Neuropsychological Report Writing

Author: Jacobus Donders
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462524273
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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All neuropsychologists need to know how to produce evidence-based reports. This book brings together experts to provide an in-depth guide to high-quality report writing in a range of contexts, including evaluations of older adults, psychiatric patients, those with complex medical conditions, schoolchildren, and others. It reviews the fundamental elements of a clinical neuropsychological report and shows how to tailor findings, conclusions, and recommendations to particular audiences, such as referring physicians, school professionals, and legal decision makers. Of special utility, every chapter features excerpts of sample reports, including examples of strong and poor documentation of the same material.

Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology

Author: Kyle Brauer Boone
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507336
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by a foremost expert in the field, this hands-on, evidence-based guide describes how to conduct a comprehensive forensic neuropsychological evaluation and provide expert testimony. All steps are covered--from selecting, scoring, and interpreting tests to writing reports and responding to cross-examination--with special attention to assessing noncredible performance. The book identifies seven common flaws of forensic neuropsychological reports and shows how to avoid them. Excerpts from testimony transcripts illustrate ways neuropsychologists can protect their reports from attack. Also featured are case illustrations and a sample report.

Civil Capacities in Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: George J. Demakis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199774064
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Clinical neuropsychologists are increasingly involved in the evaluation of civil capacities, such as driving, and healthcare and financial decision-making. This volume reviews the empirical literature on several of these civil capacities and provides a variety of practical, evidenced-based applications to improve neuropsychological consulting and report writing.

Neuropsychological Assessment in the Age of Evidence Based Practice

Author: Stephen C. Bowden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190663774
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Evidence-based practice has become the benchmark for quality in healthcare and builds on rules of evidence that have been developed in psychology and other health-care disciplines over many decades. This volume aims to provide clinical neuropsychologists with a practical and approachable reference for skills in evidence-based practice to improve the scientific status of patient care. The core skills involve techniques in critical appraisal of published diagnostic-validity or treatment studies. Critical appraisal skills assist any clinician to evaluate the scientific status of any published study, to identify the patient-relevance of studies with good scientific status, and to calculate individual patient-probability estimates of diagnosis or treatment outcome to guide practice. Initial chapters in this volume review fundamental concepts of construct validity relevant to the assessment of psychopathology and cognitive abilities in neuropsychological populations. These chapters also summarize exciting contemporary development in the theories of personality and psychopathology, and cognitive ability, showing a convergence of theoretical and clinical research to guide clinical practice. Conceptual skills in interpreting construct validity of neuropsychological tests are described in detail in this volume. In addition, a non-mathematical description of the concepts of test score reliability and the neglected topic of interval estimation for individual assessment is provided. As an extension of the concepts of reliability, reliable change indexes are reviewed and the implication of impact on evidence-based practice of test scores reliability and reliable change are described to guide clinicians in their interpretation of test results on single or repeated assessments. Written by some of the foremost experts in the field of clinical neuropsychology and with practical and concrete examples throughout, this volume shows how evidence-based practice is enhanced by reference to good theory, strong construct validity, and better test score reliability.

Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: Greg J. Lamberty
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195387449
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, the books of the Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.

Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: Chad Noggle
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826108562
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This graduate level textbook, authored by two of the most highly respected scholars in this field, presents a truly contemporary approach to the foundations and practice of clinical neuropsychology by integrating neurophysiology, cognitive neuropsychology, and neuropsychological assessment into a cohesive text. Its particular focus on an empirically-grounded, evidence-based approach to practice as well as its comprehensive coverage of neuropsychological assessment and evaluation set it apart from other clinically focused neuropsychology texts. The text comprehensively covers the major neuropsychological assessment tools and clinical approaches to neuropsychology and their biological and cognitive roots and links. It features a comparative discussion of assessment, interpretation, and report writing from multiple modalities and approaches that will appeal to the majority of students and clinicians regardless of their theoretical orientation. Coverage of fundamental concepts, theoretical entities, and empirically rooted practice techniques are all considered within the evolution of the discipline of clinical neuropsychology, from its roots in localization theories to contemporary theories of neurocognitive functioning. The text also provides an Instructor’s guide and online resources that include Power Point presentations and exam questions for each chapter. Key Features: Integrates neurophysiology, cognitive neuropsychology and neuropsychological assessment as a means of advancing clinical practice Covers all aspects of assessment, methods of interpretation, and report writing consistent with contemporary empirical evidence Focuses on the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) theories of cognitive abilities Covers and satisfies educational requisites of a number of professional organizations, state practice boards, and national exams Provides online resources including Power Point presentations and exam questions in each chapter Online resources will include Power Point presentations and examination questions for each chapter.

Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans

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Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826108067
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Bush endeavors to compile a comprehensive account of how neuropsychological research, assessment, and treatment of veterans are impacted by military status. He succeeds brilliantly with this undertaking...[T]his is an essential text for those working with active duty service members and veterans, and is highly recommended to all those seeking new perspectives."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society "In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Dr. Shane S. Bush provides a multifaceted overview of neuropsychological assessments and treatments associated with war veterans who have suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI) during their service."--Somatic Psychotherapy Today Traumatic brain injury (TBI), afflicting approximately one third of injured veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is considered the signature injury in these conflicts. In addition to TBI, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression often afflict these veterans and contribute to neurological symptoms. This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive overview of neuropsychologically grounded assessment, treatment, training, and trends for clinicians who work with this population. Encompassing the writings of clinicians and researchers experienced in working with the Veterans Administration (VA) population, the book is grounded in an understanding of the unique culture of the veteran with its specialized service delivery methods and procedures. In addition to its focus on veterans with TBI, the text also addresses the assessment and treatment of aging veterans of previous military conflicts and of combat and non-combat veterans with neurological and emotional problems related to aging, substance abuse, HIV/hepatitis, psychiatric disorders, and other problems. Key Features: Addresses the growing need for neuropsychological assessment and treatment of returning veterans as well as aging veterans of earlier conflicts Focuses on traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression Discusses assessment of malingering (faking); benefits, pension, return-to-work evaluations; polytrauma management; and training concerns Written by clinicians and researchers experienced in working with veterans Edited by a neuropsychology specialist who is well known in the VA community

Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology

Author: Andrew S. Davis, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826157379
Format: PDF, Docs
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ìBy far, the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of pediatric neuropsychology available in a single book today, Davis provides coverage of basic principles of pediatric neuropsychology, but overall the work highlights applications to daily practice and special problems encountered by the pediatric neuropsychologist.î Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD Texas A&M University "The breadth and depth of this body of work is impressive. Chapters written by some of the best researchers and authors in the field of pediatric neuropsychology address every possible perspective on brain-behavior relationships culminating in an encyclopedic textÖ. This [book] reflects how far and wide pediatric neuropsychology has come in the past 20 years and the promise of how far it will go in the next." Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, NCSP, ABPdN The Chicago School of Professional Psychology "...it would be hard to imagine a clinical situation in pediatric neuropsychology in whichthis book would fail as a valuable resource."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "I believe there is much to recommend this hefty volume. It is a solid reference that I can see appreciating as a resource as I update my training bibliography."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society This landmark reference covers all aspects of pediatric neuropsychology from a research-based perspective, while presenting an applied focus with practical suggestions and guidelines for clinical practice. Useful both as a training manual for graduate students and as a comprehensive reference for experienced practitioners, it is an essential resource for those dealing with a pediatric population. This handbook provides an extensive overview of the most common medical conditions that neuropsychologists encounter while dealing with pediatric populations. It also discusses school-based issues such as special education law, consulting with school staff, and reintegrating children back into mainstream schools. It contains over 100 well-respected authors who are leading researchers in their respective fields. Additionally, each of the 95 chapters includes an up-to-date review of available research, resulting in the most comprehensive text on pediatric neuropsychology available in a single volume. Key Features: Provides thorough information on understanding functional neuroanatomy and development, and on using functional neuroimaging Highlights clinical practice issues, such as legal and ethical decision-making, dealing with child abuse and neglect, and working with school staff Describes a variety of professional issues that neuropsychologists must confront during their daily practice, such as ethics, multiculturalism, child abuse, forensics, and psychopharmacology

Clinical Neuropsychology

Author: Laura H. Goldstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470683716
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinicians with practical, real-world advice on neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. Offers illustrated coverage of neuroimaging techniques and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative disorders Features increased coverage of specialist areas of work, including severe brain injury, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, assessing mental capacity, and cognitive impairment and driving Features updated literature and increased coverage of topics that are of direct clinical relevance to trainee and practicing clinical psychologists Includes chapters written by professionals with many years' experience in the training of clinical psychologists