PSYC31H3: Neuropsychological Assessment

The clinical practice of neuropsychological assessment is an applied science that is concerned with the behavioural expression of personality, emotional, somatic and, or brain dysfunction with an emphasis on how diversity (e.g., cultural, racial, gender, sexuality, class, religion, other aspects of identity and the intersections among these), can further mediate this relationship. The clinical neuropsychologist uses standardized tests to objectively describe the breadth, severity and veracity of emotional, cognitive, behavioral and intellectual functioning. Inferences are made on the basis of accumulated research. The clinical neuropsychologist interprets every aspect of the examination (both quantitative and qualitative components) to ascertain the relative emotional, cognitive, behavioural and intellectual strengths and weaknesses of a patient with suspected or known (neuro)psychopathology. Findings from a neuropsychological examination can be used to make diagnoses, inform rehabilitation strategies, and direct various aspects of patient care. In this course, we will comprehensively explore the science and applied practice of neuropsychological assessment.

(PSYC32H3), (PSY393H)
Natural Sciences
University-Based Experience
Priority will be given to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op and Major/Major Co-op programs in Psychology and Mental Health Studies. Students in the Minor Program in Psychology will be admitted as space permits.