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Joshua R Cohen, PhD

PhD, University of Michigan

MA, University of Michigan

BA, Johns Hopkins University

Office: Howard , Room 136

Phone: 732-571-3447


Lab Web site:

Regularly Taught Courses:

PY406: Intro to Neurosciences


After earning his doctorate in clinical psychology, Dr. Cohen completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at University of Michigan Health System’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He then moved to New Jersey where he has worked as a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist at the JFK Center for Head Injuries and Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Cognitive Rehabilitation program.  Dr. Cohen currently works as a neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist at Lifespan Neuropsychology Rehabilitation Services, a private practice group in Neptune and Lakewood, NJ.  As part of his responsibilities in the group practice, he provides outpatient neuropsychological assessment, counseling, and cognitive rehabilitation.  He also provides assessment and treatment to patients at Shore Rehabilitation Institute, the inpatient rehabilitation unit of Ocean Medical Center.

Research Interests:

Academic performance of college students with ADHD / Learning Disorders; non-neurological factors affecting neuropsychological assessment (e.g. anxiety, depression, mindset, culture); neuropsychological assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorder); psychological adjustment of individuals and their families after brain injury

Professional Associations:

New Jersey Neuropsychological Society

Presentations/Invited Talks:

The Role of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Rehabilitation in Patients' Recovery from Brain Injury. Continuing medical education series sponsored by Shore Rehabilitation Institute and Ocean Medical Center, April 2013.

Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology: An Introduction through Clinical Cases. Presentation to Brookdale Psychology Club, Fall, 2012.

Treatment Crossroads: The Intersection between Executive Functioning and Language Disorders. Presentation at the annual New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference, Spring 2011.

Mindfulness Meditation for Attention Remediation: A Potential Cognitive Rehabilitation Treatment. Presentation at Children's Specialized Hospital Rounds, 2010.

Music Therapy as a Treatment Modality in Cognitive Rehabilitation. Presentation at Children's Specialized Hospital Rounds, 2009.

Depression: The need for treatment.  Presentation at Community Church Conference on Faith and Depression in Winter 2007.

The effects of long term benzodiazepine use on cognitive abilities, a literature review and case presentation. Presentation at JFK Center for Head Injuries, Department of Neuropsychology, Spring of 2006

Toward an Acute Care Assessment Battery for Executive Impairment. Michigan Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, annual conference 2006.

Neuroanatomical Correlates of Conversion Disorder and Treating Conversion Disorder in a Rehab Setting. Presentation to rehabilitation staff at JFK Rehabilitation Institute.

Confabulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury, a Case Presentation. University of Michigan, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fall of 2005

Emotion Regulation Partially Mediating the Effects of Children's Attention Problems on Their Social Competence. (2000) Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference.