Todd Gorske, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Outpatient Neuropsychology

Dr. Tad Gorske is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Outpatient Neuropsychology in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. at West Virginia University in Counseling Psychology. He completed his internship in the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed a joint Post Doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Addiction Medicine at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA.

He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology where he teaches course in counseling and addiction. He has also taught courses in experimental design and neuroscience. Dr. Gorske has lectured both nationally and internationally on topics related to neuropsychology, Motivational Interviewing, and counseling methods. He has been an invited speaker to national and international organizations such as the Australian Psychological Society, Uppsala and Stockholm Universities in Sweden, The American Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.


Specialized Areas of Interest
Dr. Gorske’s clinical interests include traumatic and acquired brain injuries. He also has experience and expertise in geriatric assessment, psychiatric disorders, and other neurological diseases. His research interests include neuropsychology, counseling methods, psychiatric and neurological diseases

Board Certifications
Licensed Psychologist, PA

Professional Organization Membership
American Psychological Association
Pennsylvania Psychological Association
Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Education & Training
BA, Psychology, California State University, 1989
MEd, Counseling, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
PhD, Psychology, West Virginia University, 1999
Post Graduate Training, Clinical Neuropsychology, Western Psychiatric Institute, 2000

Research Activities
Dr. Gorske has been an investigator and co-investigator on NIH funded research projects including his own career development award, “Effects of Cognitive Test Feedback on Patient Adherence (DA017273-01A1).” This work led to the publication of Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment, of which Dr. Gorske is first author. He has published in chapters and peer reviewed journals on topics related to neuropsychology, mental health, addiction, and Motivational Interviewing.

Selected Publications
Gorske, T., Srebalus, D., & Walls, R. (2003). Adolescents in Residential Settings: Characteristics and Treatment Outcome. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol.25 (4), 317-326.

Douaihy, A.B., Jou, R.J., Gorske, T., & Salloum, I.M. (2003). Triple diagnosis: Dual diagnosis and HIV disease. The AIDS Reader. Vol. 13, No. 7, 331 – 341.

Douaihy, A.B., Jou, R.J., Gorske, T., & Salloum, I.M. (2003). Triple diagnosis: Dual diagnosis and HIV disease, Part 2. The AIDS Reader. Vol. 13, No. 8, 375 – 382.

Gorske, T., Daley, D., Yenerall, E., Morrow, L. (2006) Neuropsychological functioning and employment status in a Welfare to Work Sample. Applied Neuropsychology, Vol. 13 (3), 141 – 150.

Gorske, T., Daley, D., Yenerall, E., Morrow, L. (2006). Childhood abuse and psychiatric impairment in a sample of welfare to work women. Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 28, 1528 – 1541.

Gorske T. (2007). Test Review: The Ruff Neurobehavioral Inventory. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 25(3), 306 - 314.

Smith, S., Wiggins, C., Gorske, T. (2007). Examining psychological assessment feedback practice. Assessment 14(3), 310 – 319.

Smith, S., Gorske, T., Wiggins, C. (2007). Use of personality assessment measures by clinical neuropsychologists. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22(7), 867-868.

Smith, S., Gorske, T. (2007). Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22(7), 905 – 905.

Gorske, T. (2007). Test Review: Koppitz Developmental Scoring System for the Bender Gestalt Test (KOPPITZ – 2). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 26, 195 - 201.

Gorske, T. (2008). Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment: A humanistic model and case example. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 48(3), 320 - 339.

Smith, S.R., Gorske, T.T., Wiggins, C., Little, J. (2010). Personality assessment use by Clinical Neuropsychologists. The International Journal of Testing, Vol 10 (1), 6 - 20.