Micheal Shafer Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of people with dementia. Dr. Shafer holds multiple teaching positions in the Michigan State University School of Medicine in the departments Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Radiology.
Dr. Shafer lectures nationally on a variety of clinical and research issues, and has conducted numerous trainings for physicians about medication utilization and mechanisms of actions, particularly for those used to treat Alzheimer's Disease. His primary research/clinical interests include the assessment of neuropsychological disorders (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Alzheimer’s) and the study of localized brain functioning. Prior to earning his Ph.D., Dr. Shafer provided hospital-based counseling services and conducted research at the University of Maryland Medical School.
Dr. Shafer earned his M.A. degree in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology from the University of North Texas.
Financial: Dr. Micheal Shafer has employment relationships with Michigan State University, Sparrow Medical Group, MSU PM&R, and PAR Rehab Services. Dr. Shafer conducts trainings and lectures nationally. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. Dr. Micheal Shafer has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Micheal Shafer is a board member of the Michigan Rehabilitation & Research Corporation. He is a member of the Functional Neurological Disorder Society, the Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40, APA), the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Michigan Psychological Association.