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Sheena M. Horning, PhD

Staff Psychologist

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Cincinnati (Psychology)
  • Doctoral Degree: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Clinical Psychology)
  • Master's Degree: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Clinical Psychology)
  • Internship: West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center (Geropsychology)
  • Fellowship: West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center (Geropsychology, Neuropsychology)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center (Neuropsychology and Geropsychology)

Clinical Neuropsychology

Contact Information
Research Interests

Cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of comorbid mental health disorders and medical conditions; neuropsychological assessment; caregiver support; and aging and mental health.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Neuropsychology

Cognitive Disorders


Mood Disorders


Adjustment Disorder

Alzheimer's Disease

Anxiety Disorder



Depressive Disorder

Early Anset Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Memory Disorders

Peer Reviewed Publications

Horning, S. M., Melrose, R., & Sultzer, D. 2014. Insight in Alzheimer’s disease and its relation to psychiatric and behavioral disturbances International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 29 , 77-84

Feliciano, L., Horning, S. M., Anderson, S., Cornwell, R. E., & Davis, H. P 2013. Utility of the SLUMS as a cognitive screening tool among a non-veteran sample of older adults American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21 7, 623-630

Horning, S. M., Wilkins, S. S., Dhanani, S., & Henriques, D 2013. A case of elder abuse and undue influence: Assessment and treatment from a geriatric interdisciplinary team Clinical Case Studies, 12 5, 373-387

Horning, S. M., Cornwell, R. E., & Davis, H. P. 2012. The recognition of facial expressions: An investigation of the influence of age and cognition Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 19 6, 657-676

West, J., Horning, S. M., Klebe, K., Foster, S., Cornwell, E. R., Perrett, D.,…& Davis, H. P. 2012. Age effects on emotion recognition in facial displays: From 20 to 89 years of age Experimental Aging Research, 38 2, 146-168

Horning, S. M., Davis, H. P., Stirrat, M., & Cornwell, R. E 2011. Atheistic, agnostic, and religious older adults on well-being and coping behaviors Journal of Aging Studies, 25 , 177-188

Bailie, J. M., Rybalsky, K. A., Griffith, N. M., Horning, S. M., Gesteland, R. C., & Frank, R. A 2008. The susceptibility of olfactory measures to malingering Chemosensory Perception, 1 3, 168-173

Wilkins, S. S., Horning, S. M., Castle, S., Leff, A., Hahn, T., & Chodosh, J. . Self-neglect in older adults with cognitive impairment: Challenges and management Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging, ,

Yochim, B. P., Kane, K. D., Horning, S. M., & Pepin, R. (2010). . Malingering or expected deficits? A case of herpes simplex encephalitis Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition, 16 5, 451-460