ANST Forensic Focus Group

We are excited to introduce the ANST forensic focus group!

This focus group aims to support forensic neuropsychology trainees as they make their way through grad school, internship, and fellowship by providing free didactic series, journal clubs, and other resources.

Max and JC hope to foster a supportive community of trainees who are interested in any aspect of forensic neuropsychology! All postings and upcoming events will be shared through the ANST Forensic Group Twitter account listed above.

Thank you for reading!

-JC Finley & Max Obolsky
ANST Forensic Focus Group Representatives

Upcoming Events

TBD Date

  • Overview of Forensic Neuropsychology
    • By Michael Brook, PhD
    • Zoom code: 951 8104 0263

Details will be posted on Twitter.

Meet Your Representatives


Program: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Year: 3rd Year PhD Candidate

JC received his master’s degree in clinical psychology and worked in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital before beginning his doctorate.

His research broadly focuses on using modern measurement methods in neuropsychological assessment for adult populations with traumatic brain injury and those involved in the justice
system. JC is passionate about using community engaged methods to better inform his research. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, white water kayaking, surfing, and painting. Fun fact, JC spent over a month climbing in the Himalayan mountains.


Program: Roosevelt University

Year: 5th Year PsyD Candidate

Max received his bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. Max’s research generally focuses on the neuropsychological sequela of electrical injury and psychometrics of performance and symptom validity assessment. He hopes to increase access and opportunities for trainees to explore their interests in forensic neuropsychology.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing classical guitar, building computers, and cooking fun meals. Fun fact, after a hard days of work, Max enjoys going home and playing with his pets.


Jason completed his PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. He completed his internship and fellowship at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida with rotations including traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, memory disorders, and inpatient consultation. While on fellowship, he also trained at the University of South Florida/Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Thereafter, he became a VA Staff Neuropsychologist at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas.

Jason now serves as a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He is also the Training Director of the clinical neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship program at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and supervises extern, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Jason enjoys training as well as mentoring students and new faculty. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, cooking, and spending time with his nephew and niece. He also is an active runner. Fun fact, Jason has a black belt in taekwondo.

ANST Forensic Focus Group Media

Overview of Forensic Neuropsychology

Hosted by: ANST Forensic Focus Group
Speaker: Michael Brook, PhD, ABPP

Assessment of Performance Validity

Hosted by: ANST Forensic Focus Group
Speaker: Jason Soble, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor
Training Director of Neuropsychology Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

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