Step #4 in finding a new neuropsychologist is : Put together a list of questions I have for potential candidates, finding out about their background, their successes (and failures), and their philosophy on recovery.
This is a tricky one, because I could easily come across as combative (and hostile) right from the get-go.
Plus, patients aren’t supposed to “interview” practitioners. We’re to take them as professional experts, thanks to their degrees and education.
The thing is, you have to be pretty careful with neuropsychologists. They can end up working for “the man” — the insurance companies which do NOT want to cover your care. I have a list of individuals from my local Brain Injury Association from years ago. And I’ve been looking through it for folks in my area. Scouting it out and seeing who’s available. Looking them up online, and seeing if any of them have blogs I can look at.
It’s a start.
But it’s a complicated process, because even if I do find someone who has a lot of years of experience, they can still be possessed of the belief that brain injury is not something you can fully recover from. I just can’t waste my time dealing with that attitude.
So, at least I’ve made a start. I’ve got a couple of months to figure it out, yet. It’ll happen.
Well, something will.