Mistakes in Clinical Neuropsychology

Date: 24 July 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Prof Turnbull will talk about his new book, Mistakes in Clinical Neuropsychology, published by Routledge earlier this year, together with Rudi Coetzer and ChrisJan Salas. This book uses a case-based approach to discuss mistakes made in the practice of clinical neuropsychology. The core of the book is a diverse series of mistakes, each embedded – Oliver Sacks style - as a patient narrative. The talk will discuss the role of small phrases of insight (axioms, or gnomes) that are widely used by experienced clinicians, using a brief example of one case chapter (No such thing as a neuropsychological test). One other example of a case will be discussed in detail (The wrong amnesia), to clarify the approach that the book takes. The talk should be of interest those in any clinical discipline, not simply clinical neuropsychology – especially in disciplines which involve the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological and perhaps also psychiatric disorders. Oliver Turnbull is a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist, with an interest in emotion, especially as related to emotion regulation, memory, decision-making, false beliefs, and the neuroscience of psychotherapy. He is a Professor at Bangor University in Wales (UK), where he is also Deputy Vice Chancellor.

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Swift Lecture Theatre


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Lectures and Seminars,Public


Clinical Teaching Staff,Public and Patient Involvement – PPI,Researchers,Retired Staff,Undergrad,Postgrad,Alumni,Faculty & Staff,Public

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Paul Moore

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Jonathon Swift Theatre, Arts Building



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