Specializing in Neuropsychological Assessment
and Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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2013 Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa,
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology track (APA-accredited)
Dissertation: Apathy in Parkinson’s Disease: A Behavioral Intervention
Faculty Advisor: Cynthia R. Cimino, Ph.D.
2013 Psychology Intern
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, Gainesville
Practicum through University of South Florida
Neuropsychological Assessment, Adult and Adolescent Therapy
2011 Psychology Internship, Neuropsychology track (APA-accredited)
-2012 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Center of Movement Disorder & Neurorestoration
Memory Disorders Clinic
Adult ADHD/LD Clinic
Pediatric Neuropsychology & Psychoeducational Assessment Clinic
2008 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology,
Neuropsychology track (APA-accredited)
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Thesis: The influence of apathy and depression on cognitive
functioning in Parkinson’s disease
Clinical NeuropsychologyTrainee 2006-08, 2010-11
Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, USF Medical Clinics, Tampa, FL
Neuropsychology Practicum Intern
Fall 2009 James A. Haley VA, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Tampa, FL
Spring 2007 Rehabilitation Center, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL
Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology Trainee 2005-11
Psychological Services Center (PSC), USF, Tampa, FL
Florida Center for Survivors of Torture at the PSC
Adult Neuropsychology practicum at the PCS
The W.E.L.L.N.E.S.S. Program at the PSC
Psychometrist Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 2005-2006
Clinical Neuropsychologist Trainee Spring 2002
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College
& The Maudsley Hospital, London, England
2002 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Independent Research: Effects of Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) on
working memory in the Long Evans rat
English and intermediate fluency in Spanish
Diversity Committee at USF 2004 – 2010, Co-President 2008 –
International Neuropsychological Society (INS), 2003 – present
American Psychological Association (APA), 2002 – present
Student Association of Psychological Science (APS), 2006 –
Psi Chi National Honor Society, 1998
Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (SIPIN)
Student Travel Award (USF, 2011)
Psychology Student Travel Award (USF, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
Clinical Alumni Award for Citizenship for 2008 (USF, 2008)
Tom Tighe Graduate Student Research Award (USF, 2007)
Outstanding Service Award in Psychology (Rollins College, 2002)
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida, P.A., Gainesville, Florida
Emphasis in Neuropsychological Assessment
Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D., supervisor
London Butterfield, Ph.D.
London Butterfield, Ph.D. joins us as an advanced doctoral psychology intern at Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida while completing her doctoral training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the University of South Florida. She is anticipating the defense of her doctoral dissertation involving Parkinson's disease in the Fall of 2013. Her doctoral research focused on increasing motivation, initiative, and mood in individuals with Parkinson’s disease through the use of goal-setting and personal coaching.
London Butterfield, Ph.D received her graduate training in neuropsychology and clinical psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, with further neuropsychological training during her internship at the University of Florida.
Dr. Butterfield specializes in neuropsychological assessment of adults and has particular interest in memory disorders, Parkinson's Disease, acquired brain injury, and early dementia. She has expertise in performing neuropsychological evaluations of dementia, she assists in providing evaluations of ADHD, Learning Disability and evaluations for rehabilitation planning under the supervision of Ernest Bordini, Ph.D. She has particular expertise in assessment of memory disorders, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, learning disorders, and various psychiatric conditions.
In addition to clinical and neuropsychological assessments London Butterfield, Ph.D. has several years of experience providing psychotherapy for a range of psychological issues, including depression, bipolar disorder, various anxiety disorders (e.g., specific phobia, test anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety), and eating disorders. She assists in individuals in adjustment related to bereavement/grief, major life changes, loss of functioning or independent living due to neurodegenerative disease (e.g., dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease), brain injury, or simply due to normal aging.
Dr. Butterfield has training and research medical psychology experience in a variety of national and international hospitals and medical centers including the J.A. Haley Veteran's Medical Center, Tampa, FL, UF and Shands Hospital and Clinics, the University of Pennsylvania/Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, Center for the Study of International Languages and Cultures at USF, Tampa, FL, the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence, USF Medical Clinics, Tampa, FL, the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College & The Maudsley Hospital, London, England, the Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, FL and the Rehabilitation Center, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.
She also has extensive experience providing genetic counseling to individuals at genetic risk for Huntington’s disease and in implementing programs to assist Parkinson's patients expand range of activities and quality of life. She has had specialized training in working with asylum-seeking individuals or refugees who have fled their country due to political or religious persecution and have experienced trauma.
London Butterfield, Ph.D. has provided therapy to individuals across the age span and is currently seeing adolescents, adults, and older adults prior to age 65 (unfortunately due to changes in the Medicare system we are no longer seeing Medicare-eligible individuals). Her psychotherapeutic approach is eclectic but largely cognitive-behavioral in nature. Her goal for all clients is to help them identify and achieve personal goals by empathically exploring and understanding life history and teaching specific life tools and strategies.
Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida Articles by London Butterfield, Ph.D.
Professional Publications and Manuscripts
Butterfield, L., Oelke, L., Cimino, C., Sanchez-Ramos, J., & Hauser, R. (2010). The independent influence of apathy and depression on cognitive functioning in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychology, 24(6),721-730.
Oelke, L.E., Cimino, C.R., Butterfield, L.C., & Benbadis, S.R. (in preparation). Self- and informant-reports of subjective memory in patients in Temporal Lobectomy patients.
Shapiro, P. J., Butterfield, L. C., Biester, R. C., Jacobs, L. A., Palmer, S.C., Coyne, J.C., & Vaughn, D. J. (in preparation). Executive function deficits and quality of life in long-term survivors of testicular cancer.
Shapiro, P. J., Butterfield, L. C, Beister, R. C., Coyne, J. C., & Vaughn, D. J. (in preparation). Crossing Domains: Neurocognitive function and quality of life in men with prostate cancer.
Butterfield, L.C., Cimino, C.R., Oelke, L.E., & Benbadis, S.R. (in preparation). Mood and ratings of subjective memory change uniquely influence quality of life in patients post Temporal Lobectomy.
Oelke, L., Butterfield, L., Cimino, C., Sanchez-Ramos, J., & Hauser, R. (in preparation). Unique effects of anxiety and depression on cognitive functioning in Parkinson’s disease.