Our principals

H. Allison Bender, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Clinical Director

Dr. Bender, a female doctor, posing and smiling.

Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Concentration) CUNY Graduate Center

Internship: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Psychology

Residency: New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Neuropsychology Service

Board Certification: American Board of Professional Psychology, Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology

Heidi Allison Bender is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with 15+ years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan (ages 2 and older).

In addition to specializing in the assessment of adults with neuromedical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and epilepsy, Dr. Bender takes exceptional patience and care when evaluating pediatric populations with suspected learning differences and/or developmental attention deficit (ADHD). 

In order to support, foster and achieve every child’s greatest academic and cognitive potential, Dr. Bender’s test reports include clear, actionable and comprehensive treatment plans informed by close collaboration with school-based support teams, and guidance for applying for academic accommodations, when indicated.

Dr. Bender also provides cognitive remediation therapy aimed at improving neuropsychological and adaptive following a neurological illness or injury. Highly tailored programs facilitating cognitive enhancement for healthy individuals looking to improve their attention, executive functioning, time management and memory in academic and occupational arenas are also offered.

Dr. Bender holds leadership positions in both local and national-level neuropsychology organizations, is a prolific author of over 40 manuscripts, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries, and is a frequent speaker for both in-person conferences and virtual media.

Robert A. Beattey, JD, MA, Ph.D.
Adult Services Director

Beattey on the stand in a courtroom.

Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology (Forensic Concentration), CUNY Graduate Center

J.D.: The Ohio State University

B.A.: Columbia University

Internship: CA Department of State Hospitals, MSH Los Angeles, Department of Psychology

Residency: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Special Commitment Center, Forensic Services Department

Robert A. Beattey, Jr. is an a clinical and forensic neuropsychologist with a focus on neuropsychological assessment and treatment.  

Also an attorney, he teaches, conducts research, and practices at the intersection of behavioral science and law.  He is a co-editor of  The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology: A casebook published by Oxford University Press and author of a number of peer reviewed clinical, legal, and public policy journal articles and empirical studies.

A former prosecutor and civil litigator, Robert has litigated hundreds of criminal and civil cases in both the public and private sector.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Psychological Science, the American Psychology-Law Society, and serves on the board of directors of various organizations.  

He is a licensed clinical psychologist in Arizona, New York, and Washington and is admitted to the bar in Ohio and Washington.