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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

Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Director

Licensed Psychologist N.J. # SI 02148

Licensed Psychologist PENNA. # PS 004532L

rosemariemoser.com

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 Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award, and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Jill Shulman Community Pillar Award.  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 was a key planner and coordinator of the International Conference on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and helped create and present the conference report findings to the U.S. Congress. She has advocated tirelessly for increased funding in the areas of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness and education.  Dr. Moser was one of four key investigators for a $6.4 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to discover a new treatment for patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness and Coma.

 

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.

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

NJ Psychology Permit ​#193-039

 

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

New Jersey 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. 

 

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. 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.

Melissa Perkins, MS

Neuropsychology Doctoral Extern

 

Ms. Perkins is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Immaculata University with a specialized interest in clinical neuropsychology. She completed a Master of Science degree in School Psychology at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree at Smith College. She is a certified Pennsylvania School Psychologist and has been working in the Pennsylvania school system since 2017. Her interests include supporting children and families by facilitating educational and post-graduation goals, bridging the work of school districts and consulting mental health agencies, and providing assessment/treatment to adults.

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.

Kristy L. Ivan

Front Desk Administrator

Ms. Ivan is an invaluable part of our practice team with over 10 years professional administration experience in customer service and medical settings. She brings her strong office management, billing, and interpersonal skills to assist patients, clients, and staff.

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Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP-RP

Director

Licensed Psychologist N.J. # SI 02148

Licensed Psychologist PENNA. # PS 004532L

rosemariemoser.com

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 Sports Neuropsychology Society Distinguished Career Award, and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Jill Shulman Community Pillar Award.  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 was a key planner and coordinator of the International Conference on Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and helped create and present the conference report findings to the U.S. Congress. She has advocated tirelessly for increased funding in the areas of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness and education.  Dr. Moser was one of four key investigators for a $6.4 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to discover a new treatment for patients with Severe Disorders of Consciousness and Coma.

 

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.

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

NJ Psychology Permit ​#193-039

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.

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