Study day

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation for People with Non Progressive Brain Injury

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Allied Health Professions
Course director:
Professor Barbara Wilson CPsychol, PhD, FBPsS, FmedSci, AcSS

Page last updated 10 March 2020


UWE Bristol is delighted to offer a new addition to its portfolio of postgraduate study days which aims for you to develop your knowledge and understanding of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems faced by people with acquired non-progressive brain injury.

The study day will be delivered by world renowned expert in neuropsychological rehabilitation, Professor Barbara Wilson; a clinical neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 42 years. She has published 27 books (with two more in press), 201 peer reviewed papers, 123 chapters and 8 neuropsychological texts, and was founder of the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Cambridge.

Entry requirements

This course has been designed for qualified health professionals working in, or who have an interest in, neurological rehabilitation.



The intended learning outcomes for the study day are as follows:

  • Describe how models of cognitive functioning can enable us to explain and conceptualise disorders
  • Show an awareness of the overlap between cognition, emotion and behaviour
  • Show insight into the restitution versus compensation debate
  • Identify different ways of managing executive, emotional, memory, visuospatial and visuoperceptual disorders
  • Be able to structure a treatment programme.

Learning and Teaching

08:00 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:15

The nature and purpose of rehabilitation and some general principles to help those with cognitive deficits.

What are the main problems faced by people with acquired non progressive brain injury and how do you distinguish between different cognitive problems and between cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems?

10:15 - 10:45

Morning break

10:45 - 12:00

Strategies to reduce memory, executive, visuospatial and visuoperceptual difficulties.

What are the different approaches you can consider to mediate these problems?  We focus on three main strategies namely improving learning, compensations and environmental adaptations.

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 14:15

A brief word on dealing with the emotional consequences of brain injury.

A structure for designing treatment programmes for people with neuropsychological impairments. Group versus individual therapy. 

14:15 - 14:30

Afternoon break

14:30 - 15:45

Clinical examples are provided together with evidence for the effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation.

It will be shown that rehabilitation can help people to compensate for, bypass or reduce their everyday problems and thus survive more efficiently in their own most appropriate environments.


Questions and final discussion




Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information


Fees include lunch and refreshments throughout the day.


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