Head of track: Prof. Abraham Schweiger
In the rehabilitational neuropsychology track, students are trained as a psychologist to meet the requirements to begin their residency in rehabilitation psychology. Over and above this, students gain the knowledge and expertise required to treat patients who have suffered damage to the central nervous system. The study tracks focus on both child and adult rehabilitation neuropsychology.
There are two core parts to the program:
· In the first, students learn about the healthy brain, injured brain and rehabilitation of people with brain injuries.
· In the second, students will continue their studies on the topics of rehabilitation of people with peripheral injuries.
Injuries to the brain and peripheral injuries may lead to personality changes, emotional patterns and cognitive abilities. They require new tools to adapt to the real-life process towards normal functioning. Through a variety of courses, seminars and electives, students gain a better understanding of these effects and how to treat them.
In addition, they select courses or seminars from the clinical and medical psychology tracks. These courses enhance clinical skills and the ability to interact with neurotypical patients with physical disabilities.
The curriculum is for 60 credit units (the curriculum focused on children is 62 credit hours). It includes required courses, electives and seminars. Aside from the courses and seminars, students are required to take part in a practicum twice a week and submit a term paper.