Alison Fedio

Professor

Clinical Neuropsychology.

703-526-5837

afedio@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • PsyD, American School of Professional Psychology, Virginia, 2000
  • Ph.D., Applied/Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America, 1995.
  • M.A., Language Science, University of Maryland, 1990 A.B., German, Duke University, 1982.

Biography

Alison Fedio, Ph.D, is a Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia (ASPP, Northern Virginia). Dr. Fedio earned a research doctoral degree in Applied/Experimental Psychology from The Catholic University of America, followed by a clinical doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, Virginia. Her work in clinical neuropsychology combines her research and clinical background. Prior to joining the faculty at ASPP, Northern Virginia, in 2000, Dr. Fedio worked as a research psychologist in the Neurology Institute at The National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she studied cognitive and emotional correlates of epilepsy and other neurological disorders. She has presented research results nationally and internationally, as well as published in refereed journals, in the area of brain-behavior relations. Dr. Fedio teaches classes in neuropsychological assessment, introduction to neuropsychology, cognition and affect, and physiological psychology. Her research interests include the neurological bases of cognition (memory, language, attention, etc.), emotions, and behavior; treatment of neurological disorders; and application of theories of emotions to clinical disorders. Her clinical interests include both neuropsychological assessment and therapy with neurological patients and their family members. Dr. Fedio is the Associate Chair of the Clinical Psychology Program.

Expertise

  • Clinical Neuropsychology.

Memberships

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology.
  • International Neuropsychological Society.
  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 40 and 2.
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration.

Selected Publications

  • Fedio, P., August, A., Patronas, N., Sato, S., & Kufta, C. (1997). Semantic, phonological and perceptual changes following left and right intracarotid injection (Wada) with a low amytal dose. Brain & Cognition, 33, 98-117.

Selected Lectures

  • August-Fedio, A. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery. Brain Injury Services Speakers Series. Burke, VA, November 2008.
  • August-Fedio, A. How Do I Live with MTBI in a Positive Way? Brain Injury Services Speakers Series. Springfield, VA, January 2010.
  • August-Fedio, A. Clinical Neuropsychology: The Academic Perspective. Supervisors' Workshop. Argosy University, Northern Virginia. Arlington, VA, January 2010.
  • August-Fedio, A. Using Emotional Intelligence to Live with MTBI in a Positive Way. Brain Injury Services Speakers Series, Fairfax, VA, February 2011.

Presentations

  • August, A., Fedio, P., Sato, S., Van Buren, J., Kufta, C. Electrical stimulation language mapping of pulvinar, temporoparietal, and basolateral cortex. Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Miami, FL, 1993.
  • August, A., McCann, K., Mann, M., Schaffer, A., Fedio, P. Anosognosia for hemiparesis: Denial vs encoding failure after intracarotid amytal injection. Ninth Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Honolulu, HI, 1998.
  • Fedio, P. & August, A. Gender differences in language functions following intracarotid amytal injection. Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO, 2000.
  • August, A., Fedio, P., & Trask, A. (2001). Loss of awareness for cognitive, emotional and motor changes after brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 414.
  • Taylor, L., August, A., Safer, M., & Fedio, P. Differences in relating personally relevant emotional experiences by patients following a unilateral temporal lobectomy. 32nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD, 2004.

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