Richard A. Lanham, Jr., Ph.D. , is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical neuropsychological assessment and treatment. He has been in private practice in Montgomery County, Maryland since returning to the area over 12 years ago. Dr. Lanham is also an Assistant Professor on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Division of Medical Psychology . He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. During his graduate years, he worked at Psychology and Education Associates, conducting neuropsychological and educational assessments and treatment, primarily with children and adolescents. Desiring to gain experience with the entire age continuum, Dr. Lanham went on to complete a clinical internship and his first year of post-doctoral training in neuropsychology and geropsychology at the Miami VA Medical Center and University of Miami School of Medicine.
Prior to returning to Maryland, Dr. Lanham worked for seven years as the clinical neuropsychologist for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Inpatient and Outpatient Brain Injury Programs at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center where he had clinical, supervisory, teaching, program development, and research duties. He served as the clinical and research neuropsychologist for the Minneapolis site of the Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program (DVHIP), a joint DoD-DVA national clinical treatment and research program conducted with partial support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Dr. Lanham also held an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA), a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), including Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) and Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).
Dr. Lanham has presented on a variety of neuropsychological topics across the United States and Canada, particularly regarding assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). Dr. Lanham’s practice involves working with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors presenting with a wide array of neurocognitive, emotional, and relationship challenges. Areas of specialty include treatment of anxiety, phobias, and stress-related disorders using a variety of cognitive-behavioral and relaxation techniques and the assessment and treatment of neuropsychological issues, including AD/HD, Developmental and Learning Disabilities, and TBI; Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; and Geriatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Lanham’s clinical practice focuses on the interplay between neuropsychological difficulties and its impact on emotional functioning; personality development; family, personal, and work relationships; social skills; and school/work performance. Dr. Lanham also has a strong interest in the contribution of faith-based issues in individuals’ overall emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Dr. Lanham currently maintains a full-time practice in the Olney/Sandy Spring and Silver Spring areas. He enjoys teaching and, time permitting, writing about topics in neuropsychology, such as co-authoring a recent chapter on the treatment and management of moderate-to-severe TBI with Maj. Jason S. Lanham, MD.