Practice in Clinical Child Psychology and Neuropsychology 

Primary activities include forensic neuropsychological assessment of adults, children, and adolescents.  Main areas of interest include head injury/traumatic brain injury, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, lead poisoning, toxin exposure, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning disabilities, and ADHD. Dr. Schachter has testified in personal injury cases involving lead poisoning, medical malpractice, stroke, epilepsy, and child custody cases. He has performed evaluations of defendants’ neuropsychological functioning in mental defect defenses in criminal litigation. Dr. Schachter has performed over 400 evaluations of plaintiffs in lead paint toxicity cases; including children and adults. He has conducted over 200 forensic custody evaluations including parents and their children. He provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the following diagnostic categories: Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression, and anxiety.  Consultation services have been provided to Project Flight (an urban literacy enhancing program), the Western New York Learning Disabilities Association, Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, and the Heritage Centers (an agency for persons with intellectual disabilities).

Academic History

Doctor of Philosophy, (Psychology) The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology, Developmental Psychology Division, concentrations in clinical neuropsychology and developmental disabilities, 1976

Clinical Training

Public Health Service Psychology Trainee, 1973-1974, Nisonger Center for Developmental Disabilities, The Ohio State University

Clinical Psychology Internship, 1975-1976, Department of Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital and School of Medicine

Mark Schachter, PhD