Clinical Neuropsychology Services
is a branch of science concerned with the relationship between brain
function and behaviour.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical Neuropsychologists are often made by general practitioners,
neurologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, neurosurgeons and by other
Rehabilitation Case Managers and allied health professionals such as occupational
therapists, physiotherapists and speech pathologists may also make
Neuropsychological assessment involves the measurement and evaluation of
cognitive and behavioural function through interview, observation and
Reasons for assessment may
- Diagnosis -
e.g. discriminating between psychiatric and neurological symptoms.
information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses and to determine
the presence and/or nature of brain impairment or brain dysfunction.
information about emotional and behavioural functioning.
- Assistance in
rehabilitation planning and monitoring progress or recovery.
Clinical Neuropsychologists deal with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural
problems related to brain dysfunction due to neurological illness or
- 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
- preparation of reports for court