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Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists - 19-3039.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Aviation Neuropsychologist
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Mental Health Director
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Neuropsychology Director
  • Neuropsychology Division Chief
  • Neuropsychology Medical Consultant
  • Neuropsychology Service Director
  • Pediatric Neuropsychologist
  • Staff Psychologist

SOC Occupation Groups

19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
19-3000 Social Scientists and Related Workers
19-3030 Psychologists
19-3039.00 Psychologists, All Other
19-3039.01 Neuropsychologists and Clinical Neuropsychologists

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Tasks

  • Compare patients' progress before and after pharmacologic, surgical, or behavioral interventions.
  • Conduct neuropsychological evaluations such as assessments of intelligence, academic ability, attention, concentration, sensorimotor function, language, learning, and memory.
  • Conduct research on neuropsychological disorders.
  • Consult with other professionals about patients' neurological conditions.
  • Design or implement rehabilitation plans for patients with cognitive dysfunction.
  • Diagnose and treat conditions involving injury to the central nervous system, such as cerebrovascular accidents, neoplasms, infectious or inflammatory diseases, degenerative diseases, head traumas, demyelinating diseases, and various forms of dementing illnesses.
  • Diagnose and treat conditions such as chemical dependency, alcohol dependency, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) dementia, and environmental toxin exposure.
  • Diagnose and treat neural and psychological conditions in medical and surgical populations, such as patients with early dementing illness or chronic pain with a neurological basis.
  • Diagnose and treat pediatric populations for conditions such as learning disabilities with developmental or organic bases.
  • Diagnose and treat psychiatric populations for conditions such as somatoform disorder, dementias, and psychoses.
  • Distinguish between psychogenic and neurogenic syndromes, two or more suspected etiologies of cerebral dysfunction, or between disorders involving complex seizures.
  • Educate and supervise practicum students, psychology interns, or hospital staff.
  • Establish neurobehavioral baseline measures for monitoring progressive cerebral disease or recovery.
  • Identify and communicate risks associated with specific neurological surgical procedures, such as epilepsy surgery.
  • Interview patients to obtain comprehensive medical histories.
  • Participate in educational programs, in-service training, or workshops to remain current in methods and techniques.
  • Provide education or counseling to individuals and families.
  • Provide psychotherapy, behavior therapy, or other counseling interventions to patients with neurological disorders.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in neuropsychology.
  • Write or prepare detailed clinical neuropsychological reports, using data from psychological or neuropsychological tests, self-report measures, rating scales, direct observations, or interviews.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer standardized physical or psychological tests.
  • Attend conferences or workshops to maintain professional knowledge.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
  • Conduct research to increase knowledge about medical issues.
  • Counsel clients on mental health or personal achievement.
  • Design psychological or educational treatment procedures or programs.
  • Diagnose neural or psychological disorders.
  • Direct medical science or healthcare programs.
  • Establish standards for medical care.
  • Instruct college students in social sciences or humanities disciplines.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Review professional literature to maintain professional knowledge.

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