Clinical Neuropsychology Pathway

What is Clinical Neuropsychology?

Clinical neuropsychology is a specialist branch of clinical psychology specialising in supporting clients with a range of neuropsychological difficulties and acquired brain injury rehabilitation.

Our neuropsychologists are trained clinical psychologists with additional accredited specialist expertise in the following:

  • Clinical neuropsychology assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional and behavioural problems in relation to neurological conditions (e.g. brain injury, epilepsy, dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s (PD), Huntingdon’s (HD), Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Brain Tumour, genetic and metabolic conditions are affecting the central nervous system and many more).
  • Psychometric assessment, which provides a quantifiable assessment of the person’s level of functional and cognitive abilities (e.g., memory, intelligence etc.)
  • Detailed neuropsychological formulation of clients’ cognitive functioning and impact of illness/ injury on their cognitive and emotional state.
  • Cognitive rehabilitation of neuropsychological difficulties identified through assessment. This includes support for memory, planning, attention, and executive difficulties.
  • Evidence-based neuropsychological rehabilitation and therapies for a range of psychological difficulties, including the emotional and behavioural impact of neurological illness/ injury.
  • Assessment and intervention of individual and family adjustment following brain injury/ illness diagnosis.
  • Teaching, training, and supervising for multi-disciplinary teams on all aspects of neuropsychological assessment and treatment.
  • Serendipity provides expert witness and medicolegal neuropsychological assessments for clients involved in litigation. We also provide assessment and intervention for rehabilitation through case management.

Training and Accreditation

The British Psychological Society (BPS) guidelines specify that Clinical Neuropsychologists should meet the competency framework of training to ensure clients receive the gold standard of expertise when receiving neuropsychological services.

Individuals who meet this criterion are recognised as holding Full Membership with the BPS Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) and are eligible for membership in the British Psychological Society Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists (SRCN) after completing an accredited training route for SRCN. Criteria for the SRCN involves completing a post-doctoral diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology and further successful examination of a clinical portfolio of cases.

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