About this workshop:
Neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation play a crucial role in comprehending and managing cognitive and behavioural impairment stemming from neurological conditions or injuries. The acknowledgement of neuropsychology as distinct area of registration in South Africa with the population of the register for Neuropsychologists since 2020 is a significant milestone that highlights importance of this discipline within the country. This webinar aims to explore the current status of neuropsychology in South Africa by focusing on key theoretical and conceptual principles that form the foundation for neuropsychological assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation. The webinar will also delve into the challenges and concerns specific to the field, particularly within the South African context.
PsySSA Workshop Series 2023: Workshop 10: Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation: Key Principles and Challenges
Meet our Presenter
Dr Watts has for many years been actively involved in developing neuropsychology in South Africa. She was President of the International Neuropsychological Society in 2015, to date their only President from a developing country. She served as Secretary-General of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) for a decade and is their Main Representative to the World Health Organization (WHO). She served on the WHO International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders and was a member of the WHO Rehabilitation Competency Framework Technical Work Group. Dr Watts is Treasurer of the Pan African Psychology Union, Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) and the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association, and chairs PsySSA’s Division of Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa and chairs their examinations Committee.
Dr Watts completed her Ph.D and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in neuropsychology at the then University of Natal. She is a Clinical and Neuropsychologist based at Entabeni Hospital, Durban. Ann was an expert in the field (neuropsychology) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal until 2019 and a visiting neuropsychology lecturer at the Universities of Zululand and the Free State. She was Editor of the International Platform of the International Journal of Psychology for a decade and is a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.