Dr. Joshua M. Masino, PsyD, Psychologist
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Dr. Joshua M. Masino, PsyD

Psychologist

10300 N Central Expy Suite 280 Dallas TX, 75231

About

Dr. Joshua Masino is a specialist in brain functions and how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. His expertise includes working with patients with impairments due to traumatic brain injury, substance abuse disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, stroke, metabolic disorder, demyelinating disorder, neurotoxic disorder, or dementing condition. As a clinical neuropsychologist, he works with adolescents age 13 and over, adults, and geriatric patients.

Dr. Masino’s practice focuses on evaluating the patient’s brain functioning by objectively testing memory and other thinking abilities. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Masino continues to contribute to advancing this medical field through research at the local and national level.

Education and Training

Georgia School of Prof Psych PsyD 2005

Provider Details

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Dr. Joshua M. Masino, PsyD
Dr. Joshua M. Masino, PsyD's Expert Contributions
  • COVID Brain Fog? What Is It? What Can I Do About It?

    Growing recognition exists that coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses can invade the brain and spinal cord (Desfordes, Coupanec, Dubeau, et al, 2020). While we are at an early stage of evolving understanding, the impact of COVID-19 on the brain may take several forms, via direct infection or...

  • Is There Any Way To Prepare For A Neuropsychological Evaluation?

    There are several things patients can do to help make the evaluation constructive:...

  • Why Has a Neuropsychological Evaluation Been Recommended?

    Neuropsychological evaluation documents patterns of strengths and weakness among cognitive and behavioral functions. For patients with traumatic brain injury, substance use disorder, or another condition, an evaluation and interpretation of this pattern of strengths and weaknesses can:...

  • What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

    A neuropsychological evaluation is an assessment of how one’s brain functions, which indirectly yields information about the structural and functional integrity of your brain. The neuropsychological evaluation involves an interview and testing. Tests typically involve responding to writing...

  • What is Neuropsychology?

    WHAT IS NEUROPSYCHOLOGY?Neuropsychology focuses on the relationships between the brain and behavior. Neuropsychologists conduct evaluations to characterize behavioral and cognitive changes resulting from central nervous system disease or injury, like traumatic brain injury or substance use disorder....

  • How can you help with drug addiction?

    First and foremost, I applaud you for reaching out to address this medical condition. Yes, it is a medical condition for which the treatment has evolved in the last decade. At the present time, addiction psychiatrists have the ability to prescribe medication that reduce the cravings that lead to the strong desire to continuing using that are the result of changes to the structure of the brain. As a neuropsychologist, I identify the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional factors that have maintained the use the of substance. Secondary to a neuropsychological evaluation, I am able to work with the psychiatrist and clinical team to provide an individualized plan of care for each patient. For example, did you know that changes to the prefrontal cortex actually make it more difficult to stop using a substance independent of one's desire to do so? Once I have identified what areas are not functioning as well, then we use empirically based strategies to mitigate the likelihood of relapse as your brain heals, which it will! READ MORE

  • Can a psychologist help with ADHD?

    As Russell Barkley said, "ADHD is a not a disorder of knowing what to do. It's a disorder of doing what you know." As an adjunct to medication, psychologist may help your daughter disengage from the present to see beyond it. First, a therapist can acknowledge and normalize your daughter's struggles caused by ADHD. Also, it is important for your daughter to learn that ADHD is a part of who she is, but not all of she is. More specifically, while it may affect how she lives her life, it doesn't rule her life. Also, she can improve her functioning by building skills. Finally, she can develop resilience, in that, she can learn to actively and directly address a problem after a setback, without become emotionally overwhelmed. READ MORE

  • Can alcohol addiction be cured without medications?

    Good morning and thank you for reaching out. Like any chronic medical condition, the goal of substance abuse treatment is to keep it managed, which allows the brain to heal and opens up your life. May it be managed without medication? Yes, but research has indicated that the combination of medication and individual therapy significantly increases the likelihood of achieving and sustaining abstinence. READ MORE

  • What medications are used to treat ADHD?

    The safety and effectiveness of ADHD medication has been demonstrated in thousands of studies. Medication will improve her response inhibition, which will permit her executive functions to be applied more effectively. In essence, medication closes the gap between intentions and actions. Extended release forms of stimulants are preferred, because they offer full day coverage with smoother blood levels. It also eliminates unintentional non-compliances from forgotten midday dose. If necessary, the coverage window may be extended with a small afternoon dose of the short-acting version. I'd recommend that she start with whatever extended-release version is cheapest. If she has severe cardiac issues, insufficiently managed bipolar disorder, seizures, tics, or glaucoma, non-stimulants would be the second option, with a preference for Strattera that also has a positive effect on anxiety, if present. It will take her longer to benefit from a non-stimulant, which can provide 24/7 coverage. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Neuropsychological EvaluationForensic ServicesFederal Aviation Association (FAA) ConsultationCognitive RemediationMental Skills TrainingCounseling/Psychotherapy

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Adjunct Professor Department of Clinical Psychology 2006 - 2007
  • Research Fellow Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine 2005 - 2006

Fellowships

  • Mount Sinai Medical Center & Mount Sinai School of Medicine Rehabilitation Research & Clinical Neuropsychology (APA accredited)  2006

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • Wounded Warrior Project

Treatments

  • Neuropsychological Evaluation, Forensic Services, Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Consultation, Cognitive Remediation, Mental Skills Training, and Counseling/Psychotherapy.

Internships

  • Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Fellowships

  • Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Neuropsychology - Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY

Areas of research

  • 1. Traumatic brain injury2. Executive functioning

Teaching and speaking

  • Masino, J. (2018, February). Opiate crisis Multidisciplinary call to action. Symposium conducted at the Rehabilitation Psychology Conference, Dallas, TX.Substance abuse disorder: How to work with neuropsychological deficits in assessment and treatment. UT Southwestern Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds (August, 2017).Bison, K, Bombardier, C., & Masino, J. (2017, February). Substance abuse disorder: How to work with neuropsychological deficits in assessment and treatment. Symposium conducted at the Rehabilitation Psychology Conference, Albuquerque, NM.The importance of talking to college-aged individuals about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. WFAA, Dallas, TX, 2016.Individualized Treatment Based on Neuropsychological Assessment. Lattes and Learning Continuing Education Series, Enterhealth, Dallas, TX, 2016.Individualized Treatment Based on Neuropsychological Assessment. Mesa Spring Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX, 2016.How Gender Plays a Role in Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery. WFAA, Dallas,, TX, 2016. Individualizing Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Based on Neuropsychological Assessment. Ft. Worth Area Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX, 2016.Individualizing Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Based on Neuropsychological Assessment, Federation of State Health Physicians Program, Ft. Worth, TX, 2015.Individualizing Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Based on Neuropsychological Assessment. North Tarrant Mental Health Providers Association, Ft. Worth, TX, 2015.Neuropsychological Assessment and the Treatment of Substance Abuse Addictions, Collin County Psychological Association, Plano, TX, 2014.Substance Abuse and the Family. Enterhealth Education Series, Plano, TX, 2014.Effects of Alcohol and Recreational Drugs on Cognitive Functioning. Grand Rounds, Enterhealth, Dallas, TX, 2012. Cognitive impairments secondary to multiple sclerosis. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA., 2007. The role of neuropsychology in multiple sclerosis. National Multiple Sclerosis Society Georgia Chapter, Atlanta, GA., April, 2007. TBI 101: An overview of traumatic brain injury. Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds. North Fulton Regional Hospital, Alpharetta, GA. February, 2007. Ask the experts: What is a TBI anyway? Brain Injury Association of New York State 24th Annual Conference, Albany, NY, July, 2006.

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Utah

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