Title: Clinical Neuropsychologist
Company: Waterbury Hospital Health Center
Location: Watebury, Connecticut, United States
Emily B. Littman, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Waterbury Hospital Health Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neuropsychology.
Dr. Littman became interested in psychology in college because it was a popular major at the time. She started out as a school nurse and then moved into a hospital setting. Once there, she fell in love with neuropsychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Connecticut College in 1965. She then became a trainee in neuropsychology at Montefiore Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical College from 1968 to 1970. She also took a pre-doctoral traineeship and internship with the Manhattan VA Medical Center from 1968 to 1970. She then received a Doctor in Philosophy in counseling psychology from New York University in 1982. Continuing with her education, she became a post-doctoral fellow in clinical neuropsychology with the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Department of Neurology at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital from 1982 to 1983. Upon completion of her degrees, she became a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist.
Dr. Littman attributes her success to working hard and doing what she loves. She began her career in 1971, as a school psychologist with Shepaug Valley Regional School System, staying until 1975. She then joined Waterbury Hospital Health Center in 1975 and continues there to this day. While there, she has held the positions of staff of psychology, chief of neuropsychology and psychology assessment service, associate director of psychology and currently consulting neuropsychologist. Since 1983, she has also been a consulting neuropsychologist with St. Mary’s Hospital and since 1984, she has held the position of assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Alongside those positions, since 2005, she has also been a practicum supervisor at the University of Hartford.
As a testament to her success, Dr. Littman received the Ida Boardhman Memorial Scholarship from New York University. She has also been inducted as a member of numerous esteemed organizations, including but not limited to the American Psychological Association, Connecticut Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society and the New York Academy of Science.
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