Today in this video we will talk about a field of psychology that many people are interested to know. That field is neuropsychology. This is such an emerging field of psychology in which students are taking a lot of interest. Let us know the complete information about this field. What is the scope in this field? Where can you get a job? What should be the qualification? Difference between Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology Etc.
What is a Neuropsychologist?
A neuropsychologist is a psychologist who specializes in understanding the relationship between the physical brain and behaviour. The brain is complex. Disorders within the brain and nervous system can alter behaviour and cognitive function. Neuropsychologists have a doctorate in psychology and training in neuropsychology. They often work in research or clinical settings.
What does a neuropsychologist do?
Neuropsychologists evaluate and treat people with various types of nervous system disorders. They work closely with doctors, including neurologists.
Illnesses, injuries, and diseases of the brain and nervous system can affect the way a person feels, thinks, and behaves. Symptoms that may call for a neuropsychologist include:
nervous system dysfunction
If other doctors can’t identify the cause of a symptom, a neuropsychologist can help determine a diagnosis. If a diagnosis is already known, an assessment can still be helpful.
Difference between Clinical psychologists and Neuropsychologist?
A clinical psychologist is someone who can assess, diagnose and treat psychological and mental health problems. These can include but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and so on.
Clinical Psychologist usually work in Disorder, Anxiety, Panic Attack, OCD
A neuropsychologist on the other hand is someone who can assess, diagnose and treat psychological disorders associated with brain-based conditions. For example, they can assess the cognitive, behavioural and emotional deficits resulting from a brain injury, stroke, dementia or a pattern of cognitive strengths and weakness in someone with a learning disorder or a disorder on the Autism Spectrum.
A neuropsychologist uses a series of tests to assess various areas of cognition and behaviour, such as memory, attention, learning, processing speed and abstract reasoning. This information is linked back to brain structures, to provide information regarding the impact of any identified areas of difficulty on a person’s day to day functioning.
Neuropsychologists usually work in Brain Injury, Brain Surgery, Hydrocephalus, Ascites Brain.
Qualification to become a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist?
1.To become a Clinical Psychologists you must have M.Phil in Clinical Psychologists.
2. To become a Neuropsychologist you must have PhD in Neuropsychologist.
There are also some universities in India to become a neuropsychologist. Christ University and Amit University. There are good colleges of Neuropsychologist in foreign also.
Where can you find jobs in the neuropsychologist field?
1. Rehabilitation Center
What will be the salary?
Salary Scale will be 15K to 1lakh Rs. It depends on which sector you are working in.
So, This is all about the neuropsychologist field. There is a lot of scope in the field of neuropsychology.
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