Clinical neuropsychologist

Clinical Neuropsychology is concerned with the assessment and rehabilitation of people with brain injury or other neurological disease.

Clinical Neuropsychologists are specially trained to understand the relationship between brain and neuropsychological function. Clinical neuropsychologists require not only knowledge of the broad range of mental health problems, but also specialist knowledge in the neurosciences.

Brain injuries and neurological illnesses can affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. It is the clinical neuropsychologist’s job to assess and help to treat the effects of these problems.

Where could I work?

Clinical Neuropsychologists work across a range of health and social care providers including NHS, social care, third sector and independent providers and education. This can be in a variety of settings including acute hospital, community or hospital based rehabilitation services, educational services and court.

Who could I work with?

Clinical neuropsychologists work with people who have, or who are thought to have, illnesses or injuries that affect the function of the brain or central nervous system.

This includes illnesses and injuries such as:

Clinical neuropsychologists may work as part of multi-professional teams including neurosurgeonsneurologists and allied health professionals.

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