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).
The course addresses the following content domains:
Introduction to neuropsychological interventions
Theoretical aspects of strategy and compensation training
Psychosocial interventions related to brain injury
Holistic rehabilitation programmes: Intensive Neurorehabilitation (INR)
Design, evaluation and implementation of (new) treatment programs
Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology (2011-2012):
Mode of instruction
The course involves 8 lectures and a written exam.
Multiple choice and essay questions on various aspects of interventions.
Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
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 Guilford 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 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
Registration for the (re)exam is not automatic. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the (re)exam
To be announced.