Joshua Barras

Joshua Barras

Department Faculty
  • The Chicago School Chicago
Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Dr. Barras is a board certified neuropsychologist with offices in Skokie and Chicago.  He graduated from Brandeis University before earning his doctorate at Northern Illinois University.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and was a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School from 1983-1994.  He is presently an associate professor in the doctoral program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  

Dr. Barras specializes in neuropsychological evaluation and therapy with adult and geriatric patients.  He is a member of the medical staff at Skokie Hospital and Evanston Hospital, and at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation.  He is a consulting neuropsychologist for the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, and local law enforcement.

    Advanced studies in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1983-84

  • PH.D. Clinical Psychology, 1983
    Northern Illinois University (APA Approved)

  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1980
    Northern Illinois University

  • B.A. Psychology, magna cum laude, 1978
    Brandeis University


Illinois Registration #071-003218

Areas Of Expertise

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology Chicago School of Professional Psychology, August 2013 – present
  • Adjunct Professor, Clinical Neuropsychology
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology, January 2012 - present
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 1984-1996
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Northwestern University Medical Center, 1983-1994

Specialized Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Advanced studies in neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation.
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 1983-84.
  • Seminar in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Merton M. Gill
    West Side V.A. Hospital, Chicago, 1982-83.
  • The Use of Hypnosis in Psychotherapy, Intensive tutorial with Erika Fromm
    Indianapolis, Indiana, 1982.
  • Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
    Northern Illinois University, 1981.
  • Behavioral management with severely retarded patients.
    Dixon Developmental Center, Dixon, Illinois, 1980-81.

Select Publications and Papers

  • Barras, J. (2008). The neuropsychological examination. Lane Medical Litigation Guide. Eagan, MN: Thomson West.

  • Barras, J., Pasquale, C., & Blendonohy, P. (1992). Crossed aphasia in a patient with a subcortical lesion. Paper Presented at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 54th Annual Assembly, San Francisco, CA.

  • Barras, J. (1989). The benefits of psychological screening of public safety personnel. Criminal Justice in the Americas, 2(1).

  • Barras, J., & Grush, J. (1981). The influence of dispositional and situational factors on aggressive behavior. Paper presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Detroit, MI.

  • Barras, J., & Chellsen, J. (1980). The assessment and modification of behavior problems in a profoundly retarded population. Paper presented at the Dixon Developmental Center, Dixon, IL.


  • Teacher of the Year, 1988, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Outstanding Contribution to Education in Podiatry
  • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago