Dr. Williams earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas Tech University, with a neuropsychology internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center and 2-year neuropsychology fellowship at UVA Health System in Charlottesville. His training is in accord with the Houston Conference Guidelines on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. He has received supervision and tutelage from, among others, Dr. Jeffrey Barth, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn, a well-respected figure in the area of traumatic brain injury/concussion. Dr. Williams has worked in a multitude of clinical settings including academic hospitals/health science centers, a rehabilitation hospital, a concussion clinic, the VA system, inpatient psychiatric facilities, a psychology department clinic, a student counseling center, and private practice.
Dr. Williams provides neuropsychological assessments that aid in identifying a person’s cognitive/thinking abilities (e.g., attention, learning, memory, language, executive functioning), which include the effects emotional distress (such as depression or anxiety) have on cognitive functioning. These cognitive evaluations can help guide medical/mental health decisions or academic/occupational planning by providing recommendations that play to a person’s cognitive strengths while also compensating for a person’s cognitive limitations. These evaluations can also provide a means to monitor a person’s cognitive abilities over time, such as tracking a person’s cognitive recovery from a concussion or stroke, or to provide objective evidence for decline in cognitive functioning. In addition to neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Williams provides psychological therapy through a primarily Cognitive-Behavioral perspective, while also utilizing techniques from multiple paradigms.
Dr. Williams’ work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, as well as presented at multiple psychology conferences, on topics ranging from neuropsychology to suicide. His current research interests focus on traumatic brain injury/concussion.