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A Guide to Neuropsychological Testing for Health Care Professionals

A Guide to Neuropsychological Testing for Health Care Professionals

by Eric R. Arzubi MD, Elisa Mambrino PhD
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In this introductory volume, authors Arzubi and Mambrino present a highly accessible, nontechnical guide to neuropsychological testing. This book emphasizes the breadth and depth of neuropsychological assessments and their many practical uses, such as treatment planning, diagnosis, interventions, and many more. The authors offer practical guidance on neuropsychological testing and assessment across the life span-from pediatric through geriatric patients, and across clinical and nontechnical settings, including hospitals and schools.

The neuropsychological evaluations discussed in this text shed light on a wide variety of psychiatric and medical conditions, including learning disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychiatric disorders with accompanying chronic cognitive deficits, and acquired or congenital neurological conditions. The book also highlights the real-world use of neuropsychological testing by incorporating clinical case studies in nearly every chapter.

Key topics:

Neuropsychology and child psychiatry

Neuropsychology and pediatric medicine

School mental health and learning disorders

Special education law

Speech and language therapy

Adults with psychiatric disorders

Rehabilitation medicine

Geriatric medicine

Designed for use by a wide variety of health professionals, this book will be a helpful guide to neuropsychology trainees, mental health clinicians, rehabilitation clinicians, neurologists, pediatricians, child psychiatrists, and school mental health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826144157
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/20/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 795,376
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Eric R. Arzubi, MD is a second year resident in psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He plans on completing a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in hopes of working with school-aged children who struggle with mental illness and co-morbid learning dysfunctions. Dr. Arzubi graduated with a bachelors of science from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1991. He completed his pre-med requirements at Columbia University and graduated from the Yale School of Medicine in 2008. During his time at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Arzubi was a three-year member of the School's Education Policy and Curriculum Committee. Also, he was also a three-year member of the Schools Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during that time. He was an active member and a student leader of the Donald J. Cohen Medical Student Fellowship in Child Psychiatry for five years. In 2008, Dr. Arzubi was named a Leadership Fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation; the goal of the Fellowship is to train future leaders to tackle racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.

Elisa Mambrino, PhD, is a psychologist licensed in Connecticut and New York. Her clinical training, experience and interests focus upon individualized psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment, primarily with children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Mambrino worked as a Marie Kessel Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center. In 2003, Dr. Mambrino received her PhD from Columbia University's Teachers College in School Psychology, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. In her career as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, Dr. Mambrino has performed individualized neuropsychological assessments in a variety of hospital settings: outpatient clinics, day hospital, day treatment, locked inpatient psychiatric units, as well as spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation settings.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xix

Part I Introduction to Neuropsychology 1

1 What Is Neuropsychology? Gerald Goldstein 3

2 What Does Neuropsychology Mean to Patients and Their Families? Thomas A. Hammeke Robert F. Newby 35

Part II Neuropsychological Testing for Children and Adolescents 49

3 An Introduction to Pediatric Neuropsychology Nadia Webb 51

4 An Integrated Neuropsychological-Psychodynamic Approach to the Evaluation and Treatment of Preschool Children Lois M. Black 67

5 Neuropsychological Testing and Psychoanalysis in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Martha Pierce Ayame Takahashi 103

6 Neuropsychology and Child Psychiatry Lynn Grush Ellen B. Braaten Brian Willoughby 135

7 Neuropsychology and Pediatric Medicine Ellen B. Braaten Ellen O'Donnell 151

8 Neuropsychology and Speech/Language Therapy Christine L. Castillo 167

9 Using Neuropsychological Instruments in School Settings: Possibilities and Limitations David L Wodrich Ara J. Schmitt Joy Goldberg 199

10 Integrating Neuropsychological Principles With Response to Intervention for Comprehensive School-Based Practice James B. Hale Catherine A. Fiorello Rebecca Thompson 229

11 Neuropsychology and Special Education Law Melody Nichols Dilk 263

Part III Neuropsychological Testing for Adults 293

12 Neuropsychological Evaluation of Adults With Psychiatric Disorders Ashley A. Gorman Wilfred G. van Gorp 295

13 Neuropsychology and Adult Psychiatry Molly Colvin Putnam Mark A. Blais 323

14 Neuropsychology and Neurology Dario J. Englot Marisa Spann 343

15 The Neurorehabilitation Psychologist Mary R. Hibbard David E. Layman Robert K. Stewart' Jr. 369

16 Using Neuropsychological information in Vocational Rehabilitation Planning: Perspectives for Clinical Practice Robert T. Fraser Erica K. Johnson Jay M. Uomoto 395

17 Neuropsychological Testing in the Geriatric Patient Kristina F. Zdanys Rajesh R. Tampi 415

Index 439

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