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Dr. Talley is dedicated to providing psychological and neuropsychological assessments to patients using knowledge of evidence-based clinical/behavioral interventions and neuroscience research. Her nearly 25 years of experience in clinical neuropsychology had led to advanced professional practice competency. Dr Talley is passionate about her profession, as well as her patients and their families, and has demonstrated

a natural talent in the field. 

Battle tested and resillient

Despite a hard-earned pedigree she found herself subject to maladaptive coping strategies. Almost 6 years ago, Dr. Talley temporarily lost her way... In June 2012, as a result of poor decision-making in response to personal stressors, she faced a charge of accessory to prescription forgery. Through resilience and perseverance she inevitably regained her footing, tapping into the right resources for help. She regained her license in less than two years and has been recognized and endorsed by many. Dr. Talley has excelled ever since and shares her story of trials and tribulations with whomever could benefit from it.  It was an uphill battle that she faced bravely as her life mistakes/indiscretions were held against her by some -and even exaggerated by others- in order to hold her back, she bravely took on the challenge and worked relentlessly to set her record straight. She returned to her profession with a newfound conviction and experience in overcoming one's difficulties to achieve success in life. 

No "testimonies" without "tests"


CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST at FULL CIRCLE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, OKC, OK. June 2016 to July 2017. Specialized in pediatric neuropsychology, evaluating patients for autism spectrum disorders, specific learning disorder, and mood/anxiety diagnoses.

DHS COUNSELOR/ADDICTION PSYCHOLOGIST at SPECIALIZED OUTPATIENT SERVICES, OKC, OK. September 2015 to June 2016. Assessed patients' co-occurring mental health issues, developed their treatment plans, provided individual counseling and taught substance abuse recovery skills in psychoeducational classes.

MEDICAL BILLING for DR. ROBERT WESCOTT, Lindsay Medical Plaza, Oklahoma. April 2014 to June 2015. While focusing on her personal recovery, Dr. Talley worked with insurance companies, credentialers, Athena associates and patients on billing, collections and account management. 

SUPPORT GROUP LEADER (UCSD). Scheduled professional and patient guest speakers from the community and provided psychoeducation for patients with the Hepatitis C Virus. October 2001 to May 2002

Neuropsychometrist (UCSD). Tested patients enrolled in an international multicenter clinical research trial. September 2001 to May 2002

Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow (UP). Evaluated patients with suspected ADHD and LD. Collected and scored data for (1) a study of olfaction and multiple sclerosis and (2) a neuroimaging dopamine marker project in patients with Parkinson’s disease. September 2000 to June 2001

Adult Psychotherapy Intern (UM). Studied clinical evaluation techniques and conducted insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic intervention. September 1997 to September 1999.​

Child Psychotherapy Intern (UM). Co-facilitated a playgroup for children exposed to domestic violence. September 1995 to November 1995. April 1996 to June 1996.

Neuropsychology Intern (UM). Conducted neuropsychological evaluations and wrote assessment reports. Attended neurology and psychiatry grand rounds. September 1995 to September 1997.

Psychology Trainee (UM). Conducted neuropsychological and personality assessments. Co-facilitated inpatient psychotherapy group. May 1995 to September 1995; May 1996 to September 1996

Practicum Student (UM). Conducted outpatient individual and group therapy sessions with chronic pain and traumatic brain injury patients. January 1995 to May 1995

Practicum Student (UM). Conducted neuropsychological and personality assessments. Co-facilitated inpatient psychotherapy group. May 1995 to September 1995; May 1996 to September 1996

Psychometry Trainee (UM). Administered the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Chidlren-3rd Edition (WISC-III) for the Boys’ Club youth home. September 1994 to January 1995

Psychology Trainee (UM). Studied neuropsychological assessment principles and techniques. Conducted individual and group psychotherapy on an inpatient psychiatric unit. May 1994 to September 1994



Safavi-Abbasi S, Gonzalez-Felipe V, Gharabaghi A, Talley MC, Bambakidis NC, Preul MC, Samii M, Samii A & Freund HJ (2010, Aug). A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of factors influencing motor function after surgery for the gliomas in the rolandic region. World Neurosurgery, 73(5), 529-540.

Klonoff PS, Olson KC, Talley MC, Husk KL, Myles SM, Gehrels J & Dawson LK (2010). The relationship of cognitive retraining to neurological patients’ driving status: The role of process variables and compensation training. Brain Injury, 24(2), 63-73.

Safavi-Abbasi S, Di Rocco F, Bambakidis NC, Talley MC, Gharabaghi A, Luedemann W, Samii M, & Samii A (2008, Mar). Has management of epidermoid tumors of the cerebellopontine angle improved? A surgical synopsis of the past and present. Skull Base, 18(2), 85-98. 

Klonoff PS, Koberstein E, Talley MC, & Dawson LK (2008, Spring). A family experiential model of recovery after brain injury. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 72(2), 109-129.

Safavi-Abbasi S, Brasiliense LB, Workman RK, Talley MC, Feiz-Erfan I, Theodore N, Spetzler RF & Preul MC (2007). The fate of medical knowledge and the neurosciences during the time of Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire. Neurosurg Focus; 23(1): E13. Review. 

Klonoff PS, Talley MC, Dawson LK, Myles SM, Watt LM, Gehrels J, & Henderson SW (2007, Oct). The relationship of cognitive retraining to neurological patients’ work and school status. Brain Injury, 21(11), 1097-1107.

Safavi-Abbasi S, Reis C, Talley MC, Theodore N, Nakaji P, Spetzler RF & Preul MC (2006, Jun). Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow: Pathologist, physician, anthropologist and politician. Implications of his work for the understanding of cerebrovascular pathology and stroke. Neurosurg Focus; 20(6): E1. Review.

Wachowius U, Talley M, Silver N, Heinze HJ & Sailer M (2005). Cognitive impairment in primary and secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 27(1), 65-77.

Talley MC, Safavi-Abbasi S, Masliah E, Anjati D, Hassanein T & Perry (2002, Oct). A retrospective review of neuropathological correlates of substance abuse. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology [Abstract].

Talley MC, (2001, November/December) “Why me?” HEPALetter. American Liver Foundation. 2.

Weiss KL, Jacobsen E, Eldevik OP, Welsh RG, Betley A, Talley MC, Bieliauskas LA & Steinberg B (1999). Neuroimaging of the cranial nerves made more memorable. Radiology, (Suppl., 213), 497.


Talley, MC, Bieliauskas, LA, Sinning, JJ, Picklo, D, & Robidoux, NM. “Is there a neuropsychology of race and face recognition memory?” Symposium. American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. August 12, 2000.

Talley, MC, Stovall, EL & Anderson, CM. “See no evil, speak no evil: How domestic violence impacts young children.” American Psychological Association’s Women’s Health Conference, Washington, D.C. September 21, 1996.

Stovall, EL, Talley, MC, & Graham-Bermann, S. “Healing the wounds of domestic violence: Suggestions for a psychotherapeutic intervention.” Association of Black Psychologist’s Annual Conference; Chicago, IL. July 31, 1996.

Talley, MC, & Peterson, C. “Coping choices in an undergraduate population: A follow-up study: Implications of individual traits versus social context.” Michigan Psychological Association’s Fall Meeting; Ypsilanti, MI. October 14, 1995.

Talley, MC, Bieliauskas, LA, & Zepelin, CS “Personality characteristics of VA pain patients: What can we learn from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 and the Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank?” Michigan Psychological Association’s Fall Meeting: Ypsilanti, MI. October 11, 1996.

Talley, MC, & Peterson, C. “Predicting coping behavior: Implications of individual traits versus social context.” American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention; Toronto, Ont, CAN. August 11, 1996.

Talley, MC, “Coping as a dynamic phenomenon: Personality-determined styles vs. situation-specific strategies.” Psychology Graduate Student Conference; Ann Arbor, MI. September 16, 1995.

Talley, MC, & Peterson, C. “Coping choices in an undergraduate population: A follow-up study: Implications of individual traits versus social context.” Michigan Psychological Association’s Fall Meeting; Ypsilanti, MI. October 14, 1995.






 Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Credentialed in June 2015


Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; Neuropsychology Emphasis.

December 2000


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Summa cum Laude. May 1993


New York, New York

       Double Major; Psychology, French. September 1989 to May 1991