About Dr. Jurick

Dr. Jurick is a licensed clinical psychologist with highly specialized training in neuropsychology. Her clinical expertise includes neuropsychological assessment across the adult lifespan for many conditions including mild cognitive impairment and dementia, concussion/traumatic brain injury, stroke, autoimmune disorders, cancer, ADHD, learning disorders, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder). She strives to deliver useful and individually-tailored feedback to patients and their loved ones regarding their neuropsychological assessment results. She also has experience providing various treatments including cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Her treatment experience informs the framework in which she conveys education regarding brain health and guides patients in their pursuit to optimize their everyday functioning given their unique strengths, weaknesses, and goals.

Her clinical experiences include outpatient assessment and therapy clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, and specialty clinics such as a Traumatic Brain Injury Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, UC San Diego, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to clinical work, she has a strong program of research evaluating correlates of long-term neuropsychological and other health outcomes in military and non-military populations with neurotrauma and neurodegenerative conditions. She is also very interested in developing and disseminating holistic treatments targeted at boosting cognitive and physical health.

“I strive to provide strong clinical care by understanding the unique needs and concerns of each individual. I believe that physical and mental health are intertwined and I take a holistic approach when trying to pinpoint the underlying causes of cognitive difficulties and generate treatment recommendations. I love sharing my knowledge of the brain and collaboratively brainstorming strategies to improve thinking abilities in daily life. There is no greater reward than being able to help people meet their goals and lead a meaningful life.”

Education and Experience:

License and Certifications:
CA License PSY31660

Formal Training and Education:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship with a Specialization in Neuropsychology
VA San Diego Healthcare System/UC San Diego

Psychological Internship with a Specialization in Neuropsychology
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Neuropsychology Track
San Diego State University/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Master’s in Clinical Psychology (MS)
San Diego State University/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Bachelor’s in Psychology (BA)
University of California, San Diego

Professional Memberships:
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
American Psychological Association (APA) Division 40