Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Aneurysms, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Brain Tumors, Cancer Rehabilitation, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive Testing, Concussion Rehabilitation, Disorders of Executive Function, Disorders of Social Cognition, Hydrocephalus, Medical Psychology, Memory Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurologic Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Neurosurgery, Post-Concussive Disorder, Psychologist, Rehabilitation Psychology, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Recovery after brain trauma; Rehabilitation Outcomes; Resiliency; Fatigue; Awareness Syndromes; Anosognosia
Dr. Kathleen Bechtold (formally Kortte) is an Associate Professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in the rehabilitation needs of patients post injury or illness. Dr. Bechtold serves as the program director of the Brain and Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Bechtold earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She completed a fellowship in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at Johns Hopkins. She is one of only of less than 30 psychologists in the country who are double board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology.
Patients can be referred to Dr. Bechtold for cognitive dysfunction, impairment or decline; emotional management and adjustment to medical issues; fatigue management from brain injury or illness; headache pain related to brain injury or illness; cognitive rehabilitation and evaluation; or neuropsychological evaluation and diagnosis related to brain injury or illness.
Dr. Bechtold serves as the training director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Training Program for the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has been recognized by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with an Excellence in Psychology Clinical Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the International Neuropsychological Society.