Clinical Neuropsychology: Applications in Practice, 3rd edition

About the Course
This intermediate course will provide information about the origins of the field of clinical neuropsychology, how clinical neuropsychologists are trained, the functional organization of the brain, what happens during a typical neuropsychological evaluation, multicultural considerations, how and when to make a referral to a neuropsychologist, how to read a neuropsychological report, and detailed examples of common referral questions to neuropsychologists for child, adult, and geriatric patients.

Learning Outcomes
  • Define clinical neuropsychology.
  • Discuss the historical development of the field of neuropsychology and the unique training requirements for clinical neuropsychologists.
  • Identify major neuroanatomical features of the brain and their functional significance.
  • Explain the core steps in clinical neuropsychological evaluations.
  • Identify multicultural considerations in neuropsychological assessments.
  • Describe common neuropsychological disorders in children and adolescents.
  • Describe common neuropsychological disorders in young and older adults.
About the Author
Rebecca E. Ready, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a professor, division head, and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass), and a member of the UMass Neuroscience and Behavior Program. Dr. Ready obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa in 2001. Her predoctoral training was funded by a grant from the University of Iowa Center on Aging to study behavioral symptoms in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Dr. Ready completed her internship and two-year post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at Brown University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Her postdoctoral research training at Brown University was funded by a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to study quality of life in persons with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Ready completed another year of residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Psychiatry, Late Life Mood Disorders Program, before beginning her current position at UMass. Dr. Ready runs an active research laboratory that studies changes in emotion and cognition in aging, and in the context of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease. She supervises the neuropsychological assessments program in the UMass Psychological Services Center, and conducts neuropsychological assessments for a wide range of referral questions, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, memory disorders, and concussion. She is a board-certified, licensed clinical neuropsychologist in Massachusetts.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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