Individuals who have sustained a brain injury have varied skills and abilities intact and/or altered and these changes will directly affect their functional recovery and social reintegration. Due to the complexity and individuality of acquired brain injury, often a neuropsychological assessment will be required in order to assist in understanding, planning and operationalizing programming and treatment for these persons. This course will present an in depth discussion on 'Neuropsychological Assessment' including the approaches and tools used in assessment and how to make use of an assessment in practice and/or everyday life. This will be achieved through both lecture and case study formats. There will also be an opportunity to review special issues related to assessment and recommendations including malingering and vocational re-entry. NOTE: Review of the Neuroanatomy Section of the Level 1 training manual is recommended prior to taking this course.
Dawn Good, Ph.D., C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist and Associate Professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, in the Department of Psychology (currently, Chair) and Centre for Neuroscience teaching behavioural neuroscience, physiological psychology, and human neuropsychology at both the graduate (Ph.D., Master's) and undergraduate levels. She holds research grants in the areas of paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) and cognitive functions/strategies for persons with ABI. She also serves as a consultant Psychologist to brain injury rehabilitation programs across Ontario, including a regionally-located community-based program, Anagram Premier.
Sherrie Bieman-Copland, Ph.D., C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist who practices in the areas of neuropsychology and rehabilitation. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario and is owner of Bieman-Copland & Associates. She also serves as a consultant psychologist to various community-based rehabilitation programs.