- Summa cum laude (Highest Honors) in Clinical Psychology - Doctoral Degree - University of Connecticut (1990)
- Summa cum laude (Highest Honors) in Clinical Psychology - Masters Degree - University of Connecticut (1988)
- Pre-Doctoral Fellowships - University of Connecticut (1985-1988)
- Phi Beta Kappa - Rutgers University (1983)
- Phi Sigma Iota (International Foreign Language Honor Society) - (1983)
- Summa cum laude (Highest Honors) in Psychology - Bachelors Degree (1983)
- Summa cum laude (Highest Honors) in French Literature - Bachelors Degree (1983)
Clinical Neuropsychology Division of American Psychological Association
Relevant Coursework and Training
Neuropsychological Rotation (Internship)
Human Information Processing
Genetic Determinants of Behavior
Conditioning and Learning
Principles of Social Psychology
Practicums in Adult Psychotherapy
Practicums in Child Psychotherapy
Functional Medicine Education and Research
Functional Medicine Educational Workshops
Professional Experience and Training:
• Advanced Psychological Services, Tolland CT, Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist. Neuropsychological assessment of English speaking and Spanish speaking children, adolescents, and adults. Psycho-educational assessments with a focus on Learning Disability/Dyslexia and learning challenges. Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluations of children (age 3-20) and adults. Language dominance testing of bilingual children. Evaluation of children with ADHD (attentional challenges) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). January 1991 - present.
• Hartford Board of Education, Hartford, CT, School Psychologist. Psychological assessment of Caucasian, Latino, African American, and Portuguese speaking children, with learning disabilities, intellectual impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, language deficits, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, developmental disorders, and social/emotional issues. Grades K-12, September 1995 - March 2008, and April 2010 - August 2019.
• Charter Oak Terrace/Rice Heights Health Center, Hartford, CT. Psychologist. Psychological assessment and therapy of children with learning deficits, attentional problems, oppositionality, depression, anxiety, etc. Family treatment with a racially and culturally diverse population. February 1993 - September 1995.
• University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Clinical Adjunct Faculty Member. Supervision of Psychological Assessment Practicum for doctoral level psychology graduate students, February 1993 -September 1995.
• Casey Family Services, Hartford, CT. Research Associate. Research and program evaluation of post-adoption program of high-risk children, March 1992 - December 1992.
• United Social and Mental Health Services, Willimantic, CT. Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Psychological assessment, psychotherapy, emergency services, and crisis intervention, July 1990 - December 1991.
• University of Connecticut Student Mental Health Center, Storrs, CT. Psychotherapist - Counseling and psychotherapy (individual, couples, and group) with young adults ranging in ages 17 through 25, September 1989 - May 1990.
• University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Worcester State Hospital, Worcester, MA. Psychology Intern. Assessment and treatment of patients with neuropsychological issues. Outpatient adult therapy in Eating Disorders Clinic and Department of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine of UMass Medical Center. Treatment of patients on Acute Ward of Worcester State Hospital, August 1988 - August 1989.
On a personal note…..A little more about Dr. Silva:
I was born in Portugal and came to the U.S. when I was 10. I grew up in New Jersey in a small suburb about one hour from New York City. Going to see the Macy’s Christmas windows every year was a highlight of those years along with a love of literature and languages. This led to a double major in French Literature and Psychology from Rutgers University, two fields that blended well, as they each strive to delve deeply into character, personality, and motivations for actions. After college, I took a gap year to go to Portugal with my mother, to the beautiful, sunny, warm, almond and fig tree peppered Algarve region.
Upon returning to the US, the next several years were spent in graduate school, internships, and fellowships, gaining further understanding of psychological and neuropsychological issues and ways in which I could truly make a difference and help others.
My professional experience prior to opening my own private practice includes counseling and evaluation in a medical school outpatient center and later at a university based counseling center, engaging in a variety of psychological services (counseling, testing/evaluation, group work, emergency services) at a community mental health clinic, and assessment at various educational settings. Personally and professionally, nothing is as rewarding as when my work makes a significant impact in someone’s life and their life is positively changed through our many strategies and recommendations.
On a personal note, I enjoy bike riding, tennis, photography, travel, learning about new cultures, reading, expanding my knowledge of neuropsychological functional medicine, and spending time with friends and family.
About Judith Weiner, MS
Prior to conducting evaluations at our practice, Judith Weiner, certified since 1981 as a Special Education Teacher, has taught varying exceptionalities at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She specializes in the areas of academic instruction, reading disabilities/dyslexia and instruction, and behavior management. Her extensive training in reading instruction and behavior disorders combined with her vast teaching experiences in both the private and public schools, provides a unique component when developing a comprehensive evaluation to address the client’s individualized needs.
Judith has a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology. In Florida, Judith managed and coordinated a program for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. In Connecticut, she had been appointed as the Special Education Teacher for an alternative academic program to work with the clinical team at the Institute of Living. She has additional training in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and the School Based Diversion Initiative.
Judith trained as a reading diagnostician at the Developmental Resource Center, a clinical research based school specializing in reading disabilities and dyslexia. In 2003, she developed a comprehensive language based reading program for struggling students while completing her Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision. After being appointed a Haskins Literacy mentor, to support the initiative to increase the literacy expertise for primary teachers, Judith also completed reading evaluations for the school district’s Department of Special Education.
As a previous “Teacher of the Year”, Judith continues to close the achievement gap for numerous youth.