Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) In Clinical Psychology Program
ADULT NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
This course is designed as an advanced-level course that builds upon the basic principles learned in the MSPP psychological assessment sequence and applies them to the field of neuropsychological assessment. During this course students will learn about the theoretical and practical issues surrounding neuropsychological assessment in general as well as within the major cognitive domains (e.g., attention, executive functioning, language, visuospatial processing, memory). Specific assessment instruments will be critically reviewed and students will have the opportunity to enhance their testing skills through direct administration. Additionally, students will begin to develop skills in battery development, case conceptualization, and report writing. Class discussions and readings will explore how a neuropsychological evaluation can be used to better understand the complex relationship between nervous system function, cognition, emotion, and behavior, and to apply this knowledge to the design of individualized patient interventions.