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Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Vak 2010-2011

Description

Neuropsychological intervention is an important aspect of the neurorehabilitation of patients with cognitive and emotional dysfunctions due to brain injury resulting from stroke, traffic accidents, genetic dysfunctions and long term occupational exposure to neurotoxic solvents. This master course provides the theoretical base of several compensation or strategy skills for problems in distinctive cognitive domains such as memory, attention and executive functioning, both in adults and children. Furthermore, so-called holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation programmes will be discussed. This implicates that also psychosocial interventions based on cognitive behavioural principles are taught. The focus lies on treatment programmes that are theoretically sound and empirically supported (evidence-based).

Course objectives

The course involves 8 lectures and a written exam addressing the following content domains:

  • Introduction to neuropsychological interventions
  • Theoretical aspects of strategy and compensation training
  • Psychosocial interventions related to brain injury
  • Holististic rehabilitation programmes/Intensive Neurorehabilitation
  • Design, evaluation and implementation of (new) treatment programs

Timetable

Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology (2010-2011):

Mode of instruction

The course involves 8 lectures and a written exam addressing the following content domains:

  • Introduction to neuropsychological interventions
  • Theoretical aspects of strategy and compensation training
  • Psychosocial interventions related to brain injury
  • Holististic rehabilitation programmes/Intensive Neurorehabilitation
  • Design, evaluation and implementation of (new) treatment programs

Assessment method

Multiple Choice and essay questions about various aspects of interventions.

From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .

Blackboard

Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

  • Wilson, BA., Herbert, CM, Shiel, A. (2003). Behavioural Approaches in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Optimising Rehabilitation Procedures, Psychology Press Hove and New York. ISBN 1841691836
  • Sohlberg, MM., Mateer, CA. (2001). Cognitive Rehabilitation, An integrative neuropsychological approach. The Guideford Press, New York. ISBN 1-57230-613-0.
  • Selection of journal articles

The books are available via the book shop of the study association labyrint on presentation of your labyrint membership pass.

Registration

Introduction and enrolment for courses of the first semester will take place on 2 September 2010. Introduction and enrolment for courses of the second semester will take place on 27 January 2011. More information will be available at the website of the Institute of Psychology.

NB: Exam registration will take place via uSis, and will be open between a month and a week before the (re)exam. Students who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the exam.

Contact information

Mr. dr. M.W. Luijpen
Room 4.13
Email: m.w.luijpen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl