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Dr Lorna R Macartney

Rosemary Macartney

Neuropsychology, Psychology

 

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

About me

I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist and worked for many years within the NHS and in the past 4 years have worked as an Independent Practitioner. I have 26 years of experience working in the area of acquired brain injury (ABI) including stroke (20 years at Consultant grade). During this time I have carried out assessments for legal and quasi-legal purposes and have acted as an expert witness at court.

I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am a full member of the Divisions of Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology. I am also an accredited supervisor for the Qualification in Clinical Neuropsychology and have completed a post graduate course in clinical supervision.

I am an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist.

I have experience in providing neuropsychological assessments for the establishment of the capacity of an individual to make decisions about their place of residence and other important aspects of their life. I also have expertise in the assessment of neuro-cognitive function for court or insurance purposes and have acted as an expert witness on many occasions.

I have experience in the differential diagnosis of dementia and of all forms of acquired brain injury. I am skilled in the therapeutic management of the cognitive and behavioural difficulties arising from reduced or impaired cognitive function including post-concussion symptoms.

I have been working independently since 2015 carrying out neuropsychological assessments of capacity or of fitness to plead; neurocognitive profiling in criminal cases; assessments for the Family Court proceedings; medical negligence cases; and of injuries for accident compensation claims.

I also provide an Independent assessment and therapy service for those adults suffering Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Epilepsy and functional neurological symptoms. Neuropsychological assessment for work, education or private health/pension schemes are also provided.

I have provided a Clinical Neuropsychology assessment service to a pilot project being run by one NHS Trust for the treatment and rehabilitation of those with Alcohol Related Brain Injury. I am also involved in the provision of a voluntary support group for those with problems arising from alcohol addiction and also for their carers and families.

Areas of interest

Traumatic brain injury; Mild traumatic brain injury (post concussion syndrome);
Stroke; Dementia assessment/Cognitive decline (memory and behaviour change); Difficulties post coronary thrombosis; Alcohol-related memory problems and cognitive decline; Seizure activity including functional presentation; Medico-legal assessments: Return to work / pension issues

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Alcohol related brain damage

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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