Neuropsychology/Research

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Neuropsychology/Research

Post by ACW » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:03 pm

Hello all. I wondered if anyone could give me a little insight into which dclinpsy courses might have a particular emphasis on neuropsychology and/or research. By the time of applying for training, I will have completed a PhD looking at the neuropsychological profile of different genetic disorders associated with learning difficulties. I'd really like to be able to pursue my interests in neuropsychology/research, and I wondered which courses might be a particularly good fit. I understand, of course, that all courses will look at neuro assessment and have a research component, but I guess I'm asking about courses with strengths in these areas. Would really appreciate any insights! (PS I am aware of the alternative handbook etc, but would really just like to hear people's gut reactions to my question.)

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Post by benbrand » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:26 pm

Hey,

I'd recommend taking a look at the Alternative Handbook. You can see how each course varies in terms of its focus.


https://www1.bps.org.uk/system/files/us ... 8%20v6.pdf

Off of the top of my head, back when I had more of an interest in neuropsych I think the Exeter course had more of an emphasis. Don't quote me though! This was a few years ago.

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Re: Neuropsychology/Research

Post by ACW » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:53 pm

Thanks for your input, Ben. I had come across Exeter as possibly having more of a neuro focus -- and indeed I think there are plans to develop the course in such a way to enable registration as a clinical neuropsychologist. Their website gives very sketchy details about this. Does anyone have any information about the plans?

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Post by persephone56 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:50 am

UEA has a pretty strong focus on research, and there are several neuropsychologists on the staff team. I think there's a week of neuro teaching in the first year and they're certainly looking to increase the neuro element across the board. I have always had opportunities for neuro work on placement, but supervisors don't always know much about neuro. I am doing a specialist neuropsychology placement in my final year as well.

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Post by ACW » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks, Persephone. I have to say UEA wan't on my radar, so thanks for bringing it to my attention. Interesting that they're wanting to increase the neuro element. In what way?

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Post by maven » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:04 pm

I'd think of IoP, UCL, Oxford, UEA, Manchester and Lancaster when I think of the more neuro/academic courses, but that's mostly informed by where the neuropsychs I've worked with have trained.
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Post by ACW » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:55 pm

Thanks for your suggestions, Maven. All good to know!

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Post by pinkaliengoo » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Glasgow has quite a number of professionals in the department with a specific neuropsychology focus - look up Tom McMillan (adult) and Liam Dorris (child). There's options to do third year placements in neuropsychology services (adult and child) too.

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Post by workingmama » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:03 pm

Bristol, definitely. They are integrating their training with the later QiCN path (or rather, their equivalent).
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