William Hochberger, Ph.D

Adjunct Professor of Psychology

Dr. William Hochberger has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology since 2019. He also works full-time as a clinical neuropsychologist at Advanced Neurobehavioral Health of Southern California and currently serves as the California state representative on the APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee.

As a clinician, Dr. Hochberger conducts comprehensive evaluations of adults presenting with a wide-range of neurologic and psychiatric conditions including dementia, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, depression, anxiety, and other conditions that might impact cognitive functioning. His research interests have focused on identifying and characterizing neuropsychological deficits and intermediate phenotypes in psychotic-spectrum disorders, as well as novel biomarkers that can be used to predict and enhance patient response to cognitive rehabilitation. His work in the area of procognitive interventions for schizophrenia was named by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation as a “Leading Research Achievement, Top Advancements and Breakthroughs of 2018” for next generation therapies.

Dr. Hochberger completed his postdoctoral fellowship through the VA San Diego Healthcare System/University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry joint training program, and his pre-doctoral internship through the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. He received his Ph.D. in 2017 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and his Bachelor’s degree from Westmont College.