JOEL E. MORGAN, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Dr. Joel E. Morgan earned his Master's degree in school psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research (1986). In 1998 he was certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Morgan has also been awarded board certification in the new ABPP subspecialty of Pediatric Neuropsychology, the first in NJ with that credential.
Contributions to the Field of Neuropsychology
Dr. Morgan has over 75 peer-reviewed publications including book chapters, journal articles and invited presentations on the subjects of ethics in Neuropsychology, a variety of Neuropsychological and psychiatric disorders in children and adults, and forensic practice issues. He is the Senior Editor of the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, co-edited with Dr. Joe Ricker (the second edition of the book was published in 2018). He co-edited the Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook with Dr. Jerry Sweet, which includes contributions by the world's leading Forensic Neuropsychologists. Dr. Morgan also published the Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology, co-edited with Drs. Ida Sue Baron and Joe Ricker, as a compilation of both classic and unique cases seen within the field. In addition, Dr. Morgan is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), an active consultant for numerous professional sports programs, and a reviewer for 13 professional journals.
Dr. Morgan has a particular passion for training students and early career neuropsychologists. He serves as an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN) and has enjoyed numerous university faculty positions; most recently, as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology position at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School. He further served as one of Division 40’s Representatives to APA Council. Given his extensive professional interest in forensic neuropsychology, he was one of five nationally recognized Neuropsychologists chosen by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology to lead a work group for a national consensus on effort, response bias and malingering (Heilbroner, Sweet, Morgan, Larrabee, & Millis, 2009) appearing in The Clinical Neuropsychologist. He is actively involved in the creation of the Forensic Neuropsychology sub-specialization.
CHRISTINE GHILAIN, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Contributions to the Field of Neuropsychology
Dr. Ghilain has given over 20 presentations and invited talks at national/international conferences. She has particular expertise in pediatric neuropsychology and has a passion for infant and early childhood assessment. Her research and clinical interests have largely centered around children with diverse neurological conditions including autism spectrum disorders, concussion, epilepsy, perinatal stroke, genetic disorders and premature birth. Her background in education and neuropsychology gives her unique insight into how best to help parents partner with schools to provide the supports needed for a struggling child.
With adults, Dr. Ghilain has worked extensively with individuals who are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, dementia, as well as those who are on the autism spectrum. She has experience with guardianship and competency evaluations, and has been retained as an expert to perform Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations for the courts. She is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), Division 40 of the American Psychology Association (APA), and the International Neuropsychology Society (INS). She is a consultant for multiple professional sports programs in the area, and is a reviewer for peer-reviewed professional journals in the field.
Dr. Ghilain's is also passionate about giving back to the community. In her spare time, she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Christine S. Ghilain earned her undergraduate degree with honors as a double major in Psychology and Education from Bucknell University (2008). She obtained her Master’s degree and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami (2016). Dr. Ghilain completed her internship in Lifespan Neuropsychology at the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Subsequently, she completed a 2-year pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at CHOA. In 2019, she was certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior to her arrival at NPANJ, Dr. Ghilain was hired to develop a Pediatric Neuropsychology Program for an 11-hospital system in the suburbs of Atlanta.
Angela V. Bova
Angela V. Bova earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Child & Adolescent Development from Montclair State University (2015). She completed her externship at the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health in Montclair, NJ, where she conducted supervised clinical evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents diagnosed with a wide array of cognitive and developmental disorders. Given her passion for assessment, Angela simultaneously assisted with teaching a graduate-level cognitive assessment course while at Montclair State University. Upon graduation, she worked as a research assistant at Kessler Foundation in East Hanover, NJ, in the Neuroscience and Neuropsychology laboratory, where she coordinated four pediatric traumatic brain injury studies. She is extensively trained in assessment across the lifespan, and is currently pursuing board certification in psychometry.