Cogito Psychology provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to children, adolescents and adults, to aid in clinical and medicolegal decision-making and planning.
The client groups we work with include those with neurodevelopmental conditions (such ADHD and FASD), cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, spinal cord injuries, brain tumours, acquired brain injuries, adolescent and adult substance use, neurological conditions and psychiatric conditions.
Services include comprehensive assessment of, among other things, IQ, intellectual disability, cognitive functioning, neurodevelopmental functioning & recovery, academic performance, decision-making capacity, and fitness to stand trial.
Cogito Psychology also provides neuropsychological rehabilitation following acquired (including traumatic) brain injury for children, adolescents and adults.
Dr Jonson Moyle – Director and Consultant Neuropsychologist
MPsych (Clin Neuropsych) PhD MAPS FCCN
Dr Moyle holds a Master of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) and a PhD (Psychology) plus full registration with the Psychologists Board of Australia and specialist endorsement to practice in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology.
With extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment of adolescents and adults across multiple clinical populations, Dr Moyle has been an effective practitioner across a range of settings including the Next Step Drug and Alcohol Service (WA), Perth Children’s Hospital and John Hunter Hospital (Newcastle), while also building his own private practice and supervising emerging leaders in the field. Dr Moyle has positively impacted the lives of many people dealing with complex issues ranging from acquired brain injury and cerebral palsy to spinal injuries, and neurodevelopmental conditions to the affects of addiction.
Assessments with Dr Moyle result in purposeful, individual reports that can be used to inform clinical teams and to shape further therapies as required. These reports may also inform matters related to justice such as fitness-to-plead, and inform decisions regarding cognitive capacity. His clients include individuals, the Department of Justice WA, several Perth-based legal firms, rehabilitation agencies, GPs, and paediatricians.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr Moyle has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference abstracts and has served as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed scientific journals. He combines his supervision of PhD students with lecturing at UWA on topics including substance use and addiction, traumatic brain injury, and paediatric brain tumours. He continues to supervise clinical students as part of their clinical training through Perth Children’s Hospital.
Dr Moyle is a fellow of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN) and holds membership with the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and the International Neuropsychological Society. He is also the current WA State Chair of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN) and serves on the Executive Committee of the National CCN.
Dr Prue Watson – Clinical Neuropsychologist
MPsych (Clin Neuropsych) PhD MAPS MCCN
Dr Prue Watson completed her studies in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Western Australia, obtaining a combined Masters/PhD, specialising in the prediction of outcome following Acquired Brain Injury in adults.
Throughout her degree, Prue acquired experience working with a range of individuals, completing her practicum experience at Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Perth Children’s Hospital. Her studies also provided her with the opportunity to complete an outreach program in South Hedland and Karratha, working with remote communities, completing neuropsychological assessments within a multidisciplinary team.
Upon completion of her degree, Prue acquired a reputable position working with children with complex needs with a history of trauma, mental health diagnoses, acquired brain injury, and developmental disorders.
In addition to her clinical experience, Prue is actively involved in research within the Perth Children’s Hospital. She works within a specialised ADHD service, conducting research and publishing articles associated with better understanding the neurocognitive and behavioural profiles, associated with ADHD and comorbid conditions. She also runs information sessions targeted at parents and fellow clinicians to develop a better understanding of ADHD and neurodevelopmental difficulties.
Dr Prue Watson is a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Neuropsychologists (CCN). She was previously a student representative on the Executive Committee of the National CCN and is an active advocate for the profession.