Dr. Short specializes in assessment of cognitive changes occurring with neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and fronto-temporal disease, as well as multiple sclerosis and stroke. By translating the biology of any cognitive change into behavioral terms, he is able to help both the patient and family gain a better understanding of how best to thrive. Additionally, Dr Short provides individual psychotherapy for depression, anxiety disorders, the challenges of aging and other changes in life. Although he relies primarily on a cognitive-behavioral style of therapy, his work is guided by research from positive psychology, particularly emotional intelligence.
Dr. Short received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University, where he conducted research in affiliation patterns that increase risk for problem drinking. He completed his pre-doctoral training in neuropsychology at the Baltimore VA Hospital and conducted post-doctoral research in cognitive assessment of Parkinson's disease at the University of Maryland Medical School. Dr. Short has published articles, presented speeches and conducted workshops for non-profit Parkinson's organizations nationwide..