Provides complete and appropriate neuropsychological evaluations for a wide variety of neurosurgical, neurological, psychiatric, neurorehabilitation and general medical/surgical patients. Collaborates with treating physician/psychiatric and allied health professional team to plan and direct each individual member's treatment program.
Performs clinically indicated neuropsychological and/or neurobehavioral evaluation of patients with actual and suspected neurological diseases and disorders, as well as patients with psychiatric disorders, and pediatric and adult general medical patients with psychological or neuropsychological symptoms. Prepares comprehensive written assessment reports which may include diagnostic impressions.
Consults with regard to cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders, e.g. aneurysm, stroke and traumatic brain injury. May act as a liaison between psychiatry and other medical departments to develop appropriate triage and treatment programs for patients with complex medical and psychological/psychosocial needs. Participates in clinical activities with neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and physiatrists.
May make recommendations on community resources to meet the needs of the member's treatment. Refer to relevant social service agencies and community organizations to meet the needs of the members treatment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May provide clinical supervision to doctoral psychology interns, postdoctoral psychology fellows, and other mental health trainees or medical residents as necessary.
May provide direct intervention with patients, specific to neuropsychological issues, including psychotherapy and/or family consultation where indicated. Treatment may include direct intervention and program development as well as consultation with other professionals and family members.