Scott Bender, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
Scott D. Bender, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
University of Virginia Health Sciences
Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
P.O. Box 800203 – Neurocognitive Assessment Laboratory
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-2718
BOARD CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical
Licensed by the Virginia Board of Psychology (#0810002956).
Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and of Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation, with The Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy (ILPPP), Neurocognitive
Assessment Laboratory, and Behavioral Medicine Center at the University of Virginia.
Program Director of the Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship and Director of
Neuropsychology at UVA-HealthSouth.
TEACHING & SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE
2012-present: Program Director of the Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Postdoctoral
Fellowship at the University of Virginia
2002-present: Primary Supervisor for Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation, ILPPP, and Behavioral
Medicine postdoctoral fellows, graduate students in clinical psychology, and Psychiatry and PM&R
2000-present: Invited Grand Rounds Lecturer for Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and
2000-present: Invited Guest Lecturer for graduate schools of Psychology and Nursing. Topics
include sports concussion and mild TBI, malingering, and the dementias
2002-present: Invited manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals and select
chapters. List of reviews is available upon request
1997-1999: Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Experimental Methods Laboratory at the
University of North Texas, Denton Texas. Responsibilities: Taught statistical data analysis and
interpretation with SPSS; Developed psychological experiments and proposals for research; conducted
computer-guided studies of personality, attention, and perception. Supervising Faculty: Paul Lambert,
1995: Graduate Teaching Assistant in Research Design Laboratory at Northeast
Louisiana University, Monroe Louisiana. Responsibilities: Weekly classroom instruction of SPSS to
second and third year graduate students. Supervising Faculty: Caroline Minder, Ph.D.
SUPERVISED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
2000-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Virginia
Health Sciences Center. Supervisors: Carol Manning, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Neurology; Jeffrey T. Barth,
Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Psychiatry. Experience included assessment of neurodegenerative dementias
(Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), TBI, MS, CVA, pre- & post-surgical evaluation of various
medico-surgical populations including epilepsy and organ transplant and in- and outpatient
neuropsychological consultation for wide-ranging neurologic conditions
1999–2000: Predoctoral Fellow at APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Internship Program
at Yale University School of Medicine. Diverse training and research experiences in clinical
neuropsychology. Supervisors: Keith Hawkins, Psy.D. & Richard Delaney, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
1997-1999: Graduate Student Clinician at (1) John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Supervisor: Andrew Houtz, Ph.D. (2) Cook Children’s Behavioral Health Services in Denton, Texas.
Supervisor: Lisa Elliott, Ph.D. (3) HealthSouth Plano Rehabilitation Hospital in Plano, Texas.
Supervisor: Jay D. Duhon, Ph.D. (4) Therapy Practicum at University of North Texas Psychology Clinic
in Denton, Texas. Supervisors: Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP; Kenneth W. Sewell, Ph.D., Craig
Neumann, Ph.D., & Thomas Boyle, Ph.D.
Bender, S. D. (2014). Response Styles and Malingering. In Cautin & Lilienfeld (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley.
Bender, S. D. (Winter, 2013). Concussion: What it is and what to do about it. National Academy of
Bender, S. D. & Matusewicz, M. (2013). PCS, iatrogenic symptoms and malingering following
concussion. Psychological Injury and Law, 6(2), 113-121. doi:10.1007/s12207-013-9156-9
Rogers, R., & Bender, S. D. (2012). Evaluation of Malingering and Deception. In A. M. Goldstein
(Ed.), Handbook of Psychology, Volume 11: Forensic Psychology (2nd Edition). New Jersey: Wiley.
Rogers, R., Bender, S. D., & Johnson, S. F. (2011). A critical analysis of the MND criteria for
feigned cognitive impairment: Implications for forensic practice and research. Psychological Injury and
Law. DOI 10.1007/s12207-011-9108-1.
Rogers, R., Bender, S. D., & Johnson, S. F. (2011). A commentary on the MND model and
the Boone critique: “Saying it doesn’t make it so.” Psychological Injury and Law. DOI
Rogers, R. & Bender, S. D. (2009). Feigning Mental Disorders with Concomitant
Cognitive Deficits: The Purported Disability of Mr. E.Z. In J. Morgan and J. Sweet,
Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook. New York: Taylor & Francis.
Bailey, C. B., Barth, J. T., & Bender, S. D. (2009). SLAM on the Stand: How the Sports-Related
Concussion Literature Can Inform the Expert Witness. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation, 24(2),
Bender, S.D. (2008). Malingered Traumatic Brain Injury. In R. Rogers (Ed.), Clinical Assessment
of Malingering and Deception, Third Edition. New Jersey: Wiley.
Bender, S. D. (2008). Book Review of K. B. Boone’s Assessment of Feigned Cognitive
Impairment: A Neuropsychological Perspective, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 23(2), 223-224.
Bender, S. D., & Rogers, R. (2004). Detection of neurocognitive feigning: Development of a
multi-strategy assessment. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(1), 49-60.
Bender, S. D., Barth, J. T., & Irby, J. (2004). Historical perspectives. In M. Lovell, R. Echemendia,
J. Barth, & M. Collins (Eds.), Traumatic Brain Injury In Sports: An International Neuropsychological
Perspective. Lisse: Swets & Zeitlinger.
Davalos, D.B., Merikangas, J., & Bender, S. (2001). Psychosis associated with Hypomelanosis of
Ito. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 94, 140-141.
Irby, J., & Bender, S. (2004). Apathetic syndrome with intact cognitive abilities: A case study.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 984-985.
Rogers, R., & Bender, S. D. (2003). Evaluation of Malingering and Deception. In A. M. Goldstein
(Ed.), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology Volume 11: Forensic Psychology. New Jersey: Wiley.
Hawkins, K. A., & Bender, S. D. (2002). Norms and the relationship of Boston Naming Test
performance to vocabulary and education: A review. Aphasiology, 16(12), 1143-1153.
Faculty Lecturer at ILPPP Training Programs (since 2007). Lectures: Malingering detection in
Adult Forensic Cases; Malingering & Deception in Adolescents.
Grand Rounds. Multiple invited presentations on neuropsychological topics (e.g., malingering,
dementia, dysexecutive syndromes, TBI, concussion) presented throughout Virginia from 2002-present.
UVA Neuropsychology Seminars. Sample Lectures: Forensic Neuropsychology; Malingering;
bedside mental status exam; concussion and PCS; dementias; stroke syndromes
Invited Guest Lecturer at the Annual VAELA meeting (February 2013). Lecture: Determining
Capacity in Close Cases: A Neuropsychologist’s Perspective.
Invited Panelist at the Annual American Conference Institute (Philadelphia, February 2013). Topic:
Mild traumatic brain injury in litigation
Bender, S. D. (2003). Neuropsychological assessment of executive functions in adults. Paper
presented at the ERRIS seminar series at University of Virginia Health Science Center.
Davalos, D. B., & Bender, S. D. (2000). The relationship between SPECT abnormalities and
neuropsychological test performance in patients with TBI: A preliminary review. Poster presented at
the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.
Davalos, D. B., & Bender, S. D. (2000). Clinicians’ ability to estimate level of intellectual
functioning in patients with Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky
Mountain Psychological Association.
Rogers, R., Bender, S. D., & Cruise, K. R. (1997). Preliminary data from simulating malingerers
on the TOCA. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuropsychologists, Ft. Worth, TX.
Bender, S. D. (1995). Sucrose enhanced memory in humans. Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS
2006-2011 Principal Investigator for study of resiliency of the Test of Memory Malingering
in medical populations (IRB-HSR #11650).
2004-2006 Sub-PI/Neuropsychologist for Behavioral Medicine Center study of Internet
Intervention for Insomnia. Responsible for neurocognitive test development, interpretation, and
consultation on 3-year NIH project (R-34).
2000-2002 Sub-PI/Neuropsychologist for University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
studies with various Pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Bristol-Myers
Squibb, & Eisai-Pfizer. All were multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled drug
efficacy studies involving Alzheimer’s Disease, vascular dementia, epilepsy, and/or depression.
1999-2000 Sub-PI/Neuropsychologist for Yale University School of Medicine study with
NIH and Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical. Two multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
studies assessing the efficacy of olanzapine in schizophrenia.
1996–2000 APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program at the University of North Texas;
Forensic Neuropsychology Focus. Doctoral Degree Conferred, December 2000. Dissertation topic:
Cognitive feigning detection in neuropsychological assessment: Validation of the TOCA. Defended:
November 2000, Major Professor: Richard Rogers, Ph.D., ABPP.
Written Comprehensive Examination: Passed, August 1998.
1994-1995 Experimental Psychology Program at Northeast Louisiana University. Masters of
Science Degree Conferred, May 1995. Masters Thesis: The effect of glucose on declarative memory.
Defended: May 1995, Major Professor: Jack A. Palmer, Ph.D.
1987 - 1991 University of Texas at Austin. Bachelor of Arts. Major: Psychology. Minor:
COMMITTEES AND ASSOCIATIONS
Institutional Review Board Cognitive scientist for the University of Virginia Health Science System
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology diplomate since 2008
Virginia Brain Injury Council member 2007-2010
American Psychological Association Divisions 40 & 41 since 1998
National Academy of Neuropsychology Student from 1998-2002; Professional since 2005
International Neuropsychological Society Member since 2000
Virginia Psychological Association member since 2007