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Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Course 2013-2014

Admission requirements

Master students of Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior knowledge is assumed on a level of the Ba3 course Clinical Neuropsychology.

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 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

Timetable

Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology (2013-2014):

Mode of instruction

The course involves 8 lectures which are all mandatory. All lecturers are experts in the field of clinical neuropsychology, working within an academic and/or clinical setting.

Furthermore, a responsie college at the end of the course is offered when multiple questions posed by the students on the discussion board of blackboard, on the subjects have been left unanswered.

Assessment method

Active participation in the course, and a written exam, consisting of both multiple choice and essay questions on various aspects of interventions.

Blackboard

Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl

Reading list

Mandatory:

  • Goldstein, L.H. and McNeil, J.E. (Edt). Clinical Neuropsychology. A practical guide to assessment and management for clinicians (2nd Edition). Wiley Blackwell 2013. ISBN: 978-0-470-68371-2.
  • Selection of journal articles

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

Registration

Course enrolment

Students need to enrol for the course via uSis on the master’s introduction and course enrolment day that takes place at the start of each semester. Please, consult the master’s agenda Psychology.

Exam registration

Students must register for each examination. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in an exam

Contact information

To be announced.