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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY-774 Neuropsychological Care in Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Advocacy

4 semester credits

This course addresses the psychological and neuropsychological implications of brain injury. There is a focus on both evaluation and treatment in addressing the needs of the brain injured patient. A rehabilitation neuropsychological perspective is taken in this course. The practice of using neuropsychological evaluation not only to gauge the patient’s neurocognitive functioning, but also to educate the patient and family through the therapeutic recovery process is emphasized. Understanding brain injury from those who have experienced it is important for the development of any clinician who intends to treat this population, so literature and other materials produced by those who have an a brain injury will be covered in the course.
Pre-requisites: PSY-707 , PSY-728  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Note: Elective
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Describe how brain injury affects the physiology of the brain.
  2. Discuss how brain injury affects neurocognitive functioning.
  3. Describe how brain injury affects emotional functioning and personality.
  4. Explain how brain injury impacts the family.
  5. Identify various approaches to neuropsychological assessment of brain injury.
  6. Explain the model of multi-disciplinary treatment used in brain injury rehabilitation.
  7. Identify training and career options for doctoral students in clinical psychology who wish to pursue a career in brain injury rehabilitation.


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