Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0195383524
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

An invaluable guide for neuropsychologists who provide expert testimony in both civil and criminal court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. Topics include scientific reasoning, ethical and professional issues, admissibility of evidence, malingering, traumatic brain injury in children and adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, unexplained medical disorders, functional neuroimaging, and civil and criminal competencies and responsibilities.

Forensic Neuropsychology

Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: PhD Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0190452447
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Neuropsychologists are frequently asked to serve as experts for court cases where judgments must be made as to the cause of, and prognosis for, brain diseases and injuries, as well as the impact of brain dysfunction on legal competencies and responsibilities. This fully-updated second edition describes the application of neuropsychology to legal issues in both the civil and criminal courts. The book emphasizes the scientific basis of neuropsychology, as well as using a scientific approach in addressing forensic questions. All of the contributors are recognized experts in their fields, and the chapters cover common forensic issues such as appropriate scientific reasoning, the assessment of malingering, productive attorney-neuropsychologist interactions, admissibility of neuropsychological evidence, and ethics. Also covered are functional neuroimaging in forensic neuropsychology and the determination of damages in personal injury litigation, including pediatric brain injury (traumatic injury and perinatal birth injury), mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury in adults, neurotoxic injury, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and assessment of medically unexplained symptoms. Civil competencies in elderly persons with dementia are addressed in a separate chapter, and two chapters deal with the assessment of competency and responsibility in criminal forensic neuropsychology. The book closes with a perspective on trends in forensic practice and research. Like the previous edition, this new volume is an invaluable resource for neuropsychologists, attorneys, neurologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and their students and trainees.

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.

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology
Author: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman,Brian L. Brooks
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN: 0199734569
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Pediatric Forensic Neuropsychology is the premier reference text on the practice and process of civil forensic neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents. Written by an expert group of authors, this text is a comprehensive and authoritative guide for neuropsychologists who engage in forensic work.

Neuropsychological Report Writing

Neuropsychological Report Writing
Author: Jacobus Donders
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN: 1462524176
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Report Writing Book Excerpt:

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.

Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice

Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice
Author: Susan Young,Michael Kopelman,Gisli Gudjonsson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0198566832
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice Book Excerpt:

Clinical psychologists are increasingly asked to prepare reports for legal purposes, often outside the scope of their own area. These might involve the mental state or neuropsychological effects of an injury to their client or to a third party. This is a practical reference text for those working in these important areas of forensic consultancy.

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Joel E. Morgan,Joseph H. Ricker
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 1128
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1351985981
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

The first edition of the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology set a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. The second edition comprises authoritative chapters that will both enlighten and challenge readers from across allied fields of neuroscience, whether novice, mid-level, or senior-level professionals. It will familiarize the young trainee through to the accomplished professional with fundamentals of the science of neuropsychology and its vast body of research, considering the field’s historical underpinnings, its evolving practice and research methods, the application of science to informed practice, and recent developments and relevant cutting edge work. Its precise commentary recognizes obstacles that remain in our clinical and research endeavors and emphasizes the prolific innovations in interventional techniques that serve the field’s ultimate aim: to better understand brain-behavior relationships and facilitate adaptive functional competence in patients. The second edition contains 50 new and completely revised chapters written by some of the profession's most recognized and prominent scholar-clinicians, broadening the scope of coverage of the ever expanding field of neuropsychology and its relationship to related neuroscience and psychological practice domains. It is a natural evolution of what has become a comprehensive reference textbook for neuropsychology practitioners.

Neuropsychology in the Courtroom

Neuropsychology in the Courtroom
Author: Robert L. Heilbronner
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1593856342
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology in the Courtroom Book Excerpt:

"Straight talking, timely, and eminently practical, this book is rewarding reading for neuropsychologists working in the courts, other mental health professionals who may be called to serve as expert witnesses, and interested legal professionals. It is also an informative resource for graduate students in neuropsychology."--BOOK JACKET.

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries
Author: Shane S. Bush,Grant L. Iverson
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 2012-01-26
ISBN: 1462502407
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Assessment of Work Related Injuries Book Excerpt:

Unique in its focus, this book provides an evidence-based framework for assessing work-related neurological and psychological injuries. Meeting a key need, chapters address a range of problems encountered in the workplace: traumatic brain injury, sports concussion, electrical injury, exposure to neurotoxic substances, posttraumatic stress, depression, and brain and psychological injuries experienced in combat. Professionals will find the best available tools and strategies for conducting effective, ethical evaluations of injured workers, making diagnostic determinations, considering causality, determining disability status, and offering treatment recommendations. The complexities of consulting to attorneys, government agencies, and insurance companies are also discussed.

Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook

Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook
Author: Joel E. Morgan,Jerry J. Sweet
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN: 1135423105
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook Book Excerpt:

Clinical neuropsychologists frequently evaluate individuals within a forensic context, and therefore must address questions regarding the possible presence of reduced effort, response bias and/or malingering. This volume offers a wide range of instructive real-world case examples involving the complex differential diagnosis where symptom exaggeration and/or malingering cloud the picture. Written by expert forensic neuropsychologists, the scenarios described provide informed, empirically-based and scientifically-derived opinions on the topic. Issues related to malingering, such as response bias and insufficient effort, are discussed thoroughly with regard to a large number of clinical conditions and assessment instruments. Test data and non-test information are considered and integrated by the numerous experts. Expert guidance for clinicians who must address the issue of malingering is provided in a straightforward and well-organized format. To date, there has not been a comparable collection of rich case material relevant to forensic practice in clinical neuropsychology.

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Somatoform and Other Functional Somatic Conditions

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Somatoform and Other Functional Somatic Conditions
Author: Kyle Brauer Boone
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1351971735
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Somatoform and Other Functional Somatic Conditions Book Excerpt:

Neuropsychologists are provided with little formal education and training regarding the identification and measurement of somatoform symptoms, yet these conditions are highly prevalent, with estimates indicating that 20% of general medical patients and 30% of neurologic clinic patients present with symptoms lacking medical explanation. This book provides neuropsychologists with comprehensive information and specific practice recommendations for the assessment of patients with somatoform conditions. The first four chapters discuss the genesis of somatoform and other functional somatic symptom disorders, and the next seven chapters address somatoform conditions in the context of nonepileptic seizures, multiple chemical sensitivity and other claimed toxic exposures, pseudotremor and other nonphysiologic movement disorders, postconcussion syndrome, chronic pain/fibromyalgia/complex regional pain syndrome, attention deficit disorder, and auto-immune disease. Chapters are also included that address the use of the MMPI-2-RF in differentiating somatoform disorder and malingering, medically unexplained symptoms in non-English-speaking individuals; workplace factors in somatization; and testimony involving somatoform conditions. The book is targeted for practicing neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists including those specializing in behavioral medicine, and students in training.

Assessment of Malingered Neuropsychological Deficits

Assessment of Malingered Neuropsychological Deficits
Author: Glenn J. Larrabee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-07-16
ISBN: 9780199727605
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment of Malingered Neuropsychological Deficits Book Excerpt:

Written specifically for the clinical neuropsychologist who does forensic consultations, the book is a comprehensive review by experts of the procedures available to evaluate malingered neuropsychological deficits. It discusses tools for detecting atypical patterns of performance on standard clinical tests as well as malingering on measures of perception and sensorimotor function, of attention, processing speed, and memory, and of executive function. The underpinnings of the forensic neuropsychology enterprise are presented in chapters on definitions of malingering, research designs for its evaluation, data on the frequency with which malingering occurs, diagnostic classification statistics, symptom validity tests that do not depend on forced choice testing, and those that do. Guidance on assessing exaggerated psychiatric symptoms; exaggerated medical symptoms and injuries; and detecting malingering during the neurological exam is also included. Of particular note is a chapter devoted to the topic of coaching. The book closes with a review of the diagnostic criteria for malingering and looks to the future with evidence-based proposals for improving the criteria.

Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology

Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Greg J. Lamberty
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-12-19
ISBN: 9780199729586
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology is written for neuropsychologists who wish to improve their ability to diagnose and treat, or recommend treatment for, patients with somatoform disorders. The author, a seasoned clinician, blends evidence-based recommendations with sound practical advice within a conceptual framework that helps neuropsychologists to understand and engage these challenging patients. A Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology is included, as is access to the author's workshop presentation materials. The book will be of interest to those who work with or wish to gain insight into somatizing patients - neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists; post-doctoral fellows; graduate psychology students; and neuropsychologists who want to earn Continuing Education (CE) credit.

Malingering Feigning and Response Bias in Psychiatric Psychological Injury

Malingering  Feigning  and Response Bias in Psychiatric  Psychological Injury
Author: Gerald Young
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 925
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN: 9400778996
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Malingering Feigning and Response Bias in Psychiatric Psychological Injury Book Excerpt:

This book is a comprehensive analysis of the definitions, concepts, and recent research on malingering, feigning, and other response biases in psychological injury/ forensic disability populations. It presents a new model of malingering and related biases, and develops a “diagnostic” system based on it that is applicable to PTSD, chronic pain, and TBI. Included are suggestions for effective practice and future research based on the literature reviews and the new systems, which are useful also because they can be used readily by psychiatrists as much as psychologists. In Malingering, Feigning, and Response Style Assessment in Psychiatric/Psychological Injury, Dr. Young ambitiously sets out to articulate and synthesize the polarities involved in the assessment of response styles in psychological disabilities, including PTSD, pain, and TBI. He does so thoroughly and very even-handedly, neither minimizing the degree that outright faking can be found in substantial numbers of examinees, nor disregarding the possibility that there can be causes for validity test failure other than malingering. He reviews the prior systems for classifying evidence of malingering, and proposes his own criteria for feigned PTSD. These are conservative and well-grounded in the prior literature. Finally, the book contains dozens of very recent references, giving testament to Dr. Young's immersion in the personal injury literature, as might be expected from his experience as founder and Editor in Chief for Psychological Injury and the Law. Reviewer: Steve Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPP Board Certified Forensic Psychologist

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.

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment
Author: Elbert Russell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2011-12-08
ISBN: 0123914396
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Scientific Foundation of Neuropsychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

Neuropsychology is a specialized branch of psychology which focuses on the relationship between the brain and human functions including cognition, behaviour, and emotion. With an emphasis on a scientific approach which includes analysing quantitative data, neuropsychology follows an information processing approach to brain activity using standard assessments to evaluate various mental functions. This book examines the standardized battery of tests in neuropsychology, with a particular focus on forensic applications of these tests, suggesting that a united theory of assessment needs to be established. Bringing together multiple articles related to forensic neuropsychology, this book offers an exploration of the neurological and psychometric theoretical basis for standardized batteries as well as a comparison between flexible and standardized batteries. Ultimately, it is argued that a standardized battery of tests need to be used and explains the justification for the reliability of this approach, especially in relation to expert witness testimony. While doing this, formal procedures, including advanced mathematical procedures such as formulas and decision tree algorithms, are presented to be utilized in assessments. With its thorough examination of the theoretical and practical applications of a standardized battery in neuropsychological assessment, this book will prove helpful to clinical practitioners and attorneys using assessment for their cases. Provides a unified theoretical basis for a standardized neuropsychological assessment battery Shows the justification for using neuropsychological assessment in forensic applications Offers practical examples which can be used to create a standardized assessment battery

Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Laura H. Goldstein,Jane E. McNeil
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 0470683716
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

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

Validity Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice

Validity Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice
Author: Ryan W. Schroeder,Phillip K. Martin
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2021-09-20
ISBN: 1462547788
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Validity Assessment in Clinical Neuropsychological Practice Book Excerpt:

Practical and comprehensive, this is the first book to focus on noncredible performance in clinical contexts. Experts in the field discuss the varied causes of invalidity, describe how to efficiently incorporate validity tests into clinical evaluations, and provide direction on how to proceed when noncredible responding is detected. Thoughtful, ethical guidance is given for offering patient feedback and writing effective reports. Population-specific chapters cover validity assessment with military personnel; children; and individuals with dementia, psychiatric disorders, mild traumatic brain injury, academic disability, and other concerns. The concluding chapter describes how to appropriately engage in legal proceedings if a clinical case becomes forensic. Case examples and sample reports enhance the book's utility.

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child
Author: Ida Sue Baron
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1064
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0195300963
Category: Brain damage
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child Book Excerpt:

Revised edition of: Neuropsychological evaluation of the child. 2004.

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology
Author: Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 814
Release: 2009-01-13
ISBN: 0387788670
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Every chapter has been updated to reflect current thought and research in the field. Chapters devoted to specialized tests in neuropsychology have been updated to reflect new editions of these popular instruments. Special topic chapters have been added such as working in pediatric coma rehabilitation, using the planning, attention, sequential, simultaneous theory of neuropsychological processes, additions on ADHD, and more appear written by the leading experts and practitioners in these fields to reflect the demands of current practice in clinical child neuropsychology.