Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment, Third Edition

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Item #: 4317335
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1687-1
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Publication Date: April 2014
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This bestselling, comprehensive assessment guide has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in the rapidly maturing field of clinical neuropsychology. This third edition expertly leads neuropsychologists and trainees through the complicated process of assessing, diagnosing, and treating an enormous range of neurologic, neuropsychological, psychiatric, and behavioral disorders and syndromes.

New chapters in this edition cover emerging areas such as cultural neuropsychology and somatic disorders, and emphasize newly discovered links between drug abuse and impulse control disorders, while diagnostic information has been updated throughout to reflect the newest DSM-5 criteria.

Readers will also gain access to a cache of tools and supplementary material on the APA website, including videos of assessment techniques, audio samples of language deficiencies, and a wealth of diagrams and images that draw upon the latest brain imaging technologies.

It is appropriate for neuropsychologists across all health care settings — from emergency rooms, oncology departments, and infectious disease programs, in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry departments.

Table of Contents


About this Handbook
Michael W. Parsons

I. Clinical Neuropsychology: General Issues

  1. Neuropsychology in the Clinical Setting: Conceptual and Practical Issues
    Alexander Rae-Grant and Michael W. Parsons
  2. Neurobehavioral Examination
    Ekaterina Keifer and Marc W. Haut
  3. Laboratory Testing in Neuropsychology
    Harry W. McConnell
  4. Structural and Functional Brain Imaging for the Neuropsychologist
    Michael W. Parsons, Stephen E. Jones, and Thomas Krewson
  5. Assessment of Performance and Symptom Validity and the Diagnosis of Malingering
    Glenn J. Larrabee
  6. Issues in the Assessment of Children
    Amy Heffelfinger
  7. Cultural Neuropsychology: The New Norm
    Xavier E. Cagigas and Jennifer J. Manly

II. Neurological Disorders

  1. Cerebral Vascular Disease
    David Nyenhuis
  2. The Neuropsychology of Epilepsy
    Sara J. Swanson, Jessica S. Chapin, and Julie K. Janecek
  3. Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome
    Michael McCrea, Julie K. Janecek, Matthew R. Powell, and Thomas A. Hammeke
  4. Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Andrew J. Saykin and Laura A. Rabin
  5. Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation
    Alexander I. Tröster and Sonia Packwood
  6. Multiple Sclerosis and Demyelinating Disorders
    Peter A. Arnett and Lauren B. Strober
  7. The Neuropsychology of Oncology
    Mariana E. Bradshaw and Jeffrey S. Wefel
  8. Neurotoxicology
    Roberta F. White, Maxine Krengel, and Rachel Grashow
  9. Alcohol-Related Neuropathology
    Brigid Waldron-Perrine and Kenneth M. Adams

III. Neuropsychological Syndromes

  1. Amnestic Syndromes
    Margaret G. O'Connor and Elizabeth Race
  2. The Aphasias
    David S. Sabsevitz and Thomas A. Hammeke
  3. Visuospatial, Visuoperceptual, and Visuoconstructional Disorders
    Russell M. Bauer
  4. Disorders of Attention
    Ronald A. Cohen, Paul Malloy, Melissa Jenkins, and Robert Paul
  5. Frontal Lobe Function
    Darlene Floden

IV. Psychiatric Disorders and Behavioral Syndromes

  1. Neuropsychological Assessment of Developmental Disorders: Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Lisa L. Conant
  2. Schizophrenia
    Robert M. Bilder
  3. Late-Life Depression
    Rishi K. Bhalla, Ruth O'Hara, Ellen Coman, and Meryl A. Butters
  4. Neuropsychology of Illicit Drug Use and Impulse Control Disorders
    Michael L. Alosco, Sarah Garcia, Lindsay Miller, and John Gunstad
  5. Assessment of Emotion, Mood, and Affect Associated With Neurologic Disorders
    Dawn Bowers, Jenna Dietz, and Jacob Jones
  6. Somatic Symptom Disorders
    Greg J. Lamberty and Anita H. Sim


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Michael W. Parsons, PhD, ABPP, graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed an internship at the University of Florida/Shands Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He was on the faculty of MCW briefly before joining the faculty of West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine, where he became an associate professor.

During his 7 years at WVU, Dr. Parsons directed the clinical psychology internship program and developed a program for clinical functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2007, serving as Staff in the Section of Neuropsychology with appointments in the Center for Behavioral Health and the Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center.

Dr. Parsons' research has included numerous functional brain imaging studies of processes of learning and memory. His work has included studies of the clinical applications of fMRI. More recently, his research has focused on neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies of clinical conditions, including brain tumor and concussion.

He publishes regularly in scholarly journals and presents at scientific conferences. He has participated in studies funded by private foundations, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Department of Defense. He participates regularly in training at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. His clinical interests include neurocognitive problems in adults. He has developed the program for neuropsychology at the Burkhardt Brain Tumor Center at the Cleveland Clinic.

Thomas A. Hammeke, PhD, ABPP, graduated summa cum laude from Fort Hays State University and obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota.

He completed an internship at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Milwaukee and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He then joined the faculty in the Department of Neurology at the MCW, where he became a professor and has been director of the Division of Neuropsychology for 25 years.

While there, he also assisted in development and served as the director of training of an APA-accredited postdoctoral residency program. He transitioned to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW in 2010 and became the lead neuropsychologist for the Polytrauma Program at Zablocki VAMC and the preceptor for a postdoctoral residency program in clinical neuropsychology.

Dr. Hammeke has received research grants from the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), American Heart Association of Wisconsin, and NFL Charities, among other organization and foundations. His research has concentrated on use of neurocognitive tests and functional imaging techniques in the study of neuropathological conditions, in particular, traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.

He has coauthored more than 75 peer-reviewed research publications, 25 book chapters, and five books, and has made scientific presentations on his work in North America, Europe and North Korea. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and on the editorial boards of Neuropsychology and The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and done ad hoc research reviews for 11 neuroscience journals and the National Institute for Disability Research and Rehabilitation.

He was the founding president of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and served as president of APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology), and the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He is a fellow of APA (Division 40) and the NAN.

He was honored with the Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award from the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2013.

Reviews & Awards

A phenomenal resource.
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

Provides comprehensive information in a compact, organized, and accessibly format that is specifically designed for neuropsychologists in the early stages of their training.
Midwest Book Review

A highly valuable reference in a compact package.
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