Cognitive Rehabilitation

Advance your clinical practice in cognitive rehabilitation.

Learn the latest best practice in cognitive rehabilitation from renowned clinical neuropsychologist, Dr Dana Wong. Understand the latest techniques and develop better ways to support people with cognitive impairment following brain injury and illness.

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Overview

LocationOnline
Date/s Session 1: Wednesday 16 March
Session 2: Wednesday 23 March
Session 3: Wednesday 30 March
Session 4: Wednesday 6 April
Session 5: Wednesday 13 April
Time/s3-5 pm (AEST/AEDT)
Duration5 weeks (5 x 2-hour sessions)
Registrations close5pm Wednesday 2 March 2022
Prerequisites/sStudents must be qualified health professionals with some prior training and experience with people with cognitive impairment.
CertificationCertificate of attendance provided for 10 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Fee/s$450.00 + GST

This short course will provide you with valuable skills for delivering evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation to adults with brain injury and illness. Designed for practising psychologists and other clinicians looking to upskill in this important area, the 5 weekly classes will introduce you to evidence-based approaches to cognitive rehabilitation for people with brain injury and illness.

You’ll be taught by La Trobe Associate Professor Dana Wong, who is nationally renowned in the field of neuropsychological interventions.

This course is designed for practising psychologists in areas such as clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology and health psychology, as well as allied health professionals such as occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

The 10-hour course will be delivered via Zoom over five 2-hour weekly sessions and is accessible to clinicians throughout Australia.

Course content

You’ll learn about the principles of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation. The course will provide practical strategies for clinicians to help people manage cognitive impairment and offer ways to help people participate in meaningful activities and life roles.

You’ll learn:

  • current evidence and clinical guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation
  • practical techniques for effective rehabilitation of memory, attention, processing speed and executive functions
  • competencies in both group and individual interventions
  • transdiagnostic processes such as person-centred practice, setting meaningful goals, optimising homework completion, and ensuring feasibility of strategies, generalisability and maintenance
  • ways to effectively measure intervention outcomes.

About the teacher

Dr Dana Wong is a clinical neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University.

She leads the eNACT (Neurorehabilitation And Clinical Translation) Research Group, which brings together researchers and clinicians who work with people with acquired brain injury (ABI), such as stroke and traumatic brain injury. The group develops innovative neuropsychological rehabilitation techniques to improve the lives of brain injury survivors, and implements them into clinical practice.

A/Prof Wong teaches on the postgraduate psychology training programs at La Trobe University and has won several awards for teaching excellence in recognition of her practical, engaging clinical training approaches.

Additional requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during the workshop.
  2. A webcam, mic and headset/speaker is required.  All workshops are conducted in small groups and are interactive.

Further information

E: executive_professional_education@latrobe.edu.au

T: 03 8481 4800

Registration

This program is subject to minimum enrolment numbers. A refund will be provided if the program is cancelled.