Intervention-curious, occasional dabbler or rehab-fanatic? Roles of the neuropsychologist in rehabilitation and interventions

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Educational Objectives
  1. Describe the value and impact of a range of neuropsychological interventions across clinical settings and cohorts​​
  2. Demonstrate understanding of key considerations associated with planning and delivering neuropsychological interventions in clinical practice
  3. Explain various ways of embedding neuropsychological interventions into your professional role and identity


Course Information
Target Audience:Intermediate
Availability:Date Available: 2021-12-01
  You may obtain CE for this webinar at any time.
Offered for CE Yes
Cost Members $20
  Non-Members $30
Refund Policy This webinar is not eligible for refunds
CE Credits 1.5
In this webinar, Dana will challenge the idea that clinical neuropsychologists are primarily assessors of cognition. She will argue that skills in delivery of interventions and rehabilitation are equally essential, with the potential to add substantial value and impact to our role across a wide range of clinical settings. Dana will outline considerations and recommendations to help guide the selection, effective delivery, and implementation of evidence-based neuropsychological interventions for adults with brain injury and illness. She will provide an overview of the roles neuropsychologists can play in delivering a range of cognitive, psychological and behavioural intervention types, from brief and occasional to extended and regular. Dana will present an overview of what is known about the clinical competencies required for intervention delivery, and methods for sustainable implementation of interventions across clinical settings.

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  2. Wong, D., Kempnich, C., Bradshaw, J., Grayson, S., Lillywhite, L., O’Shea, M., Kim, J., Stolwyk, R., &. Cadilhac, D. A. (2021). Real world implementation of a group-based memory rehabilitation program into stroke services: A knowledge translation evaluation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 28(6), 410-421. DOI: 10.1080/10749357.2020.1838084.
  3. Wong, D., McKay, A., Kazantzis, N., & Ponsford, J. (2020). Clinical translation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression - Adapted for Brain Injury (CBT-ABI): How do we train competent clinicians? International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 13, 379–395. DOI: 10.1007/s41811-020-00079-2.
  4. Wong, D., McKay, A., & Stolwyk, R. (2014). Delivery of psychological interventions by clinical neuropsychologists: Current practice in Australia and implications for training. Australian Psychologist, 49, 209-222.


  • Dana Wong is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University. She leads the eNACT (Neurorehabilitation And Clinical Translation) Research Group and Clinic, which focuses on innovative neurorehabilitation techniques to improve the lives of acquired brain injury survivors, and enhancing clinical implementation of these evidence-based intervention techniques. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, several book chapters, and a treatment manual on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Adapted for Brain Injury (CBT-ABI). Dana's focus on training top scientist-practitioners as a key element to clinical translation has been recognised with several awards for teaching excellence and clinical innovation, and La Trobe’s 2020 Research Engagement and Impact Award. She is President-Elect of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment.