Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology, Second Edition

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Lawrence C. Hartlage, PhD, ABPP, ABPN, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN
Springer Publishing Company, Feb 18, 2010 - Psychology - 608 pages
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"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.

 

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Contents

EthicalLegal Issues in Neuropsychology
175
Practice Issues in Neuropsychology
275
Special Areas and Populations in Neuropsychology
409
Conclusion
559
Index
569
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Dr. Lawrence Hartlage has served as president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology; the American Psychological Association division of Neuropsychology; and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Elected to Fellow status by seven divisions of the American Psychological Association, he was a charter Fellow of the American Psychological Society and listed in the inaugural "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare." He has served as consultant to the Canadian Research Council; Center for Disease Control; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; National Institutes of Health and U.S. Surgeon General.

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