WS 1: Mindfulness in Neuropsychology: Applications for Clinical Practice and Self-Care
Organiser: Anna V. Agranovich, PhD

The purpose of the proposed workshop is to familiarize neuropsychologists with the concept and practice of mindfulness and its application for enhancement of patient care and burnout prevention at work. Research supports benefit of mindfulness practice for managing chronic pain, emotional regulation, and stress associated with medical diagnoses. Studies have shown the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) in reducing fatigue, stress, and symptom burden, along with improving awareness and self-regulation in patients with acquired brain injury and chronic neurological conditions. Furthermore, the practice of mindfulness has been found to be beneficial for clinicians working in medical settings. Among reported benefits are improved stress management skills, decreased burnout, improved job satisfaction and leadership skills.

The workshop aims to explore the utility of mindfulness practices within the practice of neuropsychology and empower clinicians to implement MBIs in their work with patients. It also offers effective tools for promoting self-care and stress management at work. Along with an overview of research supporting benefits of mindfulness in clinical settings, participants will be offered an opportunity to participate in several mindfulness practices and acquire hands-on experience in the application of mindfulness in clinical practice, work settings, and daily life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the benefits of mindfulness-based practices.
  2. Apply mindfulness-based tools in clinical care.
  3. Identify mindfulness-based resources to promote stress reduction and burnout prevention.
  4. Participate in at least two guided mindfulness practices

Workshop Instructor


Anna V. Agranovich, PhD

Director, Outpatient Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology,
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Duration: 2 hours
Maximum number of participants: no limit
Eligible participants: all participants
Language: English

WS 2: Neuropsychological test development and adaptation: considerations for educationally disadvantaged and illiterate populations
Organiser: Mathew Staios, PhD

The purpose of this workshop is to provide neuropsychological researchers with an overview on how to carry out test adaptation and development of new test content for use with culturally diverse populations, select and interpret existing tests scores when used with educationally disadvantaged and illiterate populations, and apply statistical techniques to create normative data sets. Upon conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify culturally/educationally inappropriate tests for particular subgroups of the population.
  2. Apply fundamental approaches to developing neuropsychological tests that are appropriate for use with educationally disadvantaged and illiterate populations.
  3. Understand statistical techniques used to create normative data sets suitable for both research and clinical use.

Workshop Instructors


Mary H. Kosmidis PhD

Professor and Head of the School of Psychology,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece


Thomas Rune Nielsen, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Researcher at the Danish Dementia Research Centre,
University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark


Mathew Staios, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist and Associate Lecturer
attached to Monash Universities Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
in the School of Psychological Sciences

Duration: 2 hours
Maximum number of participants: no limit
Eligible participants: all participants
Language: English

WS 3: Preparation of a neuropsychological report
Organiser: Evangelia Stanitsa

The purpose of the proposed workshop is to familiarize neuropsychologists and/or neuropsychology trainees with the preparation of a neuropsychological report. For this reason, suggested structure of the neuropsychological report is going to be presented including: a. Reason for Referral, b. Interview and Observations, c. Neuropsychological test results, d. Summary and Conclusions. Emphasis will be put on the synthesis of the report. During this workshop examples of different reports are going to be provided for different clinical conditions. Trainees will have the chance to write suggested units of the report in order to familiarize with the writing process.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Basic structure of a neuropsychological report
  2. Synthesis of the report
  3. Familiarization with different report styles

Workshop Instructors


Electra Chatzidimitriou

Clinical Neuropsychologist, MSc, PhD Candidate, School of Psychology,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2nd Department of Neurology,
AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


Alexandros Kyriazis

Clinical neuropsychologist. M.Sc.
specializing in Cognitive Rehabilitation,
Lecturer at the Scientific College of Greece


Evangelia Stanitsa

Clinical Neuropsychologist, MSc
Research Associate at 1st Department of Neurology “Eginition” Hospital,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Duration: 2 hours
Registration fee: 20 euros – Registration via
Maximum number of participants: 20
Eligible participants: neuropsychologists and neuropsychology trainees
Language: Greek

Presentation and educational material by the Education Committee of the Hellenic Neuropsychological Society (HNPS)

Theme: Overlay by Kaira