APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology

APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Shane S. Bush,George J. Demakis,Martin L. Rohling
Publsiher: American Psychological Association (APA)
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781433826948
Category: Clinical neuropsychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

The APA Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology covers scientific and clinical neuropsychological advances and their application in forensic contexts.

Evaluating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Forensic Context

Evaluating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Forensic Context
Author: Natalie Novick Brown
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 507
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN: 3030736288
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Forensic Context Book Excerpt:

This book is intended for medical and mental health clinicians faced with the challenge of evaluating adolescents and adults in the legal context who may have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Luminaries in their respective fields, the contributors to this book offer a range of expertise and perspectives regarding the forensic investigation of FASD: medical, psychological, psychiatric, criminal defense, prosecution, and the judiciary. The primary goal of the book is to provide medical and mental health clinicians with practical procedures that can be used in a variety of forensic and clinical settings. It includes protocols that have been used successfully in legal matters ranging from rights waiver and competency to capital murder and sexual offending. It not only provides detailed guidelines for interviewing birth mothers about the delicate topic of substance use during pregnancy but also introduces a methodology that can be used in the absence of exposure confirmation to arrive at a sound diagnostic conclusion through the process of differential diagnosis. Taken as a whole, the methodological procedures described by the contributors to the book serve as ‘best practices’ for comprehensive forensic mental health evaluation of potential FASD in juveniles and adult defendants as well as in victims.

Essentials of Psychological Tele Assessment

Essentials of Psychological Tele Assessment
Author: Susan Engi Raiford,A. Jordan Wright
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN: 1119771897
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Psychological Tele Assessment Book Excerpt:

Discover a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of tele-assessments in psychological testing from two leading voices in psychology. Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment delivers a primer on the current state of professional knowledge related to psychological tele-assessment, ranging from the ethical and empirical considerations to the practical applications of tele-assessment procedures. The overarching framework encourages the balancing of the limitations of the current state of the research literature with the very real needs for assessment services to continue, even when in-person procedures are not feasible. This book includes discussion on a broad range of tests and measures, with information related to both the state of the empirical support for tele-tests and measures, with information related to both the state of the empirical support for tele-assessment utilizing them and the practical 'how-to' for administering, scoring and interpreting data that emerge from them. Additionally, frameworks for integrating the data that emerge from tele-assessment procedures are discussed. The book is applicable to those transitioning to tele-assessment practice and those training in a wide variety of training programs. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: Practical checklists and information about specific tests must be adapted to the realities of the tele-health environment. Information about how the results of tests should be interpreted differently to account for the tele-health environment. Case examples and studies to illustrate many of the challenges of working in tele-assessment Guidance on how to balance the limitations of the state of the empirical literature on the validity of tele-assessment with the real-world needs of clients. Perfect for psychologists and trainees in a variety of health services, including clinical, counseling, school and forensic psychology, Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone utilizing or training in cognitive, developmental, neuropsychological, psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, and interpersonal models of psychological assessment.

Forensic Psychology The Basics

Forensic Psychology  The Basics
Author: Sandie Taylor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN: 1351202898
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Psychology The Basics Book Excerpt:

This edition of Forensic Psychology: The Basics continues to provide an essential and accessible overview of a dynamic and fascinating discipline. Providing an engaging introduction to the core topics within Forensic Psychology, the text combines a discussion of theory with information about the role of a professional forensic psychologist. This edition has been fully updated throughout to include additional coverage of: Offender profiling and rehabilitation The role of psychology in crime prevention Psychological factors relating to terrorism Established topics including police psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology are also considered in this invaluable guide. It will be essential reading for students across a range of disciplines, from psychology to criminology to law, or general readers seeking a concise and jargon-free introduction.

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology  Second Edition
Author: Lawrence C. Hartlage PhD, ABPP, ABPN,Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr. EdD, ABPP, ABPN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN: 9780826118844
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

"This book brings together excellent contributions spanning the historic basis of neuropsychology in forensic practice, ethical and legal issues, and practical instruction....The editors have done an outstanding job in providing us with a volume that represents state-of-the-art in forensic neuropsychology. This volume also will be useful for graduate students, fellows, and practitioners in clinical neuropsychology." --Igor Grant, MD, Executive Vice Chair, UCSD Department of Psychiatry This book serves as an updated authoritative contemporary reference work intended for use by forensic neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, attorneys, judges, law students, police officers, special educators, and clinical and school psychologists, among other professionals. This book discusses the foundations of forensic neuropsychology, ethical/legal issues, practice issues and special areas and populations. Key topics discussed include the principles of brain structure and function, history of clinical neuropsychology, neuropsychology of intelligence, normative and scaling issues, and symptom validity testing and neuroimaging. Special areas and populations will include disability and fitness for duty evaluations, aging and dementia, children and adolescents, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and Neurotoxicology. A concluding section focuses on the future of forensic neuropsychology.

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology  Second Edition
Author: Lawrence C. Hartlage, PhD, ABPP, ABPN,Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN: 9780826118868
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

"This book brings together excellent contributions spanning the historic basis of neuropsychology in forensic practice, ethical and legal issues, and practical instruction....The editors have done an outstanding job in providing us with a volume that represents state-of-the-art in forensic neuropsychology. This volume also will be useful for graduate students, fellows, and practitioners in clinical neuropsychology." --Igor Grant, MD, Executive Vice Chair, UCSD Department of Psychiatry This book serves as an updated authoritative contemporary reference work intended for use by forensic neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, attorneys, judges, law students, police officers, special educators, and clinical and school psychologists, among other professionals. This book discusses the foundations of forensic neuropsychology, ethical/legal issues, practice issues and special areas and populations. Key topics discussed include the principles of brain structure and function, history of clinical neuropsychology, neuropsychology of intelligence, normative and scaling issues, and symptom validity testing and neuroimaging. Special areas and populations will include disability and fitness for duty evaluations, aging and dementia, children and adolescents, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and Neurotoxicology. A concluding section focuses on the future of forensic neuropsychology.

The Handbook of Forensic Psychology

The Handbook of Forensic Psychology
Author: Irving B. Weiner,Randy K. Otto
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 1118348419
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Forensic Psychology Book Excerpt:

A revised new edition of one of the top references for forensic psychologists This top professional and academic reference in forensic psychology is an established presence as both a professional reference and graduate text. This Fourth Edition is completely revised and updated for the new and rapidly growing demands of the field to reflect the new tools available to, and functions required of, present-day practitioners. The new edition expands coverage of neuropsychological assessment, eyewitness testimony, ad jury competence and decision-making, including selection, process and authority. In addition, the new ethics guidelines approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) are included and interpreted. Updated to include reframed content and the introduction of new chapter topics and authors Ideal for professional forensic psychologists and graduate students Written by experts in the field, a clinical professor of psychiatry and an associate professor of mental health policy

The Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation

The Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation
Author: Howard J. Oakes PsyD,David W. Lovejoy PsyD,Shane S. Bush PhD
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-10
ISBN: 0190682051
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation Book Excerpt:

The Independent Neuropsychological Evaluation explores the process of conducting an independent neuropsychological evaluation (IME) for disability related claims. While neuropsychologists are well trained in the area of clinical assessment, little training, mentoring, or supervision applies these skills to the disability arena, and a lack of literature specific to this rapidly growing area of practice by which to develop expertise encroaches on these needs. Authors Howard J. Oakes, David W. Lovejoy, and Shane S. Bush provide information about how to prepare disability related assessments that are valid, useful, and appropriate. They explain the language and context of "disability," offer relevant ethical and professional considerations, and cover business aspects of IMEs as well as particular neuropsychological related issues. Although the subject matter covered in this book has relevance to neuropsychological IMEs conducted in the context of civil litigation, workers' compensation, fitness for duty, and state- or federally-sponsored disability programs, this book emphasizes IMEs conducted for private disability insurance companies. Practicing neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists who conduct, or are contemplating conducting, independent examinations, as well as providers in neurology and psychiatry who may struggle with some of the same disability-related issues and questions, will find this volume of great practical use.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment in Criminal Contexts

Forensic Mental Health Assessment in Criminal Contexts
Author: Noah K Kaufman,Shane S Bush,Nicole R. Schneider,Scotia J. Hicks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 1000539377
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Mental Health Assessment in Criminal Contexts Book Excerpt:

This valuable compendium advances the understanding of mental health case law, making it highly accessible to practicing forensic professionals. Divided into two parts, the first section focuses on explaining important topics related to forensic psychological and forensic neuropsychological assessment, while the second section stands on its own as a collection of fascinating legal cases with high relevance to mental health and legal professionals interested in how mental health disorders impact criminal behavior among juveniles and adults. The book begins with an accessible primer on abnormal behavior, exploring the links between criminal behavior and mental health disorders. It goes on to thoroughly describe what goes into forensic psychological and forensic neuropsychological evaluations, including discussion about the Federal Rules of Evidence, as they pertain to evidence-generation during the mental health evaluation process. The book also focuses on psychometric concepts, including reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity, as well as an exploration of ‘science’ and ‘the law’ which includes a discussion about the difference between science and pseudoscience, the different sources of law (constitutions, statutes, and case law), and how the intellectually competitive practice of law is similar to the enterprise of science. Ethical issues faced by the forensic mental health worker are also addressed. The second section of the book, Legal Cases for the Forensic Mental Health Professional, is an alphabetical summary of important and interesting legal cases with relevance for mental health professionals. These cases offer real-world significance while summarizing complex legal decisions through a neuropsychological sieve, to allow both legal and psychological communities to better understand each other’s professions. This book will be an invaluable resource for forensic psychologists, forensic neuropsychologists, forensic psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals whose work brings them into contact with the juvenile justice and adult criminal justice system. It will also be of interest to legal professionals, criminal justice departments, and law schools.

Diagnostic Interviewing

Diagnostic Interviewing
Author: Daniel L. Segal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN: 1493991272
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Interviewing Book Excerpt:

This volume represents a clear, jargon-free overview of diagnostic categories with helpful hints regarding a psychiatric interview. Completely revised and updated, detailing current innovations in theory and practice, including recent changes in the DSM-IV.

Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management

Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management
Author: Pamela A. Warren
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2018-07-13
ISBN: 3319898604
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management Book Excerpt:

This authoritative handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary understanding of behavioral health issues and their management within disability systems. It examines today’s complex mismatches between providers, pinpointing related obstacles to relevant diagnosis, referrals, and care while making a solid case for better coordination and collaboration between primary care physicians and a wide range of disability and mental health specialists. Chapters review current findings on common job-related mental health and psychosocial issues, and guide readers through the tangle of insurance and legal concerns typically associated with disability cases. This elegant framework models more effective case management, leading to enhanced client satisfaction and functioning, and improved individual and system outcomes. Among the topics covered: A critique of the behavioral health disability system. Systemic-caused iatrogenic behavioral health disability and contradiction between diagnostic systems. Effective psychological evaluation and management of behavioral health concerns. Behavioral health disability and occupational medicine—concepts and practices. Physical therapy treatment and the impact of behavioral health concerns. A neuroplastic model of secondary contribution to behavioral health disability: theory and implications. With its practical solutions to large-scale health care problems, the Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management is necessary reading for health psychologists and professionals in rehabilitation, psychotherapy and counseling, occupational medicine, and allied fields as well as other stakeholders involved in the disability process.

Conducting Miranda Evaluations

Conducting Miranda Evaluations
Author: Richard Rogers,Eric Y. Drogin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 303013511X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting Miranda Evaluations Book Excerpt:

This innovative book provides both the conceptual framework and clinical methods needed to appropriately handle problems that arise in the administration of Miranda warnings and waivers. Largely overlooked for decades, Miranda rights have been compromised in multiple ways, and in millions of cases. For example, each year, thousands of adult arrestees with intellectual disabilities or severe mental disorders waive their rights with markedly impaired Miranda understanding and reasoning. This also applies to thousands of developmentally immature juvenile detainees, who are often provided with complex warnings far beyond their comprehension levels. Addressing this continued crisis, Conducting Miranda Evaluations presents balanced and empirically based guidelines for conducting forensic assessments and communicating their empirical conclusions to the legal community. This book provides psychologists, and related professionals with the essential forensic and legal knowledge for carrying out evaluations of both Miranda comprehension and waiver-relevant reasoning.

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings
Author: Dominic A. Carone,Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN: 0190674253
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Validity Assessment in Rehabilitation Psychology and Settings Book Excerpt:

This is the first book devoted to the topic of validity assessment in rehabilitation contexts and is written by two board certified psychologists with extensive experience in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. This book describes (a) why validity assessment is important, (b) validity assessment methods, and (c) special topics related to validity assessment in rehabilitation psychology (e.g., managing invalid presentations, mild traumatic brain injury, forensic and disability applications, ethical considerations). Although primarily intended for the rehabilitation psychologist who is new to the topic of validity assessment, this book is also designed to be helpful to other rehabilitation specialists, students and trainees, and psychologists experienced in validity assessment, including neuropsychologists.

The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology

The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Robert L. Kane,Thomas D. Parsons
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 521
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190234733
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Neuropsychology as a field has been slow to embrace and exploit the potential offered by technology to either make the assessment process more efficient or to develop new capabilities that augment the assessment of cognition. The Role of Technology in Clinical Neuropsychology details current efforts to use technology to enhance cognitive assessment with an emphasis on developing expanded capabilities for clinical assessment. The first sections of the book provide an overview of current approaches to computerized assessment along with newer technologies to assess behavior. The next series of chapters explores the use of novel technologies and approaches in cognitive assessment as they relate to developments in telemedicine, mobile health, and remote monitoring including developing smart environments. While still largely office-based, health care is increasingly moving out of the office with an increased emphasis on connecting patients with providers, and providers with other providers, remotely. Chapters also address the use of technology to enhance cognitive rehabilitation by implementing conceptually-based games to teach cognitive strategies and virtual environments to measure outcomes. Next, the chapters explore the use of virtual reality and scenario-based assessment to capture critical aspects of performance not assessed by traditional means and the implementation of neurobiological metrics to enhance patient assessment. Chapters also address the use of imaging to better define cognitive skills and assessment methods along with the integration of cognitive assessment with imaging to define the functioning of brain networks. The final section of the book discusses the ethical and methodological considerations needed for adopting advanced technologies for neuropsychological assessment. Authored by numerous leading figures in the field of neuropsychology, this volume emphasizes the critical role that virtual environments, neuroimaging, and data analytics will play as clinical neuropsychology moves forward in the future.

Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment Second Edition

Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment  Second Edition
Author: Kyle Brauer Boone
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 1462545572
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The go-to resource for clinical and forensic practice has now been significantly revised with 85% new material, reflecting the tremendous growth of the field. Leading authorities synthesize the state of the science on symptom feigning in cognitive testing and present evidence-based recommendations for distinguishing between credible and noncredible performance. A wide range of performance validity tests (PVTs) and symptom validity tests (SVTs) are critically reviewed and guidelines provided for applying them across differing cognitive domains and medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions. The book also covers validity testing in forensic settings and with particular populations, such as ethnic and linguistic minority group members. New to This Edition *Numerous new authors, a greatly expanded range of topics, and the latest data throughout. *"Clinical primer" chapter on how to select and interpret appropriate PVTs. *Chapters on methods for validity testing in visual–spatial, processing speed, and language domains and with cognitive screening instruments and personality inventories. *Chapter on methods for interpreting multiple PVTs in combination. *Chapters on additional populations (military personnel, children and adolescents) and clinical problems (dementia, somatoform/conversion disorder). *Chapters on research methods for validating PVTs, base rates of feigned mild traumatic brain injury, and more.

Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law
Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 1544338902
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology and Law Book Excerpt:

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Psychology and Law: Research and Practice, Second Edition, offers the definitive perspective on the practical application of psychological research to the law. Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol emphasize the various roles psychologists and other mental health professionals play in criminal and civil legal matters. Topics such as family law, mental health evaluations, police interrogation, jury selection and decision making, involuntary civil commitment, and various civil capacities are included. The authors also emphasize the major contributions psychological research has made to the law and encourage critical analysis through examples of court cases, high-profile current events, and research. This comprehensive book examines complex material in detail and explains it in an easy-to-read way. New to the Second Edition: The new edition has been significantly reorganized to more closely align with the progression through the court system. A new chapter on children, adolescents, and criminal law (Chapter 8) provides you with information on adjudicative competence, comprehension of constitutional rights, and eyewitness identification and courtroom testimony. New feature boxes include case studies, research projects, and contemporary topics with discussion questions for classroom debate. Additional court cases and statutes have been integrated into chapters to emphasize the important role psychology plays in the legal process. The content is applied to real cases such as the Masterpiece Cakeshop case and the Dassey confession (comprehending Miranda). Over 300 recent research findings on topics related to psychology and law highlight cutting-edge research studies that help you understand what research does and prompt you to discuss the methodology and results. New pedagogical tables clearly illustrate complex information around ethical issues, APA amicus briefs, strengths and weaknesses of simulation studies, insanity standards within the states, effects experienced by survivors of traumatic incidents, and more. Increased coverage of contemporary issues encourage critical thinking and active learning by promoting discussions around current issues such as telepsychology, neuropsychology, adversarial allegiance, and actuarial instruments used in bail and sentence decision-making. ?

Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1403
Release: 2017-12-28
ISBN: 1506387225
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Forensic Psychology Book Excerpt:

Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, Introduction to Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fifth Edition, by Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol, demonstrates how to analyze psychological knowledge and research findings and then apply these findings to the civil and criminal justice systems. Focusing on research-based forensic practice and practical application, this text uses real-life examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology. This text introduces you to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. You will develop a multicultural perspective with an ethnic and racial sensitivity, which is critical to the successful practice of forensic psychology. New to the Fifth Edition: Updated statistics, research, and case law, such as recent Aid in Dying legislation, as well as analysis of recent events, help you see the real-world applications to current events. Updated Focus boxes empower you to dig deeper into current issues, such as mental health courts, community-oriented policing, child abduction, hate crimes, the death penalty, and more. All Focus boxes also contain discussion questions for you to debate in a classroom setting. All new From My Perspective boxes provide you with information about career choices as well as helpful advice about pursuing your career goals. Increased attention to immigration-related issues offers you additional insights into immigration proceedings and ways to consult with the courts. Additional coverage of human trafficking and online sexual predators enables you to better understand the psychological effects on victims and the services available to help. Current research on violent video games, cyberbullying, and cyberstalking provides real examples of the effects of violent media. New research on juveniles allows you to see the important contributions of neuropsychologists, particularly in terms of brain development in adolescents and promising community-based treatment approaches for juveniles.

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Author: W. Joel Schneider,Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Nancy Mather,Nadeen L. Kaufman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-08-24
ISBN: 1119218756
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Book Excerpt:

The bestselling guide to reporting writing, updated and reworked for today's practice Essentials of Assessment Report Writing offers effective solutions to the creation of reader-friendly, yet targeted, psychological, and educational assessment reports. Parents, clinicians, clients, and other readers need more than test-by-test descriptions—they need an accessible analysis of the entire situation to determine their next steps. This book provides clear guidance for busy practitioners seeking ways to improve their report writing skills. With a focus on current practice, this new second edition covers DSM-5 updates and the latest assessment instruments including the WJ IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, KTEA-3, and the CAS2. New discussion includes advice on tailoring the report to the audience, and annotated case reports provide illustrative models of effective report styles, interpretation, and analysis. Key concepts are highlighted for quick reference throughout, and end-of-chapter questions help reinforce understanding. Reporting styles vary widely within the field, in both content and style; there is no definitive "standard," but many reports fail to reflect best practices and therefore prove less than useful to the reader. This book provides expert guidance throughout the reporting process to help practitioners provide high-quality, accessible reports. Integrate assessment results to provide a person-centered report Identify and navigate critical decision points in the interpretive process Write efficiently yet effectively while enhancing the reader's experience Provide an accurate, informative, and readable assessment report Incorporate practical recommendations to address the referral concerns Expertly-conducted assessments should culminate with a carefully constructed analysis that provides direction via clear communication. Because this report will be used to inform treatment, intervention, and ultimately, the client's quality of life—it is critical that it provides clear, informative guidance in a way that readers can understand. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides comprehensive guidelines for navigating through the report writing process.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Volume 1

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment  Volume 1
Author: Gerald Goldstein,Sue R. Beers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2003-09-22
ISBN: 9780471416111
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

In one volume, the leading researchers in intelligence and neuropsychological assessment interpret the range of issues related to intellectual and neuropsychological tests, including test development and psychometrics, clinical applications, ethical and legal concerns, use with diverse populations, computerization, and the latest research. Clinicians and researchers who use these instruments will find this volume invaluable, as it contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on this important aspect of practice.

Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0199920893
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

With increasing frequency neuropsychologists are being asked to serve as experts in court cases where judgements must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for brain diseases and injuries. This book describes the application of neuropsychology to legal issues in both the civil and criminal courts. It emphasizes a scientific basis of neuropsychology. All of the contributors are recognized as scientist-clinicians. The chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, and ethics. Also, covered are the determination of damages in personal injury litigation, including pediatric brain injury, mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in adults (with an introduction to life care planning); neurotoxic injury; and forensic assessment of medically unexplained symptoms. Civil competencies in the elderly persons with dementia are addressed a separate chapter, and two chapters deal with the assessment of competency and responsibility in criminal forensic neuropsychology. This volume will be an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and trainees.