Sample Neuropsychology Lecture and Presentation Topics

 

Forensic

  • Basics of a forensic neuropsychological examination
  • Uses of psychological testimony in a forensic setting
  • Mild head injury and persistent post concussive disorder: Plaintiff and defense perspectives
  • Neuropsychology and capital cases
  • Aging and competency assessment
  • Motivation and malingering in the forensic setting: Assessment issues
  • Psychological issues in case preparation: From client preparation to jury selection

General Interest

  • Memory: How it works and how to improve it
  • Positive Psychology: How to be happy (The science of joy)
  • Sadness or Depression? How to beat the blues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): How the changing seasons affect our mood
  • The therapeutic benefits of humor: How to laugh your way to health
  • Combating professional and personal burnout
  • Creative methods of stress management, relaxation procedures and self-hypnosis
  • Medication effects on cognition and memory
  • Sleep Hygiene: How to get a better night of sleep

Medical

  • Hospital based neuropsychology: Provision of a cost effective and clinically useful practice
  • Rehabilitation of the brain injury survivor
  • Stroke prevention and rehabilitation
  • Mild traumatic head injury: Diagnosis and treatment issues
  • Functional neuroanatomy
  • Issues in cognitive rehabilitation: Evidence based practice
  • Frontal lobe and executive functions: Diagnosis and treatment issues
  • Management of the high and low functioning brain injury patient
  • Management of the difficult neurological rehabilitation patient
  • Specific disorders (neuropsychological conditions such as mild traumatic head injury, dementia, aphasia, apraxia, anosognosia, etc.)
  • Treatment of the bad outcome mild head injury patient: A psycho-neurological rehabilitation approach

School Based/Educational

  • Behavioral management in the school setting: A developmental perspective
  • Parent effectiveness training
  • Learning disability: Assessment and intervention
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Assessment and intervention
  • Autism spectrum disorders: Assessment and intervention
  • Suicide prevention
  • Assessment and education of the gifted child
  • Identification and prevention of substance use and abuse in adolescents