Dr. Jay Seitz is a practicing neuropsychologist in specializing in clinical neuropsychology with children, adolescents, adults, and late-age adults. He has been licensed in New York for the professional practice of psychology since 1991. Dr. Seitz has additional training in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), REBT (rational-emotive behavioral therapy), biofeedback and pain management, and neurocognitive rehabilitation for patients who have suffered damage to the brain. He was previously on the doctoral and graduate faculties of Adelphi University and the undergraduate and graduate faculties of New York University and City University of New York (tenured 2001).
Diseases and Disorders Treated:
Dr. Seitz performs neuropsychological and neurocognitive evaluations and treats individuals with central nervous system disorders including problems with attention and concentration (ADHD), memory impairment, cognitive processing and language disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (OCD), autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), intellective and learning disorders, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy and seizure disorders, dementia and mild cognitive impairment (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia), frontal lobe disorders and executive control dysfunctions, genetic and chromosomal syndromes (e.g., Fragile-X, Down's Syndrome), CNS infections, and exposure to environmental toxins in utero.
Dr. Seitz is currently writing a book on the evolution of intelligence in hominins from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. He has published on the use and misuse of projective testing in children, the bodily basis of thought; the embodied nature of musical performance; the cognitive and educational value of modern dance and ballet; the role of the brain in spatial-temporal thinking; the political and cultural constraints on human creative behavior; as well as the neural, evolutionary, cognitive, and developmental origins of human creative thought.
Involvement in the Arts
Dr. Seitz has a longstanding and strong interest in the arts. He was vice president of the Board of Directors of the newly founded American Dance Museum (ADaM) and previously on the Board of Directors of the Dalcroze School of Music (now part of Lucy Moses School), both in New York City. Dr. Seitz has formerly studied both music (contrabass, piano) and dance (choreography).
Dr. Seitz has a Ph.D., M.Phil., & M.A. from the Graduate School/City University of New York; a M.A. from the New School for Social Research; and a A.B. in psychology from Rutgers College with minors in biology, philosophy, and music. He has additional training in clinical neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute (supervisors: Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN; Joan Borod, Ph.D., ABPP-CN). Internship: Developmental Disabilities Center, St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital; Residencies: CCMHC/Staten Island Mental Health Society/Richmond Hospital, South Beach Psychiatric Center, Department of Psychiatry/Harlem Hospital Center.