The service is made up of clinical psychologists with specialist skills related to neuropsychology (a branch of psychology that focuses on the complex relationship between brain and behaviour). Psychology staff work alongside r multi-disciplinary colleagues in the Fife Rehabilitation Service and Fife Huntington’s Disease Service. We work in a range of settings including in-patients, out-patients, and long-term care facilities.
The clinical psychologists/ neuropsychologists in the physical rehabilitation psychology service can help by offering -
- Detailed neuropsychological assessments to guide therapy, plan rehabilitation, and assist with diagnosis.
- Assessments and therapies for individuals , families and carers related to the impact of a condition and the disability that may arise from this.
- Therapy for problems such as adjustment, loss, depression, and anxiety.
- Therapeutic groups for a mix of carers and patients, for example our Living with Brain Injury Group.
- Work with individuals and carers to assist with challenging behaviour
- Provide consultation, coaching and supervision to a wide range of health and social care professionals to enhance understanding of the psychological consequences of neurological conditions.
- Offer teaching and training on neurological conditions and neuropsychology.
- Provide teaching and placement experiences for trainees on the Edinburgh University Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Course
Where will I be seen?
Our Fife wide service is based in Cameron Hospital. We also offer appointments in local clinics and home visits if necessary. Additionally, we can offer virtual ‘Near Me’ consultations and telephone appointments.