Dr. Isaac Tourgeman graduated from Florida International University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minors in Philosophy and Statistics. Dr. Tourgeman earned a Master of Science in Psychopharmacology in 2014 while completing his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in 2015. Dr. Tourgeman then completed his clinical internship at University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital-Adult Neuropsychology Rotation. After completing his Internship at the UM/Jackson Memorial Internship -Adult Neuropsychology Track, Dr. Tourgeman proceeded to attain a fellowship at the Design Neuroscience Center in South Florida. This outpatient, neuro-rehabilitation center features neurology, physical therapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and neuropsychology. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Tourgeman was hired as staff psychologist at the Design Neuroscience Center. Recently, Dr. Tourgeman attained a full-time faculty position at Albizu University in Doral, Florida. There, he is co-coordinator of the neuropsychology track and Faculty Advisor for the Neuropsychology Club. Classes taught by Dr. Tourgeman include: Assessment of Intelligence, Advanced Neuropsychology, Fundamentals of Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Treatment. Dr. Tourgeman is also an adjunct professor for the Master’s in Speech Pathology Program. Dr. Tourgeman has also been featured as guest speaker at the South Florida Research Symposium, Estee Lauder Mental Health Week, and Criminal Justice Symposium at FNU.
Clinically, Dr. Tourgeman utilizes a theoretical integrationist approach, which allows him to incorporate multiple treatment modalities in a manner that is applicable to the individual patient. This orientation stems from experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Intervention, Reality Therapy and Systems Approach. Dr. Tourgeman also integrates a medical/biological model when conceptualizing patients and incorporates the ACRM guidelines for Neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Tourgeman has authored or co-authored 31 presentations and abstracts in multiple conferences including NAN, INS and APA. Dr. Tourgeman has also co-authored 2 books chapters and has two primary source publications. Dr. Tourgeman’s research interests center around the study of neuropsychological aspects of acquired brain injuries, the impact of acculturation and multilingualism on cognitive status and resilience, forensic neuropsychology, risk factors for MCI progression to dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the rehabilitation and treatment of neuropsychological disorders. Currently, Dr. Tourgeman is Primary Investigator for a study exploring the Premorbid and Co-morbid factors that influence neuropsychological status in patients diagnosed with acquired brain injuries. The purpose of this research is to identify moderating and mediating factors as well as establish a profile within a culturally diverse sample. Dr. Tourgeman is also co-investigator for a multi-center study that features group cognitive rehabilitation with individuals diagnosed with MCI or dementia. This study will feature a primarily Hispanic population with outcome variables focusing on neuropsychological performances across multiple time points throughout the length of the program. Other components such as quality of life, functional status, emotional stability and spirituality will also be measured. Dr. Tourgeman is also a certified clinical rater and sub-investigator for a multicenter pharmaceutical study. Recently, Dr. Tourgeman designed a bilingual rehabilitation program that will initiate in the Spring of 2018. This program will be geared toward bilingual patients with acquired brain injuries. Treatment will feature multiple modules focusing on cognitive emotional deficits pertinent to functional status and quality of life.