Detection of Malingering during Head Injury Litigation
Cecil Reynolds, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 23, 2012 - Psychology - 381 pages
Increased public awareness of traumatic brain injuries has fueled a number of significant developments: on the one hand, more funding and more research related to these injuries and their resulting deficits; on the other, the possibility of higher stakes in personal injury suits—and more reasons for individuals to feign injury. Expanding both the conceptual and clinical knowledge base on the subject, the Second Edition of Detection of Malingering during Head Injury Litigation offers the latest detection tools and techniques for veteran and novice alike. As in its initial incarnation, this practical revision demonstrates how to combine clinical expertise, carefully-gathered data, and the use of actuarial models as well as common sense in making sound evaluations and reducing ambiguous results. And, the book navigates the reader through the many caveats that come with the job, beginning with the scenario that an individual may be malingering despite having an actual brain injury. Among the updated features: •Specific chapters on malingering on the Halstead-Reitan, Luria-Nebraska, and MMPI-2. •A framework for distinguishing genuine from factitious PTSD in head injury cases. •Detailed information regarding performance on the WMT, MSVT, and NV-MSVT by children with developmental disabilities. •Guidelines for explaining symptom validity testing to the trier of fact. •Entirely new chapters on mild TBI and on malingering of PTSD symptoms in the context of TBI litigation. Professional neuropsychologists and forensic psychologists will appreciate this new edition of Detection of Malingering during Head Injury Litigation as an invaluable source of refinements to their craft, and improvement as an expert witness.
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1 Assessment of Malingering and Falsification Conceptual Foundations and Sources of Error
2 Assessment of Malingering and Falsification Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge in Research and Clinical Practice
3 Noncredible Performance in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
4 Detection of Malingering Using ForcedChoice Techniques
5 Factitious Responding and Malingered Memory Disorder
6 Performance on the WMT MSVT and NVMSVT in Children with Developmental Disabilities and in Adults with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
7 Detecting Malingering on the LuriaNebraska Neuropsychological Battery
8 Detection of Malingering and Invalid Test Results Using the HalsteadReitan Battery
9 Detection of Feigning of Head Injury Symptoms on the MMPI2
10 Explaining Symptom Validity Testing to the Trier of Fact
11 Distinguishing Genuine from Malingered Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Head Injury Litigation
12 Clinical Detection of Malingering
13 Clinical Acumen Common Sense and DataBased Decision Making in the Assessment of Dissimulation During Head Injury Litigation
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