Clinical Leadership

Ryan C. Ernst, PsyD

Neuropsychologist

Phone: 402-483-9418
Email: rernst@madonna.org

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506

Professional Interests
Dr. Ryan Ernst's primary responsibilities include the inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) unit as well as the intensive outpatient program for TBI patients. His clinical and research interests include neuroplasticity and cortical reorganization following traumatic brain injury or stroke.

Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1997)

Nova Southeastern University
Center for Psychological Studies
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Master of Science in Psychology (2000)

Nova Southeastern University
Center for Psychological Studies
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctor of Clinical Psychology (2002)

Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.
Lincoln, NE
Pre-Doctoral Internship

Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C.
Lincoln, NE
Postdoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology

Teaching Experience
Visiting professor for Forest University Department of Psychology. Taught Biological Basis of Behavior course to psychology graduate students. (2001-2002)

Training instructor for psychology interns and residents at the Nebraska Mental Health Centers Psychology Internship Program. (2002-2003 and 2009-2011)

Instructor for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (2011)

Presentations and Authored Works

Ernst, R. (2003). Participant of round table discussion: The Integration of Psychopharmacology and Specialty Areas of Psychology. Accepted for presentation at the 2003 APA Annual Conference, Toronto Canada.

Nessetti, M. & Ernst, R. (2003). Psychopharmacology: A review of the history, legislature and current training models of prescriptive authority for psychologists. Presented at the Iowa Psychological Association Annual Spring Convention.

Ernst, R. (2001). Neuropsychological Assessment and Differential Diagnosis
of Select Degenerative Brain Diseases. Unpublished doctoral directed study. Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Ernst, R. & Nessetti, M. (1999). Hypnosis and pain management. Prescribing Psychologist’s Register. North Miami Beach, FL.

Nessetti, M. & Ernst, R. (1999). Study guide for the American Psychological Association’s national examination in psychopharmacology. Nebraska Mental Health Centers, P.C. Lincoln, NE

Ernst, R., Baumgartner, J., Huss, M.T., Scalora, M., (1998). Relationship of measures of psychopathology to type and intensity of sexual deviance. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society in Redondo Beach , CA.

Baumgartner, J., Ernst, R., Huss, M.T., Scalora, M. (March 1998). What do sexual fantasies mean for sex offenders? An analysis of molesting behavior patterns in a forensic population. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society in Redondo Beach, CA.

Ernst, R. & Nessetti, M., (1998). Psychological assessment review. Prescribing Psychologist’s Register. North Miami Beach, FL.

Ernst, R. & Nessetti, M. (1998). Update on ethics. Prescribing Psychologist’s Register. North Miami Beach, FL.

Ernst, R. & Nessetti, M. (1998). Pharmacopsychologist’s research review. Prescribing Psychologist’s Register. North Miami Beach, FL.

 
 
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448