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Division of Neuropsychology Annual Conference 2015

Complex Challenges in Neuro-rehabilitation

Friday 27th November 2015 at Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

We were delighted to welcome internationally recognised experts in neuropsychology to our fourth BPS DoN Annual Conference scheduled for Friday 27th November 2015 at the Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury.

We welcomed Professor Jennie Ponsford and Dr Jenny Limond and Professor Trevor Robbins as our three keynote speakers for the morning session.

We were also pleased to present a full day of pre-conference workshops on Thursday 26th November.

Presentation Downloads

Pre-Conference Workshops

Fatigue and sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury

Fatigue and sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury: Creating an evidence base for the development of efficacious treatments
Professor Jennie Ponsford

Functional Neurological Symptoms

CBT vs Standardised Medical Care to Treat Dissociative Seizures: The CODES Trial
Prof Laura Goldstein - Unable to Share

Two clinical case studies from inpatient and outpatient neuropsychology services
Dr Phil Yates & Dr Leo Russell

From Why to How - a new model of Conversion Disorder
Prof Mark Edwards - Currently unable to share

The Contribution of Clinical Neuropsychology to the Management of Epilepsies

The role of clinical neuropsychology in the management of epilepsy
Professor Gus Baker

Controversies of neuropsychological assessment in clinical practice: The Wada test
Dr Sallie Baxendale

Memory in epilepsy: Where are we now?
Dr Nathan Illman

Division of Neuropsychology Annual Conference Downloads

Adult Keynote Address - Sexuality following brain injury: A much ignored problem
Professor Jennie Ponsford (Monash University)

Paediatric Keynote Address - Developmental considerations in the delivery of paediatric neuropsychological interventions: overcoming barriers and maximizing progress
Dr Jenny Limond (CoRal Psychology Ltd)

Older Adult Keynote Address - The cognitive neuropsychology of neurodegenerative diseases: the CANTAB approach
Professor Trevor Robbins CBE FRS FMedSci FBPsS (University of Cambridge)

Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Paediatric Session: Psychological therapy in paediatric neuropsychology

Integrating psychological needs in community neuropsychological rehabilitation: collaboration and complexity
Dr Fergus Gracey

Taking a contextual systemic perspective in child neuropsychological rehabilitation
Dr Katie Byard

'An overview of ACT with adolescents and parents'
Dr Mary Wisley and Dr Helen Broome

Adult Session: Supporting Inter-Dependence in Neurological Conditions Across the Lifespan

Systemic and Narrative Approaches in a Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Service
Rachel Ames

The importance of emotion in supporting couple relationships following Acquired Brain Injury
Dr Giles Yeates and Dr Clara Murray Currently unable to share

'Living Together with Dementia' - developing a psychosocial intervention for couples where one partner has a dementia.
Dr Andrew Balfour

“Is it just me, or….” The contribution of ‘Ubuntu’ to clinical work with Neurological Conditions
Dr Rudi Coetzer - Unable to Share

Older Adult Session: Understanding and Treating Changes in Emotions and Behaviours for Individuals with a Neurodegenerative Condition – Challenges for Patients and Professionals

Presentation 1
Dr Jane Simpson

Presentation 2
Dr Sarah Butchard

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Thursday 26th November 2015

Pre-conference Workshops

10:00Parallel Morning Pre-Conference Workshops Start
13:00Parallel Morning Pre-Conference Workshops Close
14:00Aternooon Pre-Conference Workshop Start
17:00Aternooon Pre-Conference Workshop Close

Friday 27th November 2015

Please note, all speakers, topics and timings are subject to change.
A full agenda can be downloaded at the bottom of the event page

09:00Registration and refreshments
09:30Welcoming and Opening Address from the DoN Chair - Dr Peter Rankin
09:35Conference Opening Address and Awards - Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes (President of the BPS)
10:00Adult Keynote Speaker - Sexuality following brain injury: A much ignored problem - Prof Jennie Ponsford (Monash University)
10:40Paediatric Keynote Speaker - Developmental considerations in the delivery of paediatric neuropsychological interventions: overcoming barriers and maximizing progress, Dr Jenny Limond (CoRal Psychology Ltd)
11:20Refreshment Break
11:40Older Adult Keynote - Professor Trevor Robbins CBE FRS FMedSci FBPsS
12:20AGM (Finishes at 12.50pm)
13:45Supporting Inter-Dependence in Neurological Conditions Across the Lifespan
13:45Psychological therapy in paediatric neuropsychology
13:45Understanding and Treating Changes in Emotions and Behaviours for Individuals with a Neurodegenerative Condition – Challenges for Patients and Professionals
13:45Afternoon Parallel Workshops
16:15Event Close

Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Jennie Ponsford

Keynote Speaker
Professor Jennie Ponsford, BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, MAPsS, is Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Clinical Programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She has spent 34 years engaged in clinical work and research with individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her research has investigated outcome following mild, moderate and severe TBI, factors predicting outcome, and the efficacy of rehabilitative interventions to improve outcome, with current intervention studies focusing on fatigue and sleep changes, anxiety and depression and substance use following TBI. She has published 200 journal articles and book chapters and 2 books on TBI and rehabilitation. She directs a doctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology at Monash University. She is the Past-President of the International Neuropsychological Society, Past-President of the International Association for the Study of Traumatic Brain Injury and the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), and serves on the Executive of the International Brain Injury Association and ASSBI. In 2013 she was awarded the Robert L. Moody prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury and Rehabilitation and in 2015 the INS Paul Satz Career Mentoring Award.

Dr Jenny Limond

Keynote Speaker
Dr Jenny Limond is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist and a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist. She is on the Specialist Register of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Jenny has worked in a range of private and NHS settings including paediatric services for traumatic brain injury, neuro-oncology and epilepsy surgery. Jenny now works as a private practitioner and is both Clinical Director and Managing Director of CoRal Psychology Ltd. Jenny is currently the Honorary Treasurer for the DoN and DoN Scotland. Jenny is also the Neuropsychology Chair for the Quality of Survival Group for the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP - Europe) CNS division and is involved in developing neuropsychology protocols for international clinical trials.

Jenny’s involved in a range of research activities. As a post-doctoral research fellow Jenny investigated different learning paradigms in developmental amnesia. She’s gone on to review the research field of paediatric neuropsychological rehabilitation, and audit regional services for acquired brain injury. Jenny is currently collaborating with colleagues in the UK, USA and Europe researching potential interventions for children with acquired brain injury.

Professor Trevor Robbins

Keynote Speaker
Trevor is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, being elected to the Chair of Expt. Psychology (and Head of Department) at the University of Cambridge, from October 2002. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (1990), the Academy of Medical Sciences (2000), and the Royal Society (2005. He received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for 2011 from the American Psychological Association. He has published about 700 full papers, with an H index of about 160. He has co-edited seven books, most recently; Neurobiology of Addiction; New Vistas (OUP, 2010), Decision-making, Affect and Learning (OUP, 2011), and Cognitive Search (MIT Press 2012). Trevor directs the MRC/Wellcome Trust-funded ‘Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute’, the mission of which is to enhance translation from basic to clinical neuroscience. His interest in translation began with his co-invention of the CANTAB computerized neuropsychological battery, which is currently used in over 700 institutes and clinical centres world-wide. He stepped down as President of the British Neuroscience Association in 2011 and was made a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list of the U.K. in 2012. In 2014 he shared the ‘Brain Prize’ of the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation, the most valuable in neuroscience.


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