INS PresidentiaI Invitational Webinar 2023
Neuropsychological rehabilitation: From brain to behavior
Date and time: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 / 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (EST US and Canada), 17:00 Central Europe.
Number of Credits: 1.5 CE credits optional with purchase ($30 members / $45 non-members).
In neuropsychology, we study brain-behavior relationships. We can limit our work to the study of specific brain functions in relation to corresponding behavior, either in healthy or in brain damaged individuals. However, each brain is in the head of a person who lives in a part of the world and has their unique past, present and plans for the future. And in this perspective lies the focus of the exciting field of neuropsychological rehabilitation.
In this webinar, an overview of past, present and future directions in neuropsychological rehabilitation is offered based on evidence from research in the past 20 years. New developments in cognitive enhancement are discussed, alongside the current focus of clinical practice. Future directions are shared which are open to discussion.
1. Explain what neuroplasticity after brain damage entails.
2. Describe at least two rehabilitation techniques.
3. Apply a biopsychosocial perspective to neuropsychological rehabilitation.
Prof. dr. Caroline van Heugten
Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology (FPN),
Caroline van Heugten is a Professor of Neuropsychology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. The focus of her research is on neuropsychological interventions for persons with acquired brain injury such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain damage. Her research focusses along the following three research lines: developing and evaluating instruments for measuring the outcome of neuropsychological interventions; clinical and cost-effectiveness of neuropsychological interventions; and investigating factors influencing the outcome of neuropsychological interventions. She has published more than 300 international peer-reviewed papers and successfully supervised more than 30 PhD students. Currently she is the Director of the Limburg Brain Injury Center aimed at increasing the quality of life for patients with brain injury and their carers by gathering, sharing and implementing knowledge. She is one of the editors of the 2017 first international handbook on neuropsychological rehabilitation (Routledge, UK). Caroline van Heugten is known both nationally and internationally for her applied approach connecting research and clinical practice in the field of acquired brain injury.