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Alyssa Mineo, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Biography:
 

Dr. Alyssa Mineo received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with Distinction from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL. She completed her pre-doctoral internship with Erie Psychological Consortium, where training was received through clinical rotations at Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot and Northshore Neurosciences. Training during each rotation consisted of supervised clinical practice in acute inpatient evaluation and rehabilitation, and outpatient clinical services including neuropsychological evaluations and psychotherapy. Dr. Mineo went on to complete a 1-year post-doctoral residency with Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot with further training emphasis on psychological assessment and diagnosis among a wide range of underserved populations. A great deal of training involved participation as an interdisciplinary team member with the UPMC Bariatric and Transplant teams to provide group psychotherapy, pre-surgical evaluations, and psychological intervention to their patients in need of services. Provision of services occurred in a community mental health setting and included neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals among diverse clinical populations such as refugees and non-English speaking clients, those with serious mental illness, and patients seeking treatment for disordered eating.

 

Dr. Mineo currently utilizes a solution-focused, systems-based approach to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals who present with cognitive changes due to dementia and other various neurological conditions such as MS, strokes, and TBI. Dr. Mineo has been appointed privileges to provide neuropsychological consultation services at local hospitals and rehabilitation hospitals. Additionally, Dr. Mineo provides psychotherapy to individuals seeking to overcome binge-eating and restrictive eating behaviors, as well as utilization of CBT to assist individuals in preparation for and after undergoing bariatric surgery.

Education:

Carlos Albizu University

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology/

Neuropsychology

Completion Date: August 2019

 

Carlos Albizu University

Master of Science in Psychology

Completion Date: August 2015

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Completion Date: December 2013

 

Professional Affiliations, Designations:
 

American Psychological Association

  

Pennsylvania Psychological Association

 

The American Association of Bariatric Counselors

 

PSYPACT

Professional Appointments,
Hospital Affiliations

 

Allied Health Professional, Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie

143 East 2nd. Street, Erie, PA.  16507

  

Allied Health Professional, St. Vincent Health Center

232 West 25th Street, Erie, PA 16544

 

Teaching Experience:

 

2016-2018 City College of Miami

Adjunct Professor: Human Growth & Development, Introduction to Psychology, Culture & Diversity, and Social Issues.

 

2017-2018 Albizu University

Teaching Assistant: Rorschach and Projective Assessment

Professional Experience:

 

2019-2020 UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

Psychology Resident

Psychologist I

 

2018-2019 Erie Psychological Consortium

Doctoral Intern

 

2015-2018 Keller, Simon, & Associates

Psychometrician

 

2017-2018 The University of Miami Center on Aging

Neuropsychology Extern

 

2016-2017 Evolutions Treatment Center

Pre-Doctoral Extern

 

2015-2016 Design Neuroscience Center

Neuropsychology Extern

 

2014-2015 Goodman Psychological Services Center

Pre-Doctoral Extern

Presentations: 

           

  • 2017: Valdivia, R., Zacca, E., Mineo, A., Raffo, A., Loewenstein, D. Cortical Thickness Changes Associated with Failure to Recover from Proactive Semantic Interference as a Prognostic Factor of Mild Cognitive Impairment Accepted for poster presentation at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Boston, MA. Poster was awarded 1st place at the 2017 National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference in Boston, MA.

 

  • 2017: Mineo, A., Mineo, A. Redefining Psychopathy: A Neuropsychological Perspective of Psychopathic Behavior. Accepted for poster presentation at the American College of Forensic Psychology conference, San Diego, CA.

 

 

  • 2016: Mineo, A., Mineo, A., Tourgeman, I. Psychopathy: The Unholy Trinity. A New Hope. Poster presentation at the International Association for Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, New York, NY.

 

  • 2016: Mineo, A., Mineo, A. Psychopathy: The Unholy Trinity. A New Hope. Poster presentation at the South Florida Student Research Symposium, Miami, FL.