Dr. Martin Zehr is a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, and New York. Dr. Zehr has been working with adults in a variety of settings in the Kansas City area for over twenty five years. He was Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center for three years and Director of Neuropsychology Services at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for 13 years.
Dr. Zehrís areas of interest include assessment and therapy with adults and assessment of older adults with suspected neurodegenerative pathology. He has a special interest in forensic issues in civil and criminal settings involving questions of psychological status and competency/capacity determinations. Dr. Zehr also conducts fitness for duty evaluations for high security clearance federal contract employees.
Dr. Zehr completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton and obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Memphis. His pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology was completed at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Topeka, Kansas, and his J.D. degree was obtained from the School of Law of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He has taught psychology-related coursework at the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Central Missouri, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dr. Zehr has published work related to his professional interests in journals and textbooks and has made numerous presentations of his work at state, national and international conventions. He is the author of ďThe Assessment of Capacity in Civil Settings? appearing in the Journal of the Missouri Bar, and was a member of the Missouri Bar task force which revised the Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive forms available from the Missouri Bar website. Dr. Zehr is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Missouri Bar. He is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and for many years was a member of the Board of Directors of the Heart of America Chapter of the Alzheimerís Association. Dr. Zehr served on a committee for the Missouri Bar which revised Missouriís Guardianship and Conservatorship Statutes.
Dr. Zehr lives with his wife, Susan, in Kansas City, Missouri. His outside interests include motorcycling and he is a self-described Mark Twain fanatic and a member of the Mark Twain Circle of America.