Forensic Neuropsychology Casebook

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Robert L. Heilbronner
Guilford Press, 2005 - Psychology - 370 pages
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Featuring compelling case presentations from experienced neuropsychologists, this volume offers a window into the complexities of conducting forensic assessments and serving as an expert witness. Covering both the civil and criminal arenas, the contributors demonstrate evidence-based procedures for evaluating premorbid functioning, competency, malingering, and other forensic issues. Each case includes step-by-step details on the clinical interview, behavioral observations, neuropsychological test results, and preparation for deposition or courtroom testimony. The concluding "Ask the Experts" section provides a thought-provoking Q&A on salient professional and ethical issues. An ideal format for translating science to practice, the casebook yields valuable insights on navigating the twists and turns of the legal system.
 

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Contents

Electrical Injury or My Day at the Beach
3
Workers Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injury
19
Nothing but the Truth
41
Medical Malpractice or Up the Nose and Brain with an Endoscopic Hose
56
Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury in a Spanish Speaker
75
Brain Injury When Chronic Pain Is a Prominent Diagnosis
91
Mismanagement of SportRelated Concussion
118
Like Father Like Son
132
Boyfriend Busted in Fatal Stabbing
239
Insanity and Tragedy
268
A Case of False Confession and a False Friend
285
Gambling Money Laundering Competency Sanity Neuropathology and Intrigue
305
A Dialogue with Jerry J Sweet
329
A Dialogue with Manfred F Greiffenstein
343
A Dialogue with Paul R LeesHaley
353
Index
363

Sexual Consent Capacity in a Nursing Home Patient with Alzheimers Disease
146
The Alaska Experience
167

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About the author (2005)

Robert L. Heilbronner, PhD, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in Chicago. He is the Director of the Chicago Neuropsychology Group and Codirector of the Forensic Neuropsychology Institute. Dr. Heilbronner has faculty appointments at Northwestern University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Hospitals, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association and of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Heilbronner has published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has presented on clinical and forensic neuropsychology issues at national and international meetings. He has also testified in a number of civil, criminal, and capital cases locally and nationally.

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