Overview

A clinical neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist who specializes in understanding brain-behavior relationships. They have an expertise in how thinking skills, emotions and behavior are related to brain structures and systems. In this context, they provide detailed recommendations to treatment providers, patients and the patient’s family and/or care providers to help improve the care for and quality of life of the individual needing services. A clinical neuropsychologists’ training includes evaluation and assessment of cognitive impairments, cognitive remediation, behavioral management and methods of psychotherapy and counseling related to assisting patients with coping and adjustment to their injuries. Clinical neuropsychologists also provide therapeutic services and treatments to patients/families in need of education and emotional support concerning their neurological injuries or illness.