Clinical Neuropsychologist

A Clinical Neuropsychologist is a professional psychologist who applies principles of assessment and intervention based upon the scientific study of human behavior as it relates to normal and abnormal functioning of the central nervous system.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

What does a Clinical Neuropsychologist do?
Clinical Neuropsychologists may perform the following tasks:
  • Provide assessments and treatment recommendations for people experiencing difficulties with memory, learning, attention, language, reading, problem-solving, decision-making or other aspects of behaviour and thinking abilities
  • Provide treatment that may employ cognitive, educational, behavioural or psychosocial methods
  • Observe specific symptoms and use sophisticated technology, such as brain scans
  • Give neuropsychological assessments, which is a detailed profile of the patient’s strengths and weaknesses and helps with diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Study both healthy humans and animals, and those with brain injuries or illnesses.
What personal requirements will you need?
  • Knowledge of brain structure, function and dysfunction, and the effects of multiple factors on cognitive, behavioural and emotional functioning
  • Empathy and a person-centred approach to clients
  • Tolerance of stress
  • The ability to recognise your own limitations and respond to difficult situations
  • The ability to apply your knowledge of academic psychology and research to clinical problems
  • The capacity to be critical and analytical and to work in a self-motivated, independent way
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal with people in distress
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines.
Undergraduate Courses To Become

Clinical Neuropsychologist

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Undergraduate Courses To Become

Clinical Neuropsychologist

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Postgraduate Courses To Become

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Coursework courses to pursue this career

For entry into all postgraduate psychology programs you must complete Honours or equivalent in psychology from an approved university.
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Clinical Neuropsychologist