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    Im wondering - what exactly is a neuropsychologist??
    And what do they do at an assessment thingy?? Arent they just for depression or something?? Or is it CBT but as i am going for neither
    I really should know the answer but wikipedia has failed and confused me.
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    Neuropsychs in a clinical settings tend to be used for assessing neurocognitive problems using various psychometric tests. E.g. things like the Wisconsin Card Sort task.
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    Good thing you're anonymous otherwise you'd look like a prize fool.
    Why would i look like a fool - i just dont know what it is. Cognitive neuropsychology im confused??
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Why would i look like a fool - i just dont know what it is. Cognitive neuropsychology im confused??
    Did you read my post?
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    So would that be like assesment of people with neurological impairments such as short term memory?? So whats CBT??
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    CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy, it dosent have to be used to just depression it can be used for alot of different things, such as a fear of flying.
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    (Original post by tom_tom_tom)
    CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy, it dosent have to be used to just depression it can be used for alot of different things, such as a fear of flying.
    So why would you need CBT and neuropsychology if you had epilepsy and trouble with your short term memory??
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Neuropsychs in a clinical settings tend to be used for assessing neurocognitive problems using various psychometric tests. E.g. things like the Wisconsin Card Sort task.
    That wasn't really especially clear for the layman.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So would that be like assesment of people with neurological impairments such as short term memory?? So whats CBT??
    A neuropsych would certainly look at that, yes.

    CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy. Most commonly used for depression, phobias and anxiety. It aims to correct maladaptive cognitive patterns (trains of thought, if you will) to something more healthy.

    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    That wasn't really especially clear for the layman.
    Haha oops. Perhaps not.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So why would you need CBT and neuropsychology if you had epilepsy and trouble with your short term memory??
    As I'm aware, CBT wouldn't particularly be suitable for epilepsy and STM problems. It might, perhaps, be used to address any depressive reactions to having such conditions, though.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So why would you need CBT and neuropsychology if you had epilepsy and trouble with your short term memory??
    To try and train you to have a better way of remembering things?

    I wouldnt worry about it, the doctors know what they are doing, so they are not going to give you treatment thats not needed.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    A neuropsych would certainly look at that, yes.

    CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy. Most commonly used for depression, phobias and anxiety. It aims to correct maladaptive cognitive patterns (trains of thought, if you will) to something more healthy.

    So im going to a neuropsychologist because i have epilepsy and short term memory problems - but the psychologist is there for anxiety, depression and phobias?? Now im really confused!! This really isnt adding up!!
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    Sorry i think i was posting at the same time as your answers.
    Im not going for CBT just says neuropsychology assesment and EE
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    So im going to a neuropsychologist because i have epilepsy and short term memory problems
    Yep, that makes sense.

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    but the psychologist is there for anxiety, depression and phobias?? Now im really confused!! This really isnt adding up!!
    I think you're getting confused. CBT in particular is a type of therapy which is well suited to conditions like depression, anxiety etc. You probably wouldn't be getting CBT from a Neuropsych.

    A Clinical Neuropsychologist IS a psychologist who has specialised in working with neurocognitive impairments. E.g. addressing the cognitive (problem solving/memory/judgement/attention etc etc) symptoms of neurological damage.

    A Psychologist is just a broader term and can include Research/Counselling/Clinical/Forensic Psychologists (and more).
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    Thanks - so is there like a sample test i can look at somewhere?? I kind of want to know what they are going to ask me.
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    Thanks - so is there like a sample test i can look at somewhere?? I kind of want to know what they are going to ask me.
    Here's a massive list with general descriptions:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropsychological_test
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    what exactly is a neuropsychologist??
    And what do they do at an assessment thingy??
    A neuropsychologist is a clinical psychologist (in the UK at least) who works in a neurological or rehabilitation setting, and often has further training in things like brain anatomy and conditions that impact on peoples memory, concentration and general functioning. I can understand you being confused because most clinical psychologists work as therapists (which is where I guess you are getting the whole CBT thing from).

    In order to see if there are any problems they will conduct an assessment. Depending on what you are referred for, they will ask different things. For example a person who is having trouble remembering things would be tested for memory, concentration, attention. Or if a person is suspected of having dementia, a neuropsychological test would see what things they can do okay, and what things they may need help with.

    Don't worry, its not an exam and you certainly don't need to prepare. Regarding the tests you may be asked questions, draw objects, remember patterns or various other things. Usually your assessment should last an hour or so and you may have breaks.

    You certainly should not be be judged or made to feel stupid, the psychologist ought to give feedback about what you found harder or easier, but they should also spend time with you in helping you manage or explaining why you may be experiencing certain problems.

    Hope it goes well.
 
 
 
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