The following describes the medical psychology services at Hurley with particular emphasis on the field of neuropsychology. For specific information regarding your health and treatment options, please contact your Hurley physician or medical professional.
Hurley is the only hospital in Genesee County with a Department of Psychology and specialists who see patients every day
The medical psychology team at Hurley Medical Center offers a wide range of services to patients and families who are dealing with chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, childhood disorders, neurologic conditions, and traumatic injuries such as burn injury, brain injury, amputation, and spinal cord injury. In fact, Hurley is the only hospital in Genesee County with an independent Department of Psychology and a dedicated team of psychologists who see patients in the hospital on a daily basis.
Hurley Medical Center has maintained a fellowship program in Medical Psychology since 1993, is a member of the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT), and was the first program in the country to receive specialty accreditation in Clinical Health Psychology through the American Psychological Association.
Unequaled neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology resources
In addition to pediatric psychologists and health psychologists, Hurley Medical Center has a neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology team that provides comprehensive services for children and adults with various neurologic disorders or injuries, from infants to 100-year-olds.
Directing the team is a neuropsychologist who is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical neuropsychology (ABCN) and rehabilitation psychology (ABRP). In fact, Hurley is the only hospital in northwest Michigan with a neuropsychologist with these qualifications. A pediatric neuropsychologist completes the neuropsychology team. As members of Michigan State University’s teaching faculty, these two Hurley specialists (along with two postdoctoral fellows) supervise and precept medical students from the Michigan State College of Human Medicine and residents within the Hurley Medical Center system.
A comprehensive approach to treatment and rehabilitation
Hurley’s Neuropsychology Services are fully integrated into Hurley’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Team and Trauma Team. Rather than seeing one specialist, patients see an entire team, including a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physiatrist (specializes in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain medicine), pediatric psychologist, surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, geriatricians, pediatricians, intensivists, and any specialty physicians involved in a patient’s treatment.
Neuropsychology Services also hosts the Brain Injury Association of Michigan Support Group once a month at the Brain Function Assessment Center.
We treat the following conditions:
Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships and also includes the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions. Hurley Medical Center’s neuropsychologists specialize in treating people who have experienced neurologic diseases or injuries, including but not limited to:
- Alzheimer’s disease and other types of Dementia
- Developmental disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic amputation
- Traumatic brain injury
Thorough assessment of your condition
When you are admitted to Hurley Medical Center with a neurological condition, our neuropsychologists conduct a thorough assessment to determine how the condition might be affecting your thinking, emotional functioning, personality, and/or behavior. Areas assessed include:
- Attention and Concentration
- Emotional adjustment
- Personality or behavioral changes
- Problem-solving skills
- Visuospatial skills
Comprehensive follow-up at the Brain Function Assessment Center for the best outcome for you and your family
After you have been discharged from Hurley Medical Center, our Neuropsychology Services staff follows up with you as an outpatient at the nearby Brain Function Assessment Center at 2700 Robert T. Longway Blvd. in Flint, providing assessment, further treatment, family interventions, and psychotherapy when necessary.
Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Because we recognize that neurologic illness and/or disease affects the entire family, Patient- and Family-Centered Care is a crucial part of Hurley’s inpatient neuropsychology services, with patients and their families typically participating in one or more family conferences during a patient’s treatment. Family support and education is a critical component of comprehensive care for an individual with a serious neurologic injury or illness. Our neuropsychologists often meet with the family separately if a loved one is too ill or injured to participate.
Hurley Mental Health Associates
Hurley Mental Health Associates is the outpatient mental health clinic of Hurley Medical Center, located in a separate facility from the hospital on South Linden Road. One of the largest outpatient mental health clinics in the state of Michigan, it is staffed by a group of highly skilled psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians’ assistants who work as a team to help you understand your emotional and behavioral problems. With over 30 professionals on staff ranging in age and ethnic backgrounds, we offer a breadth of personnel to address the mental health needs of children, teens and adults. For more information about Hurley Mental Health Associates or to make an appointment, call (810) 262-2100.
For more information about Hurley Medical Center’s Neuropsychology Services or to make an appointment, contact:
The Brain Function Assessment Center
2700 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Suite 1
Flint, MI 48503