Tresa Roebuck Spencer, PhD
Dr. Roebuck Spencer is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist licensed in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Washington DC, who specializes in neuropsychological evaluation and treatment. She provides neuropsychological assessments for a wide range of conditions, including general memory and cognitive problems, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. She also provides psychotherapy for patients and their families who are adjusting to cognitive problems and assists with return to everyday functioning and responsibilities.
Dr. Roebuck Spencer’s background includes working in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, neurology, and psychiatry departments. She has worked in rehabilitation settings for 20 years serving patients with a broad range of neurological conditions and injuries and has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury and concussion recovery. Dr. Spencer is dedicated to professional advocacy efforts and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) since 2015. She served as President of NAN in 2019 and remains on the board as Immediate Past President with primary goals to enhance the value of neuropsychological services and improve access of these services to those in need.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Roebuck Spencer works to provide value-based neuropsychological services with focused and efficient reporting. She is available for consultation and targets her evaluations to specific referral questions.
Dr. Roebuck Spencer is actively involved in research and has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited books. Her research interests focus on traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation, computerized neuropsychological testing, and validity of cognitive assessment. Dr. Roebuck Spencer has served as an expert witness in state and federal courts in cases relating to neuropsychology and clinical psychology, including brain injury, stroke, pain, and psychological/psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Roebuck Spencer earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program. She completed a neuropsychology focused internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) in Houston, TX.