I received my BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MA in Psychological Research from San Francisco State University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco. I completed pre-doctoral training at the Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, in Neuropsychology Services at the Northport VA Medical Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship in schizophrenia research at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.
I am an adult research psychologist whose primary research focus is on the evaluation of neurocognition, clinical symptoms, and functional outcomes of individuals with psychosis, and the effects of neuroscience-informed cognitive training exercises. Within the department, I am Director of Assessment for the Vinogradov Lab where I provide training and supervision of behavioral assessments for studies of cognitive training and measurement-based care.
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Dr. Fisher's main research area centers around assessing neurocognition, clinical manifestations, and the practical results observed in individuals with psychosis. Additionally, she explores the impacts of cognitive training exercises rooted in neuroscience. Within the department, Dr. Fisher holds the role of Director of Assessment for the Vinogradov Lab. In this capacity, she offers guidance and oversight for behavioral assessments linked to cognitive training studies and measurement-driven care.
Dr. Fisher's clinical interests include the effects of cognitive training and assessments delivered remotely; the implementation of measurement-based care and cognitive training in clinics that specialize in early intervention services for individuals with psychosis; clinics that provide specialized care for pregnant women and mothers with and without emotional distress; and the development of cognitive assessments that have relevance to the unique challenges and performance metrics of military populations.