BIOGRAPHY – Dr Jay Seitz Dr Jay Seitz is a practicing neuropsychologist in Manhattan specializing in clinical neuropsychology with children, adolescents, adults, and late-age adults. He has been licensed in New York for the professional practice of psychology since 1991. He has additional training in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), REBT (rational-emotive behavioral therapy), biofeedback and pain management, and neurocognitive rehabilitation for patients who have suffered damage to the brain. He was previously on the doctoral and graduate faculties of Adelphi University and the undergraduate and graduate faculties of New York University and City University of New York (CUNY, tenured 2001). Dr Seitz is currently writing a book on the evolution of intelligence in hominins from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. He has published on the use and misuse of projective testing in children, the bodily basis of thought; the embodied nature of musical performance; the cognitive and educational value of modern dance and ballet; the role of the brain in spatial-temporal thinking; the political and cultural constraints on human creative behavior; the neural, evolutionary, cognitive, and developmental origins of human creative thought; as well as the nature of human intelligence and the underlying architecture of the human brain that supports it. Dr Seitz has a longstanding and strong interest in the arts. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the newly founded American Dance Museum (ADaM) and also on the Board of Directors of the Dalcroze School of Music (now part of Lucy Moses School), both in New York City. He has formerly studied both music (contrabass, piano) and dance (choreography). Diagnosis, Assessment & Evaluation Neuropsychological assessment works to create a profile of an individual's strengths and weaknesses by gathering various forms of information: Assessment data; spouse, parent, teacher, and physician information; medical and psychiatric history, as well as clinical observations. During the assessment some of the following areas of functioning may be addressed: • Intelligence, reasoning, and higher-order cognitive abilities • Motor functioning & visuospatial abilities • Social and adaptive skills • Language • Memory & learning • Attention and regulation of behavior • Organizational and planning skills The tests are noninvasive and differ from brain imaging techniques such as computerized axial tomography (CAT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in that they require the individual to make use of their brain on a variety of tasks to see how the brain is functioning in real time. Personality is also assessed, along with an evaluation of psychosocial stressors at work, home, and school. A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment often requires several hours that may span more than one day. Appointments may be scheduled to accommodate work or school schedules. Neuropsychological Report The scope of the evaluation is determined during the initial clinical interview. An evaluation may address a specific need requested by your primary care provider; by a hospital, school, or clinic; or other health care provider. Evaluations are frequently tailored to meet the following kinds of requirements: • Diagnostic testing for brain injury, tumors, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia. ADHD, LD, autistic spectrum disorders or other neurological disorders • Accommodations for Clinical Board Certifications/Bar testing for law license, college & graduate level entrance examinations such as the SAT, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and the like • Educational transitions (e.g., promotion from 4th to 5th grade) • School readiness evaluations • Disability evaluations, Worker's Compensation Board evaluations, neurocognitive evaluations, mental status evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, bariatric surgery evaluations, and the evaluation and assessment of medically unexplained psychosomatic disorders
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Dr Jay Seitz is a warm, caring, and compassionate doctor who will help you move forward in your life and alleviate your concerns as quickly as possible. Dr Jay Seitz treats many kinds of disorders including brain-based injuries, pain and musculoskeletal disorders that affect your psychological and physical health, and central nervous system disorders (e.g., anxiety spectrum disorders; OCD spectrum disorders). He performs neuropsychological workups on children, adolescents, adults, and late-age adults, neurobehavioral status exams, and neurocognitive rehabilitation.
Treatment recommendations may include cognitive-behavioral therapy to address issues of anxiety or depression, behavior therapy for selective sound sensitivity, neurocognitive rehabilitation to address memory or reasoning abilities, and lifestyle changes. The latter may include an exercise program or plan, stress-reduction techniques, bibliotherapy (reading an article or book germane to your condition), to name a few.
Dr. Seitz does not have any board certifications listed.
ADHD and-or ADD
Acquired Brain Injuries
Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Benign Multiple Sclerosis
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Familial Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Presenile Dementia, Kraepelin Type
Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Pre-School Neuropsychological Assessment
Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation
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Felony conviction relating to health care fraud(2/23/2016)
Action Taken: Surrender
Summary: Seitz, Jay A PhD: License # 010816: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The psychologist admitted to charges of having been convicted under Federal law of Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Health Care Fraud; Mail Fraud; and Health Care Fraud, all felonies; and under New York State law of two counts of Stalking in the 3rd Degree, both class A misdemeanors; and one count of Menacing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor. ACTION TAKEN: The New York State Office of the Professions accepted the psychologist's license SURRENDER.
State: New York
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Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
The Graduate Center/City University Of New York
Medical School | Graduated 1987
The Graduate School/New School For Social Research
Medical School | Graduated 1981
St Luke's Roosevelt Hosp Ctr
Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
South Beach Psychiatric Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Staten Island Mh Society
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Albert Ellis Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
Fielding Graduate Institute
Other Education | Completed 2006
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