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Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Neuropsychology: Clinical Expertise

Lincoln Campus

Licensed Psychologist, Lincoln Campus

Email: scurtis@madonna.org

Professional Interests
Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, neuroplasticity and effects of degenerative neurocognitive disease, effects of long haul disease on cognition, and developmental disabilities.

Populations Served
Dr. Curtis works with all age groups.

BA (2001) Western Washington University, MCJ Boston University

MA and Psy.D. Antioch University

Therapy Specialty Areas

Neuropsychological evaluation, behavioral management, cross cultural neuropsychological evaluation, forensic evaluation

Professional Organizations and Boards

American Psychological Association
Nebraska Psychological Association
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychological Society
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska


(2021). Nonviolent crisis intervention. Brain Injury Association of Nebraska

(2021). The Role of Neuropsych Evaluation in Work-Related Injuries. Nebraska State Bar Association

(2019). What's best for kids in behavioral health: A neurodevelopmental perspective and psychopharmacology intervention in school behavioral management, Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association Conference

(2018). Culturally Competent Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations. APA Div. 41 Psychology-Law Society Conference

Rehabilitation Counselor, Lincoln Campus


B.S.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980

M.A. Grace University-Omaha NE, 2015

Professional Interests

Rehabilitation Counseling, Cardiac CARES Counseling on Stress Management, Traumatic Brain Injury patient/family counseling, SCI injury patient/family counseling.  Grief and End-of-Life issues, Motivational Interviewing, impact of long COVID on patients/families.

Therapy Specialty Areas

Adjustment Counseling in all areas but specifically in Traumatic brain injury, Spinal Cord Injury.  Trauma Counseling, and End-of-Life Issues.

Advanced Credentials in Specific Areas of Therapy

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-International Association of Trauma Professionals- 2018-current. 

Certificate of completion- “Cognitive Processing Therapy: An Evidence based Approach to Treat PTSD and Related Conditions” 2022

Certificate CPI Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training-2022

Certificate of Completion- “Suicide and Self-Harm-Stopping the Pain” 2019

Certificate of Completion- “Cancer Rehabilitation Series: Therapeutic View on Cancer Rehabilitation” -2018

Certificate of Completion- “Rewire the Anxious Brain: Neuroscience-Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry”- 2018

Certificate of Completion-“End Stage Diseases: Care When There Is No Cure”-2016

Professional Organizations & Boards

International Association of Trauma Professionals
American Counseling Association

Selected Presentations

“The Partner’s Experience of Traumatic Brain Injury and it’s Recovery” TBI Journal Club- Omaha & Lincoln

“End stage diseases-care when there is no cure” Neuropsychology department-Omaha presentation

Senior Director of Neuropsychology, Lincoln and Omaha Campuses

BA (1985), University of South Dakota
MA and PhD (1992), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Professional Interests
Neuropsychology, rehabilitation psychology, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, dementia

Populations Served
Adults with neurological impairments or other disabling conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, or dementia for both inpatients and outpatients.

Former program leader for Madonna’s multidisciplinary CARF-Accredited Spinal Cord Injury Program (2000-2007)

Therapy Specialty Areas
Cognitive assessment, rehabilitation psychology, behavioral management, adjustment counseling. Assessment and differential diagnosis of dementia.

Advanced credentials in specific areas of therapy
Certified Instructor for Crisis Prevention Institute since 2008-2017.

Professional Organizations and Boards
American Psychological Association

Selected Presentations
"Distinguishing Dementia Syndromes"
Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island NE, 6/30/09

"Coping with Dementia"
NE Alzheimer’s Association, May 2009

"Medical Aspects of Dementia"
NE Alzheimer’s Association Annual Conference, 2/21/09

"Attitudes and Interactions in Rehabilitation"
2008-2009 Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (Multiple Audiences)

"Psychosocial Aspects of Stroke"
2007 Nebraska Stroke Symposium, 10/13/06

"Behavioral Problems in Alzheimer’s Disease"
NE Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, 8/9/06

"Preparing Spinal Cord Injured Patients for Rehab"
Truman Medical Center, Kansas City MO, 2/16/05
Creighton Medical Center, Omaha NE, 1/3/05
Nebraska Social Workers Association, 10/22/04
BryanLGH West Trauma Rounds, Lincoln NE, 8/23/02
St Joseph’s Hospital, Omaha NE, 10/24/01

“Negotiating Professional Boundaries in Medical/Rehab Settings”
Madonna Respiratory Therapy Dept, 1/26/05
Madonna Ventilator Assisted Unit, 1/3/05
Chip Woods Assisted Living Home, 10/24/00
NE Day Services Association, 4/12/01

"Overview of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation"
Nebraska Health Services, Omaha NE, 3/23/03
Lincoln Neuropsychology Group Grand Rounds, 10/15/02
Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney NE, 4/2002
Nebraska Medical Records Technicians Assoc, Lincoln NE, 3/15/02
Midlands Rehab Discharge Planners Meeting, 1/14/02
Lancaster Society of Clinical Lab Scientists, Lincoln NE, 3/8/01

"Spinal Cord Injury Cure Research"
Lincoln Neuropsychology Group Grand Rounds, 12/10/03

"Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavior"
ESU#9, Hastings NE, 3/16/99

"Relaxation Strategies for Staff"
Nursing Staff, Crete Municipal Hospital, 5/12/99

"Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries"
Lux Middle School, Lincoln NE, 3/6/98

"Finding Meaning in Adversity"
Lincoln SCI Support Group, 6/9/99

"Dealing with Noncompliance in Medical Settings"
Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva NE, 10/20/98

"Aging and Traumatic Brain Injury"
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska. 10/10/98

"Managing Disorganized Behavior"
Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva, NE, 9/96

"Managing Interpersonal Conflict"
NE Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6/96

"Psychosocial Aspects of Stroke"
Metro Community College, 2/95

"Managing Noncompliance"
Nebraska Hospital Association, 10/94

Selected Research Activities
"Two Efficient Cognitive Tests to Assess Fall Risk Following
Rehabilitation for Stroke" (2006; unpublished research study)
Travis Groft, PhD; Bill Shuart, PhD; Linda Storz, OTR/L; Susan Houchens, COTA/R;
Megan Waldren, OTR/L; Judy Harvey, MS, CCC-SLP

A Comparison of Three Types of Auditory Cueing on the Responses of Normal Persons and Persons with Dementia. (1998; unpublished research study)
Travis Groft, PhD; Jan Fitzsimmons, RN

Groft, T. (1992) "Stressful Events, Social Support, and Burnout Among Mental Retardation Professionals"
Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Groft, T & Sarata, B. (1989) "Commitment and Burnout in Human Services Employees"
Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rehabilitation Counselor, Lincoln Campus

BS University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1996
MS Counseling, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1999

Professional interests
Spinal Cord Injury, Neurologic Impairments, Amputee

Populations served
Adult and pediatric inpatient/outpatient spinal cord injury survivors, general rehabilitation patients (ie., stroke, orthopedic injuries, amputations).

Therapy specialty areas
Counseling for emotional adjustment to spinal cord injuries. Wheelchair sports and outdoor activities for disabilities

Advanced credentials
Certified Professional Counselor
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Certificate of completion- “Cognitive Processing Therapy: An Evidence based Approach to Treat PTSD and Related Conditions” 2022

Professional organizations and boards
Program Leader for ThinkFirst Madonna
American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals
Nebraska Counseling Association
Former Chairman Nebraska State Rehabilitation Council

Selected presentations
“What is ThinkFirst”  (Pediatric Trauma Conference, Nebraska Brain Injury Conference, 2013)
"Travel Considerations with Disabilities" (Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 2008)
"When a Person with SCI has a Brain Injury" (Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5/10/06)
"Issues of Adjustment for the Patient & Family affected by SCI" (Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 2009)
"Methods to Assist with Limb Loss Adjustment" (Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 4/3/09)

Rehabilitation Counselor, Lincoln Campus

BA University of Nebraska, 1991
MA Counseling, Doane University 2012

Professional Interests:
 Rehabilitation Counseling, Neurological Impairments, Positive Psychology, Grief

Populations served:
Adult and geriatric inpatients with  neurological disorders or other disabling conditions such as traumatic brain injury, amputation, or burns.

Therapy Specialty Areas:
Adjustment Counseling, End-of-Life Issues,

Advanced Creditials in Specific Areas of Therapy:
Suicide Risk Assessment by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Certified Brain Injury Specialist by the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS)
Authentic Happiness Coaching Program Graduate

Professional Organizations and Boards:
American Counseling Association
Nebraska Counseling Association

Licensed Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, Lincoln Campus


Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Neuropsychology Certification
Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California (2015)

Predoctoral Internship
Nebraska Western Iowa Healthcare System – Lincoln VA Hospital (2014-2015)

Master’s Degree in Counseling
Doane College, Lincoln, Nebraska (2000)

Bachelors of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Psychology
Doane College, Crete, Nebraska (1997)

Post-doctoral Residency
Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Residency at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (2015-2017)

Populations served:
Children, adolescents, adults

Professional organizations and boards:
American Psychological Association
- Division 40 Neuropsychology
- Division 54 Pediatric Psychology
Nebraska Psychology Association
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Licensed Psychologist, Lincoln Campus

Roger Riss focuses on neuropsychological and forensic assessment of disability, health psychology, disability adjustment counseling, and biofeedback. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and American Academy of Pain Management. He is a Senior Fellow with the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, and past board member with AAPB Neurofeedback Division.

Research interests have included qEEG correlates of attention, memory and reading disorders, brain training in cognitive rehabilitation of memory, and interdisciplinary outcomes in mild traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Dr. Riss has served as a visiting lecturer at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and clinical supervisor with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from various universities.

Clinical Psychology Internship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va., 1982-1983
Doctor of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., 1983
Master of Science in Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla., 1981
Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

Boards and Certification
American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, Diplomate
American College of Professional Neuropsychology, Fellow
American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate
Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, Senior Fellow

Professional Affiliations
American Psychological Association
Nebraska Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
International Society for Neuronal Regulation
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback

Omaha Campus

Neuropsychology Director, Omaha Campus

Clinical Psychologist

BA (1985), University of Maine

MBA (1992) Thomas College
MA and PhD (1992), Walden University

Professional Interests
Children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries and developmental neurological conditions. Dementia in the adult population. Functional neurological disorder, anxiety, and trauma across the lifespan.

Populations Served
Children, adolescents, adults

Therapy Specialty Areas
Cognitive assessment, rehabilitation psychology, behavioral management, adjustment counseling.

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association - Division 54 Pediatric Psychology

America Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology
Nebraska Psychology Association

Rehabilitation Counselor, Omaha Campus


Kim Grabouski, MA, LIMHP, CBIS


BA, Psychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1997

MA, Counseling, Doane University, 2002

Professional Interests

Rehabilitation counseling, Mild Traumatic Brain injury, Neurological Disorders, ImPACT testing

Populations Served

Adult outpatients with: Mild Traumatic Brain injuries, Neurological disorders, Worker’s Compensation, Post- COVID, General rehabilitation needs

Therapy Specialty Areas

Adjustment Counseling, Return to work, Sleep hygiene and relaxation

Advanced Credentials in Specific Areas of Therapy

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

Certified Brain Injury Specialist

ImPACT test administrator

Licensed Psychologist, Omaha Campus



B.A. from Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, 2002, Health and Exercise Science

M.A. from New York University, New York City, 2005, Occupational Therapy

Psy.D. from The Wright Institute, Berkeley CA, 2018, Clinical Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Thomson Memory and Attention (outpatient clinic)


Working with suicidal clients: How clinicians’ perceptions of laws and ethics impact treatment

Professional Interests:

Dr. Holliday’s current focus is the inpatient traumatic brain injury unit therapy services as well as outpatient neuropsychological assessment of adults and older adults. Her focus is on the understanding the impact of neurologic deficits on functional independence with clinical interests in traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, and PTSD/trauma and other mood disorders which impact functioning. Previously, Dr. Holliday is also a licensed occupational therapist, and previously worked primarily in acute inpatient hospitals with patients with brain and spinal cord injuries. Then, Dr. Holliday worked as a contractor with the Department of Defense with active duty Army soldiers who had suffered PTSD and Mild TBI. This experience led Dr. Holliday to return to school to pursue a degree in psychology with specialization in neuropsychology. Dr. Holliday is currently pursuing board certification in neuropsychology.

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Rehabilitation Counselor, Omaha Campus


Professional Interests

Trauma informed mental health care, rehabilitation counseling, education and support following a stroke, TBI, COVID, complex medical issues, caregiver support and care.

Advanced credentials
Certified Professional Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team member for State of Nebraska

Rehabilitation Counselor, Omaha Campus



MA in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University, 2009

BS in Psychology & Women’s Studies from Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2007


Licensed Independent Mental Health Professional (Nebraska)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Iowa)

Professional Interests

Trauma, cancer, stroke

Populations Served

Adults who are undergoing inpatient rehabilitation due to stroke, cancer, TBI, etc.

Professional Organizations

Nebraska Counseling Association

Licensed Psychologist, Omaha Campus