Dr Mariana Psyrdellis, Psychologist, PhD, MBPsS Clinical Psychology and Academics, Researchers and Teachers Division
I am a psychologist, with CBT, integrative and neuropsychological approach. I also worked as a researcher, college professor and scientist.
I work with adults and young adults in individual or group sessions attending to psychological issues -such as anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolarity, PTSD, personality disorders or drug abuse – along with life crisis and personal development worries.
I also work with neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive rehabilitation, for example for memory disorders and dementias.
I believe in the importance of understanding and accompanying what each patient needs, listening to them and helping them to listen themselves, along with defining together a possible route or way.
I studied at the University of Buenos Aires (Psychology Bachelor’s degree) and at the National University of Cordoba (Psychology PhD) in Argentina, where I have been worked since 2013 as a clinical psychologist, researcher and college professor. I have several years of experience in the field emphasizing the promotion, prevention, and assistance of mental health. I have several publications in scientific journals, participation in congresses, courses and seminars.
I believe that each person is the product of the interaction between the social and family environment, their identities, the biological background, the communication with others and all their experiences and decisions. Therefore, I think that it is necessary to adapt myself to these particularities, needs and expectations.
Neuropsychological Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Every day we all use different cognitive functions, such as attention, memory, visuo-spatiality, executive functions, perception.
There are many situations that can alter these capabilities: pathological aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, the consumption of drugs, a cerebrovascular accident or the incidence of pathologies such as dementia. Therefore, it is necessary to checking the state of these capacities and sometimes it required to design interventions for promoting a good quality of life.
The neuropsychological evaluation allows to:
• Diagnose a deficit in this cognitive function
• Discard dementias and consequences of blood injuries
• Perform evaluation tests designed for these purposes
• Have a record of these functions today and compare them with changes in the future
• Design interventions to promote the conserver’s skills and suggest new life habits
• Plan a treatment or rehabilitation strategy for the altered functions
• In patients with a deficit, it can improve the quality of life and provide information to their families about handle the situation
A timely evaluation can be the key to avoiding worse deterioration, preventing a severe pathology or delaying its onset.