Dr. Herz’s Vita

Abbreviated Vita*

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Gordon I. Herz, PhD

Forward Psychology Group, LLC

2921 Landmark Place, Suite 215

Madison, WI 53713

(608) 301-5212

Licensed Psychologist, WI License #1715


1992: Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, sub-specialty area, clinical neuropsychology; Memphis State University (University of Memphis), Memphis, Tennessee

1986 – 1987: American Psychological Association approved internship in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Health Care Psychology; University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin; Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychiatry

1985: M.S., Psychology, sub-specialty area, clinical neuropsychology; Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee

1978: M.A., Communication Science with emphasis in Interpersonal Communication; College of Human Learning and Development, Governor’s State University, Park Forest South, Illinois

1975: B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Political Science major


2003 – Present: Independent practice and founder, Forward Psychology Group, LLC

1993 – 2002: Independent practice, Mental Health Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, 53715

1992 – 2000: Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Services, Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

1987 – 1992: Psychologist Associate, Brain Trauma Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


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Herz, G. (1991). Efficacy of computer-assisted cognitive skills training for brain-injured adults.  Doctoral Dissertation, Memphis State University.

Rozensky, R. H., Feldman Honor, L., Rasinski, K., Tovian, S. M., & Herz, G. I. (1986). Paper-and-pencil versus computer-administered MMPIs:  A comparison of  patients’ attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 2, 111-116.

Herz, G. (1985). Multivariate prediction of surgical outcome in chronic low back pain.  Master’s Thesis, Memphis State University.

Rozensky, R. H., Feldman Honor, L., Tovian, S. M., Herz, G., & Holland, M. (1985). Tolerance of pain by cancer patients in hyperthermia treatment.  Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 3, 75-81.

Harasymiw, S. J., McKian, P.M., and Herz, G. I. (1983).  Comparative analysis of MMPI Form R and MMPI-168 profiles in low back pain patients. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 15, 147-153.


2002: “Improving Your Memory” – Seminar/Workshop, March and September, City of Madison Organizational Development and Training Department

2002: “Lazy Person’s Guide to Relaxation” – Invited talk, Oakwood Village

2001: “Tips for Improving Your Memory” – Invited address, City of Madison, Employee Assistance Program

2001: “Tips for a Mental Health Tune-Up” – Invited talk, Oakwood Village, Madison, Wisconsin

2001: “Coping with Difficult Families” – Invited staff in-service training, Middleton Village, Middleton, Wisconsin

2000: “Biological, Psychosocial and Vocational Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury” – Invited lecture, University of Wisconsin Rehabilitation Psychology Department course

2000: “Depression or Just the Blues?” – Invited in-service training, State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce Employee Assistance Program, Madison, Wisconsin and Middleton Village, Middleton, Wisconsin

2000: “Mental Health and Aging” – Invited in-service training, City View Nursing Home, Madison, Wisconsin

1999: “The Seven Minute Neurocognitive Screen” – Invited address, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s and Memory Diagnostic Centers Coalition First Annual Conference, Spring Green, Wisconsin

1999, 2000: “Mind/body, Stress, and Stress Management” – Invited address, Department of Regulation and Licensing and Department of Commerce, Madison, Wisconsin

1998: “Neuropsychological Factors in Determining Fitness to Drive” – Invited address, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

1997: “Neuropsychological factors predicting safe driving after brain injury” – Paper presentation, Meriter Hospital PM&R Annual Fall Conference

1997: “Brain Injury Clinical Management Guideline” – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Quarterly In service, Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

1997: “Integration of Neurocognitive Screening with Functional Measures and In-Vehicle Assessment to Assist in Making Decisions About Return to Driving After Brain Injury” – Herz & Becker, Paper presentation, Midwest Neuropsychology Group Annual Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin

1996: “Psychosocial and Community Re-Integration Outcome After Day Rehabilitation in a Mixed Diagnostic Population” – Herz, McComish, Hunter, Hall & Best, Paper presentation, “Community Reintegration after Brain Injury: Memory, Development & Behavior”, Tenth Annual Conference, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Washington, DC


2012:  Elected President-Elect Designate/President for 2013/2014, APA Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice

2011 – 2012 – Member, APA Council of Representatives, representing APA Division 42

2008 – 2010:  Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors, APA Division 42

2006 – 2009: Chair, Meriter Hospital Psychology Section

2005 – 2008: Internet Editor, APA Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice — Division 42

2004 – 2006: Board Member, National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers — The National Coalition

2000 – 2002: Chair, Meriter Hospital Psychology Section Executive  Committee

1998 – 2000: Vice Chair, Meriter Hospital Psychology Section Executive Committee

1996 – 2000: Board Member, Preferred Mental Health Professionals, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin; elected Vice President, May 1997

1995 – Present: Psychology Subcommittee Member appointed to Chair, United Credentials Committee, Madison Hospitals

1994 – Present: Hospital Privileges: Allied Health Professional in the Department of Psychiatry/Psychology, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and Consulting Staff Member, Department of Allied Health Professionals, Psychology, Meriter Hospital, Madison Wisconsin

1993 – 1998: Facilitator, “Young Adult Stroke Survivors’ Support Group,” Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin

1993 – 2005: Listed, National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, #42670

1993 – Present: Member, American Psychological Association

1993 – Present: Member, APA Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology.

2001-Present:  Member, APA Division 42, Independent Practice

1993 – 2000: Member, International Neuropsychological Society

1993 – Present: Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology

1992 – 2002: Member, Wisconsin Psychological Association

1992 – Present: Member, Wisconsin Brain Trauma Association and National Head Injury Foundation

1992 – Present: Member, Midwest Neuropsychology Group

1992 – Present: Licensed Psychologist, State of Wisconsin; License #1715

1984 – 1986: Board Member, Mid-South Head Trauma Association, Memphis, Tennessee

1984 – 1985: Licensed Psychological Examiner, State of Tennessee, License #PE 1086

*This is an abbreviated version of Dr. Herz’s vita for this web site.  Please email Dr. Herz if you would like the complete version.