UCT Neuropsychologist Dr Ross Balchin Publishes a New Book
Dr Ross Balchin, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at UCT, has recently published a book with colleague Dr Rudi Coetzer (a consultant neuropsychologist and Head of Service with the North Wales Brain Injury Service, National Health Service). Working with brain injury: A primer for psychologists working in under-resourced settings is published by Psychology Press in the UK and the United States. The book serves as a hands-on resource for the development of essential skills and competencies in clinical neuropsychology. On a very practical level it addresses a question frequently asked by students, trainees, interns, and newly qualified psychologists: what do I need to know in order to perform the everyday tasks involved in clinical neuropsychology? The authors distil, from a vast knowledge base, the practical skills and knowledge needed to lay the foundations for working with brain-injured patients, especially within the developed and developing world where time and resources are limited. The book is ideal for clinical psychology trainees and their supervisors, for neuropsychology students, for newly qualified psychologists in clinical settings, and for students and practitioners in other clinical professions seeking an introduction to clinical neuropsychology.