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Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical Training

Vak 2011-2012

Admission requirements

Master’s students Psychology specialisation Clinical Neuropsychology having completed the master course Intervention strategies in clinical neuropsychology: theory.

Description

Neuropsychological intervention is an important aspect of the rehabilitation 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 practical training in several compensation or strategy skills for problems in distinctive cognitive domains such as memory, attention and executive functioning, both in adults and children. Also psychosocial interventions based on cognitive behavioural principles are trained. The focus lies on treatment programmes that are theoretically sound and empirically supported (evidence-based). The students learn how to design, evaluate and implement treatment programmes.

Course objectives

By the end of this module students:

  • Have practised the main neuropsychological strategy or compensation interventions.
  • Are familiar with some common psychosocial interventions related to brain injury.
  • Have knowledge of the practical aspects of designing and/or implementing treatment program.

Timetable

Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical Training (2011-2012):

Mode of instruction

The course involves 6 seminars addressing the following content domains:

  • Assessment for neuropsychological treatment and design of a treatment protocol.
  • Psycho-education and training/compensating memory, attention, executive dysfunctions.
  • Practice aspects of psychosocial interventions focusing on acceptation of and coping (cognitive)dysfunctions.
  • Design, evaluation and implementation of a treatment program.
  • Example of psychosocial techniques
  • Example of neuropsychological interventions with children

Assessment method

The assessment is based on: - Presentation (in subgroups)
- Written reports on interventions.

In the seminars the students practice the intervention techniques and have to design an intervention program such that effectiveness can be evaluated. The teachers are supported by casuistic material and video demonstrations. Attendance to all seminars is obligatory. Students work in small groups together where they work on (individually) written reports.

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

  • Books: to be announced
  • Selection of journal articles

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

Master’s introduction and enrolment day

Make a reservation in your agenda so you will not miss any information that you will need during your master’s programme MSc in Psychology. Please consult the Agenda master meetings

Contact information

To be announced.