Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology Programme November 2nd 2015

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2nd November
Afternoon session – 2pm to 5pm

Neuroanatomy and Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between the brain and behaviour. Clinical neuropsychology is the application of neuropsychological principles to the assessment and treatment of patients with actual and or suspected neurological disease. An understanding of the neuroanatomy of the neurological system is an important prerequisite in order to appreciate the functions of the different systems in the brain (e.g. neuroendocrine system) as well vital structures such as the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes.

Dr. Simone Carton is the Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist and Head of the Department of Clinical Neuropsychology at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Ireland. Following graduation in Clinical Psychology from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 1993, she completed specialist training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Institute of Psychiatry, the Institute of Neurology London and the University of Surrey, UK.

Since 1995, Dr. Carton has worked primarily with patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) at the NRH. She has a particular interest in neurobehavioural changes associated with neurological changes and the implications these can have for the patient and their families.

Dr. Carton is a Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Neuropsychology on the Doctoral Programme at TCD and at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland and University of Limerick. She is currently engaged in research in collaboration with TCD, National University Ireland Maynooth and the John Hopkins School of Medicine, USA.