Sigmund Hough, PhD
Neuropsychologist/Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System
Sigmund Hough, Ph.D., ABPP/rp received his A.B. from Columbia College, Columbia University, M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. Dr. Hough holds ABPP board specialization in Rehabilitation Psychology. He is a clinical rehabilitation neuropsychologist, Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Hough is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Previously, he has served in the capacity of Clinical Director and Director of Psychological services at private rehabilitation facilities, case reviewer for a nationwide managed care company, and as a clinical service provider in both the public and private sector. He has served as Director, Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program-Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (affiliated with Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School). He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, registered as a National Health Care Provider in Psychology, licensed in Massachusetts and Maine. He has conducted nationwide Internship and Postdoctoral Training Site Reviews for the American Psychological Association. He has conducted medical facility accreditation site surveys nationwide and internationally for the division of Medical Rehabilitation, CARF (as well as blended CARF/JCAHO surveys). He is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Sexuality and Disability, and Contributing Editor at Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School. Recent Vice President and Governance Board Member, Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals.
Dr. Hough’s video interview offers straight talk about the coping strategies that work best for families after a spinal cord injury. Dr. Hough also discusses how sex and relationships change for both men and women after SCI, when to seek psychological evaluations, the benefits of group therapy and peer mentors.