Scott Halstead, PhD

Scott Halstead, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services


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. 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 PhD 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.

Education & Training

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)

Organizations & Departments

Pine 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

Research Interests

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

Research & Publications

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