Neuropsychological rehabilitation and treatment

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSMNB-5
Vaknaam Neuropsychological rehabilitation and treatment
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Neuropsychological rehabilitation and treatment
Leerdoelen After the course, students will be able to:
• understand principles of evidence-based treatment
• discuss methodological issues in gaining evidence for treatment success (e.g. spontaneous recovery, individual differences, selection of assessment tools)
• distinguish mechanisms of recovery
• describe a range of clinical conditions that are associated with neuropsychological disorders
• identify neuropsychological disorders affecting daily life functioning
• critically evaluate a wide range of effective rehabilitation and treatment methods
• estimate the role of influential factors in neuropsychological rehabilitation
Finally, students will learn how to select appropriate treatment methods for individual patients, relevant for both clinical practice and research.
Omschrijving This course presents and critically discusses neuropsychological rehabilitation and treatment methods that are important for students who aim to start a career in the field of clinical neuropsychology. The utility of various methods are discussed for diverse patient groups, such as patients with non-progressive brain injury (e.g. traumatic brain injury, or stroke), progressive conditions (e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis), psychiatric conditions, and children with brain injury. This course will address the neuropsychological rehabilitation and treatment of common disorders that compromise daily life functioning of individuals, including impairments in information processing, attention, memory, executive control, as well as visual perceptual and visual spatial disorders. This course will also cover the rehabilitation of language disorders and social communicative and social cognitive disorders. Students will also learn the underlying theories and assumptions of neuropsychological rehabilitation, including principles of evidence-based treatment, mechanisms of recovery, and methodological problems in gaining evidence for treatment success.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen (essay) DIGITAL
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. G.H.M. Pijnenborg
Docent(en) Gastdocent(en) ,prof. dr. G.H.M. Pijnenborg
Opmerkingen Articles and book chapters will be made available on Nestor
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma psychologie (EN)  (Ma psychologie (Clinical neuropsychology) ) 1 semester II b keuze F
Ma psychologie (NL)  (Ma psychologie (Klinische Neuropsychologie) ) 1 semester II b keuze B