Doug Whiteside

Member, Education Advisory Committee
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Doctoral program: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Internship: Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Albuquerque VA Medical Center

Dr. Whiteside is a generalist who works with adults from age 18 throughout the life span. He provides neuropsychological evaluations of adult inpatients and outpatients with diverse backgrounds and referral questions. Typical presenting issues included mild to severe traumatic brain injury, CVA, brain tumors, hydrocephalus, seizure disorders, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, lupus, neuropsychiatric disorders, dementia, delirium, attention deficit disorder, and learning disorders. His research interests focus primarily on developing and validating performance validity tests, personality assessment measures in neuropsychological assessment, and long term cognitive and emotional outcome of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). He is a member of the editorial board for The Clinical Neuropsychologist and has served as a peer reviewer for several neuropsychological and psychological journals.

Dr. Whiteside has considerable experience with training program development, including expanding a doctoral level neuropsychology concentration, establishing a doctoral level on campus training clinic, and developing a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology. He is currently a board member for the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). Committed to developing the next generation of clinicians, he has created multiple neuropsychology practica for students; he has regularly provided classroom instruction in neuropsychology, supervised students and post-doctoral fellows, and developed student-focused programs for AACN as a member and Chair of the AACN Student Affairs Committee. As part of his role as a Clinical Professor, his passion is to promote high quality doctoral training in neuropsychology while providing high quality neuropsychological services to adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Whiteside is the Director of Training for the UIHC Psychology Division Practicum Program in the Psychiatry Department.

Dr. Whiteside has been involved with the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) as the Chair of the Student Affairs Committee since 2013 and a mentor for the AACN Mentoring Program since 2017. He is a member of the ABCN Written Examination Item Writing Committee for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology/American Board of Professional Psychology since 2018. Within the American Psychological Association, Dr. Whiteside has served as an accreditation doctoral site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) since 2013, a reviewer for the American Psychological Foundation Benton-Meier Scholarships since 2015, and as part of the Presidential Advisory Team for Tony Puente from 2015 to 2017. He is the current Awards Committee Chair for the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Whiteside has served on the board of directors for the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) since 2018. He also served as chair of the Practice Written Examination Revision Committee from 2016-2017 and is the AAPCN representative for the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy since 2018. Dr. Whiteside also served on the program committee for the International Neuropsychological Society’s 2018 Summer Meeting.

Because his passion is to promote high quality doctoral training in neuropsychology, the EAC was a natural fit for his interests. The mission of the EAC to facilitate and promote high quality training and education in neuropsychology is critical for the prosperity of our field, and Dr. Whiteside is committed to advancing the field through its training and education initiatives.

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