Dr. O’Rourke is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), a specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), and he is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, where he serves as a co-chair for the Legislative Action and Advocacy Committee.
He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, where he was trained in neuropsychology through the Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory and the Carver College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. While completing his doctorate in Counseling Psychology, Dr. O’Rourke was given a research award by the National Academy of Neuropsychology, as well as the University of Iowa’s Ballard-Seashore Dissertation Fellowship grant for outstanding and original dissertation research. Following his doctoral internship with the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, Dr. O’Rourke completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; a member program of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Prior to beginning his training in neuropsychology, Dr. O’Rourke completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at Taylor University and he holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College.
Dr. O’Rourke has been involved with the field of neuropsychology since 2006, and has been practicing in San Antonio for over 5 years. In addition to his clinical and forensic work with Clinical Neuropsychology of Texas, he currently serves both active duty military service members and veterans at the at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System’s Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center, which is one of the VA’s five major trauma rehabilitation hospitals. In addition to evaluating and treating both inpatients and outpatients with acquired brain injuries (e.g., mild to severe brain injuries, anoxic injuries, strokes), Dr. O’Rourke served on the Professional Standards Board responsible for vetting members of the VA’s Psychology Department. He also trains postdoctoral fellows and interns in the APA and APPCN accredited clinical neuropsychology programs and provides regular lectures to medical residents from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio.