About Dr. Gooding



Dr. Gooding earned her bachelor’s degree at UCLA and her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and Health Psychology.  She completed her predoctoral internship at the UC San Diego Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center.  She now serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, where she is responsible for supervising neuropsychology graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Gooding provides clinical neuropsychological services to adolescents and adults with a wide range of neurological, medical, neurodevelopmental and psychiatric conditions, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders. She provides pre- and post-operative evaluations for individuals with epilepsy and brain tumors, and she has specialty training in intra-operative language mapping and intracarotid sodium amobarbital (i.e., Wada) procedures. 

Research Focus

Broadly, Dr. Gooding’s research interests focus on the impact of neurological disease on cognition and behavior, with a particular emphasis on improving functional outcomes.  She has been involved in several projects utilizing cognitive rehabilitation techniques to improve neuropsychological status in individuals with epilepsy, schizophrenia, and early Alzheimer’s disease.  She is now exploring ways to improve post-operative functional recovery in neurosurgical populations.

Amanda Gooding, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Diego


Professional Service


American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

            Board of Directors, Student Representative (2012-2013)


American Psychological Association – Society for Clinical Neuropsychology / Division 40

            Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee – Programming Officer (2017 – Present)
            Women in Neuropsychology Subcommittee Member (2013-2016)


Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

            Treasurer (2017 – Present)


International Neuropsychological Society

            2018 Programming Committee (2016 – Present)


National Academy of Neuropsychology

            Student Committee Member (2014-2016)
            Student Committee Chair (2015)


New York Neuropsychology Group

            Board of Directors, Student Representative (2012-2013)


New York State Psychological Association – Neuropsychology Division

            Student Liaison, Secretary, & Newsletter Editor (2011)

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