College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Role of the Psychologist in the Training of the Neurologically Impaired.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1976

Publication Title

Professional Psychology

ISSN

0033-0175

Volume

7

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

Increasingly sophisticated advances in neuropsychological testing procedures and the growing understanding of brain processes indicate the need for the psychologist to take a more active role in the rehabilitation of the neurologically impaired. The contributions the psychologist can make are outlined: (a) a detailed examination and report on the patient's deficits and strengths, (b) a detailed examination and report on the patient's emotional status, (c) a thorough consideration of how the various behavioral deficits and emotional deficits interact with one another and affect the patient's life, (d) a determination of which areas of the patient's neurological or emotional problems can best be handled initially so that training can be most productive and efficient, and (e) active participation in planning and conducting a rehabilitation plan in coordination with representatives of the other professions involved in helping the neurologically impaired patient.

DOI

10.1037//0735-7028.7.4.579

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