Dr. Karen Tennyson is a practising clinical neuropsychologist that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with various cognitive, neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders. She functions as a neuropsychometric rater at the NeuroCognitive Institute’s clinical research unit investigating new treatments for dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Tennyson also currently serves as a neuropsychologist for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Chester campus within the outpatient and inpatient neuropsychology division and the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program. Her position involves conducting neuropsychological assessments on both outpatients and inpatients, providing psychotherapy, supervising graduate student externs, and providing clinical oversight for patients in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Tennyson also leads a weekly psychosocial group within the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program as well as a monthly brain injury support group.
Training, Academic Affiliations and Professional Activities
Dr. Tennyson earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She completed her internship in geropsychology/neuropsychology at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa Florida. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of South Florida/ Florida Mental Health Institute.
Dr. Tennyson has been published in medical journals in the area of geropsychology. She has presented at national conferences. She has also given numerous presentations locally on adjustment to disability, stroke rehabilitation, and concussion prevention.