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Julie Keaveney, Psy.D.

Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology

Department: Psychology and Counseling

Office: 341 Loyola Hall

Phone: (610) 647-4400 Ext: 3274

jkeaveney@immaculata.edu

Education:Psy.D., Indiana State University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Indiana State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Delaware
Licensed Psychologist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Delaware

Biography

Dr. Julie Keaveney is a Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience.  She graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelors’ of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies in 1993.  She completed Indiana State University’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program in 1998.  Dr. Keaveney completed her predoctoral internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center with the USAF in 1998.  She successfully complete a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004.  She served on active duty for ten years in the Air Force as a psychologist/neuropsychologist.  Since that time,  Dr. Keaveney has worked in private practice providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of adolescents/adults throughout the lifespan with dementia, brain injury, learning disabilities, ADHD, and psychiatric disorders affecting cognitive functioning and wellness.  She provides diagnostic evaluations for veterans through the VA and performs Independent Medical Evaluations for disability insurance companies. She is HIMS certified and conducts Aviation Evaluations for the Federal Aviation Administration. Dr. Keaveney serves on the Conflict of Interest committee for the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  She supervises doctoral and post-doctoral psychology practicum students from Immaculata University and Chestnut Hill College at two practicum training centers. Dr. Keaveney has worked as an adjunct faculty member in the past at Park University and Wilford Hall Medical Center. She has taught for Immaculata University since 2010 teaching courses in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program. She has served on numerous doctoral dissertation committees. She joined the staff full-time in Aug 2019.

Courses Taught:

  • Biological Bases of Behavior – PSY 700
  • Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior- PSY 701
  • Assessment I- PSY 729
  • Assessment II- PSY 730
  • Assessment IV- PSY 731
  • Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment- PSY 766

Research Interests: 

  • Dementia diagnosis and care
  • Veterans issues
  • Neuropsychological Validity Testing
  • Rorschach Use in Assessment

Presentations: 

Keaveney, J. (2009, July).  Everything you would like to know about dementia from those who diagnose and treat.  Continuing Education seminar (6 CE) presented at Tel Hai Retirement Village, Honey Brook, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2010, Apr). Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Long-Term Care Setting.  Inservice training presented at McAuley Hall Nursing Home, Merion, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2010, Apr). Dementia: A Comprehensive Update on Differential Diagnosis and Behavior Management.  Continuing Education seminar (6 CE) presented at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Malvern, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2010, May). Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Long-Term Care Setting.  Presentation at McAuley Hall, Merion, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2011, Oct). Behavioral Management and Communication Strategies Needed in Compassionate Dementia Care. Presentation at Mercy Network on Aging conference, Charlotte, NC.

Keaveney, J. (2012, Sept). Aging: Changes and Challenges. Presentation at St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2013, April). Managing Challenging Behaviors in a Long-Term Care Setting.  Presentation at St. Thomas Monastery, Villanova, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2013, April). Caregiving and It’s Challenges.  Presentation at McAuley Hall Convent.

Keaveney, J. (2014, Feb). Aging: Changes and Challenges. Presentation at Sisters of Mercy Convent, Merion, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2015, Oct). Aging: Changes and Challenges. Presentation at Immaculate Heart of Mary Convent, Malvern, PA.

Keaveney, J. (2019, April). Healthy Aging. Presentation at West Chester Area Senior Center, West Chester, PA.

Mouras, J., Keaveney, J, & Schertel, E. (2019, Feb). Examining the TOMM comparing Trial 2 and consistency between Trial 1 and 2 to determine effort. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting.

Professional Memberships: 

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)

 

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