Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptom Validity Assessment and Malingering

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptom Validity Assessment and Malingering

by Dominic A. Carone
     
 

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This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to symptom validity assessment with individuals having a known or suspected history of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It brings together leading experts in MTBI, symptom validity assessment, and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the

Overview

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This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to symptom validity assessment with individuals having a known or suspected history of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). It brings together leading experts in MTBI, symptom validity assessment, and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of patient presentations after an MTBI. The book describes techniques that can drastically alter case conceptualization, treatment, and equitable allocation of resources. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues, and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826109156
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/24/2012
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, ABN is the Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C., a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. He is board certified in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has published 9 books, 2 special journal issues, and numerous articles and book chapters, and has presented at national and international conferences.

Dominic A. Carone Ph.D., ABPP-CN earned his undergraduate degree (B.A in psychology) at Le Moyne College. He completed his graduate training at Nova Southeastern University, where he earned a Ph.D. in the neuropsychology specialization program. He completed his neuropsychology internship at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a neuropsychology fellowship in the Department of Neurology at SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Carone is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. He served as President of the New York State Association of Neuropsychology for 3.5 years and of the Central New York Psychological Association (one year term). He is currently employed as a neuropsychologist and clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he coordinates the Neuropsychology Assessment Program. In that role, he assesses adults and children with a wide variety of acquired and developmental brain disorders including all levels of traumatic brain injury. He also trains undergraduate and graduate psychology students, provides continuing education seminars, conducts research, and serves as a journal reviewer for scientific journals (e.g., editorial board for The Clinical Neuropsychologist). He has published numerous journal articles in psychology, neurology, and neuroimaging journals, as well as book chapters. His main research interests include traumatic brain injury and symptom validity testing. He is also the founder and webmaster of the popular medical information website, MedFriendly.com.

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