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Lori Muskat

Professor

Office

770-407-1025
lmuskat@argosy.edu

Education

  • B.A. Human Communication and Psychology, Douglass College of Rutgers University, 1979
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • Ph.D. Professional Psychology (Counseling and School), University of Pennsylvania, 1989

Biography

Dr. Lori R. Muskat earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and completed an APA-approved internship at Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine of New York University Medical Center, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Prior to joining the faculty of the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Argosy/Atlanta, Dr. Muskat provided clinical training and direct service at the Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders of the University of Georgia. She also served as the Associate Director of Eagle Hill Diagnostic Clinic, located in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Muskat teaches Cognitive Assessment, Child and Adolescent Assessment, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations, Diagnostic Seminar, and Advanced Seminar in Psychotherapy. Her areas of expertise include: neuropsychological assessment; differential diagnosis of learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and psychiatric conditions; psychotherapy; higher education disability consulting; working with diverse populations; and diversity training. A more recent interest includes human-animal interaction and animal-assisted therapies. Dr. Muskat assists in dolphin research as a co-investigator with The Dolphin Project. Dr. Muskat’s expertise in assessment, assessment training and disability in education is recognized nationally. She is the lead author of the Instructor’s Manual to Dr. Jerome Sattler’s Assessment of Children: Behavioral, Social and Clinical Foundations, Fifth Edition and a Practice Briefs editor for the Journal of Post-Secondary Education and Disability. She also provides consultation to the Educational Testing Service. She has served as an expert witness in numerous education-related hearings as well. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Muskat has maintained a part-time consulting practice for the past twenty-five years. A fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association, she currently serves as the Chair of the Task Force on Continuing Education in Diversity and is an active member of the Public Education and Legal and Legislative Committees.

Expertise

  • Neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy
  • Learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, medical psychology
  • Lifespan development
  • Working with diverse populations

Selected Publications

  • Muskat, L.R. & Redefer, L.A. (1997). Pitfalls in educational programming for autistic children in the U.S.A. International Journal of Practical Approaches to Disability, 21(1), 16-30.
  • Muskat, L.R. (1996). Empowering students with special needs: assessment and classification re-visited. In G. Reid (Ed.) Dimensions of dyslexia. Glasgow: Bill & Bain, Ltd.
  • Prosje, M.A., Muskat, L.R., Wiesel-Leary, M., & DeFilippis, N.A. (2008). Discriminative validity of a graphesthesia task for children ages 8-10. [Abstract]. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23(6), 644.
  • Muskat, L.R., Sattler, J.M., & Yerian, S. (2006). Instructor’s manual to accompany assessment of children: behavioral, social and clinical foundations (fifth edition). San Diego: Jerome M. Sattler, Pub.
  • Muskat, L.R. (1998). Respect for the complexity of human learning: A proposal for a new model of teacher training. Revista Electronica de Investigacion y Evaluacion.
  • Muskat, L.R. & Eldridge, J.S. (1997). Teacher training and curriculum issues re-visited: a cross-cultural model. In G. Prater, S. Minner, M. Islam, D. Hawthorne (Eds.) New hopes, new horizons: The challenges of diversity in education. Proceedings of the International Association of Special Education, Cape Town, South Africa, August 3-8, 1997.

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Georgia Psychological Association
  • Southeastern Psychological Association
  • Association for Higher Education and Disability

Presentations

  • Lewis, K. & Muskat, L.R. (2011). Strengthening Her Inner Voice: Empowerment-Oriented Approaches and the Psychological Wellness of African American Women. 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2011.
  • Muskat, L.R., Coleman, A., & Garrison, B. (2010). LD and ADHD: A Lifespan Approach. 6-hour continuing education workshop. Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, February, 2010.
  • Muskat, L.R., Abramowitz, A., Vickers, M., Stapel-Wax, J.L., Cohen, A., Watt, F.A. (2009). Client-advocacy and self-advocacy: honoring our ethical principles. 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 2009.
  • Prosje, M.A., Muskat, L.R., Wiesel-Leary, M.W., & DeFilippis, N.A. (2009). A Psychometrically Rigorous Examination of Pediatric Neurological Soft Signs in 8, 9, and 10 year-olds. Poster presented at the 36th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Prosje, M.A., Muskat, L.R., Wiesel-Leary, M., & DeFilippis, N.A. (2008). Discriminative validity of a graphesthesia task for children ages 8-10. Poster presented at the 28th annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. New York City, New York.

Selected Lectures

  • Muskat, L.R. & Coney, E. (2011) (Invited speaker). Speaking to diverse audiences: effective tools for public education. 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 4, 2011.
  • Ancis, J. & Muskat, L.R. (2008) (Invited speaker). Best practices with girls and women: introducing the new APA guidelines 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Jekyll Island, Georgia, May 2008.
  • Muskat, L.R. , Kington, G. & McHugh, B. (2007) (Invited speaker). Feminist ethics, spirituality and assessment. 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 20, 2007.
  • Muskat, L.R. (2006) (Invited speaker). Public policy, ethics, law and assessment. 3-hour continuing education workshop. Georgia Psychological Association, Destin, Florida, May 25, 2006.
  • Muskat, L.R. & Bray, C. (2001). (Invited Speaker). Nonverbal learning disabilities: identification and intervention. Learning Disabilities Network, Randolph, Massachusetts, April 3, 2001.