About dr. aldrich chan and his Team
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Dr. Chan is a Neuropsychologist, author of the award winning book Reassembling Models of Reality published in the prestigious Interpersonal Neurobiology Series and founder of the Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness (CNC), a practice in Miami, Florida that provides neuropsychological and psychological services. In addition to his practice, he was sought out to teach as an Adjunct Professor for the Doctoral program (rank #5 Best Psy.D. program) and Masters (rank #1, Best Online Masters program) at Pepperdine University. In the Masters program, he is acting as Course Lead (i.e. course design, teaching, and management of other professors ). His lectures cover the fields of neuropsychology, psychotherapy, consciousness, affective neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology, and cognitive psychology.
During his time at University of Miami, he conducted research on Alzheimers and personally led research on the Default Mode Network (DMN) and trauma exploring correlations between neuroimaging data to novel and existing neuropsychological instruments. His dissertation was on the impact of PTSD on the DMN and he has publications on topics including Alzheimer’s Disease, memory, imagination, psychotherapy, mindfulness, play and creativity. He has had a diverse array of clinical experiences across the lifespan. For more information re: treatment populations, please refer to the services section.
He received his doctorate from Pepperdine University. He has trained/worked at several institutions, including:
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine (2 years) : Top 50 Medical Schools in U.S.
Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital (1 year) : World-renowned Level 1 trauma center in U.S.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (1 year) : Top 10 Best Hospitals in the U.S.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2 years) : #1 Children's Hospital in the West
Union Rescue Mission (3 years)
West Los Angeles Community Mental Health Clinic (2 years)
Positive Alternatives for Youth (1 year)
Dr. Chan was born in Canada, raised in Costa Rica, and has lived in Hong Kong, Seattle, Ottawa, and Los Angeles with his current residency in Miami, Fl. Dr. Chan was granted a green card on account of "exceptional abilities" being deemed of national interest. He speaks three languages and can practice in English and Spanish. Outside his formal training experience, he was mentored by two founders of the field Interpersonal Neurobiology: the prolific UCLA trained Psychologist Louis Cozolino and acclaimed, best selling author/Psychiatrist Dan Siegel. Dan Siegel, M.D. received his medical degree from Harvard University and is the co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, where Dr. Chan worked at for multiple years. Dr. Chan has been practicing meditation for over 10 years.
Social Media References
University of Miami (2017) Post-Doctoral Researcher receives funding to study PTSD and Unique Brain Functions, Brainstorms, Q4, p. 3-4.
Ryder Trauma Center (2018) Honorable mention
Author: Chan, A (2021) Reassembling Models of Reality: Theory and Clinical Practice. W. W. Norton, New York, NY. Fwd by Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., Awd: Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. (a recipient of 2023 Nautilus Book Awards)
Publications by Dr. Chan (click on titles to download pdf)
Chan, A., Cozolino, L., & Siegel D.J. (2024, in progress). Perception and cognition. In B. Kaplan & W. Sadock (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Tenth edition. New York: Williams and Wilkins
Chan A, Northoff G, Karasik R, Ouyang J and Williams K (2022) in Stapleton, P. B., Baumann, O., & Church, D. (Eds.) (2022).The future of psychology: Approaches to enhance
therapeutic outcomes. Frontiers Media S.A. https://doi.org/doi: 10.3389/978-2-83251-265-4
Chan A (2022) On the Science of Psychotherapy in the 21st Century. Edited by Richard Hill and Matthew Dahlitz, The Science of Psychotherapy, July 100th issue.
Chan A, Northoff G, Karasik R, Ouyang J and Williams K (2022) Flights and Perchings of the BrainMind: A Temporospatial Approach to Psychotherapy. Front. Psychol. 13:828035. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.828035
Curiel, R., Loewenstein, D., Rosselli, M., Pina, D., Adjouadi, M., Bauer, R., Chan, A, DeKosky, S., Golde, T., Greif-Custo, M., Penate, A., Duara, R. (2019) A cognitive stress test for prodromal Alzheimer's disease: Multiethnic generalizability. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 11, 550-559
Chan, A., Siegel, D. (2017) Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy: Play and the Default Mode: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Self and Creativity. Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, 39 – 50
Curiel, R., Loewenstein, D., Chan, A., Crocco, E., Raffo, A., Penate, A., Melo, J. (2017) Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Stress Test is Related to Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Signature Regions on MRI. Biological Psychiatry, 81: S1-S139
Chan, A. (2016) The Fragmentation of Self and Others: The role of the Default Mode Network in PTSD (Doctoral Dissertation), Proquest, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA.
D’Angiulli, A., Runge, M., Faulker, A., Zakizadeh, J., Chan, A., Morcos, S. (2013) Vividness of visual imagery and incidental recall of verbal cues, phenomenological availability reflects long term memory accessibility, Frontiers in Psychology, Vol. 4 (1).
Chan, A (2012) Review of Imagine that: Studies in Imagined Interactions, Journal of Imagination, Cognition and Personality, Vol. 32 (1) 95-100
Rodriguez, I., Capovani, M., Chan, A., Hernandez-Cardenache, R. (2017) Is Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) a Risk Factor for Dementia? A Closer Look from Neuropsychological Perspective. Poster presented at National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), 37th Annual Conference. Boston, MA.
Myott, M., Ortega, A., Modesto, M., Curiel, R., Raffo, A., Chan, A., Penate, A., Melo, J., Crocco, E., Loewenstein, D. (2017). Culturally Sensitive Neuropsychological Assessment of Early Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association 125th annual convention, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Division. Washington, D.C.
Leal, G., Chan, A., Ireland, S. (2016) Neuropsychological Sequelae of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis in a 15 Year-Old Hispanic Female. Poster presented at National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), 36th Annual Conference. Seattle, Washington.
Private Practice: Neuropsychological Evaluations, Psychotherapy, Cognitive Remediation, Education
Adjunct Professor for Pepperdine University
Workshops for Clinicians
Beginning education SAGE program for community
Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness Education Team
Ryan Karasik, M.A.: is at Pepperdine University, studying for his Doctorate in Psychology.
He aspires to become a clinical psychologist, with the ultimate goal of relieving
as much unnecessary suffering in the world as possible. He also works as a behavioral therapist
for children with developmental disabilities.
Jason Ouyang, M.A. hopes to help others in the future as a clinical psychologist
utilizing principles in recovery models and integration. He has previously worked as a
CARE program facilitator and Registered Behavior Technician and currently teaches.
Aaliyah Jones, B.S.: is at Pepperdine University, studying for her Master's in Psychology.
She aspires to be a clinical psychologist and one day open her clinical practice. She's motivated
to help the Black community, especially Black women, by eliminating the stigma around mental
health - empowering the community with tools to prosper in life.
Kristina Nguyen, B.A.: is at Pepperdine University, studying for her Master's in Psychology.
She has interned at National Alliance on Mental Illness O.C., a non-profit dedicated to mental
health. She has also worked as a behavioral therapist for children with autism. She aspires to
become a clinical neuropsychologist.
Sophia Basso, B.A.: is at Pepperdine University studying for her Master’s in Psychology.
Sophia has experience working with children and their families, having volunteered with a child
advocacy center in Richmond, VA. She plans to pursue a Doctorate in Psychology to become a
Clinical Neuropsychologist to continue assisting families in need.
Nadine Robertson, M.D.: received her medical degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Her future residency will prepare her to become an eminent Psychiatrist.
Kayla Garrison, M.A.: She completed an undergrad internship at St. John's Regional Medical Center and previously worked as a Behavioral Health Technician with kids with developmental disabilities.
Sydney Sroka, M.A.: Recently, she received the title ‘Queen Ms. Ambassador Golden World,’ and aspires to speak as an advocate for the mentally ill, and reduce the stigma in stereotypization of mental health in the mass media.
Kate Williams, M.A.: Aspires to become a Clinical Psychologist, pursuing a career with primary focus in clinical work and research for psychotic disorders, Alzheimer’s, and dementia in Neuropsychology.