Alice Armstrong

Adjunct Faculty, Mindfulness Studies

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Dr. Armstrong is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with experience in health care, occupational rehabilitation, and education.  Formerly a School Psychologist in New York State, her early interest in students with learning disabilities grew into her fascination with brain and behavior.  While working in corporate educational publishing and student services for the past 15 years, her personal meditation practice evolved and she was drawn to the Mindfulness program at Lesley where she completed the Certificate program in 2014.  

She returned for a professional involvement with the Lesley Graduate Program in Mindfulness Training in the Fall of 2016 as a teaching assistant and became an Adjunct Professor in Summer 2017.  Her personal goals are to further engage in the development of Lesley’s students and in outreach to the broader Lesley and academic community regarding the benefits of this program.  A researcher in her previous academic setting at the University of Rochester (NY) Medical School, she hopes to bring these skills to the Lesley program.  Her current interests include Contemplative Neuroscience, and Mindfulness as applied in medical and educational settings. 

Scholarship

Armstrong, Alice (November 8, 2006) Living with Chronic Illness.  Invited address. Boston Area Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Group.

Armstrong, A. (2004) Differential Diagnosis of Toxic Exposure, in Ricker, J. (Ed.) Differential
Diagnosis in Adult Neuropsychological Assessment. Springer Publishing Co.

Weardon, A., Terrier, N.,  Barrowclough, C., Zastowny, T., & Armstrong Rahill*, A., A review of expressed emotion research in health care (2000) Clinical Psychology Review, 20(5), 633-666.

Rahill*, A.A., Brown, G.G., Fagan, S.C., Ewing, J.R., Branch, C.A., & Balakrishnan, G. (1998). Neuropsychological dose effects of a freon, trifluoromethane (FC-23) compared to N2O. NeuroToxicology and Teratology, 20(6), 617-626.

Armstrong, Alice (November, 1998) The neurotoxicity of solvents. Invited address. National Association of Social Workers, Genesee Valley Division.

Education

Graduate Professional Certificate in Mindfulness Studies, Lesley University, Cambridge

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, specialty in Neuropsychology, Wayne State University, Detroit.                           

M. A. School Psychology, Alfred University, New York State

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Massachusetts and New York State.