02| Neuropsychology for Non-Neuropsychologists – an Overview of the Field

This week’s episode is meant for non-neuropsychologists, but neuropsychologists and trainees might enjoy hearing how we introduce the field.  We introduce and talk about what neuropsychology is and what neuropsychologists do.  Content includes:

  • A very brief history of the field
  • Clinical neuropsychology compared to research neuropsychology
  • Pediatric neuropsychology compared to adult neuropsychology
  • The training required to become a neuropsychologist
  • Similarities and differences between neuropsychology and related fields
  • Conditions for which patients see clinical neuropsychologists and how neuropsychologists can help them
  • Settings where neuropsychologists work
  • The nuts and bolts of a neuropsychological evaluation – from a patient’s perspective and from a neuropsychologist’s perspective
  • How to find a neuropsychologist for yourself or a family member
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