The Neuropsychology Program within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has a research, educational and clinical component and spans different sites of services and clinical departments within the Feinberg and Northwestern Medicine.
The Neuropsychology Service within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers training opportunities to clinical psychology doctoral students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows interested in adult neuropsychology. Through our affiliated clinical care sites, trainees gain skills in the neuropsychological assessment of referred adult inpatients and outpatients with a broad range of neuropathological conditions, including:
- Psychiatric disorders
- Traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndromes
- Seizure disorders
- Brain tumors
- Autoimmune disorders
- Cerebrovascular disorders
- Metabolic disorders
Trainees receive supervised experience in test selection, administration and interpretation, report writing, and communication of neuropsychological findings to referring providers as well as patients and family members.
Research conducted by the faculty within the Neuropsychology Service includes use of neuropsychological and clinical neuroscience methods, including functional and structural neuroimaging, to evaluate disturbances in neurocognitive functioning among individuals with or at risk for major psychiatric or neurologic disorders, and to assess cognitive outcomes of standard and novel medical and pharmacological interventions.
Our faculty members provide care through Feinberg-affiliate care sites at Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation (NMFF) and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. They provide clinical support to all medical disciplines in the diagnosis and treatment of medically complex patients with cognitive impairment. Learn more about available services via the Patient Care section.