L. Huffman, Ph.D.,
Jennifer L. Huffman, Ph.D., ABPP is a
licensed clinical psychologist in the State of Michigan (State License) formally trained as a clinical neuropsychologist.
She obtained doctorate and master's degrees in clinical psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit,
Michigan. She secured board
certification in Clinical Neuropsychology along with a Pediatric Neuropsychology
Subspecialty from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP Diploma).
Dr. Huffman's research focused on psychological factors affecting
medical illness while in graduate school. She taught several
undergraduate courses and participated in training practicums
at The Center for Forensic Psychiatry and Henry Ford Allegiance Health
(formerly Foote Hospital). She completed an
internship at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Following completion of her doctoral degree requirements, Dr. Huffman underwent
2 years of training as a post-doctoral fellow in clinical neuropsychology
within the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Michigan Medical
Center (UMMC).† As part of her
fellowship, she obtained specialized training with children who suffer from
pervasive developmental disorders or autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and
hearing impairment.† Upon completion of
her fellowship, she served as an associate for the Center for Neuropsychology
and Learning (Roger Lauer and Associates) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She held a position performing
neuropsychological assessments and supervising trainees at Henry Ford
Allegiance Neurology in Jackson, Michigan for 13 years, serving as the Manager of the
program for 9 years, before devoting all of her professional time to serving
patients and conducting medicolegal examinations in private practice in East Lansing, Michigan.† In addition, she served as an adjunct
professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan
providing supervision to clinical psychology graduate students conducting
neuropsychological assessments at The Psychology Clinic at Michigan State
University as well as offering
practicum positions to graduate students in the School Psychology doctoral
program at Michigan
State University.† She maintains an active interest in the
latest research in the field of neuropsychology and regularly attends
professional conferences.† She holds
membership in professional organizations including the American Psychological
Association, Michigan Psychological Association, American Board of Clinical
Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, and Jackson County
Dr. Huffman's interests in private
practice include neuropsychological assessment and intervention of learning,
memory, attention, and developmental disorders in children, adolescents, and
adults as well as forensic consultation. She has knowledge of resources
within the local community to provide interventions for these disorders.
Such resources may include speech and language therapists, occupational
therapists, tutors, performance coaches, psychotherapists, and medical
Dr. Huffman is committed to ensuring
that her patients receive appropriate long-term care and follow-up treatment.
† Stephanie Allen,
Ms. Allen earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in Psychology at Wayne
State University.† As part of her undergraduate training, she
completed a field study program at Karmanos Cancer
Institute in Detroit, Michigan working as an advocate for
inpatients.† She helped to ensure patient
stays were as comfortable as possible and resolved any concerns that arose
regarding the hospital or staff.
Ms. Allen joined Huffman Psychology staff in August of
2006.† She serves as a highly skilled psychometrist with extensive experience in the administration
of neuropsychological tests to patients of all ages.† Ms. Allen also provides a great deal of
administrative support at Huffman Psychology and is knowledgeable regarding
most aspects of the practice and community resources.
Prior to her staff position at Huffman Psychology, Ms. Allen
provided customer service in a large office store and cared for small children.
recently completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State
Neuroscience, with honors.† As a student,
she volunteered at a Psychology lab studying the visual system as it relates to
schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.† She
also worked for the Department of Mathematics at MSU as an Undergraduate
Learning Assistant, teaching and tutoring students in various math courses
for two years.
joined Huffman Psychology staff in August of 2018 after earning her
undergraduate degree to learn about the practice of neuropsychology as she
explores potential careers before applying to graduate school.† She also volunteers at the Olin Health Center
Counseling and Psychiatric Services Department, aiding in outreach and clerical
Ms. Polewka attends Baker
College where she has
completed several courses toward her undergraduate degree.† Her diverse employment background includes
working as a stylist, server, receptionist, book keeper, and human resources
assistant.† She worked most recently as a
server at Klavonís Pizzeria & Pub where she
learned to provide excellent customer service.
Ms. Polewka joined Huffman Psychology staff in August of
2018 to provide assistance with office administration.