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Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sid Binks is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).  He completed his 2-year residency in clinical neuropsychology at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIH).  He is a long-time member of multiple professional neuropsychological organizations and is published in the field.  He has been employed by the State of Maryland’s forensic psychiatric hospital (3 years) where he provided forensic psychological and forensic neuropsychological consultations.  He has continued to consult there on a part time (monthly) basis for more than 20 years.  He is currently employed by the District of Columbia’s psychiatric hospital where he has provided forensic neuropsychological consultations for more than 20 years (half-time for 15 years).  He is licensed in Maryland, District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.  He is also in private practice where he conducts forensic neuropsychological consultations and  psychotherapy.

Dr. Binks’ other psychology specialty lies in working with the LGBTQ population.  His dissertation research focused on Homosexual Identity Integration.  He is a member of Division 44 Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity of the American Psychological Association which has as its mission to increase understanding of the diversity in human sexuality and gender identity.  For the past 25 years, he has conducted psychotherapy in all matters related to this population and is very well versed in the particular stresses and strains concomitant with an LGBTQ identity.  This work has also led him to the forensic arena where he has conducted expert evaluations for pre-trial consultation and post-trial aid-in-sentencing for these individuals, often in sex crime situations.  He has also testified in military and immigration courts on matters related to sex crimes and LGBTQ identity, respectively.

In addition to his forensic work, Dr. Binks supervises mental health services for a 100-bed alcohol/drug addiction residential treatment center and runs a neuropsychology service training program at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  Clinical training faculty appointments include: St. Elizabeths Psychiatry Residency Program and Howard University Clinical Psychology Department.  Dr. Binks is also a supervisor of clinical psychology training at The George Washington University.

Dr. Binks is an approved BAP evaluator for the NFL concussion settlement.

Dr. Binks has specific clinical expertise in:

  • Malingering & Poor Effort

  • Sports-Related Concussion

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Dementia – AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Frontal Lobe, Lewy Body, etc.

  • Stroke

  • ADHD/Learning Disability/Psychoeducational Evaluation

  • Neurocognitive Consequence of Alcohol/Drugs/Homelessness/Medication Side-Effects

  • Schizophrenia, Depression & Bipolar Disorder

  • Human Sexuality, LGBTQ Identity Integration & Self-Esteem

Dr. Binks is a Medicare provider.  His evaluative services are 100% reimbursed in situations in which there is a full Medigap policy in addition to regular Medicare.


Clinical Neuropsychologist


  • District of Columbia 

  • Maryland 

  • United States Virgin Islands


   PhD, 1993 – Clinical Psychology
     The George Washington University,            Washington, DC


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1993–1995 - Clinical Neuropsychology at National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda MD

  • Forensic Training at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, MD and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC

  • Substance Abuse Treatment at NIH, Bethesda, MD


  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

  • American Psychological Association

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

  • Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity


  • George Washington University

  • St. Elizabeth’s Hospital

  • Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center


  • Concussion

  • Schizophrenia

  • Malingering

  • Neuropsychological Test Norms 

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