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The Added Value of Clinical Neuropsychology

Friday 28th November 2014 at Holiday Inn London, Regents Park

We were delighted to welcome internationally recognised experts in neuropsychology to our third BPS Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) Annual Conference.

We welcomed Prof. Shari Wade, Prof. Jon Evans and Prof. Glyn Humphreys as our keynote speakers for the morning session. The afternoon featured three parallel workshops: paediatric, adult and older people as well as the DoN 2014 AGM and a poster session.

Presentation Downloads

Adult Keynote Address: Positive psychotherapy - what the science of happiness has to offer clinical neuropsychology
Professor Jon Evans (University of Glasgow)

Paediatric Keynote Address: Interventions to promote behavioural recovery following acquired brain injury: The role of the family
Professor Shari Wade (Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, USA) - VIDEO

Older Adult Keynote Address: From diagnosis to rehabilitation: trying to develop care pathways in neuropsychology
Professor Glyn Humphreys (University of Oxford)

Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing

Parallel afternoon sessions

Paediatric Session: Tailoring interventions following ABI to functional impairments
Tailoring interventions following ABI to functional impairments
Professor Shari Wade

Adult Session: Neuropsychotherapies – which add most value?
i. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Dr Hamish McLeod
ii. Compassion Focused Therapy
Dr Fiona Ashworth
iii. Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
Dr Giles Yeates
iv. Narrative approaches
Dr Stephen Weatherhead
(Convened by Professor Jon Evans)

Older Adult Session: Neuropsychological rehabilitation for older people
i. Neuropsychological assessment, rehabilitation strategies and vascular dementia
Dr Sylvia Dillon
ii. The role of Clinical Neuropsychological intuition in the design and development of cognitive assessment tools - we are currently unable to share this presentation
Dr Craig Newman
iii. The Admiral, the Psychologist and the Museum; a clinical case study of using rehabilitation in Frontotemporal Dementia
Dr Adrian Leddy
(Convened by Dr Rebecca Poz)

Pre-conference Workshop

We were also pleased to present our first half-day pre-conference workshop on Multiple Sclerosis on Thursday 27th November. This was held at Holiday Inn London Regent's Park Hotel between 12.30-16.30.

Presentation Downloads

Epidemiology and natural history of MS
Professor Neil Robertson

Neuropsychological assessment of MS - we are unable to share this presentation
Dr Perry Moore

Memory rehabilitation in MS
Dr Roshan das Nair

Psychological group therapy in MS
Professor Nadina Lincoln

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 227773.


Thursday 27th November 2014

We are pleased to present our first half-day pre-conference workshop, Neuropsychology and Multiple Sclerosis, held at Holiday Inn London Regent's Park Hotel. Convenor: Dr Perry Moore, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

12:30Workshop registration and refreshments
13:00Introduction and welcome, Professor Gus Baker
13:10Epidemiology and natural history of MS, Professor Neil Robertson
13:55Neuropsychological assessment of MS, Dr Perry Moore
14:40Refreshment Break
15:00Memory rehabilitation in MS, Dr Roshan das Nair
15:45Psychological group therapy in MS, Professor Nadina Lincoln
16:30Workshop Close

Friday 28th November 2014

Please find the outline timings for the Conference, full timings can be found in Additional Information below.

09:00Registration and Refreshments
09:30Welcome from the DoN Chair, Dr Peter Rankin
09:45Adult Keynote Address: Positive psychotherapy – what the science of happiness has to offer clinical neuropsychology, Professor Jon Evans, University of Glasgow
10:35Paediatric Keynote Address: Interventions to promote behavioural recovery following acquired brain injury: The role of the family, Professor Shari Wade, Cincinatti Children’s Hospital Medical Centre
11:35Refreshment Break
11:55Older Adult Keynote Address: From diagnosis to rehabilitation: trying to develop care pathways in neuropsychology, Professor Glyn Humphreys, University of Oxford
13:30BPS Division of Neuropsychology 2014 Annual General Meeting
14:15Parallel Afternoon Sessions: Paediatric, Adult and Older Adult
16:15Conference Close
16:30BPS Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology 2014 AGM

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Jon Evans

Keynote Speaker
Following clinical psychology training in Wessex, Professor Jonathan Evans moved in 1991 to work at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit (now MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) in Cambridge. In 1996 he became the founding Clinical Director of the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely. In October 2003 he moved to his current position at the University of Glasgow, where he is Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Professor Jonathan Evans’ research interests include the cognitive neuropsychology of memory, the assessment and rehabilitation of disorders of attention and executive functioning, the application of new technology in cognitive rehabilitation and the treatment of mood disorder in the context of brain injury.

Professor Glyn Humphreys

Keynote Speaker
is a cognitive neuropsychologist with research interests covering: the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems after brain injury, visual attention, perception, language and the control of action, social cognition. I have published over 500 papers in international journals and 16 books. He has been awarded the Spearman Medal, the Prize for Cognitive Psychology (twice), and the President’s Award of the British Psychological Society, the Donald Broadbent Prize from the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, a Humboldt Fellowship, the Leibniz Professorship and Special Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy. He has edited the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition (founding Editor) and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. He is currently Watts professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

Professor Shari Wade

Keynote Speaker
Shari Wade is a pediatric rehabilitation psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is also director of research in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and completed a predoctoral internship at Yale University and a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Wade has been investigating social environmental predictors of recovery from childhood traumatic brain injury for more than 20 years. More recently, she has developed and tested web-based problem-solving and parenting skills interventions to facilitate child and family adaptation post injury.

Her research has resulted in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been supported by funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research including a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Pediatric TBI Interventions.


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Additional Information

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