CNS Consulting

Clinical Neuropsychology Services

What is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a branch of science concerned with the relationship between brain function and behaviour.

Clinical neuropsychologists study the changes in thinking and behaviour that may arise from any form of brain dysfunction, such as dysfunction arising from head injury, epilepsy, stroke, dementia and a range of neurological conditions. 

Services include neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation management of children, adolescents or adults with acquired brain injury, support for their families, educational and occupational consultation and preparation of reports for court. 

Qualifications of Neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists are psychologists who have undergone university training at the post-graduate level in order to specialize in the assessment and management of persons with brain dysfunction.  Minimum qualifications are 6 years of university study, including 4 years of undergraduate study plus 2 years (Masters) or 3 years (Doctorate) of post-graduate study in a recognized clinical neuropsychology training program.

Clinical neuropsychologists at CNS Consulting are Full Members of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists of the Australian Psychological Society. 

Referrals

Referrals to Clinical Neuropsychologists are often made by general practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, neurosurgeons and by other psychologists. 

Rehabilitation Case Managers and allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists may also make referrals.              

Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychological assessment involves the measurement and evaluation of cognitive and behavioural function through interview, observation and neuropsychological testing.

Reasons for assessment may include:

  • Diagnosis - e.g. discriminating between psychiatric and neurological symptoms.
  • Detailed information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses and to determine the presence and/or nature of brain impairment or brain dysfunction.
  • Detailed information about emotional and behavioural functioning.
  • Assistance in rehabilitation planning and monitoring progress or recovery.

Rehabilitation Management:

Clinical Neuropsychologists deal with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural problems related to brain dysfunction due to neurological illness or injury.

Services include:

  • neuropsychological assessment
  • rehabilitation management of adults  and children with acquired brain injury
  • support for the families of adults and children with acquired brain injury
  • educational and occupational consultations
  • preparation of reports for court

 

Location and Contact Details:
 
CNS Consulting
Suite 10, 311 Glen Osmond Rd.
Glenunga, SA 5064
(08) 8379 8300
 
CNS Consulting is located just 5 km from the Adelaide GPO. Ample free parking is available and all facilities are accessible to clients with physical disability. 

Email: jas@cnsconsulting.com.au   pat@patriciakentpsychology.com.au   kimberley@neuroconnectsa.com.au

All psychologists at CNS Consulting are registered psychologists throughout Australia, and are  Members of the Australian Psychological Society.   CNS Consulting's staff  subscribe fully to APS ethical standards and the ethical standards and practices required by the Psychology Board of Australia.