Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology: An Evidence-Based Approach

Clinical Practice of Forensic Neuropsychology: An Evidence-Based Approach

by Kyle Brauer Boone PhD, ABPP, ABCN

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Written by a foremost expert in the field, this hands-on, evidence-based guide describes how to conduct a comprehensive forensic neuropsychological evaluation and provide expert testimony. All steps are covered--from selecting, scoring, and interpreting tests to writing reports and responding to cross-examination--with special attention to assessing noncredible performance. The book identifies seven common flaws of forensic neuropsychological reports and shows how to avoid them. Excerpts from testimony transcripts illustrate ways neuropsychologists can protect their reports from attack. Also featured are case illustrations and a sample report.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462507337
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Series: Evidence-Based Practice in Neuropsychology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kyle Brauer Boone, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Professor in the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University in Los Angeles and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed research articles, including many on the development and validation of tests to detect feigned cognitive symptoms; the editor of the book Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment: A Neuropsychological Perspective; and the author of two tests to detect noncredible cognitive performance, the Dot Counting Test and the b Test. Dr. Boone served on the committee that developed practice guidelines for clinical neuropsychology, which were published by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) in 2007; she was also an invited attendee of the 25-member consensus conference that developed practice guidelines for the identification of feigned cognitive symptoms, subsequently published by AACN in 2009. Dr. Boone is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Table of Contents

1. The Neuropsychological Exam
2. Assessment of Neurocognitive Symptom Validity
3. Assessment of Symptom Validity through Psychological Symptom Overreport Measures
4. Assessment of Symptom Validity through Psychodiagnostic and PTSD Symptom Measures
5. Test Scoring/Interpretation and the Neuropsychological Report
6. Seven Common Flaws in Forensic Neuropsychological Reports
7. The Special Problem of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation
8. Testimony: Protecting Your Data and Conclusions from Attack


Neuropsychologists; forensic psychologists and psychiatrists; neuropsychology graduate students and trainees. May serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

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