Rosalie J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Computer Programmer

Adjunct Clinical Psychology Professor of Capella University
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Rosalie J. Ackerman, Ph.D., is a clinical and research neuropsychologist, and. computer consultant in the Research & Development Division of ABackans DCP, Inc., in Akron, Ohio. Dr.  Ackerman is an adjunct professor in the Harold Abel School of Clinical Psychology at Capella University. Dr. Ackerman has taught graduate clinical psychology and neuropsychology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Ackerman is licensed in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and was on the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Ackerman is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

She has participated in several projects including development and major revision of the Ackerman-Banks Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Battery© and the Post-Assault Traumatic Brain Injury Interview & Checklist©; conducting statistical analyses; consulting; and teaching APA-sponsored workshops in Nigeria and Canada as well as over 150 invited workshop presentations in the United States. Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Martha E. Banks currently provide an interface to neuropsychological and rehabilitation information through a professional web site (, as well as an award-winning web site of resources for victims of domestic violence (

Her hospital-based and private clinical practices included individual, group, family psychotherapy, and neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation of patients across the lifespan. Dr. Ackerman has provided neuropsychology assessment, treatment, and forensic consultation for victims of intimate partner violence and currently conducts neuropsychological and rehabilitation research.   She has treated over 4,000 clients.

Dr. Ackerman received her Ph.D. in psychology from Iowa State University.   She is an active fellow of the American Psychological Association, member of the Divisions of Clinical Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, Trauma Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology, as well as fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Currently, she is Associate Editor of the Rehabilitation Psychology Newsletter and the Division 22 website, Liaison from Division 35 to Division 22, and co-chair of the Disability Studies Committee of Division 22.

Some professional publications book chapters and journal articles include:

Dr. Ackerman currently serves on reviewer for the Rosalynn Carter Institute on Caregiving’s Caregivers Book 9 of the RCI Expert Series on Caregiving , Psychology of Women Quarterly;FamilyRelations; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Consulting and Counseling Psychology; Journal of Marriage and Family; Professional Psychology: Research & Practice; Sex Roles ; and Women & Therapy.

Currently, Dr. Ackerman’s research includes health disparities and treatment options experienced by women, and multimodal biofeedback and neuropsychological rehabilitation, People of Color with Disabilities, stress and trauma experienced by Women of Color and Women with Disabilities, and increasing community awareness about victims of violence and disabilities from head injuries.

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