Ohr Barak

Ohr Barak

I am a Consultant in Neuropsychology. My current role is Professional lead in clinical neuropsychology for the Hertfordshire Neurological Service, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. This involves clinical responsibility and supervision across all services within the Neurological Service, including inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, community based services, an ABI outpatient clinic and early supported discharge services. Our work is multidisciplinary and involves various clinicians, such as Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists and more.
Beforehand, I worked for over six years as a Consultant in Neuropsychology for BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) and was based at two neuropsychiatric hospitals, inpatient facilities for people with severe acquired brain injuries, challenging behaviour and complex resultant psychopathologies. The main clinical framework there was neurobehavioural. Prior to that I worked as Consultant in Neuropsychology at a holistic milieu outpatient centre for people following acquired brain injuries, with a specialty in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive remediation and vocational rehabilitation.
I specialise in acquired brain injuries and helping survivors in their adjustment to life following the injury. My main interest is in psychodynamic psychotherapy that is adapted to the clinical presentation and abilities following the brain damage. I also have longstanding experience in cognitive remediation - training of attention, memory and executive abilities, which are common domains adversely affected following insults to the CNS.
As most of my professional time is devoted to the NHS Neurological Service, I can only see a limited number of clients in my outpatient clinic.