Fall Speaker Series
Title: Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment
Speaker: Dr. Kwok Keung Leung, PhD
Date: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Platform: Microsoft Teams
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Please consider a voluntary donation, with the amount determined by each participant, to Rainbow of Hong Kong. This charity has been chosen by Dr. Leung.
Cognitive impairments and mood disorders associated with a brain condition are usually less recognized than physical handicap is. People who suffer from a brain disease or head injury, or who have undergone brain surgery, may be misunderstood as being lazy or giving up too easily during the process of recovery. Psychotherapists who are informed of the neuropsychological status of their clients could improve the effectiveness of their intervention.
This workshop will give an overview of Clinical Neuropsychological assessment performed by a Clinical Psychologist or Clinical Neuropsychologist in everyday clinical practice. The participants will be able to:
- understand the cognitive and emotional struggles of people and their families who have brain conditions;
- be aware of how cognitive impairments and emotional disturbances interact with each other;
- appreciate how a neuropsychological assessment finding could inform clinical practice of a psychotherapist or counsellor;
- become sensitive to the cognitive difficulties and modify the process of psychotherapy with people having a cognitive impairment;
- know when to refer a client for a clinical neuropsychological assessment.
Case examples will be used to illustrate the above ideas. Mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors, who work with people with neurological conditions would find this workshop useful in their professional practice.
About Dr. Kwok Keung Leung, PhD
Dr. Kwok Keung Leung is a registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist in New Zealand and worked in the Neurology Department of the Clinical Measurement Unit of Wellington Regional Hospital since 2017 until he came back to Hong Kong for private practice in Sheung Wan this year. He is also a registered Clinical Psychologist of Hong Kong Psychological Society. He practised in Tung Wah Hospital working with people with stroke and other neurological conditions from 1997 to 2017 specializing in neurorehabilitation. He has extensive experiences in integrating Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology in everyday practice. He also supervises clinical psychology trainees and provides consultations to mental health professionals. He is currently co-supervising a doctoral student in Massey University in New Zealand to develop a new assessment tool of awake craniotomy for people with brain tumour.
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