Thomas J. Guilmette, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology

Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Providence College

Other Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Director of Neuropsychology, Southern New England Rehabilitation Center, North Providence, RI

Clinical and Research Interests

As a psychologist and neuropsychologist I am fascinated by the relationship between brain function and behavior. In my clinical duties in the hospital where I consult, most of my work focuses on the assessment and diagnosis of persons with known or suspected cognitive dysfunction from such etiologies as dementia, stroke, head injuries, psychiatric conditions, etc. In addition, I am frequently asked to determine how an individual’s cognitive disorder can affect his/her ability to function in the community, return to work, or make safe decisions.

My research has focused on helping improve the judgment of clinicians in making diagnostic decisions, the application of clinical neuropsychology in forensic or legal matters, the detection of malingering (e.g., faking brain damage), the rehabilitation and outcome of persons with brain injury, and mild traumatic brain injury (e.g., concussion).

The courses that I teach or have taught at PC, and their syllabi, are listed below. I really enjoy working with students and in sharing my passion for psychology in general and neuropsychology in particular. Take a look at the projects of students from my laboratory course or from independent studies to see what students are interested in and the kind of research that they have conducted. GO FRIARS!

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


  • Undergraduate: Providence College, Psychology, Bachelor of Arts, 1978, Cum Laude
  • Graduate School: University of Missouri, Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Psychology (APA Approved), 1982

Internship and Post-Graduate Training

  • Internship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship (APA Approved),1981-1982.
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  & Rhode Island Hospital; Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology, 1984 – 1986.

Hospital Appointments

Director of Neuropsychology, 1995 – present

Southern New England Rehabilitation Center

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital

North Providence, RI

Director of Neuropsychology, 1990 – 1997

Department of Psychiatry

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

Neuropsychology Consultant, 1991 – 1998

Southeast Rehabilitation Center

Charleton Memorial Hospital

Fall River, MA

Clinical Director, Neuropsychology, 1986 – 1990

Vanderbilt Rehabilitation Center

Newport Hospital

Newport, RI

Chief, Psychology Service, 1982 – 1984

William Keller Army Hospital

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 100)
  • Psychology of Aging (PSY 314)
  • Human Neuropsychology (PSY 315)
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment (PSY 330)
  • Psychology and Law (PSY 335)
  • Research in Neuropsychology (PSY 405)
  • Selected Topics: Assessment of Neuropsychological Disorders (PSY 490)

Journal Publications Since 2006

  • Bishop, D., Miller, I., Weiner, D., Guilmette, T., Mukand, J., Feldmann, E., Keitner, G., & Springate, B. (2014). Family intervention: Telephone tracking (FITT): A pilot stroke outcome study. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 21(Suppl 1), S63-S74.
  • Hagan, L.D., Drogin, E.Y., & Guilmette, T.J. (2010). IQ scores should not be adjusted for the Flynn effect in capital punishment cases. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 28, 474-476.
  • Hagan, L.D., Drogin, E.Y., & Guilmette, T.J. (2010). Science rather than advocacy when reporting IQ scores. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 41, 420-423.
  • Heilbronner, R.J., Sweet, J.J., Morgan, J.E., Larrabee, G.J., Millis, S., & Conference Participants. (2009). American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Consensus Conference Statement on the Neuropsychological Assessment of Effort, Response Bias, and Malingering. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23, 1093-1129.
  • Paul, R., Henry, L., Grieve, S.M., Guilmette, T.J., Niaura, R., Bryant, R., Bruce, S., Williams, L.M., Richard, C.C., Cohen, R.A., & Gordon, E. (2008). The relationship between early life stress and microstructural integrity of the corpus callosum in a non-clinical population . Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4, 193-201.
  • Hagan, L.D., Drogin, E.Y. & Guilmette, T.J. (2008). Adjusting IQ scores for the Flynn Effect: Consistent with the standard of practice? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 39, 619-625.
  • Guilmette, T.J., Temple, R.O., & Kennedy, M.L. (2008). The relationships among rehabilitation staff members’ reports of cognitive dysfunction and neuropsychological assessment in an acute rehabilitation population.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 238-242.
  • Guilmette, T.J., Hagan, L., & Giuliano, A.J. (2008). Assigning qualitative descriptors to test scores in neuropsychology: Forensic implications. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22, 122-139.
  • Guilmette, T.J., Malia, L.A., & McQuiggan, M.D. (2007). Concussion understanding and management among New England high school football coaches.  Brain Injury, 21, 1039-1047.
  • Guilmette, T.J., Kennedy, M.L., Weiler, M.D., & Temple, R.O. (2006). Investigation of biases in the general public in evaluating mild head injury using neuropsychological and CT scan results: Forensic implications. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20, 305-314.