• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Educational History:

B.A., Psychology, Boston College
M.A., Psychology, Tufts University
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Boston University

Clinical Interests/Program Development:
Academic Skills Assessment Clinic
Personality testing and evaluations combining neuropsychological and personality testing
Individual psychotherapeutic treatment for patients within the Concussion Clinic

Brief Narrative:
Dr. Heffernan joined the Cognitive Neurology Unit as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in 2001. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Boston College, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Tufts University and Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Her internship in Clinical Psychology and two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neuropsychology were completed through Harvard Medical School and The Cambridge Hospital. She has served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts-Boston and as treasurer on the board of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. Her clinical expertise is in both Neuropsychology and Psychology, and she conducts both Neuropsychological evaluations and Personality Testing for patients with diverse neurological and psychological conditions. She developed and conducts assessments through the Academic Skills Assessment Program and provides treatment to patients through the Concussion Clinic. In addition she is actively involved in supervising graduate-level pre-doctoral neuropsychology trainees within the Cognitive Neurology Unit.

Research Interests:
Neurocognitive deficits and psychological functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorders