Academic Catalog 2019-2020 
    Dec 12, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2019-2020
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PSY-774 Neuropsychological Care in Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Advocacy

4 semester credits
This course addresses both the evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury from a rehabilitation neuropsychology perspective. Emphasis is placed on how TBI is expressed on neuropsychological evaluations, and how rehabilitation neuropsychologists can use neuropsychological evaluations for treatment planning. First-person accounts of TBI from survivors and family members are considered. The need for rehabilitation neuropsychologists to be familiar with multi-disciplinary teams in medical settings is emphasized, and the roles of these other health professions are covered.
Pre-requisites: PSY-707 , PSY-728  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Understand how Traumatic Brain Injury results in disruption of physical, cognitive, and emotional processes, and how this disruption is relevant to psychological assessment and treatment.
  2. Understand the complexities of assessment and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury, particularly the importance of coordinating neuropsychological assessment with neuropsychological and multi-disciplinary team-based care.
  3. Understand the emotional distress, the clinical implications for addressing it, among patients who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury and their partners, caregivers, and families.
  4. Understand how Evidence-based approaches to Traumatic Brain Injury assessment and treatment have evolved.
  5. Understand personal and ethical issues related to brain injury assessment and treatment.

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