Neuropsychology Case Study

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“Neuropsychology can be defined as the scientific study of brain-behavior relationships” (Bodin, 2015). Brain-behavior is to understand the normal brain development and abnormal brain development. Brain development has to do with “…the effect of brain disease and injury on cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning” (Bodin, 2015). Hospitals or health care facilities would be the type of places to hire a neuropsychologist. “In this environment, the neuropsychologist’s work is on data collection and analysis that will advance the field’s understanding of brain-based conditions that impact cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning” (Neuropsychologist Career Guide). Clients to receive care from neuropsychologists could be veterans with head injuries, patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease or someone who suffered from a stroke/traumatic injury. To be able to be a neuropsychologist you must have your PhD in psychology. Being a neuropsychologist could impact your personal life by going through all the years of school all the way to getting too close to your patients. Getting too personal with them and having something serious happen to then could cause you to have strong emotions.
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You first have to complete the general psychology core and clinical core. This is the development of foundations for study of brain-behavior relationships, practice of clinical neuropsychology, and basic practice skills in professional psychology and clinical neuropsychology. After, one year, internship for practice skills in professional psychology must be completed. Then, two years of postdoctoral training are required. This will give you completion of practice skills in clinical neuropsychology, eligibility for licensure in psychology and for board certification. Lastly, continuing education to maintain or improving education is necessary for expanding knowledge. (Boake

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