Dr. Michiel Claessen is employed as a Lecturer of Neuropsychology in Leiden University’s Health, Medical and Neuropsychology Department. He teaches in the BA course “Clinical Neuropsychology” and the MA courses “Adult and Old Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice” and “Intervention Strategies in Clinical Neuropsychology: Practical Training”. He is co-coordinator of “Adult and Old Age Clinical Neuropsychology: Clinical Practice” and serves as coordinator and supervisor for the BAPD applications from students of the Clinical Neuropsychology master. Besides this employment, he also works as a Neuropsychologist in "De State Hillegersberg”. This care facility is aimed at geriatric rehabilitation (including neurorehabilitation) and long-term care for people with somatic diseases. His main tasks concern psychodiagnostic assessment of cognition, mood and behavior, (neuro)psychological treatment, giving advice about how to deal with and approach patients, and participation in multidisciplinary team meetings.
Michiel Claessen obtained his PhD in 2017 (from Utrecht University in collaboration with University Medical Center Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation) based on a dissertation about navigation ability after stroke. He conducted research on the cognitive characteristics of navigation impairment in stroke patients and developed a training to improve navigation ability in stroke patients.
- Neuropsychologische diagnostiek en behandeling