New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute

Dr. Jeanne Knight received her B.S. in General Science with an emphasis in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Oregon where she also received her M.S. in Cognitive Psychology / Science from their top ranked Psychology Department.  At the University of New Mexico, she completed her Ph.D. in two tracks of psychology training within the APA accredited Department of Psychology in both Cognitive (Experimental) Neuroscience and in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology.  She also completed her comprehensive examinations with distinction and was awarded the Dean’s Dissertation Award at the University of New Mexico.  She received many awards and honors over her academic career and has continued her teaching at the university and graduate level for more than two decades.  Dr. Knight completed her Neuropsychological (100%) Internship at the APA accredited Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium and her subsequent postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at University of New Mexico (Gallup and Albuquerque).

She also completed additional postdoctoral supervision in Health Psychology, Geriatric Psychology, and Neuropsychology at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.  She is licensed in New Mexico as a Clinical Psychologist and credentialed as a Neuropsychologist at the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.  She is in the process of completing requirements to become a New Mexico licensed Prescribing Psychologist and has completed all didactic course work at New Mexico State University for her postdoctoral Masters of Clinical Psychopharmacology (M.S.C.P.) and is currently completing her required prescribing psychologist resident supervision at New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

Dr. Knight has enjoyed mentoring and teaching college students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  She has served a diverse patient population from infancy to geriatric.  She has worked with tribal governments, early childhood programs, university student services, and in direct patient care.  She also holds independent license as a School Psychologist in New Mexico and has experience working in public school systems, developing IEPs, and developing appropriate accommodations for school children with various disabilities as well as developing accommodations for university students with various disabilities.  She has experience working with autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries, severe psychiatric conditions, and intellectual disabilities.  She has worked with geriatric populations with numerous psychiatric, neurological, and cognitive impairments for nearly a decade.

Dr. Knight has a strong background in functional brain imaging research and has broad experience in magnetoencephalography, electrophysiology, MRI, combined with the use of neuropsychological assessment and reaction time data.  She has a record of scholarly publication and has collaborated with researchers from her Alma Maters, the Mind Institute, the Albuquerque VA Medical Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Harvard University.  She was selected to participate in the Santa Fe Institute’s Complex Systems Summer School as well as the McDonnell-Pew Foundation’s Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth.  She has been an invited speaker on the topics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Disability, and Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementias).

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