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Our mission at Integrated Neuropsychological Services is to provide comprehensive, research-based neuropsychological services to the Northwest Arkansas community and surrounding areas. Using the clinician-scientist-practitioner model, we integrate research and empirical findings into direct clinical practice. Together with our sister company Integrated Neuroscience Services, we are actively involved in conducting, presenting, and publishing research that demonstrates the evaluations and interventions we provide to our patients.
MEET THE INPS TEAM
MEET THE INPS TEAM
INTEGRATED NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Anne Ward Stevens, Ph.D.
Anne Stevens, Ph.D., received her doctoral degree from the University of Memphis in 1995. She has held a license to practice Psychology in the state of Tennessee and currently is licensed in Arkansas, and has practiced in Fayetteville since 1989.
Since 2016, Dr. Stevens has been the President of Integrated Neuropsychological Services, with an expertise in head injury and other disorders related to brain functioning. Her practice encompasses neuropsychological and Quantitative EEG Assessment, as well as treatment, primarily through neurofeedback. She has earned board certification through BCIA in Neurofeedback and the QEEG Certification Board for QEEG Technologist.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Stevens serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Neurotopia and the Head Trauma Committee at the University of Arkansas Athletic Department. In 2001, she was also the co-founder of ContreQ, specializing in the assessment and treatment of sport-related concussion.
Dr. Stevens is a member of good standing with the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research. Additionally, Dr. Stevens also served on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research from 2008 until 2012.
Robert Coben, Ph.D.
Robert Coben, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree in 1991 and has been a licensed psychologist in the state of New York since 1994. He is the Director and Chief Neuropsychologist of NeuroRehabilitation and Neuropsychological Services. His post-doctoral training in clinical and rehabilitation neuropsychology was done at the UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California.
His experience in rehabilitation neuropsychology includes directing two separate inpatient neurorehabilitation programs. He is the former director of inpatient and outpatient brain rehabilitation at Staten Island University Hospital. He is an affiliate of Winthrop University Hospital and an affiliated researcher of NYU Medical Center.
Dr. Coben is a member in good standing of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, International Society for Neurofeedback and Research, and the American Association of Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
He is an associate editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy and Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development. He is also a editorial reviewer for the following journals: Journal of Neurotherapy, Neuroregulation, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Frontiers in Child Health and Human Development, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuroimage, and Journal of Psychophysiology.
He has edited special issues of journals on EEG Connectivity and more recently as a special topic editor for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. He was the chief editor on two issues on Applied Neuroscience, Neuromodulation and Neurofeedback. These special issues covered topics related to seizures disorders and autism spectrum disorder. He has also edited a book entitled “Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Techniques and Applications.” His research interests include the study of Neuropsychology and Neurophysiology in the understanding of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, especially autism, and treatment applications for the same.
Dr. Coben has served as the President of the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research as well as the President Elect of the International Board of Quantitative Electrophysiology.
Lauren Garrett, LMSW
Therapist & Mental Health Professional
“IBH offers an integrated model that highlights collaboration between specialties which helps patients get to the root of their problem and heal. It is a model that is much needed in the mental and behavioral healthcare industry.”
Lauren comes to INPS by way of New York, California, and China. A Licensed Master Social Worker, Lauren earned a BA in Communications from the University of Arkansas and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She has worked extensively with Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, serving primarily international and national adults in the university environment and high-risk youth in residential settings. Lauren also worked with families of children with special needs in Shanghai, China while pursuing her graduate studies.
One of INPS’ newer staff members, Lauren provides counseling, individual and family therapy and assists with the Neurofeedback Clinic. With her wide-ranging background in serving the mental-healthcare community, here is what Lauren had to tell us about coming to IBH:
“My experience serving diverse clients with a range of identity factors and mental health symptoms sets me up to contribute a great deal to INPS patients and team members. I am excited to learn about and engage in the different roles related to neuropsychological services that INPS has to offer. I am learning more and more about the benefits of neurofeedback and the connection between brain health and mental health. I want my patients to understand that behavior is a function of what is occurring in their brain and that their behavior can reinforce the brain's response. The two are related, and the goal is to reach a psychological/physiological balance or homeostasis.”
Madelyn Spence, LMSW
Therapist & Mental Health Professional
"The best part about working with the INPS team is getting to learn new approaches to therapy and working as a team to help each individual achieve their treatment goals. I love that IBH offers an integrated model, which is needed in the mental and behavioral healthcare industry."
Madelyn works with clients in the Neurofeedback clinic to help them increase connectivity and regulate clients' brains. She also provides psychotherapy that is client led, psychodynamic, holistic, and strength-based. She works in our Fayetteville office, and has been at INPS since April 2021.
Madelyn has a bachelor's and master's degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas plus 3 years of counseling experience. She has been exposed to a diverse group of individuals with diverse mental symptoms.
"I love working with all types of trauma and have gained such an appreciation for the way brain structure and neurofeedback play a role in healing trauma, alongside psychotherapy."
Lindsey Schaefer, B.A
Registered Neuropsychological Technician
“To better understand our brain is to better understand ourselves.”
An established team member at Integrated Neuropsychological Services, Lindsey Schaefer assists with a variety of roles at INPS including case and clinic coordination as well as administering and scoring tests. A registered Neuropsychological Testing Technician, Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis on behavioral neuroscience and a minor in social work. Lindsey is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Psychology Honor Society among others, and she has worked and volunteered extensively with adults and children in residential treatment. We asked Lindsey about her goals and what she likes best about working with the INPS team.
“I believe that it is extremely important to contribute practice-based research to improve the quality of mental healthcare across the board. Everything from perception and learning/memory to attention and moral decision-making all happens in the brain. As for my personal goals, I certainly want to excel in this field, but I’m not sure exactly where that will lead. Although I had originally planned to pursue social work, working here has me leaning more toward the data-driven side of things. The bottom-line is I really love learning about the brain, and because INPS offers such a wide variety of clinical services, I feel like I am always learning something from this team.”
ERIK GUZMAN, B.A