Scott Halstead Research

Scott Halstead, PhD

Clinican Neuropsychologist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services


Photo of Scott Halstead, PhDPine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Corporate Director of the Professional Practice Group, Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist

Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine

Adjunct Associate Professor – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


Dr. Halstead is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been at Pine Rest since August 2003. He is currently serving as the Corporate Director of Pine Rest’s extensive outpatient clinic network, where he provides oversight and strategic direction to 18 outpatient mental health clinics throughout West and Northern Michigan, and Iowa. His clinical specialty is adult neuropsychological assessment, with particular focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders in older adults.

Prior to Pine Rest, Dr. Halstead served for 12 years in the U.S. Air Force. A Michigan native, he completed his undergraduate degree at Calvin College, obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and completed a post-doctoral neuropsychology fellowship at Brown University.

Dr. Halstead has published and presented on topics of depression and memory disorders in older adults. His clinical interests are in the early diagnosis of dementia in order to maximize the effects of treatments. He is also interested in research on ways to minimize the risks of dementia for older adults.


BA Psychology, Calvin College, MI (1986)
MA Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, CA (1990)
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, CA (1992)
Neuropsychology Fellowship, Brown University, RI (2000)


Memory disorders in older adults, factors associated with therapists’ abilities to retain patients in psychotherapy, decreasing incidence of suicide in communities, developing value-based depression care


Validation of Computerized Adaptive Testing in an Outpatient Non-academic Setting: The VOCATIONS Trial

Article ID: ACPS12730
Article DOI: 10.1111/acps.12730
Internal Article ID: 14080926
Article: The acute phase mediator Serum Amyloid A is associated with symptoms of depression and fatigue
Journal: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica