Division of Neuropsychology Grand Rounds

Wednesday 28th July 2021 1.30-4 Zoom

For any queries relating to this event please contact the Divison of Neuropsychology NeuroPsychology@psychologicalsociety.ie 


The DoN Neuropsychology Grand Rounds is a rolling event that is hosted in rotation by organisations providing neuropsychological services; this enables attendees to familiarise themselves with a range of neuropsychological service settings and typical cases.  Presenters are experienced clinical neuropsychologists or psychologists, who work with diverse client groups and presentations in clinical neuropsychology settings.  This is an initiative of the Division of Neuropsychology. It is a DoN event run by members for members, espousing the PSI values of evidence-based practice, inclusion, integrity, empowerment, and member focus.  Neuropsychology Grand Rounds aims to optimise clinical neuropsychology practice through the sharing of thought-provoking case examples, encouragement of peer discussion, sharing of ideas and resources, and providing a platform for professional networking. The Neuropsychology Grand Rounds has now rotated to Tallaght University Hospital, hosted and coordinated by Dr Garret McDermott, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist.


Coordinator: Dr Garret McDermott is Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neurology Service, at Tallaght University Hospital and current secretary of PSI Division of Neuropsychology.


Presentation 1:


A complex case in a mental health setting

Dr Karen Looney, Principal Clinical Neuropsychologist, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services


The case of a man with Multiple Sclerosis and mental health issues with a significant cognitive contribution and specific learning challenges will be discussed.


Presentation 2:


A is for...?

Dr Sarah Clarke, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Beaumont Hospital


The case of a patient who has been attending neurology, neuropsychiatry and neuropsychology services for the past two years following an acute presentation to hospital will be discussed. Despite many investigations the cause of his symptoms remains unclear. The case illustrates some of the complexities of overlapping constructs in neuropsychological presentations, and the challenges of teasing these out to gain diagnostic clarity for the patient. Bring your thinking caps please!