Neuropsychological Report Writing

Neuropsychological Report Writing
Author: Jacobus Donders
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2016-02-03
ISBN: 1462524257
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.

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.

Neuropsychological Report Writing

Neuropsychological Report Writing
Author: Jacobus Donders
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 265
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.

Supervision in Neuropsychology

Supervision in Neuropsychology
Author: Doug Bodin,Kirk J. Stucky,Shane S. Bush
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0190088168
Category: Clinical psychologists
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supervision in Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Supervision in Neuropsychology offers a review of theoretical, practical, and ethical considerations for professionals providing supervision in clinical neuropsychology. The book covers competency, structural and practical issues, ethical considerations, diversity and inclusion in supervision, future challenges, and more. It concludes with 8 appendices for easy reference.

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.

Best Practices in School Neuropsychology

Best Practices in School Neuropsychology
Author: Daniel C. Miller,Denise E. Maricle,Christopher L. Bedford,Julie A. Gettman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 1119790557
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Practices in School Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

The latest edition of the gold standard in school neuropsychology references In the newly revised Second Edition of Best Practices in School Neuropsychology: Guidelines for Effective Practice, Assessment, and Evidence-Based Intervention, a team of psychological experts delivers a thoroughly updated treatment of modern issues and challenges in school neuropsychology. The editors provide comprehensive discussions of current assessment and intervention models, best practices in assessing cognitive processes, and the important task of collaborating with parents, educators, and other professionals. This latest edition includes: Explorations of the unique challenges posed by working with culturally diverse student populations Clinical advice for learning specialists and neuropsychologists engaged with special populations and students with academic disabilities, processing deficits, or medical disorders New chapters on assessment and intervention with children suffering from trauma or substance abuse Perfect for psychologists, neuropsychologists, clinicians, and academics working in or studying school environments, Best Practices in School Neuropsychology is a must-read reference for practitioners working with children and students who seek a one-stop reference for evidence-informed assessment and intervention guidelines.

Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology
Author: Greg J. Lamberty,Nathaniel W. Nelson
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN: 0195387449
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology Book Excerpt:

Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, the books of the Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.

Psychological Assessment and Report Writing

Psychological Assessment and Report Writing
Author: Karen Goldfinger,Andrew M. Pomerantz
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN: 1483321800
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Assessment and Report Writing Book Excerpt:

Outlining a step-by-step assessment model, Psychological Assessment and Report Writing, Second Edition covers five key topics central to psychological assessment: understanding the context of a referral; determining what data is needed to answer referral questions; gathering the data; integrating the data; and communicating the findings. Authors Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M. Pomerantz review each facet of psychological assessment and report writing—providing how-to instructions and alerting readers to a myriad of issues they must consider when conducting assessments in clinical, forensic, or educational environments. Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, including one detailed case study that recurs throughout multiple chapters, the book uses sidebars and question and answer sections to encourage readers to consider their own case material and use critical thinking skills as they review each section of the model.

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Author: Daniel C. Miller,Denise E. Maricle
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN: 1119533201
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Book Excerpt:

A concise, up-to-date review of school neuropsychological assessment that covers effective treatment planning The third edition of Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment offers a practical and concise overview of neuropsychological practice in schools and other pediatric clinical settings and clearly explains how to identify the need for testing. The book shows how to collect a neurodevelopmental history, choose appropriate assessment instruments, effectively evaluate students, and accurately interpret results. The third edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent advances in the field such as major neuropsychological test batteries for children, including NEPSY-II, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition integrated, and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System. In addition, the new edition contains updated online tools, including sample case studies, searchable databases of neuropsychological tests classified by processing area and conceptual model, a neuropsychological processing concerns checklist in both English and Spanish, and sample report shells with tables. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners and school psychologists quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Third Edition contains unmatched guidance and direction for school psychologists and other mental health professionals who serve educators, school children, and their families.

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
Author: William B. Barr,Chris Morrison
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 038792826X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy Book Excerpt:

Once feared and misunderstood even among the medical community, epilepsy has since largely been demystified. Besides the characteristic seizures, various cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties are recognized as associated with the condition, and patients are finding relief in medical management and/or surgical intervention. Not surprisingly, neuropsychology has emerged as a major component in treatment planning, program development, and assessment of surgical candidates. Geared toward beginning as well as veteran clinicians, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy offers readers a skills-based framework for assessment and treatment, using current evidence and standardized terminology. Expert coverage reviews widely-used methods for evaluating key aspects of patient functioning (MRI, MEG, electrocortical mapping, the Wada test), and presents guidelines for psychotherapeutic and cognitive remediation strategies in treating comorbid psychiatric conditions. Given the diversity of the patient population, additional chapters spotlight issues specific to subgroups including high- and low-functioning as well as geriatric and pediatric patients. This integrative hands-on approach benefits a range of practitioners across medical and neurological settings. Topics featured in the Handbook: Neuropsychological assessment across the lifespan. Evaluating the epilepsy surgical candidate: methods and procedures. The Wada test: current perspectives and applications. Assessing psychiatric and personality disorders in the epilepsy patient. Evaluation and management of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks. Neuropsychological assessment with culturally diverse patients. Practical and flexible in its coverage, the Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy serves not only neuropsychologists and neurologists but also primary care physicians such as internists, family physicians, and pediatricians.

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.

High Impact Assessment Reports for Children and Adolescents

High Impact Assessment Reports for Children and Adolescents
Author: Robert Lichtenstein,Bruce Ecker
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-01-07
ISBN: 1462538533
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Impact Assessment Reports for Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

Assessment provides rich opportunities for understanding the needs of children and adolescents, yet reports are often hard for parents, teachers, and other consumers to comprehend and utilize. This book provides step-by-step guidelines for creating psychoeducational and psychological reports that communicate findings clearly, promote collaboration, and maximize impact. Effective practices for written and oral reporting are presented, including what assessment data to emphasize, how to organize reports and convey test results, and how to craft useful recommendations. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes sample reports, training exercises, and reproducible templates, rubrics, and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

The Forensic Psychologist s Report Writing Guide

The Forensic Psychologist s Report Writing Guide
Author: Sarah Brown,Erica Bowen,David Prescott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN: 1317554124
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forensic Psychologist s Report Writing Guide Book Excerpt:

The Forensic Psychologist’s Reporting Writing Guide is the first book to provide both student trainees and practitioners with best practice guidance for one of the core skills of their role. Written and edited by an international range of experts from the UK, North America and Australasia, it provides clear advice on a range of assessments, from psychometric tests to personality functioning, and includes real-life examples to illustrate key points. Uniquely, the book also offers guidance on the range of different client groups that forensic psychologists work with across both civil and legal contexts, including juveniles, female clients, couples and those with cognitive impairments. From core principles to writing style to key issues, each chapter also includes a checklist of advice and further reading. Comprehensive and practical, The Forensic Psychologist’s Reporting Writing Guide is a user-friendly companion to this critical and often overlooked skill, and will be essential reading for both neophyte and experienced forensic psychologists alike.

Validity Testing in Child and Adolescent Assessment

Validity Testing in Child and Adolescent Assessment
Author: Michael W. Kirkwood
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015-09-14
ISBN: 146252186X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Validity Testing in Child and Adolescent Assessment Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly covering the "why" and "how" of validity testing with children and adolescents, this book is edited and written by leaders in the field. Feigning or noncredible effort during psychological and neuropsychological assessments can have considerable repercussions for diagnosis, treatment, and use of resources. Practical guidance is provided for detecting and managing noncredible responding, including vivid case material. The reasons that children may feign during testing are also explored. Along with information relevant to all assessment settings, the book features specific chapters on educational, medical, sport-related, forensic, and Social Security Disability contexts.

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.

Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review

Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review
Author: Kirk Stucky,Michael Kirkwood,Jacobus Donders
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 948
Release: 2020
ISBN: 019069002X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review Book Excerpt:

Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review, Second Edition provides an easy to study volume with sample questions and recommended readings that are specifically designed to help individuals prepare for the ABCN written examination. This book can also be used as a teaching tool for graduate students and trainees at various levels. The format is geared toward exam preparation. Information is provided in a concise, outlined manner, with liberal useof bullets, boxes, illustrations, and tables. The guide also includes hundreds of mock exam questions and many recommended readings.

Pediatric Neuropsychology Second Edition

Pediatric Neuropsychology  Second Edition
Author: Keith Owen Yeates,M. Douglas Ris,H. Gerry Taylor,Bruce F. Pennington
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN: 1606234668
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pediatric Neuropsychology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive, authoritative reference of its kind, this acclaimed work examines a wide range of acquired, congenital, and developmental brain disorders and their impact on children’s neuropsychological functioning. Leading experts present state-of-the-art knowledge about how each condition affects the developing brain; the nature and severity of associated cognitive, behavioral, and psychosocial impairments; and effective approaches to clinical evaluation and treatment planning. New to This Edition *Reflects significant scientific advances. *An additional coeditor, Bruce F. Pennington. *Chapters on math, reading, and language disabilities; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; autism; and intellectual disabilities. *Medical disorders not covered in prior edition: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis; tuberous sclerosis; childhood stroke; and fetal alcohol syndrome. *A chapter on evidence-based neuropsychological interventions.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Author: Steven N. Sparta,Gerald P. Koocher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0195145844
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

This volume provides essential knowledge and practical suggestions for conducting forensic mental health evaluations of children and adolescents. A wide range of assessment problems are described, along with discussions about measurement techniques and forensic issues related to minors.

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: 0190875828
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.

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests
Author: Esther Strauss,Elisabeth M. S. Sherman,Otfried Spreen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-04-06
ISBN: 0198036183
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests Book Excerpt:

For the practicing neuropsychologist or researcher, keeping up with the sheer number of newly published or updated tests is a challenge, as is evaluating the utility and psychometric properties of neuropsychological tests in a clinical context. The goal of the third edition of A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests, a well-established neuropsychology reference text, is twofold. First, the Compendium is intended to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Second, it is intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests. For this third edition, all chapters have been extensively revised and updated. The text has been considerably expanded to provide a comprehensive yet practical overview of the state of the field. Two new chapters have been added: "Psychometrics in Neuropsychological Assessment" and "Norms in Psychological Assessment." The first two chapters present basic psychometric concepts and principles. Chapters three and four consider practical aspects of the history-taking interview and the assessment process itself. Chapter five provides guidelines on report-writing and chapters six through sixteen consist of detailed, critical reviews of neuropsychological tests, and address the topics of intelligence, achievement, executive function, attention, memory, language, visual perception, somatosensory olfactory function, mood/personality, and response bias. A unique feature is the inclusion of tables that summarize salient features of tests within each domain so that readers can easily compare measures. Additional tables within each test review summarize important features of each test, highlight aspects of each normative dataset, and provide an overview of psychometric properties. Of interest to neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and educational and clinical psychologists working with adults as well as pediatric populations, this volume will aid practitioners in selecting appropriate testing measures for their patients, and will provide them with the knowledge needed to make empirically supported interpretations of test results.