Dr. Brent Hayman-Abello

London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital

339 Windermere Road
London, ON  N6A 5A5
Telephone: (519)  685-8500, ext. 32815
Email: brent.haymanabello@lhsc.on.ca

Clinical interests: My clinical interests are in the neuropsychological assessment of adults with neurological disorders, particularly epilepsy. In my role as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the LHSC Epilepsy Program at University Hospital, I provide consultations for inpatient and outpatient adults with known or suspected seizure disorders, most of whom are being considered for, or have had, surgery to treat their seizures. Patients may also have other concurrent or past neurological, medical and/or emotional issues. I use a flexible battery approach to assessment examining multiple aspects of functioning (cognitive, motor, mood) to evaluate patterns of neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses. Assessments are consultation-based within a multi-disciplinary team for the purpose of aiding in diagnosis, likely prognosis, and treatment planning.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Overview/introduction to neuropsychological assessment; Neuropsychology in epilepsy; Preparation for internships/residencies in psychology

Type of clinical practica: Initial assessment; Advanced assessment

Types of clients: Adult; Senior

Modality: Individual

Theoretical orientation: Neuropsychological

Types of client problems: Neurocognitive disorder, Epilepsy

Type of supervision you can provide: Co-therapy/Co-interview; Student describes case; Observe student live; Review audio recording.
Students would describe case to me, we would discuss medical history, plan assessment, discussion of results, review and discussion of any written documents (notes, parts of reports). Assessment activities would be observed by myself, particularly for initial assessment students. 

Recent students

Current students

Clinical mentor: Not available

Research interests: Prediction and assessment of cognitive change following epilepsy surgery, compensatory strategy training for persons with cognitive impairments.

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Available Sept. 7-Dec. 20, 2022 and Feb. 6-Aug. 31, 2023. 
Practicum activities would only be neuropsychological assessment of adults. No intervention activities. Initial assessment students would typically be limited to measures with which they have familiarity such as Wechsler Intelligence Scale, and they may observe other aspects of the assess. Advanced assessment students who have had prior training and experience in neuropsychology assessment may be able to engage in more advanced/larger assessment batteries. That would be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Last updated: March 25, 2022