph.D.
Neuropsychological Consultation Services of Bristol
Dr. Salamone obtained his doctorate in counseling psychology at the Pennsylvania State University in 1989. He worked at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute, an acute state run psychiatric hospital, from 1988 until 1990. He then completed his post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology from the University of Rochester Medical Center from 1990 to 1991. He ran the Neuropsychological Assessment Center at Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tennessee from 1991 until 1995, at which time he began a full-time private practice involving a combination of a neuropsychology, general clinical psychology, and biofeedback until August of 2018. He is a licensed Health Service Provider Psychologist in Tennessee and a clinical psychologist in Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America in general biofeedback. Presently, he is active medical staff at the Veterans Administration at the Bristol Virginia satellite clinic. His private practice is now limited to independent neuropsychological and psychological evaluations and related medico-legal consultation.
Dr. Salamone may be contacted by telephone: 423-968-3099.
Dr. Salamone may also be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred).
Neuropsychological and Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Salamone provides independent evaluations for adult claimants where there are questions of neuropsychological or psychological injury, the impact of such on a claimant's functioning such as involving work capacity, and prognosis. This is an arena where psychology/neuropsychology has much to offer.
- Objective tests are used to rule out medical/surgical pathology and assist in evaluation of symptom magnification.
- Psychiatric and certain neurologic diagnoses (e.g., mild brain injury) are most typically largely based upon a patient’s subjective complaints, the veracity of which is no small issue in workers’ compensation or personal injury cases.
- Appropriate (neuro)psychological testing adds objectivity to the process of evaluation of psychological, psychiatric, pain, and cognitive claims.
- Appropriate (neuro)psychological tests are correlated with prognosis, including response to expensive surgical procedures, and eventual return to work (or not).
- Appropriate (neuro)psychological tests are very useful for objectively evaluating “response bias” (e.g., exaggeration) of symptom complaints.
- (Neuro)psychological testing, including effort testing, is a sound, fair, and objective method to evaluate psychological and cognitive complaints. Objective testing can assist in lending credibility to legitimate subjective complaints in claimants as well as identify those who may be misattributing their complaints or exaggerating or faking their complaints and associated deficits in functioning.
Note: As a federal employee (Veteran's Administration), I cannot evaluate individuals involved in federal workers' compensation, federal disability claims, legal action involving the federal government, and so forth. - Dr. Salamone
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