Neuro-psychological assessment and support for those with an acquired brain injury
The impact of an acquired brain injury on your mental health and that of your family is often severe and wide ranging. Psychological services include assessment, individual counselling and psychotherapy, family therapy, relationship counselling and support groups which are designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family who are learning about living with an ABI also.
Clinical psychology aims to reduce any psychological distress you may be suffering as a result of your ABI. It also aims to enhance your well-being by providing you with the skills and tools you may need to deal with everyday life. ABI Ireland clinical psychologists provide the following support services:
- Neuropsychological assessments e.g. assessment of attention, memory, language, perception and executive functioning
- Assessment and management of behavioural problems
- Assessment and treatment of mood and emotional problems
- Provide recommendations for the rehabilitation of cognitive problems
- Psychological support and psychotherapy; to assist you and your family members in coming to terms with the effects and challenges of ABI.
The clinical psychologist is a key member of your neuro-rehabilitation team who work with you to identify your IRP goals and any blocks that need to be removed to help you achieve these goals.