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Dr. Holtzer
Lab Director


Professor, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University

Professor, Department of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine




PhD, Binghamton University

MA, Binghamton University

Dr. Holtzer is a professor of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He holds an MA and a Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Holtzer completed his internship training in clinical psychology at the Rusk Institute of New York University. He also completed a T-32 post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and cognition in aging at the cognitive neuroscience division of the Sergievsky Center of Columbia University Medical Center. He is licensed as a psychologist in New York State.

Areas of Interest










Cognitive Reserve




Multiple Sclerosis



In Popular Media

Dr. Holtzer and Dr. Verghese were awarded a 5 year clinical trial funded by the NIA in which a cognitive intervention will be applied to improve simple & complex walking.

Dr. Holtzer is feautured in National Geographic cover story on the potential genetic roots of longevity., a site which liberates knowledge by widening the scope of scientific knowledge, has highlighted Dr. Holtzer's work on the effects of cognitive fatigue on multiple sclerosis. Click here to learn more. 

Training in Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology Minor

Director: Dr. Roee Holtzer

The training in Clinical Neuropsychology is consistent with the educational and training guidelines recommended by Division 40 of the APA and the Houston Conference. Core courses in assessment, interviewing, psychopathology, therapy, statistics, and biological basis of behavior must be completed before students begin their training in the Clinical Neuropsychology Minor. Successful completion of the courses “Neuroscience of Human Behavior, Cognition and Affect” and “Physiological Health Psychology” also serves as a prerequisite for admissions to the minor. Then, concurrent with the two-semester didactic sequence (Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology I and II) students are required to complete a formal year-long externship in Clinical Neuropsychology. The course in Psychopharmacology may be taken in parallel or subsequent to completion of the above year- long didactic sequence. As discussed above, the following courses are required for the minor: Physiological Psychology [PSH6938], (2) Neuroscience of Human Behavior, Cognition and Affect [PSH 6014], (3) Clinical Neuropsychology I [PSH 6011], (4) Clinical Neuropsychology II [PSH6012], (5) Psychopharmacology [PSA 6071].

Houston Conference


Clinical Neuropsychology: American Psychological Association


Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) at Ferkauf

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