Shawn Acheson, PhD
Dr. Acheson earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 1997. He completed specialized training in clinical neuropsychology during his pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He spent most of his career teaching and conducting clinical and pre-clinical research on TBI and the neurodevelopmental effects of alcohol and marijuana. In 2011 he joined the Duke Center for Psychiatry and Law and served as Lead Psychologist from 2015 – 2017. He also served as Staff Neuropsychologist in the Compensation & Pension and Neuropsychology Clinics at the Durham VA Medical Center from 2016 – 2017. In 2017 he returned to private practice in Asheville, NC where he provides clinical and forensic neuropsychology services in civil, criminal, and administrative courts.