Thomas Bristow, initially educated and trained in the field of clinical psychology, Dr. Bristow interned at the student counseling center of the University of Virginia. Dr. Bristow’s interest in neuropsychology began during his internship that provided a 15-week rotation, through the graciousness of Dr. Jeffrey Barth, at a psychiatric hospital administering supervised neuropsychological evaluations. He furthered his education by obtaining an advanced certificate in clinical neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute and became board certified by ABN in 2008. Since 1990, Dr. Bristow has worked in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, school districts and a correctional facility. A secretive philosopher at heart, Dr. Bristow is an existentialist and practicing Buddhist. However, as a psychologist his passion and roots are deeply grounded in neuropsychology.
In 2012, Dr. was appointed to join the board of ABN as an assistant to the president. The following year Dr. Bristow was then appointed as treasurer of ABN and served as the treasurer for two terms. Currently, his focus and work are in academics. As a tenured and full professor, Dr. Bristow is chair of the psychology department at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, were he encourages and promotes the development of the neurosciences. He is also chair of the Chairs’ Committee for the university’s College of Education and the Social Sciences. Dr. Bristow believes that with the advancement of technology in the neurosciences, the current procedures and instruments of neuropsychological assessment need a gentrification in order to develop better assessment tools to advance the practice of the neuropsychologist.