Dr. McDonough completed two masters degrees in the psychology field, one from Loyola College in Maryland and another at the California School of Professional Psychology. He was granted a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis area and was awarded dissertation honors. Dr. McDonough was chosen for two year post-doctoral internship in neuropsychology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While there, he focused on neuropsychological testing of children and adults, toxicity, traumatic brain injury, and psychological assessments. After his post-doctoral study, he was recruited to coordinate the Pediatric Brain Injury program at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, New Jersey, one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. He later served as Director of Clinical Services at The Neurobehavioral Institute of New Jersey – an outpatient facility dealing with assessing and treatment of traumatic and acquired brain injuries.
Lulled back by the sun and sea, Dr. McDonough returned to Southern California in 1999 and established his private practice and consultation service – San Diego Neuropsychology. Consultation services are provided to hospitals, school districts, and court/legal setting in San Diego county and out of state. Each evaluation provides a comprehensive and thorough assessment of a patient and their issues to address specific referral questions and provide relevant data-based treatment recommendations.
His Office Address is:
4405 Manchester Ave., Suite 206,
Encinitas, CA 92024