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EDUCATION

2007 – 2009

Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (APPCN member)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL

2007

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (APA approved)

Clinical Neuropsychology Track

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

(formerly Finch University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School)

Dissertation Project: Structural Characteristics of Cognition in Late Life and its Relationship to Functional Capacity

2006 – 2007

Clinical Psychology Internship (APA approved)

Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Psychology Service, Chicago, IL

2003

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

Finch University of Health Sciences / The Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL

Thesis Project: Effects of Expressive Writing on Cognitive Processing in Men with Prostate Cancer

1996

Bachelor of Music Therapy with Honors in Music Therapy

Minor in Psychology

Summa Cum Laude

Radford University, Radford, VA

Senior Project: Effects of Music Listening on Spatial Reasoning Ability

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

2010 – present

Licensed Psychologist – Texas

License # 35048

 

2009 – 2012

Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Illinois

License # 071.007641

 

1997 – 2007

Board Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

2017 – 2018

Leadership ISD Civic Voices Fellowship

Tarrant County (Fort Worth), TX

 

2011 – present

American Red Cross Basic Life Support for healthcare providers

 

2007

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Clinical Training

Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

 

2001

Training in Neurologic Music Therapy

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 

CLINICAL AND EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

2011 – present

Neuropsychologist (staff)

Specialty populations: Pediatric stroke, concussion, demyelinating disorders, cardiac defects, and chromosomal abnormalities

Cook Children’s Medical Center, Neurosciences Department, Fort Worth, TX

 

2009 – 2010

Neuropsychologist (private practice)

Specialization: Developmental neuropsychology

Independent contractor with:

Michigan Avenue Neuropsychologists, Chicago and Wilmette, IL

Neurobehavioral Associates, Orland Park and Lake Barrington, IL

 

2007 – 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology

Specialization: Pediatric neuropsychology

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Lisa D. Stanford, PhD, ABPP-CN

 

2006 – 2007

Intern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Adult neuropsychology

Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Psychology Service, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Linda Wetzel, PhD, ABPP-CN

 

2005 – 2006

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Pediatric psychotherapy

Lutheran General Hospital Counseling Center, Park Ridge, IL

Supervisor: Anne P. Montague, PhD

 

2003 – 2004

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Pediatric neuropsychology

Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Supervisors: Kira Armstrong, PhD, ABPP-CN & I. Casey Smet, PhD

 

2002 – 2003

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Forensic neuropsychology

Isaac Ray Forensic Group, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Diane S. Goldstein, PhD, ABPP-CN

Special training: Mental Health Law course (Instructor: S. Jan Brakel, J.D.)

 

2001 – 2006

Neuropsychology Technician

Lutheran General Hospital and Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

 

2000 – 2002

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specializations: Cognitive assessment and rehabilitation psychology

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Psychology, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Linda Laatsch, PhD

 

2001 – 2002

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Adult and pediatric psychotherapy

Niles Family Services, Niles, IL

Supervisor: Jan Syslo, PhD

 

2000

Extern in Clinical Psychology

Specialization: Adult inpatient psychotherapy

Elgin Mental Health Center, Elgin, IL

Supervisor: Peter Demuth, PsyD

 

1997 – 1999

Music Therapist

TriCare Behavioral Health Centers, Kingsport and Bristol, TN

1996 – 1997

Activities Therapist

Indian Path Medical Center and Indian Path Pavilion, Kingsport, TN

 

1995 – 1996

Intern in Music Therapy

Specialization: Pediatric music therapy

William Patrick Day Early Childhood Center, Cleveland, OH

Supervisor: Jacquie Dimmick, MA, MT-BC

 

1995 – 1996

Music Specialist

Camp Virginia Jaycee, Blue Ridge, VA

 

LEADERSHIP/COMMITTEE/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2017 – present

Fort Worth Independent School District Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

 

2014 – 2016

Neurosciences Family Advisory Council staff member

Cook Children’s Medical Center

 

2013 – present

Fort Worth Independent School District parent volunteer

2007 – 2009

Ethics Committee visiting member

University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center

 

2006 – 2009

Government Relations Chair, Illinois Association for Music Therapy

AMTA/CBMT State Recognition Task Force, Illinois Chair

 

2007 – 2008

Office for the Protection of Research Subjects

Committee on the Decisionally Impaired in Research

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

2005 – 2006

Campus Representative for the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Advocacy Coordinating Team

 

2001 – 2005

Court Appointed Special Advocate

Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, IL

 

1994 – 1995

President, Eta Upsilon chapter

1993 – 1994

Recording Secretary, Eta Upsilon chapter

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women

 

AWARDS / HONORS

2006

National Endowment for the Arts Student Travel Stipend

 

1995

Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women

Sword of Honor

College Honor Certificate

 

1993

  1. Thayer Gaston Writing Competition National Winner

Research Title: A Comparison of Personality Type and Musical Preference

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2008

Neuroanatomy Series

Course Coordinator and Presenter

University of Illinois at Chicago

 

1996 – 1997

Music Teacher

Creative Learning Center preschool, Bristol, VA

 

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Morton, C.H. (2014). Cognitive, behavioral and emotional effects of concussion in children and adolescents

Grand Rounds presentation at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft Worth, TX

http://av.cookchildrens.org/media/morton090914/

 

Morton, C.H. (2014 & 2012). Cognitive and Academic Issues in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Support group presentation at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Ft Worth, TX

 

Kelfer, H. & Morton, C.H. (2011). Concussion update

Presentation at Cook Children’s SPORTS Symposium, Ft Worth, TX

 

Morton, C.H., (2009). Medical Decision-Making in Children and Adolescents: Cognitive, Legal, and Ethical Considerations

Ethics Grand Rounds presentation at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

 

Morton, C.H., Woodard, J.L., Shannon, K.D., & Gould, F. (2004). Practice Effects and Neuropsychological Change: A Comparison of Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Elderly

Paper presentation at the International Neuropsychological Society national meeting in Baltimore, MD and the Midwest Neuropsychology Group regional meeting in Evanston, IL.

 

Morton, C.H. (2002). Neuroanatomy and Brain Function: The Basics for Understanding Neurological Research in Music

Workshop presentation at the American Music Therapy Association national meeting in Atlanta, GA.

 

Bair, J.P., Morton, C.H., & Rodriguez, G. (2002). Music to Enhance Learning in Groups of Combat Veterans

Workshop presentation at the Illinois Group Psychotherapy Society meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Morton, C. H. (1996). Music Activities for Young Children

Community presentation, Cleveland, OH

 

ORIGINAL ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Morton, C.H., (2006). Amazing grace. Voices, 42, 49-53.

 

Zakowski, S.G., Ramati, A., Morton, C., Johnson, P., & Flanigan, R. (2004). Written emotional

disclosure buffers the effects of social constraints on distress among cancer patients.

Health Psychology, 23, 555-563.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Morton, C.H., Ruocco, A.C. Shanahan, M.A., Voss, M., Stanford, L.D. (2009). Personality disorder assessment in the differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in adults.

Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Chicago, IL.

 

Morton, C.H., Shanahan, M.A., Kopald, B., Strickland, J.P.M., Stanford, L.D. (2009). Relationship between parental report of executive functioning using the BRIEF and child performance on the TEA-Ch. 

Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society national meeting in Atlanta, GA.

 

Shanahan, M.A., Morton, C.H., Kopald, B., Strickland, J.P.M., Stanford, L.D. (2009). The relationship between written expression and executive dysfunction in ADHD.

Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society national meeting in Atlanta, GA.

 

Morton, C.H., Dorflinger, J., Stanford, L.D. (2007). Use of the ADOS in differential diagnosis of language versus autism spectrum disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 416-417.

Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology meeting in Denver, CO.

 

Morton, C.H., Woodard, J.L., Martin, P. Miller, & Poon, L. (2007). Are Men Super-Survivors?

Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society meeting in Portland, OR.

 

Morton, C.H., Woodard, J.L., Martin, P. Miller, S.L., Davey, A., & Poon, L. (2006). Factor structure of the Severe Impairment Battery.

Poster presented at the Southeastern Regional Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Lexington, KY and the Midwest Neuropsychology Group meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Morton, C.H., Woodard, J.L., Dux, M.C., & Pica, A.A. (2005). Performance variations related to number of task trials on a computer-based neuropsychological measure. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 19, 153.

Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology national meeting in Minneapolis, MN and paper presented at the Midwest Neuropsychology Group regional meeting in Madison, WI, May 2004.

 

Dux, M.C., Woodard, J.L., Morton, C.H., & Pica, A.A. (2005). Indexes of testing variability as measures of effortful performance in computer-based testing. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 19, 149.

Poster presented at American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Pica, A.A., Woodard, J.L., & Morton, C.H. (2005).The impact of executive functioning and information processing efficiency on semantic clustering during delayed and immediate recall trials of the HVLT-R.

Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society meeting in St. Louis, MO.

 

Morton, C.H. & Laatsch, L.K. (2002). Case example: A CRT – psychotherapeutic approach with a school-age child. Rehabilitation Psychology, 47, 374.

Poster presented at the American Psychological Association meeting in Chicago, IL.

 

Zakowski, S.G., Ramati, A., & Morton, C.H. (2002). Who benefits from emotional expression:

An examination of personality difference among cancer patients.

Poster presented at International Congress of Behavioral Medicine meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

 

Zakowski, S.G., Ramati, A., Morton, C.H., Felch, N., Flanigan, R., Garrett, S., & Johnson, P. (2002). Individual differences moderate the effects of an emotional disclosure intervention on distress in cancer patients.

Poster presented at Society of Behavioral Medicine meeting in Washington, D.C.

 

Zakowski, S.G., Morton, C.H., Ramati, A., & Felch, N. (2002). Expressive writing moderates the effects of negative social interaction on distress in cancer patients.

Poster presented at the American Psychosomatic Society Meeting in Barcelona, Spain.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2009

Postdoctoral research projects include differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and psychiatric conditions in adults, pediatric language disorders, assessment of attention

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Lisa D. Stanford, PhD, ABPP-CN

 

2005 – 2006

Sub-investigator, “Divalproex Sodium Extended-Release Tablets for Migraine Prophylaxis in Adolescents: An Open-Label, Long-Term Study”

Lutheran General Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Principal Investigator: Nishant Shah, MD

 

2003 – 2007

Research Assistant, Projects included the NIA-funded Georgia Centenarian Study, sports concussions, computer-based testing

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Supervisor: John L. Woodard, PhD

 

1999 – 2003

Research Assistant, Projects included emotional expression and health in cancer patients

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

Supervisor: Sandra Zakowski, PhD

1993 – 1995

Music therapy student, Projects included cognitive effects of music listening and influence of personality type on music preference

Radford University, Radford, VA

Supervisor: Joseph Scartelli, PhD

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS AND MEDIA

Morton, C.H. (2017). Featured speaker at March for Science – Fort Worth

 

Morton, C.H. (2014). A Stroke at Birth (four-part series)

http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/en-us/a-stroke-at-birth-1/

http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/en-us/stroke-at-birth/

http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/stroke-at-birth-3/

http://www.checkupnewsroom.com/stroke-at-birth-4/

 

Morton, C.H. (1997). Music Therapy feature broadcast on the WJHL-TV evening news, Johnson City, TN.