Military Neuropsychology

Military Neuropsychology
Author: Dr. Carrie Hill Kennedy, PhD,Dr. Jeffrey Moore, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN: 9780826104496
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

"...this foundational volume on military neuropsychology should be on the bookshelf of every mental health clinician that may come in contact with military service members." --International Journal of Emergency Mental Health "...an important text dedicated to this subspecialty in the larger field of neuropsychology...The book integrates in a coherent manner the different aspects of military neuropsychological practice and provides a clear clinical road map for neuropsychologists and other psychologists working with military personnel in various settings."--PsycCRITIQUES This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a comprehensive review of the latest research. Key Features: Discusses the development of neuropsychology and its advances in the military Presents methods of dealing with military issues, such as head injuries, HIV, PTSD, learning disorders, and more Explains the importance of baseline testing, stress research, and multiple brain injury rehabilitation techniques

Handbook of Military Psychology

Handbook of Military Psychology
Author: Stephen V. Bowles,Paul T. Bartone
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN: 3319661922
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Military Psychology Book Excerpt:

This expert compendium surveys the current state of military psychology across the branches of service at the clinical, research, consulting, and organizational levels. Its practical focus examines psychological adjustment pre- and post-deployment, commonly-encountered conditions (e.g., substance abuse), and the promotion of well-being, sleep, mindfulness, and resilience training. Coverage pays particular attention to uses of psychology in selection and assessment of service personnel in specialized positions, and training concerns for clinicians and students choosing to work with the military community. Chapters also address topics of particular salience to a socially conscious military, including PTSD, sexual harassment and assault, women’s and LGBT issues, suicide prevention, and professional ethics. Among the specific chapters topics covered: · Military deployment psychology: psychologists in the forward environment. · Stress and resilience in married military couples. · Assessment and selection of high-risk operational personnel: processes, procedures, and underlying theoretical constructs. · Understanding and addressing sexual harassment and sexual assault in the US military. · Virtual reality applications for the assessment and treatment of PTSD. · Plus international perspectives on military psychology from China, Australia, India, and more. Grounding its readers in up-to-date research and practice, Military Psychology will assist health psychologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinical social workers in understanding and providing treatment for military populations, veterans, and their families, as well as military psychologists in leadership and consulting positions.

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: 368
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN: 0190234741
Category: Psychology
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.

Military Psychology Second Edition

Military Psychology  Second Edition
Author: Carrie H. Kennedy,Eric A. Zillmer
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 1462506496
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Psychology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Widely regarded as the authoritative work in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more. New to This Edition *The latest scientific knowledge, clinical interventions, and training recommendations. *Chapter on acute combat stress. *Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression. *Chapter on military psychology ethics. *Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation. ?

Clinical Neuropsychology and Technology

Clinical Neuropsychology and Technology
Author: Thomas D. Parsons
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN: 3319310755
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Neuropsychology and Technology Book Excerpt:

This ambitious and accessible guide reviews innovative technologies enhancing the field of neuropsychological testing. Starting with the premise that standard batteries—some nearly a century old—lag behind in our era of neuroimaging, genomic studies, psychophysiology, and informatics, it presents digital measures offering more efficient administration, more accurate data, and wider clinical applications. Ecological validity and evidence-based science are key themes in these advances, from virtual environments and assessment of social cognition to the shift toward situational reliability and away from lab-created constructs. These chapters also demonstrate how high-tech assessment tools can complement or supplement traditional pencil-and-paper measures without replacing them outright. This book covers in depth: · The evolution of neuropsychological testing over the past century. · Current applications of computer-based neuropsychological assessments. · The strengths and limitations of simulation technology. · The use of teleneuropsychology in reaching remote clients. · The potential of gaming technologies in neurocognitive rehabilitation. · How technology can transform test data into information useful across specialties. Clinical Neuropsychology and Technology brings neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, and rehabilitation specialists into the vanguard of assessment measures and processes that will translate into more accurate testing, collaborations between disciplines, and valid and useful outcomes.

Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology

Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 0190875836
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

The ability to anticipate, avoid, and resolve ethical conflicts in neuropsychology is a dynamic process that must be developed and maintained over time. Ethics codes and professional guidelines are drafted and updated, changes in clinical practice occur, and new laws are implemented. To practice in a manner consistent with the highest ethics principles, neuropsychologists must be able to integrate the evolving ethical and legal requirements into their professional activities. The primary purpose of this 2nd edition is to review ethical guidelines and literature relevant to clinical neuropsychology that have been published since the first edition of this book was published a decade ago. A number of important publications have emerged since the first edition was published, including new Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology, Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, and position statements/practice guidelines by APA (e.g., Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished Capacity, co-authored with ABA) and other professional organizations (e.g., AACN, NAN) that are directly relevant to neuropsychological practice. In addition, scholarly publications have contributed knowledge to ethical practice in general (e.g., Knapp's & VandeCreek's work on positive ethics), which is relevant for, and should be applied to, neuropsychological practice. Additionally, book chapters on ethics in subspecialty areas (e.g., pediatric and geriatric neuropsychology, mTBI, Veterans) have advanced our understanding of ethical issues in neuropsychology and should be integrated into a new edition of the book. Finally, advances in technology and increased use of technology in clinical neuropsychology bring ethical issues and challenges incorporated in the new edition of the book. Learning exercises and study questions at the end of the chapters help readers review the main points and check their learning progress.

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.

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples
Author: Bret A. Moore
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-27
ISBN: 1136850279
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Counseling Military Couples Book Excerpt:

The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be part of a specific branch of the military and part of the military as a whole. Handbook of Counseling Military Couples includes a clear, thorough introduction to military culture and to couple relationships in the military. But more than that, it provides readers with expert analyses of the special types of issues that come up for military couples and shows clinicians how to address them productively. In the chapters, readers will find the answers to questions such as how are military couples’ rights different from those of civilians? What attitudes and beliefs about relationships might military members bring to a session, and how are those different from those of civilians? What is the state of marriage and divorce in each of the branches and within the military in general? For a particular treatment modality, how does research in with military members compare to that of civilians? When should particular treatment strategies be used, and why – and how?

Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans

Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN: 0826108067
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans Book Excerpt:

"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

Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology

Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology
Author: Vinoth Jagaroo
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2009-08-11
ISBN: 9781441900609
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Bioinformatics involves specialized application of computer technology to investigative and conceptual problems in biology and medicine; neuroinformatics (NI) is the practice of bioinformatics in the neurosciences. Over the past two decades the biomedical sciences have been revolutionized by databases, data mining and data modeling techniques. The Human Genome Project, which depended on informatics methods, has been the most well recognized bioinformatics undertaking. Bioinformatics has since been applied all across biology and medicine, and has also transformed almost every avenue in neuroscience. Yet in neuropsychology, NI perspectives remain largely unrealized. Ironically, NI offers enormous potential to the essential praxis of neuropsychology - assessing cognitive behavior and relating cognition to neural systems. Neuroinformatics can be applied to neuropsychology as richly as it has been applied across the neurosciences. Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology is the first book to explain the relevance and value of NI to neuropsychology. It systematically describes NI tools, applications and models that can enhance the efforts of neuropsychologists. It also describes the implications of NI for neuropsychology in the 21st century – fundamental shifts away from the conventional modes of research, practice and communication that have thus far characterized the field. One of the foremost experts on the subject: Illustrates the vital role NI is playing throughout the neurosciences. Provides a sampling of NI tools and applications in neuroscience research, and lays out current organization structures that support NI. Describes the lack of NI in neuropsychology, differentiates between NI systems for neuropsychology and conventional computerized assessment methods, and proposes criteria for neuropsychology-specific NI systems. Describes NI applications and models currently in use in neuropsychology, and NI models for neuropsychology that are being pioneered in phenomics research. Discusses potential obstacles and aids to NI in neuropsychology, including issues such as data sharing, standardization of methods, and data ontology. Projects the future of neuropsychological research and practice in light of the new generation of the internet, Web 2.0, geared to collective knowledge building. A vital introduction to a profound technological practice, Neuroinformatics for Neuropsychology is important reading for clinical neuropsychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, behavioral neurologists, and speech-language pathologists. Researchers, clinicians, and graduate students interested in informatics for the brain-behavioral sciences will especially welcome this unique volume.

Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning Second Edition

Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning  Second Edition
Author: Thomas D. Marcotte,Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe,Igor Grant
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN: 1462548903
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology of Everyday Functioning Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The go-to resource for assessing and predicting functional abilities in persons with brain injury or cognitive decline has now been revised and expanded to reflect significant advances in the field. With a focus on key real-world capacities--independent living, vocational functioning, medication management, and driving--leading experts explore how individuals go about their daily lives, where and why disruptions occur, and potential opportunities for improving function. Strategies for direct assessment are reviewed, from standard neuropsychological tests to multimodal approaches and technology-based tools. Chapters also provide functional assessment guidance for specific neurological and psychiatric conditions: dementia, traumatic brain injury, depression, schizophrenia, and others. New to This Edition *Incorporates over a decade of technological and methodological innovations. *Chapter on theories and models of everyday functioning. *Chapters on naturalistic assessment, wearable sensors, ambulatory assessment, and virtual-reality-based tools. *Practical clinical implications are highlighted throughout.

Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology
Author: Sandra Koffler,Joel Morgan,Bernice Marcopulos,Manfred F. Greiffenstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN: 0190215577
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

"an overview of the important developments in neuropsychology that cannot be found from the perusal of journals alone. Interest in the reviews collected in this volume will likely go beyond neuropsychology and extend to researchers exploering brain-behavior relationships, the study of disease and injury as they affect brain function, and the rehabilitation of individuals who have suffered brain injury." from back cover.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Author: Dominic Carone, Ph.D.,Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012-08-22
ISBN: 0826109152
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Book Excerpt:

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Applied Clinical Neuropsychology

Applied Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Jan Leslie Holtz, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN: 0826104754
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

"Luring readers in...with meticulously woven clinical vignettes, Holtz masterfully presents the mechanics and the art of neuropsychology....students will appreciate the historical roots of neuropsychology, [and] will understand the multiplex systems of current neuropsychological approaches..." -Nancy S. Koven, PhD Bates College "...there has not been an available text focusing on the application of the basic principles in clinical neuropsychological practice....Finally, a text is available to remedy this problem." -Dennis Andersen, MS, LMHC Eastern Washington University "A valuable introduction to the field of clinical neuropsychology and its terminology, this text fills a void. The reader gains an appreciation for the multifaceted role of the clinical neuropsychologist, not only as an assessor of cognitive functioning but also as a treatment professional." Lauren Littlefield, PhD, Washington College This breakthrough introductory text-unlike all other clinical neuropsychology textbooks on the market-introduces advanced undergraduate students and clinicians in training to the field by showing undergraduate students how clinical neuropsychologists actually practice their craft. The book uncovers the professional issues that clinical neuropsychologists deal with daily, including neurogenerative disorders, acquired disorders, ethical practice issues, interviewing, testing, prognosis and treatment planning, drug prescriptions, and more. Using case studies culled from the author's own clinical work, the book provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action. As the first textbook to integrate real, practical applications of neuropsychology, it covers the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with brain illness or injury, as opposed to examining brain structures and functions alone. This innovative, application-based approach to neuropsychology is guaranteed to give students a clear, comprehensive understanding of what neuropsychology is and what neuropsychologists do. Key features: Covers core concepts of neuropsychology, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, brain structure and function, and disorders of the central nervous system Includes application-based topics not covered in traditional texts, such as: differential diagnosis; individual, group, and family therapy; and psychopharmacology Discusses test theory and evaluation, examining tests of intellectual abilities, memory functioning, and more Extensive instructors' ancillary package available with test questions and nearly 100 illustrations in PowerPoint format

Military Psychologists Desk Reference

Military Psychologists  Desk Reference
Author: Bret A. Moore,Jeffrey E. Barnett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 0199928266
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military Psychologists Desk Reference Book Excerpt:

Military Psychologists' Desk Reference is the authoritative guide in the field of military mental health, covering in a clear and concise manner the depth and breadth of this expanding area at a pivotal and relevant time.

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior
Author: Rik Carl D'Amato,Andrew S. Davis,Elizabeth M. Power,Eleazar Cruz Eusebio
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 519
Release: 2021-06-13
ISBN: 303059162X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Biological Basis of Behavior Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to the biological basis of behavior, broadly defined, with practical applications for higher education programs that focus on advances in neuroscience. It has a special focus on training practitioners based on American Psychological Association (APA) health service psychology guidelines. It reviews and digests information for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists serving clients of all ages in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, and clinics. Content for all developmental stages, including birth to geriatric practices are highlighted. Some unique features of this book include: The integration of neuropsychological and theoretical foundations for clinical practice. Comprehensive consideration of projective, objective, and interviewing measures. Recent research in neuroimaging as it relates to clinical practice. Psychopharmacology and its effect within the neurosciences. Assessment for intervention in clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology. The use of research to guide neuropsychologically-based clinical practice. Eastern and western approaches to integration and case conceptualization. Interventions driven by brain-based scientific understanding. A variety of neuropsychological cases and report styles to improve practice The enduring contribution of psychology into modern times will remain contingent on practitioners' commitment to ethically-based, empirically-focused, evidence-based practice; continuing education; and scientific discovery. This book will help health service psychologists and counselors to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population by providing cutting-edge, evidence-based, ecologically valid neuropsychological interventions currently lacking within the field. Cultural considerations are provided within each chapter, which is especially important given societal inequity that continues to persist within our world. Implications for the COVID-19 pandemic are also discussed in light of neuroscientific advances in medicine.

Caring for the Military

Caring for the Military
Author: Joan Beder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN: 1317312589
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caring for the Military Book Excerpt:

With overseas deployment scaling down in recent years, helping professionals need practical tools for working with servicemen and women returning from deployment. Caring for the Military, with its case studies and clinical discussions, is indispensable for social workers and other helping professionals working with these populations. Leading experts contribute chapters on the challenges faced by reintegrating members of the military, including returning to a family, entering the workforce, and caring for those with PTSD, TBI, and moral injury. This text also features unique chapters on telemental health, multidisciplinary settings, and caregiver resiliency.

Technical Reports Awareness Circular TRAC

Technical Reports Awareness Circular   TRAC
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technical Reports Awareness Circular TRAC Book Excerpt:

Aeromedical Psychology

Aeromedical Psychology
Author: Carrie H. Kennedy,Gary G. Kay
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1317184890
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aeromedical Psychology Book Excerpt:

Aeromedical psychology is that branch of psychology pertaining to the assessment, selection and evaluation of aviation personnel. This book, Aeromedical Psychology, is designed to provide the means for a variety of clinicians to carry out sound assessment and selection procedures, perform informed evaluations and make subsequent recommendations regarding flight status and treatment strategies geared to the aviation environment. To facilitate a dynamic understanding of the field, the book emphasizes an integration of applications and theory, case examples and research. The book is divided into three parts. The first presents assessment and selection procedures for aviation personnel (i.e. air traffic controllers, flight officers and pilots) and astronauts and the many ways in which both psychologists and psychiatrists are involved in these roles. In the second part, the waiver standards put forth by both the FAA and the various branches of the military are presented, as well as the waiver decision process. Clinical issues unique to aviation - notably fear of flying, motivation to fly and airsickness - are addressed, as well as possible courses of intervention, treatment and disposition. In the final part, more specialized issues pertaining to aeromedical psychology are dealt with, namely the psychopharmacological research and regulations applicable to recreational pilots and aviation personnel, managing the aftermath of aviation mishaps and the psychologist's role in accident investigations.

Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness

Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness
Author: Marvin H Podd
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2011-11-04
ISBN: 9781461419754
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Remediation for Brain Injury and Neurological Illness Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to teach psychologists with a neuropsychology background about cognitive remediation, the evidence in the research literature, and how to develop and conduct a treatment plan and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions. The approach is illustrated using the computer-assisted cognitive remediation program developed by the author (NeurXercise). Twenty-nine different cases are presented in depth, following the outline presented in the earlier portions of the book. Treatment planning emphasizes Luria’s concepts of alternate functional systems and double dissociation. Pre- and post-treatment neuropsychological testing results are presented along with ecological validity and generalization to daily functioning. The cases are presented by etiology and each section concludes with what can be learned about that etiologic process from the cognitive remediation results. This section includes blast injuries, which are still being characterized in the literature, as well as effective treatment of patients with head injury, stroke, post-neurosurgical sequelae, co-morbid disorders, subcortical disorders, attention deficit disorder, and learning disabilities. The book identifies the most commonly used neuropsychological test instruments for evaluating cognitive deficits, discusses their input and output characteristics, and does the same for the NeurXercise computer-based exercises so that the connection between testing and treatment is easy to see and develop. In addition to discussing this in the appropriate sections of the book, these are summarized in the appendixes as a reference for correlating test findings and appropriate exercises for remediating deficits.