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Sigmund Hough

Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System. Boston, MAssachusetts. USA


e: sigmund_hough@hms.harvard.edu

Bio:

Sigmund Hough, Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist. Dr. Hough received his college and masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Dr. Hough holds ABPP board specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology. He is a clinical rehabilitation neuropsychologist assigned to the West Roxbury campus, Spinal Cord Injury Services. Dr. Hough is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he has served in the capacity of Clinical Director and Director of Psychological services at private rehabilitation facilities, case reviewer for a nationwide managed care company, and as a clinical service provider in both the public and private sector. He has served as Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program-Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School). He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, registered as a National Health Care Provider in Psychology, licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. He serves as Training Site Reviewer for the American Psychological Association and a CARF Surveyor, conducting medical facility accreditation site visits nationwide for the division of Medical Rehabilitation. He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist and Journal Editor of Sexuality and Disability. Dr. Hough is Webmaster/author of the VA Boston Healthcare System’s Spinal Cord Injury Website. Currently participating in the 2009 International Research Project: Validation of the ICF Core Sets for SCI from the Perspective of Healthcare Professionals. Received the 2008-2009 Outstanding Supervisor award from the internship class, The Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. He is a member of the VA Boston Ethics Advisory Committee, the Palliative Care Consult Team, Professional Standards Board, Local Psychology Standards Board, and a member of Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, APA Div.45. His research interests are at the interface of neurological injury, rehabilitation, sexuality, and adjustment to life events. Dr. Hough serves as coordinator and supervisor of the Rehabilitation Psychology Internship rotation, Boston Consortium Psychology Internship Program. Dr. Hough serves as coordinator and supervisor of the Rehabilitation Psychology track as a part of the VA Psychology Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Training Program, as well as in the Practicum Psychology Training Program. Dr. Hough has co-authored a book chapter related to the process of JCAHO ccreditation and published peer reviewed articles related to the interface of psychological issues and neurological/rehabilitation/ life conditions. Member of the Editorial Board of PsycCRITIQUES and Journal Reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, Achieves of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord. Recipient of the 2004 Clinical Performance Award from The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers and the 2005 Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Training from The Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Received the 2008-2009 Outstanding Supervisor award from the internship class, The Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. In 2008, Dr. Hough was elected to the office of Treasurer and Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. Dr. Hough was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers in 2007. In 2009, he was elected to the Governance Board and President of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals- Psychologist and Social Workers Section.

Disability Health Area of Focus:

Area of Expertise

Acquired disabilities

Occupation

Administrator Educator Practitioner/clinician Researcher

 

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