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The field of neuropsychology has many specialized books on particular diseases, but there is always a need for a general text to cover the major aspects of neuropsychology from neuroanatomy to assessment to practice issues. This is one such book that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the field.


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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: The field of neuropsychology has many specialized books on particular diseases, but there is always a need for a general text to cover the major aspects of neuropsychology from neuroanatomy to assessment to practice issues. This is one such book that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the field.
Purpose: This is intended to be an authoritative reference for the field of neuropsychology. It is updated in a third edition after approximately 11 years.
Audience: Although targeted at neuropsychologists, interns and postdoctoral fellows will also find it informative. The editors and contributing authors are well known and accomplished in the field.
Features: The initial chapters on functional neuroanatomy and neurological disorders contain good information, but are on the simplistic end of the spectrum. They do include information about important emerging issues, such as the identification of multiple pathologies in dementia and the prodromal MCI phase. The next chapter title hints at the topic of intelligence, but it actually is quite repetitive of the first chapter, especially given the later chapter on lateralization that covers some of these issues in much more depth. As usual, Dr. Iverson delivers a highly useful chapter on symptom validity assessment that includes information about the major symptom validity tests, construct of malingering, ethical considerations, and sample reports. An introduction to neuroimaging helps to explain this area in a user-friendly manner. Also welcome are the reviews of new tests like the neuropsychological assessment battery, as well as the coverage of multicultural issues and ecological validity in neuropsychological assessment. The utility of the section that discusses particular diseases, however, is questionable since it only covers limited diseases and does so in a cursory fashion. On the plus side, there are many references that reflect current research and conceptualizations in the field.
Assessment: The goal of a comprehensive book is worthwhile, and this one has its merits, but it falls short in some respects. The topics are well chosen, but seem incomplete. On the one hand, it is written at a level that is almost too basic and lacks the depth of books on more specific topics. On the other hand, it also lacks the breadth of other handbooks, such as Neuropsychological Assessment, 4th edition Lezak, Howieson, and Loring (Oxford University Press, 2004) or the clinical usefulness of Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment, Snyder and Nussbaum (American Psychological Association, 2005).
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To support neuropsychology's swift clinical development and legal applications, Horton (Psychotherapeutic Treatment Approaches) and Wedding (Behavior and Medicine) have revised and updated this respected field guide. Forty-eight subject specialists contribute 27 essays that are divided into five thematic categories. Highlighted are the fundamental issues, clinical assessments, ethical and practical concerns, exceptional cases, and projected expectations relevant to neuropsychology. Divided into helpful subheadings that facilitate comprehension, each essay is followed by three to five pages of bibliographic references. Intended principally for clinical professionals, this book employs specialized language and field-specific acronyms throughout. Recommended for psychiatric and related medical collections.

—Savannah Schroll Guz Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826102515
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 856
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.11 (h) x 1.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Danny Wedding earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1979 and completed a post-doctoral year of training in behavioral medicine and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Wedding directed the neuropsychology services at the medical schools of East Tennessee State University and Marshall University before serving as a legislative aid to Senator Tom Daschle and Congressman John Conyers. Since 1991, Dr. Wedding has served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, a health policy, research, and training center affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is the author or editor of 12 books including Current Psychotherapies, Movies and Mental Illness, and Behavior and Medicine. He is the current editor of PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology - APA Review of Books.

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Table of Contents




Section I: Foundations of Neuropsychology
• Overview of Clinical Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr. and Arthur MacNeill Horton III
• Neurological Disorders, Michelle Braun
• Neuropsychology and Intelligence: An Overview, Cecil R. Reynolds, Christine L. Castillo and Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
• Understanding the Etiology of Psychiatric and Neurologic Disorders in Neuropsychiatry, Lawrence C. Hartlage and Rik Carl D'Amato
• Bias and Explicit Decision Rules, Arthur D. Williams
• Assessing for Exaggeration, Poor Effort, and Malingering in Neuropsychological Assessment, Grant L. Iverson
• Lateralization of Cerebral Functions, J. Josh Hall, Tiffany J. Neal, and Raymond S. Dean

Section II: Assessment in Neuropsychology
• An Introduction to Structural and Functional Neuroimaging, Robert M. Roth, Nancy S. Koven, and Jo Cara Pendergrass
• The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Past, Present, And Future, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
• Neuropsychological Assessment Battery: Introduction and Advanced Interpretation, Grant L. Iverson, Brian L. Brooks, Travis White, and Robert A. Stern
• Multicultural Neuropsychological Assessment: The Future of Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
• Ecological Validity Of Neuropsychological Testing: Critical Issues, Robert J. Sbordone
• The Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System, Raymond S. Dean and Andrew S. Davis

Section III: Practice Issues in Neuropsychology
• Cognitive Rehabilitation with Brain-Damaged Patients, Russell D. Pella, Katie Kendra, B. D. Hill, and William Drew Gouvier
• Unresolved Issues About Release of Raw Test Data and Test Materials, Dorrie L. Rapp, Paul S. Ferber, and Shane S. Bush
• Trained Third-Party Presence During Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations, John J. Blase
• Confidentiality in Neuropsychological Practice, Shane S. Bush and Thomas A. Martin

Section IV: Special Populations in Neuropsychology
• The Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas L. Bennett and Michael J. Raymond
• Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia, Kevin Duff and Thomas J. Grabowski
• Learning Disorders, David C. Osmon, Cory Patrick, and Elizabeth Andresen
• The Neuropsychology of ADHD, Sam Goldstein and Joy Jansen
• Neuropsychology of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Henry V. Soper, Stephen Wolfson, and Francis Canavan
• Neuropsychological Assessment of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Daniel N. Allen, Gregory P. Strauss, Brian D. Leany, and Brad Donohue
• Neuropsychology of Alcoholism, Doug Johnson-Greene and John Denning
• Neuropsychological Assessment of Toxic Exposures, Raymond Singer
• Sports Neuropsychology, Frank M. Webbe

Section V: Conclusion
• The Future of Clinical Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.


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