Meet Dr Jay Seitz
Professional Background || April, 2017
Dr Jay Seitz is a neuropsychologist in Manhattan specializing in clinical neuropsychology. He has been licensed in New York for the professional practice of psychology since 1991. He has additional training in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), REBT (rational-emotive behavioral therapy), biofeedback and pain management, and neurocognitive rehabilitation for patients who have suffered damage to the brain. He was previously on the doctoral and graduate faculties of Adelphi University, and the undergraduate and graduate faculties of New York University and City University of New York (CUNY, tenured 2001). Bio: Dr Jay Seitz.
Dr Jay Seitz conducts neuropsychological and neurocognitive evaluations, neurobehavioral status examinations, neurocognitive rehabilitation, and treats individuals with central nervous system disorders including problems with attention and concentration (ADHD), memory impairment, cognitive processing and language disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCD), autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), intellective and learning disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and seizure disorders, dementia and mild cognitive impairment (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia), frontal lobe disorders and executive control dysfunctions, genetic and chromosomal syndromes (e.g., Fragile-X, Down's Syndrome), CNS infections, and exposure to environmental toxins in utero.
Supervisory Experience: For five (5) years Dr Seitz was Chief Psychologist of Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State supervising over 40 clinical staff in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island medical clinics as well as collaborating with executive and senior staff. At CUNY, Dr. Seitz was on numerous departmental, research, college, and university committees and involved in procuring funds from NIH and other sources through his participation in a very productive science faculty on the Queens campus.
Academic Work and Scholarship
Dr Seitz is currently writing a book on the evolution of intelligence and higher-order cognitive abilities in hominins (modern humans) from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. He has published on the use and misuse of projective testing in children, the bodily (or embodied) basis of thought or embodied cognition; the embodied nature of musical performance; the cognitive value of modern dance and ballet; the role of the brain in spatial-temporal thinking; the political and cultural constraints on human creative behavior; the neural, evolutionary, cognitive, and developmental origins of human creative thought; see creative thought; as well as the nature of human intelligence and the underlying architecture of the human brain that supports it; see human intelligence. He also has a deep interest in the uses and abuses of power and has written on the uses and misuses of political propaganda during wartime; see propaganda.
a. Pedagogy: Dr Seitz has taught over two dozen different courses at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels including courses in neuroscience and neuropsychology, neuropsychological and psychological assessment, cognitive psychology, psychopathology, learning theory/disabilities, psychoneuroendocrinology, theories of intelligence, embodied cognition, consciousness, psychology of the arts, personality, as well as statistical and experimental methods.
b. Academic reviewer: Dr Seitz is on the editorial boards of five (5) scientific journals and is an ongoing reviewer for numerous journals and organizations. He has an extensive record of academic service at three colleges and universities.
c. Research and scholarly interests: Dr Seitz has an ongoing interest in autistic spectrum disorders, their origins and cure, as well as dementia in late-age adults. Dr Seitz has over 60+ peer-reviewed publications, paper presentations, and grant proposals as well as numerous magazine articles, print and television interviews, and workshop presentations: Google Scholar Citations.
d. Neuroscience and Brain Health Blog: click here.
e. Professional Blog on LinkedIn.com: click here.
f. Wordpress Blog: https://drjayseitz1.com/.
In an entrepreneurial spirit, Dr Seitz has worked in a multidisciplinary group practice with a broad range of professionals and staff running a small business in an extremely competitive Manhattan marketplace. More recently, Dr. Seitz teamed up with a larger company, a company that he helped start with the founder/owner, that provides neuropsychological assessment and cognitive neurorehabilitation to late-age adults diagnosed with dementia and related disorders in assisted-living facilities in Manhattan: Memory Training Centers of America.
Professional Experience: Besides college and university settings, Dr. Seitz has worked in a plethora of settings including medical clinics and hospitals, in both clinical and research contexts, as well as through his involvement with diverse art organizations and with philanthropic groups working in a collaborative manner with diverse groups of stakeholders.
Dr Seitz has a longstanding and strong interest in the arts. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the newly founded American Dance Museum (ADaM) and also on the Board of Directors of the Dalcroze School of Music (now part of Lucy Moses School), both in New York City. He has formerly studied both music (contrabass, piano) and dance (choreography). One goal of these boards was raising funds from the vast philanthropic community of New York City. The other was advancing the importance and value of the arts and education.
Annoucing New Consulting Practice
Dr Jay Seitz is starting up a consulting practice specializing in helping companies, businesses, hospitals, clinics, and medical practices leverage developments in healthcare, mental health care, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals to enhance cognition and higher-order cognitive abilities for healthy aging as well as to ameliorate disease and disorder (e.g., dementia): Newswire. Find me on Crunchbase.
Dr. Seitz’s curriculum vitae (C.V.) includes 12 references, from the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, developmental psychology, and clinical/ neuropsychology and is listed on pages 19-21 of his vita. He has additional references from clinicians on LinkedIn.com (www.linkedin.com/in/drjseitz).