Dr. James R. Harrison is a Licensed Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with decades of experience through inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. He works primarily with children, adolescents and adults to evaluate neuropsychological disorders.
Dr. Harrison graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology as well as a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology, both from the University of North Texas. He completed an internship in Child Psychology at the Child Study Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He then completed a fellowship through the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, focusing on adult and child neuropsychology. Prior to graduate school, he completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. Harrison was the founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Psychological Development and the Applied Psychology Group of Texoma, both are regional treatment and assessment centers providing services to children and adults across North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. He later served as the Director of Neuropsychology at the Austin Center for Therapy and Assessment. He has over 20 years of experience providing psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children and adults, with expertise in evaluating autism, ADHD, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as other neurological diseases affecting brain functioning. In addition, he has expertise is evaluation and treatment of psychological trauma, as well as the forensic evaluation of children’s outcries in child abuse cases. He has provided inpatient consultations at various acute care, rehabilitation, and psychiatric hospitals, as well as providing services under contracts with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Veteran’s Administration, Mental Health Mental Retardation programs, Juvenile Probation departments, and Juvenile Detention Centers. He has served as a court appointed expert in hundreds of cases in both civil and criminal trials.
Dr. Harrison has provided seminars and workshops on such topics as the neuropsychological evaluation of autism and dementia, forensically sensitive child psychotherapy, cognitive rehabilitation with ADHD and traumatic brain injury patients, developmental evaluation of preschool children, and the neuropsychological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. He has provided supervision to psychology students, interns, and post-doctoral psychologists, including serving as the Training Director of an APPIC approved internship program, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology.
He provides forensic neuropsychological assessments, consultations, and expert witness testimony for Shelton Forensic Solutions, LLC.