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The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.

 
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Providing Psychotherapy for Clients with Neuropsychological Needs



“Rehabilitation must integrate both cognitive and emotional interventions, and attend to belief systems about an affective responses to cognitive challenges” (Mateer et al. 2005)



Venue: PSI Offices, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8
Date: Friday 18th August
Time: 2.00-4.30pm
Learning Credits: 3

Fees: PSI Members €20.00, Non-PSI Members €40.00



This symposium brings together a variety of experts on providing therapy to complex clients with neuropsychological needs. Participants will gain an understanding of a meta-analysis of the literature over the last 20 years in terms of single case studies and group studies that focused on the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults with ABI.
A number of case studies from the Irish post-acute hospital and Irish community rehabilitation settings will be presented, covering both adults and children, along with a single-group consecutive case-series of 20 adults from a Dublin community rehab setting.


For whom?
• Clinical Psychologists
• Neuropsychologists
• Counselling Psychologists


Learning outcomes

  • Participants will gain an understanding of a meta-analysis of the literature over the last 20 years in terms of single case studies and group studies that focused on the treatment of depression and anxiety in adults with ABI.
  • A consecutive case-series group outcome of 20 adults will be presented.
  • Case studies from a post-acute rehab hospital context will be presented.
  • Case studies from a community specialist rehab service will be presented.

Benefits

  • Attendees will be informed about what’s understood to work for treating adults with ABI using CBT on the basis of the international evidence.
  • New research on using modified CBT with cognitively impaired adults will be discussed in relation to existing research and clinical practice.
  • Future directions including the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will be considered (given limited current research).
  • Evidence based practice and practice based evidence will form part of the symposium and should inform attendees regular clinical practice.


DAY 1 14.00-1630 (4 x speakers at 30 minutes each).

Dr. Brian Waldron (ABII) – A meta-analysis of CBT research and an Irish consecutive case series.
Dr. Elaine Kelly (Headway) – Working with adults with ABI and their family members
Dr. Fiadhnait O’Keeffe (NRH) – Case-studies in a post-acute rehabilitation setting
Dr. Claire Keogh (NRH) – Presentation of paediatric therapeutic cases in post-acute rehab


Methods of teaching and form of the event

The event comprises of talks from a number of experienced clinical neuropsychologists with extensive experience providing therapy services for clients with Neuropsychological needs.
PDFs that cover the range of evidence referred to in the presentations will be provided



The chair of this symposium, Dr. Brian Waldron is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with ABI Ireland. He has also worked with the National Rehabilitation Hospital and the Health Service Executive, and has been involved in the assessment and treatment of a variety of problems occurring in children, adults and families. Prior to his doctorate he worked for Headway Ireland in 1999 as a Vocational Training Officer, and was involved in research on adjustment to spinal cord injuries from 1996 to 1998. He has been developing expertise in working with people with neurological damage over the last two decades.

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