Dr. Wayne L. Klein, PHD

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Neuropsychologist Psychotherapist Professor

About

Over 25 years as a pediatric & adult clinical psychologist & neuropsychologist, Dr. Klein has offices in Franklin MA & Spaulding Center for Children in Sandwich, MA.  He taught neuropsychology for 18 years at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now William James College) & for 5 years lectured on stroke, rehab & neuropsychology for medical students & residents at Harvard Medical School's program in Spaulding Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.  He also periodically gives talks for the general public.

Qualifications

Massachusetts Psychology License #6368

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CURRENT HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape CodSandwich, MA

Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children Canton, MA

Neuropsychologist & Clinical psychologist

Dr. Wayne L. Klein, PhD

Neuropsychological Assessment should focus on  the whole person including temperament, personality, goals & family dynamics,  as well as traditional neuropsychological functions. I find that most struggling people, whether children or adults, want to function better, but don't know how.  They are stymied by unhelpful feelings, beliefs & habits, or a mismatch between temperament & environment. When given a road map, great changes are often quickly seen. 

Like most of us, my perspective is greatly shaped by early experience. My first exposure to the practice of psychology was many decades ago in Humanistic and Human Potential Psychology in the San Francisco Bay area. Since then, there have been many layers of experience and training.  Teaching experience ranges from lectures on neuropsychology to Harvard Medical School residents in Spaulding to high school math, science & history as a substitute teacher in two New York public schools, work as an Educational & Career Counselor & Life Skills instructor for high school drop-outs, many on probation or parole.  I've been a psychiatric assistant running group on an acute locked psychiatric ward at Albany Medical Center, assessing competency in a Florida maximum security forensic psychiatric facility, research on the role of nutrition on behavior - at times working with the University of Florida Dental School, and conducted anxiety research in a psychophysiology lab.  I taught neuropsychology for 18 years at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology - which is now William James College.  There I also created and taught the graduate course Nutrition, Brain & Behavior and occasionally taught in the School Psychology program.  I have assessed hundreds of stroke patients on the stroke unit at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where I also saw brain injury & geriatric patients and outpatient adolescents.  I've been the consulting neuropsychologist at Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Canton, MA  (formerly Mass Hospital School)  since 1996 and also done neuropsychological assessments in nursing homes and at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.  I believe varied work experience is important - a few highlights include brick & block plant in Denver, a warehouse in Lechmere, furniture mover in Boston, welfare examiner in Albany, restaurant maintenance staff in Atlantic City, landscaper in Berkeley and  longshoreman in Albany.  

My PhD is from the University of Florida Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in Gainesville.  the program was in clinical psychology with a specialization in adult & child neuropsychology.  This included neuropsychology training in the University of Florida's Shands Teaching Hospital.  I was also able to train in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an intervention for oppositional children, with the developer of the program  Sheila Eyberg, PhD.  I  left sunny Florida for a neuropsychology internship at the Boston VA - New England Medical Center - Tufts School of Medicine and have been in Massachusetts ever since.  The internship also included training through the National Center for PTSD. My Post doctoral Fellowship was through the Boston VA Aphasia Research Center - Boston University Department of Neurology.  While in this program I also performed neuropsychological assessments at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.   

I favor cognitive behavioral and behavioral interventions.  Especially for children, I emphasize what can be done by family as well as by the schools. My approach to child assessment is to start with helping families develop a list of questions and the assessment then revolves around addressing the questions.  All assessment write-ups are designed to be user friendly and useful.  I always give full feedback sessions. 

My approach to adult psychotherapy is highly dependent on the person; however, I prefer short term action oriented treatment. My approach to couples therapy usually focuses on action oriented interventions, practicing skills & changing destructive habits. 

University Teaching Experience

Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology  now William James  College   Taught Neuropsychology in the Clinical Psychology doctoral program. 1992 – 2010

  • Neuropsychology
  • Nutrition Brain & Behavior
  • Biological Bases of Learning & Behavior
  • Chaired doctoral projects

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
1995 - 2002

  • Lectures on Neuropsychology in Stroke for Residents
  • Tutorials on Neuropsychology for medical students

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF VIOLENCE under the auspices of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, Brookline, MA.  This program, no longer extant, offered a PhD in the study of violence
1999 - 2002

  • Violence and the Brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinical Experience

FAMILY NEUROPSYCHOLOGY  Franklin, MA
1999 – Present

  • Neuropsychological assessment of adults & children
  • Parent training
  • Individual & couples psychotherapy

Spaulding Center for Children  Sandwich, MA
2005 - Present

 

SPAULDING CAPE COD REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
OF CAPE & ISLANDS RHCI, Sandwich, MA
1996 – 2005

 

Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
1996 – Present

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Assessments of need to pursue:
    • guardianship
    • conservatorship
    • staff development
    • Canton, MA

SPAULDING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL - Boston, MA
1993-2003

  • Inpatient stroke, head injury & geriatric assessment
  • Outpatient child & adolescent assessment

 

Prior Hospital Affiliations

SPAULDING REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
Boston, MA

BOSTON VA MEDICAL CENTER
Boston, MA

MCLEAN HOSPITAL
Belmont, MA

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL

Gainesville, Florida

Education & Training

Post Doctoral FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
9/91 ‑ 8/92
Boston University School of Medicine (Dept. of Neurology)
Aphasia Research Center, Boston V.A. Medical Center
Boston, MA

Post Doctoral ASSISTANTSHIP IN CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 
9/91 ‑ 12/92
McLean Hospital (Departments of Neurology & Psychiatry)
Belmont, MA

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP
9/90
‑ 8/91
Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston V.A. Medical Center,
New England Medical Center Psychology Internship Training Consortium
Boston, MA

PHD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 1991
Specialty in Adult & Child Neuropsychology
University of Florida (Dept. Clinical & Health Psychology)
Gainesville, Florida

View more information about my PHD below this section. 

MS EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & STATISTICS, 1984
State University of New York (SUNY)
Albany, New York

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER CERTIFICATION IN BIOLOGY, GENERAL SCIENCE, 1982
New York State Education Department
Albany, NY

BS BIOLOGY, 1981
Regents College of the University of New York
Albany, New York 

BS COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, 1976
State University of New York Empire College
Albany/Saratoga, New York

 

Doctoral Work (PHD)

Specialty In Adult & Child Neuropsychology

Anxiety Disorders & Psychophysiology

Adult Clinical Psychology

  • Forensic Assessment in maximum security psychiatric prison: North Florida Evaluation & Treatment Center
  • Child Clinical Psychology
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy Sheila Eyberg, PhD

Primary Neuropsychology Supervisors:

  • Russell Bauer, PhD 2010 President of International Neuropsychological Society
  • Eileen Fennell, PhD Dissertation Advisor