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Nadia Webb

Nadia Webb

Department Faculty
  • Professor
    School Psychology

  • The Chicago School Chicago
Department
School Psychology
Address
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
On-campus Ext.
Email
nwebb@thechicagoschool.edu
Website
Biography

Dr. Webb began her career as a family therapist before returning for a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed a joint dissertation under the Applied Psychology and Biopsychology Departments at Rutgers, before transitioning into a practice devoted to care of neurologically impaired children. Dr. Webb also completed the multi-year Master’s degree in Psychopharmacology, working as a prescribing psychologist with neurology and neurosurgery patients and Neuropsychology Postdoctoral program at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
Dr. Webb has taught since 1992, focusing on courses in neuropsychology, applied psychopharmacology and clinical neuropsychology. She maintains a strong commitment to fostering innovative, pragmatic, interdisciplinary, and culturally sensitive clinical care for children and their families. She works actively with student on their writing and analytic skills so they can draw the current neuroscience research into academic and clinical practices through direct advocacy, writing and presenting.

Education
  • B.A., Humanities with honors, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A., New College of California, with a focus on Family Therapy and Psychology of Women
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
  • M.S., Postdoctoral degree in Psychopharmacology
Licensure(s)
  • Medical “Prescribing” Psychologist, Louisiana
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  • Board Certified by:
    • The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN)
    • The American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN)
    • Credentials independently reviewed by CPQ (#4137) and National Register (#50872)
Areas Of Expertise

Select Presentations

  • Webb. N.E. (April, 2012). Pharmacological interventions with pediatric brain injury. 27th Annual Western Michigan Brain Injury Network Symposium. Mary Freebed Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Webb, N.E. (September, 2011) Differentiating PTSD from TBI. North American Brain Injury Society. New Orleans, LA
  • Webb, N.E. (March, 2011). Applications of Neuropsychology to Gifted and Talented Youth. American College of Professional Neuropsychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Select Publications

  • Webb, N.E. (2012) Explaining traumatic brain injury and recovery to parents. Pediatric Review, vol. 26, 1.
  • Webb, N.E. (July 12, 2011). Neurobiology of bliss: Sacred and profane. Scientific American.
  • Webb, N.E. (2011) A neuropsychologist by any other name. Invited review of “principles and practice of lifespan developmental neuropsychology.” Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26 (1): 78-79.
  • Webb, N.E. (2010) cMax, tMax, Receptor spectrum, Tachyphylaxis and Compartmentalization entries. Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Kreutzer, M, Deluca, J., Caplan, B. (Eds.) Springer Publishing.

Community Involvement

  • Executive Director, American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. A neuropsychology boarded devoted to assessing and developing competence in pediatric neuropsychology
  • Davidson Institute for Talent Development – Training and consultation regarding children with measured IQ of 150 and up.
  • Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund. Allocation of funds for child abuse prevention in Louisiana (Governor appointed position)

Professional Memberships

  • Louisiana Association of Medical Psychologists
  • American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology (AAPdN), Executive Director
  • Fellow, American College of Professional Psychology
  • American Neuropsychiatric Association
  • Illinois Psychological Association, Secretary
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

Q&A

Q: What advice would you give a student entering The Chicago School?

A: Patients don't come to you with one of four diagnoses and ask you to guess the right one. I'm try to teach student critical thinking, synthesizing and integrating what they know so they can apply it in novel situations. This is a harder and worthier task than circling the right letter. You are contemplating earning a doctorate. As doctors, people bring you the cases where the obvious has failed. Your empathy, knowledge and analytic skills are critical. There is no test that I can teach to. The test is life. The kids are the quizzes.

Learn. Analyze. Care. The whole point of this process is to take everything you are and have learned, and meld it with your own particular passion. If you have facts and care, then you will always be a good technician -- not the person who can shift paradigms.

The United States is one of two countries that failed to sign the United Nation’s statement supporting the human rights of the child. I hope you will help change the social climate by sharing your expertise with the courts, legislators, schools and clinics – in addition to helping individual children and families. With a doctorate, you are in a position to create smarter, culturally sensitive, and neurodevelopmentally sound policy.