Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology

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9780826118844: Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology

This volume explains neuropsychological services to the population of brain injured adults and children who enter the legal system. It provides a comprehensive, well-integrated treatment of this new area of interest in neuropathology-psychopathology relationships, and examines the research knowledge base, which supportsthis investigation.

After exploring the foundations of forensic neuropsychology, The authors discuss the reliability of test data as well as norms, decision-making, and malingering. The Handbook also considers ethical issues, discovery depositions, courtroom testimony, and professional qualifications. A final section is devoted to specialized areas such as children, neuro-toxicology, criminal cases, and competency and the future of forensic neuropsychology.

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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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"It reviews all the major areas that one would expect and it is well written....What I like most about this book are the case examples. It is practical and valuable for those who work in the legal arena. The novice forensic neuropsychologist will gain the most because the book walks one through the process of typical courtroom events, such as depositions and how to avoid conflicts of interest."
--Doody’s Book Review Service


"The rapid expansion of forensic neuropsychology makes a current, information-packed handbook...a welcome addition to the literature. Overall, this book reflects a number of issues important to forensic neuropsychologists, many issues important to neuropsychologists in general, and issues of interest to attorneys and other professionals who interact with neuropsychologists in forensic arenas....Provides a veritable wealth of information...A valuable resource for inclusion in libraries. It reflects many unique aspects of forensic neuropsychology practice and research, as well as challenges that remain before us."
--Brain Injury


"Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology provides a comprehensive overview of important issues in forensic neuropsychology....The editors do a good job in bringing the reader along on this intellectual journey by having recruited well-known contributors who have provided excellent overviews on different aspects of forensic neuropsychology....The chapters are interesting and come alive by the use of numerous examples, "how to" scenarios, and arguments about the author's thinking and logic....a tour de force...should be required reading for any psychologist practicing in the field of forensics."
--Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology

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