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Minnesota Neuropsychology is a private practice led by Dr. Elizabeth Adams, with invaluable support from the stellar support team described here. Each member of the team is passionate about providing clear and objective data and clinical interpretation in a way that is meaningful to our clients. Clients are empowered and encouraged after spending the day here, thanks to the skill, cooperation, and authenticity of this high quality team. The psychometrists are meticulous in their standardized test administration and scoring procedures. This provides robust and reliable objective data from which clinical diagnosis and treatment plans can be developed. We look forward to working with you!

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Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychologist
Learn about Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN
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Erin Begnel, MA

Psychometrist, Messaging Co-Strategist
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Alyssa Palmer, MA

Psychometrist
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Madeline Turbes, BA

Psychometrist
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Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Adams is a board-certified neuropsychologist with 14 years of professional experience. She specializes in providing assessments for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, gifted/talented, nonverbal learning disorder, and other learning differences. She has a solid foundation of clinical practice as well as a rich background of scientific knowledge and expertise. She brings creativity and engagement to the evaluation and communication of test findings. Clients appreciate her thoughtful listening and straightforward communication style. Referring providers appreciate her careful analysis of complex issues and her timely and concise written reports.

Dr. Adams' main vision for her work in neuropsychology is to help to identify each individual's unique strengths, in order to find his/her best path for the educational journey. This often involves specific accommodations, interventions, and enrichments.

Community Involvement and Professional Organizations

Dr. Adams is honored to be a part of these organizations:

  • Board member for Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota. This local organization is part of a national movement with a mission to a) raise awareness of dyslexia, b) provide resources to families and individuals with dyslexia, and c) implement legislative policy change.
  • Professional member of the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented. Minnesota has one of the most active Gifted and Talented professional associations in the country. Dr. Adams is honored to be a professional member, participating in consultations, contributing as a speaker for parent meetings, and contributing to a vast array of resources to provide to her clients on topics such as gifted/talented and twice exceptional (2E).
  • Professional member of the International Dyslexia Association - Upper Midwest Branch.
  • Advisory Board Member for The Wildling, a Minneapolis-based non-profit youth mentor program that develops young voices and listeners, helping teens and tweens build confidence through storytelling.
  • Clinical practicum supervisor for the University of Minnesota’s Doctoral Psychology program, and as such maintains an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology. Minnesota Neuropsychology is a training site for PhD candidates in this program. Dr. Adams enjoys teaching, and she is passionate about providing excellent clinical supervision for the next generation of neuropsychologists. She hopes to pass along her love for the work, and the techniques she has found to be most helpful for children and families. Beyond just testing and scoring, Dr. Adams trains students in the conceptual, integrative, and intuitive aspects of the role of neuropsychologist.
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Education and Previous Professional Experience

Dr. Adams completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California, including clinical training at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and a 1-year residency in adult neuropsychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition, she completed a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Prior to founding Minnesota Neuropsychology, Dr. Adams practiced as a neuropsychologist for 12 years at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group, where she specialized in providing cognitive assessments for children and adolescents with seizure disorders.

Erin Begnel, MA

Psychometrist, Messaging Co-Strategist

Erin holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program. She is currently finishing her first year in the Radiation Therapy Program at St. Catherine University.

Alongside her academic pursuits, Erin has worked as a psychometrist with Dr. Adams for 3 years. She has also worked in marketing/communications for other psychologists, helping them to build, hone, and disseminate their messages through social media and other avenues.

Alyssa Palmer, MA

Psychometrist

Alyssa holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota’s Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program. She is currently finishing her fifth year in the PhD track of the same program.

Alongside her academic pursuits, Alyssa has worked as a psychometrist at the UMN and with Dr. Adams. She also has experience working as a supervised therapist at the UMN.

Madeline Turbes, BA

Psychometrist

Maddie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Gonzaga University. She is currently finishing her second year in the Master’s in Public Health Program at the University of Minnesota.

Alongside her academic pursuits, Maddie has worked as a psychometrist with Dr. Adams for 5 years. She also has experience as a podcast producer for the UMN Public Health Review, and she will work as a public health intern this summer.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

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