Nancy Hebben

Nancy Hebben is an assistant clinical professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has a PhD in clinical psychology with a specialty in neuropsychology from Wayne State University. She did a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at MIT, where she studied pain perception in patients undergoing cingulotomy for chronic pain and intractable psychiatric disorders as part of a National Research Service Award from NIH. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She began at McLean Hospital in 1982 as the chief consultant in neuropsychology, and became a clinical associate there in 1998. She continues to consult there to the Klarman Eating Disorder Center and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute. She has been an instructor in Extension since 1985 and in 2010 was honored for 25 years of teaching in Extension. As a clinical neuropsychologist in practice for more than 30 years, Dr. Hebben has assessed thousands of children, adults, and geriatric patients. In 2002, she published, along with William Milberg, Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, which is now used in many undergraduate and graduate neuropsychology classes and which went into its second edition in fall 2009. She has written multiple articles and book chapters on neuropsychological issues and she often lectures to postdoctoral fellows and other professionals. Hebben also practices forensic neuropsychology, and has consulted with attorneys in many different states in both civil and criminal cases on issues of brain damage, traumatic brain injury, toxic injuries, and competence.