Program Goals

  • To learn the principles and methods of neuropsychological assessment, including standardized measurement of perception, attention and orientation, intellect, memory, speech and language, reasoning and decision-making, and personality.
  • To gain an understanding of neuropsychological manifestations of neurological and psychiatric disease, including agnosia, amnesia, aphasia, disorders of personality and social conduct, and dementia.
  • To learn the relationship between underlying medical diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, trauma) and the associated neuropsychological clinical presentations.
  • To efficiently provide high quality neuropsychological services to diverse patients, including effective test selection, report writing, clinical interviewing, verbal feedback, and supervision of psychometricians.
  • To design and execute research in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.
  • To learn methods of neuroscience research, with an emphasis on lesion method techniques and structural and functional imaging at systems level (CT, MRI, PET, fMRI).
  • To learn to be ethical and responsible in all professional activities, including service to patients, interactions with staff, colleagues, and the general public, and the conduct of research.