Amir M Poreh, Ph.D.
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 Title: Professor
Diplomat, American Board of Assessment Psychology
 Dept: Psychology
 Office: UN 712
 Phone: 216-687-3718
 Fax: 216 916-3704
 Email: A.POREH@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UN 712, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Neuropsychology, Brain and Behavior, The Quantified Process Approach, Log Linear Curve Fitting Models, Regression Based Norms PTSD and Malingering Personality Assessment
 
Education:
Post-Doc, Clinical Neuropsychology, UCLA, 1992
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, 1991
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Wayne State University, 1988
 
Brief Bio:
Professor Poreh completed his Bachelor¿s degree at the Ben-Gurion University of Israel. He completed his doctoral degree at Wayne State University in Detroit. Next, he completed a full-time one-year APA accredited internship at the Detroit and Ann Arbor VA Medical Centers. Upon the completion of his training, in 1991, he completed a one-year post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at UCLA. In 1996, he returned to Israel and took a position as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Additionally, he worked at the Department of Neurosurgery at Sheba Medical Center (affiliated with Tel Aviv University), performing invasive pre-and intra-operative speech and memory evaluations. In 2004, he moved to Cleveland and took a position at Cleveland State University. In 2018, Prof Poreh was nominated as a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Fellows are members of the academy who have demonstrated evidence of advancing the science and profession of clinical neuropsychology.
 
Honors and Awards:
2018  Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
2014  Department of Psychology Outstanding Research Award
2013  Faculty Merit Recognition Award
2012  Faculty Merit Recognition Award
2011  The John C and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Award
2009  Faculty Merit Recognition Award
2007  Faculty Merit Recognition Award
1991  Graduate School Dissertation Research Support Grant, Wayne State University
1990  Graduate Professional Scholarship, Wayne State University
1987  Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University
1984  Departmental Honorary Student Citation, Ben-Gurion University
 
Creative and Activities:
International Lectures and Symposiums
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Poreh, A. (2014). Introduction to the Quantified Process Approach ¿ Case Studies, Methodological Quandaries, Techniques and Normative Approaches. Norwegian Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway.

Poreh, A. (2014). The Curious Case of DA- The Man who Lost his Past. Leipzig Germany

Vakil, E., Bilder, R., Banks, S., and Poreh, A. (2013). Discussion Panel - Neuropsychology Research Training in North America. INS Mid-year Meeting, Amsterdam.

Poreh, A. (2013). Bridging the Gap between Modern Neuroscience and the Clinical Assessment of Memory. Mid-Year Society for Neuropsychology Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Poreh, A. (2013). Alzheimer's Disease or Normal Aging? What Do Neuropsychological Tests Tell Us about Cognitive Decline? Linköping University, Sweden.

Poreh, A. (2013). Catch Me if You Can: The Art of Identifying Malingering or Lack of Effort on Psychological Tests. Linköping University, Sweden.

Poreh, A. (2013). Neuropsychological Testing - A Workshop for Graduate Students and Researchers. Linköping University, Sweden.

Poreh, A. (2012). Remembering and Forgetting: The Brain Mechanisms of Memory. Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Recent Local and National Lectures and Symposiums
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Poreh, A. (2014). The Pathogenesis of Hallucinatory and Delusional Symptoms in the Elderly Population. Symposium for Aging, Health Care and Long Term Professionals, Southwest General Medical Center (UH Hospitals). Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Poreh A. (2013). Neuropsychological Testing of Dementia. Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

Dines, P., Hogan, K., & Poreh, A. (2013). Community Care of People with Cognitive Impairments. All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry, Cleveland, Ohio.

Poreh, A. (2013). Analysis of Cognitive Aging Using Reliability Theory. University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

Poreh, A. (2012). Executive Function Deficits in Older Adults. Southwest General Geriatric Symposium. Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Poreh, A. (2012). New Applications of the Quantified Process Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment. Syracuse University, New York.
 
Research Interests:
Professor Poreh is a clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment and the assessment of personality disorders. His observations and assessment methods evolved into a philosophical school of the neuropsychological assessment called the "Quantified Process Approach." More recently, Professor Poreh formulated a new area in brain and cognition entitled Reliability Theory of Cognitive Aging which applies statistics derived from mechanical engineering toward the understanding of cognitive decline. Professor Poreh published over 49 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 7 book chapters, 5 neuropsychological software titles, and 2 patents. His lab is actively involved in the development of neuropsychological and personality tests.
 
Teaching Areas:
Intelligence and Cognitive Assessment (Graduate Level)
Psychological Assessment (Undergraduate level psychology students)
Personality Assessment (Graduate level psychology students)
Research Methodology and Statistics (Graduate and undergraduate levels; medical residents)
Theories of Personality (Undergraduate level)
Introduction to Neuropsychology (Undergraduate levels)
Neuropsychological Assessment (Graduate Level; medical residents)
Research Seminars (Graduate and undergraduate levels)
Tests and Measurement (Undergraduate level)
Advanced Psychopathology (Undergraduate level)
 
Professional Affiliations:
National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry
 
Professional Experience:
2007 - present Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry - Case Western Reserve Medical Center
1996 - 2004 Neuropsychologist, Department of Neurosurgery
Shebe Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
1998 - 2003 Lecturer, Clinical Core Faculty Appointment. Department of
Psychology,
Neuropsychology Track, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1996 - 1998 Teaching Lecturer, Core Faculty, Clinical Appointment, Department of
Psychology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1992 - 1996 Clinical Adjunct Assistant Professor, Stritch School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry, Loyola University.
 
University Service:
University Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Chair           2017 - 2019
Clinical MA Program Director, Department of Psychology         2013 - 2016
Clinical MA Program Director, Department of Psychology         2007 - 2011
Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Psychology       2005 - 2007
 
Professional Service:
2015 - 2017       Chair, National Academy of Neuropsychology Diversity Committee  
2005 - 2012       National Academy of Neuropsychology Membership Committee  
2007 - 2008       United States Department of Defense AIBS Traumatic Brain Injury
                  and PTSD Grant Review Committee.
 
Research Grants:
2011-2012  Assessment of Mood and Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults with Bipolar
and Unipolar Depression who are Undergoing an Acute Course of Electroconvulsive
Therapy (ECT).¿   Primary Investigators:  Katelyn Busby, M.D. and Amir Poreh,  Ph.D..  Morley Foundation Award.   $17,000

2010-2011  Supporting Self-Management with Telehealth for Patients with Multiple
Morbidity. Primary Investigator: Elizabeth Madigan. Co-Investigators:
Rebecca Boxer and Amir Poreh. Amount: $18,000.
Internal grant, CWRU  University Center on Aging and Health.

2004 Teaching Enhancement Award Program - Cleveland State University
(P.I. $4,500)Hands on Experience Developing Psychological Assessment. 5 months funding.

1998  Israeli Ministry of Health (P.I. $4,500). Examination of Cognitive
Functions across the Life Span. One year funding.

1997-8  Milton Rosenbaum Foundation Grant (P.I. $15,000). Adaptation and Norming
to Hebrew of Neuropsychological Tests that Serve as Cognitive Markers for
Dementia. Two years funding.

1996  Sir Zelman Cowen University Fund (P.I. $14,300). The Adaptation of
Psychosis Prone Adults to Conditions of Stress. Two years funding.