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Neuropsychology Staff 

 Mark T. Barisa, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Dr. Barisa is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who provides inpatient and outpatient consultation/liaison services for Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation. He received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Memphis and completed an internship at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, with an emphasis in neuropsychology and health psychology.

Dr. Barisa went on to complete his post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology and geropsychology at VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Dr. Barisa has worked in a variety of clinical settings, maintaining a focus in clinical neuropsychology, health psychology, rehabilitation and geriatrics while also maintaining teaching and training activities for pre-doctoral interns and post-doctoral residents. In addition, Dr. Barisa maintains an active role in research and is an accomplished presenter and speaker making numerous invited addresses at local, national and international conferences covering a wide array of topics including neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology and the business aspects of psychological practice.

He is author of the book The Business of Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide, part of the Oxford AACN Workshop Series. His research interests have focused on outcome measurement in rehabilitation, functional correlates of neuropsychological data and return to work issues following injury/illness. He maintains an office at the Baylor Rehab Frisco hospital as well.  

Kelley D. Beck, Ph.D.

Dr. Beck is a licensed psychologist in the department of neuropsychology at Baylor Rehab Frisco and Dallas, who provides neuropsychological/psychological evaluation and therapy services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She completed an APA-accredited doctorate in clinical health psychology and behavioral medicine at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. 

She went on to complete an APA-accredited internship with a focus in neuropsychology at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Beck also completed post-doctoral training in both neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at Integra Hospital of Plano in Plano, Texas, in a postacute brain-injury rehabilitation program.

Her research interests include the influence of personality and coping factors on successful community reintegration and overall adjustment following acquired brain injury. Dr. Beck is also the president of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Network of Dallas (BIND), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving long-term successful reintegration of brain injury survivors into the community.     

Sid Dickson, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Dickson is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who provides neuropsychological inpatient and outpatient assessment and therapy services for individuals with traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. He received his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and then completed his pre-doctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., specializing in clinical neuropsychology.

He subsequently completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology and brain injury rehabilitation at the Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, Miss.

Dr. Dickson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and has provided assessment and therapeutic services for individuals with brain injury for many years in both the acute and post-acute phases of recovery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). 

His research interests include outcome measurement in brain injury rehabilitation and return to work and driving following an acquired brain injury.