Picture of Kenneth L. Rider, Ph.D.


Until his retirement from private practice on December 31, 2017, Dr. Kenneth Rider had been the principal clinician at Silicon Valley Neuropsychology. He spent over 20 years investigating the modeling of decision-making, cognitive processes, belief representation, and the interaction between people and computers before he turned his attention to clinical neuropsychology. He has had over 15 years of experience in clinical neuropsychology for adults including a Fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, an Internship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center, and additional clinical work at the Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Unit of the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and the Monterey VA Medical Clinic.

In addition to Dr. Rider's PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, he also holds a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry and a Master's degree in Molecular Structure and Biophysics from Yale University,He also has a Master's degree in Operations Research from the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

In future, Dr. Rider will be pursuing his research interests in the application of stochastic robotic theory to help understand subcortical processes. A second interest is to develop a formalism that makes subcortical functional organization easier to describe.

National Academy of Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychology Society
American Psychological Association
American Academy of Neurology

California Licence #PSY19767
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #51043