Dr. Samuel Gordon, PhD
Specializing in: Adjustment to Illness, Injury and Disability; Behavioral Medicine Consultations; Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology
Dr. Gordon is a clinical psychologist at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital serving children, adolescents, and adults with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities.
He has been at MedStar NRH since 1989, and previously worked with the District of Columbia Public Schools, Howard University Child Development Center. Dr. Gordon is particularly interested in promoting optimal mental and physical health behaviors to residents of urban environments where multiple sources of stress can lead to or exacerbate chronic illnesses and disabilities.
He is a member of The Association of Black Psychologists, District of Columbia Psychology Association, and The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, and is licensed in both Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Gordon, S. A. (2005). Beyond the Body: Adjusting to Psychological and Emotional Changes. In S. L. Groah (Ed.) Managing Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide to Living Well with Spinal Cord Injury . Washington, DC: NRH Press.
Gordon, S. A., Duggan, C, & Forchheimer, M.B. (2005). "Women with Violently Acquired Spinal Cord Injury: Examining Psychosocial Issues on the Clinical Research Continuum" - Paper presented at the 19th Annual Conference of The American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers, Las Vegas, NV.