Micheal Shafer, Ph.D.
Micheal Shafer Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of people with dementia. Dr. Shafer holds multiple teaching positions in the Michigan State University School of Medicine in the departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology.
Dr. Shafer lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and research issues, and has conducted numerous trainings for physicians about medication utilization and mechanisms of actions, particularly for those used to treat Alzheimer's Disease. His primary research/clinical interests include the assessment of neuropsychological disorders (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Alzheimer’s) and the study of localized brain functioning. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Shafer provided hospital-based counseling services and conducted research at the University of Maryland Medical School.
Dr. Shafer earned his M.A. degree in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology from the University of North Texas.
Financial: Micheal Shafer Ph.D. has an employment relationship with Michigan State University School of Medicine in the departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology. Dr. Shafer is a staff psychologist at PAR Rehab Services. He conducts trainings and lectures nationally. Dr. Shafer receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Micheal Shafer Ph.D. is a board member of the Michigan Rehabilitation & Research Corporation (MRRC) and a Chapter Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Assocation. Dr. Shafer holds professional memberships in the Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40, APA), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).