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Our dedicated staff specializes in comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological services for school-age children through older adults. We believe in a treatment approach which is direct, problem-oriented, and solution-focused, and which can be individual and/or family oriented.

 

We work with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, panic, phobia, family and marital conflict, and adjustment to life changes.

 

We are nationally recognized for our expertise in assessment of learning disorders, attention deficit disorder, brain trauma, and dementia.  We are educators and researchers who are committed to important public health issues, such as youth violence, concussion in athletes, and care of our wounded military veterans.

RSM Staff Profiles
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Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Director

Licensed Psychologist N.J. # SI 02148

Licensed Psychologist PENNA. # PS 004532L

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View Dr. Rosemarie Moser's Vita (PDF)

Dr. Moser is the Director of the RSM Psychology Center and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors and Magna Cum Laude, and her Ph.D. in Professional Psychology, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was named the Pi Lambda Theta Outstanding Doctoral Student of the Year. She is a board-certified neuropsychologist and rehabilitation psychologist and a state certified school psychologist. She is also certified by the APA College of Professional Psychology in Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders.

 

Dr. Moser’s publications have covered the topics of learning and memory disorders, concussion, brain injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, post-traumatic stress, psychotherapy, personality, violence, parenting techniques, alcohol/substance abuse, medical illnesses, and practice ethics. Her research has been published in scientific journals such as American Journal of Sports Medicine, Applied Neuropsychology, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Developmental Neuropsychology, JAMA: Pediatrics, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Pediatrics, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Neurosurgery, and The Clinical Neuropsychologist.

 

Dr. Moser has served as a scientific expert and co-author for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC- P) Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workgroup Guidelines, and as a subject matter expert and systematic review co-author for the 2017 International Consensus Conference in Sport (CIS)-Berlin and for the upcoming 2021 CIS-Paris guidelines. She is internationally recognized for her work in sports concussion and is the author of the highly acclaimed Ahead of the Game: The Parents’ Guide to Youth Sports Concussion (Dartmouth College Press). She has been named the official concussion doctor for many professional teams including the ECHL Trenton Titans Ice Hockey, the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football, the Trenton Steel Arena Football, and the Jersey Flight Arena Football.

 

Dr. Moser is the current President-Elect of the Sports Neuropsychology Society, Past President of the New Jersey Psychological Association and the New Jersey Neuropsychological Society, and Past Treasurer of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has been awarded the American Psychological Association Presidential Award for Advocacy in Psychology (Karl Heiser Award), the 2020 Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award, the 2019 Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Jill Shulman Community Pillar Award, and the 2020: Alfred Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Sports Neuropsychology Society and is an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the Widener University.

 

Dr. Moser is featured in popular national media such as Wall Street Journal, USA Hockey Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Reuters, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs, as well as in the PBS full length documentary feature MomsTeam TV documentary, The Smartest Team.

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Philip Schatz, Ph.D.

Director of Neuropsychology Research

Dr. Philip Schatz is a neuropsychologist with research interests in the areas of outcome following traumatic brain injury, assessing and monitoring the effects of concussion in youth and collegiate athletes, and computer-based assessment.

 

Dr. Schatz received his BS in psychology from Penn State University (1986) and his MS and PhD in Neuropsychology from Drexel University (1995). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Toronto Hospital in Canada, and joined the St. Joseph’s University faculty in 1998, where he currently serves as Professor in the psychology department.

 

Dr. Schatz has been conducting research on sports-related concussion for over a decade, and maintains an active program of research in this area. More information about his research and publications are available on his personal website.

Sarah Friedman, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellow

Licensed Psychologist NJ #6372

Licensed Psychologist PENNA. #PS 019153

Dr. Friedman received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology.  She completed her Master’s degree in Crisis and Trauma Studies at Tel Aviv University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has completed the Certificate continuing educational program in Cognitive Rehabilitation from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

 

She completed her doctoral internship at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia and the Neurobehavioral Wellness Center in New Jersey. Her training included cognitive behavioral therapy with pediatric populations, school-based assessments, and neuropsychological assessment in hospital and private practice settings. She has presented research on Parkinson’s disease at the International Neuropsychological Society, and on ADHD and Concussion at the Sports Neuropsychology Society.

 

Her interest in sports is both professional and personal. She played on the Israeli Women’s National Soccer Team and was named an Academic All-Star by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her athletic performance on the All-Penn All-Time Women’s Soccer Team. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the potential need for ADHD-adjusted baseline normative data on a pediatric concussion neurocognitive test measure. Her current professional interests include neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan, and she plans to continue conducting research in the area of concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Bridget Mayer, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellow

NJ Psychology Permit ​#203-036

Dr. Mayer received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in children and adolescents, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child Advocacy and Policy, from Montclair State University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She completed her doctoral internship at the Clinical Neuropsychology Associates in Philadelphia. She has completed the Certificate continuing educational program in Cognitive Rehabilitation from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

 

Her training included neuropsychological assessments, school-based assessments, cognitive rehabilitation to adults who sustained mild to moderate TBI, pediatric trauma therapy, and substance abuse treatment. She has also provided services to children with developmental and learning disabilities, as well as behavioral challenges. Her doctoral dissertation focused on active rehabilitation following sport-related concussion in adolescent and young adult populations, with research presentation at the Sports Neuropsychology Society 2021 Symposium. Her prior research has been presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Conference of the Family Research Laboratory and the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, as well as published in Psychology of Violence and Performance Improvement Quarterly

 

Her professional interests include neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan, as well as concussion. She plans to continue conducting research on sport-related concussion and traumatic brain injury.

Daniel M. Choi, MA

Neuropsychology Doctoral Intern

Mr. Choi is a doctoral candidate in the Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology Program with a neuropsychology specialization. He received his Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Widener University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology with Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh. He has completed externship training at Bancroft NeuroRehab, Penn Athletics, Christiana Care Health System, and Westtown School where he engaged in a variety of services for youth through older adults, including psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluation, executive coaching, sports psychology, and cognitive rehabilitation. His current research project is entitled, “The Associations of Pain and Neuropsychological Test Performance for Adults with TBI in Residential Treatment.”

Victoria Faye Kealy

Neuropsychology Doctoral Extern

Ms. Kealy is a doctoral candidate in the Felician University Clinical Psychology graduate program where she has also completed the requirements for the Master’s Degree. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Human Relations from the Pace University and achieved certifications in Psychological First Aid Online and in Youth Mental Health First Aid. She has been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and the Psi Chi National Honor Society. She completed externship training in neuropsychology at the Center for Communication and Cognition where she evaluated individuals with a variety of neurological conditions and brain diseases and disorders. Her experiences and training have also included cancer internships in patient care coordination at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Valley Hospital, as well as in coaching youth elite and varsity soccer. Her doctoral dissertation research is entitled, “A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Stress, Trauma, and Mental Health Needs of Firefighters in Northern New Jersey During COVID-19.”

Alexander Moser, MSA

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Moser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lehigh University and his Master of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College. Prior to joining SCCNJ in 2010, as the new Chief Operating Officer, he served as a Senior Associate for KPMG. Mr. Moser is an avid, long-time athlete continuing his participation in competitive ice hockey, mountain and road cycling, and auto racing.

Catherine “Cate” Mann

Medical Secretary Administrator

Ms. Mann is a highly skilled medical service representative who brings to our practice over 20 years of experience in medical reception, records, and billing.  She has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is HIPAA proficient.