LORETTA L. BOLYARD, PHD

Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist

Dr. Bolyard’s primary interests include cognitive assessment of individuals who suffer from a variety of acquired neurological conditions, including brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, dementia, as well as other complex medical conditions affecting cognition. She also provides psychological assessments aimed at evaluating appropriateness for spine surgery or other invasive procedures. Dr. Bolyard’s practice focuses on several forensic issues as well, including independent medical evaluations (IMEs), cognitive assessment in guardianship proceedings, as well as general forensic psychological assessments, such as fitness to proceed and mental disease/defect evaluations.  Dr. Bolyard has served as the Chair on the Board of Psychologists for the State of Montana since 2017.

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Dr. Bolyard obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology,  from the University of Montana in 2011. During this time, she simultaneously completed a Master's degree in cellular Neuroscience. She then relocated to Seattle where she completed additional training in neuropsychological assessment while at the Puget Sound VA. Following these experiences, she transitioned into a private practice setting and completed an additional >3600 hours of supervision under a board-certified forensic neuropsychologist. In 2014, she returned to Montana where she founded MWPR.