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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826118851
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., is in independent practice as Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic at Psych Associates of Maryland in Towson, Columbia and Bethesda, Maryland and consults on neuropsychology and drug abuse research issues.. He holds Diplomates in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and in Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Dr. Horton is the author/editor of over 15 books, more than 30 book chapters, and over 150 journal articles. He is a past-president of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, a doctoral-level certification board in neuropsychology, the Coalition of Clinical Practitioners in Neuropsychology (CCPN), and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). In addition, Dr. Horton was a member of the State of Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists for two terms. He recently co-authored The Test of Verbal Conceptualization and Fluency (TVCF), a measure of executive functions in children, adults, and the elderly.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors ii

Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

I Foundations of Neuropsychology

Chapter 1 Overview of Forensic Neuropsychology Arthur MacNeill Horton 3

Chapter 2 Principles of Brain Structure and Function Lisa A. Pass Raymond S. Dean 11

Chapter 3 Historical influences in Forensic Neuropsychology Lawrence C. Hartlage Bruce H. Stern 33

Chapter 4 Neuropsychology of Intelligence: Forensic Implications Cecil R. Reynolds Christine L. Castillo Arthur MacNeill Horton 57

Chapter 5 Normative Data and Scaling Issues in Neuropsychology Charles J. Golden Lindsay Hines 75

Chapter 6 Detecting Exaggeration, Poor Effort, and Malingering in Neuropsychology Grant L. Iverson 91

Chapter 7 Neuroimaging of Aggression: Empirical Findings and Implications Laura L. Hoskins Robert M. Roth Peter R. Giancola 137

II Ethical/Legal Issues in Neuropsychology

Chapter 8 Maximizing Test Security in Forensic Neuropsychology Shane S. Bush Dorrie L. Rapp Paul S. Ferber 177

Chapter 9 Neuropsychological Evaluations in the Context of Civil Competency Decisions Michael D. Franzen 197

Chapter 10 Criminal Law, Competency, Insanity, and Dangerousness: Competency to Proceed Robert L. Denney Elizabeth A. Tyner 211

Chapter 11 Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privilege in Forensic Neuropsychology Shane S. Bush Thomas A. Martin 235

Chapter 12 Conflicts of Interest and Other Nettlesome Pitfalls for the Expert Witness Barry M. Crown H. Scott Fingerhut Sheryl J. Lowenthal 245

III Practice Issues in Neuropsychology

Chapter 13 Depositions Lawrence C Hartlage Betsy L. Williams 277

Chapter 14 Neuropsychology in the Courtroom Lawrence C. Hartlage Bruce H. Stern 291

Chapter 15 Forensic Neuropsychological Assessment of Members of Minority Groups: The Case for Assessing Hispanics Raquel Vilar-L ópez Antonio E. Puente 309

Chapter 16 When Change Matters: Objective Methods for Measuring Change in Neuropsychology Test Scores Ronald D. Franklin 333

Chapter 17 Estimation of Premorbid IQ Robert J. McCaffrey Jana L. Vanderslice-Barr 365

Chapter 18 Ecological Validity Issues That Arise in Medi-Legal Cases When Neuropsychologists Are Asked to Assess Patients With Traumatic Brain Injuries Robert J. Sbordone 381

IV Special Areas and Populations in Neuropsychology

Chapter 19 The Admissibility of Neuropsychological Evidence: A Primer Larry Cohen 411

Chapter 20 Neuropsychological Assessment in Disability Determination, Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations, and Rehabilitation Planning Thomas L. Bennett Michael J. Raymond 431

Chapter 21 Forensic Neuropsychology and the Older Client Kevin Duff 453

Chapter 22 Providing Forensic Neuropsychological Services to Children and Youth Doris Shui Ying Mok Rik Carl D'Amato Deborah Witsken 467

Chapter 23 Special Difficulties of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Forensic Arena Henry V. Soper Dori Pelz-Sherman 493

Chapter 24 Neuropsychology of Substance-Use Disorders in Forensic Settings Daniel N. Allen Griffin P. Sutton Bradley C. Donohue Michael Haderlie 507

Chapter 25 Neurotoxicology Raymond Singer 541

V Conclusion

Chapter 26 Forensic Neuropsychology in the Future Arthur MacNeill Horton 561

Index 569

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