Full course description
The course will address the content of neuropsychological interventions as well as the procedures and designs that can be used for the execution of evidence-based research. Throughout the meetings, the basic premises and ‘pitfalls’ in this type of research will be elaborated and the possibilities to circumvent these problems by proper choice of approach and design will be discussed. Various research designs will be compared in terms of their strengths and weaknesses (e.g. experimental studies, quasi-experimental designs, intention-to-treat, single case designs, challenge-studies, depletion studies). Various forms of neuropsychological treatments will be discussed and students will receive practical training in rehabilitation principles. Skills will be developed that can be applied in cognitive training and psycho-education. Forms of complex behavioural treatment will also be discussed.
- students will be able to explain the different neuropsychological treatment methods used in clinical practice;
- students can select and apply an adequate research design for the evaluation of the effects of neuropsychological treatment;
- students are able to design a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effect of neuropsychological treatment.
- C.M. van Heugten