Timothy Shea, PsyD is CROM’s licensed neuropsychologist. Dr. Shea provides a number of psychological services including pain evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, pre-surgical assessments, and IME evaluations. Following evaluation, he or one of his staff can also provide follow-up behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions to provide assistance pain management, coping with increased stressors as a result of injury, and assisting patients with their adjustment back to work.
Pain evaluations include a 90-minute interview to gather information about the injury, medical history, family and social history, and day-to-day functioning. Standardized psychological assessment is then administered on another date in order to determine diagnoses and recommendations. Once all the information is compiled, the patient follows up with Dr. Shea to review results and treatment recommendations, as indicated. Pain evaluations can also help identify somatization disorders and assist the referring provider with understanding if and how much psychological functioning may be contributing to the patient’s pain experience.