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CCN VIC AGM Seminar: The 'Good Psychologist-Clinician' - Cases in Clinical Neuropsychology

Event number: 19173
2 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Professor Vicki Anderson & Professor Michael Saling

Neuropsychologists benefit from a foundation of research training that equips us to approach cases in a structured and methodical manner.

For example, evidence-based clinical practice relies upon baseline and follow-up objective psychometric assessment and efficient generation of diagnostic differentials. Nevertheless, as psychologist-clinicians first, we inevitably face those cases who, despite a wealth of psychometric data, challenge our clinical skills and experience.

In this education forum, cases (pediatric, adult/old-age) will be presented by senior neuropsychologists with a view to highlighting the challenges to the skills of a 'good psychologist clinician'.

Learning Outcomes:

Registrants can expect the presentations to cover:

  • exemplars of advanced psychological clinical skills for neuropsychological case formulation;
  • advanced skills reflecting the complementary advantages of clinical and psychometric approaches.
  • case-based diagnostic reasoning

About the presenters

Professor Vicki Anderson is a paediatric clinical neuropsychologist and child health researcher. Current positions include: Head of Psychology, RCH; Director, Clinical Sciences Research, MCRI; NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellow and University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow (Psychology and Paediatrics).  Her research and clinical interests are in disorders of childhood that impact on the brain, including both developmental and acquired disorders. Her research team, The Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychology Studies, has focused on understanding the consequences of early brain insult and translating findings into clinical practice. Major recent work includes: i) the 2nd edition of the TEACh; ii) development of e-health approaches to parent-focused psychosocial treatments; iii) development of PEERs, an iPad delivered assessment tool for social competence; iv) digital health tools for monitoring child post concussion symptoms.

Michael is a Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Melbourne, and Director of Australia's first Professional Program in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne, having been appointed in 1988 as the successor to the Dr. Kevin Walsh. He is also Director of Neuropsychology at the Austin and Heidelberg Repatriation Hospitals, and an Honorary Professorial Fellow at The Florey Institute for Neurosciences and Mental Health. He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (26 January, 2015), for significant service to education in the field of clinical neuropsychology as an academic, researcher, and clinician


5.45pm (AGM; free), 6.15pm - 7.45pm (Seminar), 7.45 - 8.30pm (Refreshments)

If you would like to attend the AGM ONLY, please RSVP to directly.

Online registration


Ormond College, The University of Melbourne
49 College Crescent
Parkville, VIC 3052
Start date: 28/11/2017
End date: 28/11/2017
Time: 5.45pm - 8.30pm


CCN member $25
CCN student member $15
APS member: $45
APS student member: $35
Non APS member: $65


APS - College of Clinical Neuropsychologists - VIC
Contact Madeleine Connellan
0400 368 671