Clinical Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuropsychology : A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians

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Clinical Neuropsychology A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians shows how knowledge of neuropsychological applications is relevant and useful to a wide range of clinicians. It provides a link between recent advances in neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and how these discoveries may best be used by clinicians. Anyone working with clients whose cognitive functioning shows some change and who needs to assess and make recommendations about rehabilitation and management will find this book essential reading. * Practical focus on what is important for clinicians in each chapter * Tackles both assessment issues and rehabilitation * Distils findings from latest research and shows how they should be applied * Wide range of applications, e.g. learning disabilities, ageing, problems in children
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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 170 x 246 x 23mm | 726g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0470843918
  • 9780470843918
  • 1,033,452

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"This clear and accessible text provides trainee and qualified clinical psychologists with an up-to-date summary of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation issues."Although often viewed as a speciality within Clinical Psychology, knowledge of neuropsychology and its applications is relevant to all areas of clinical work where patients are showing some change in their cognitive functioning. This edited volume focuses on what the clinician needs to know in order to assess the cognitive functioning of their client and to consider rehabilitation and treatment options.Readers will also find practical information concerning: newly developed neuroimaging techniquesthe effects of prescription and non-prescription drugs on cognitive functioningthe interface between neuropsychological assessment and psychiatric disorderspost-qualification training in clinical neuropsychologyrules governing medico-legal work in civil cases in the UKLaura H. Goldstein and Jane McNeil have many years of experience teaching neuropsychology to trainee and qualified clinical psychologists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
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Table of contents

About the Editors. List of Contributors. Preface. Part I: General Introduction. Chapter 1: General Introduction: What Is The Relevance Of Neuropsychology for Clinical Psychology Practice? (Laura H. Goldstein and Jane McNeil). Part II: Neuroscience Background. Chapter 2: Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology (Nigel J. Cairns). Chapter 3: Neurological Investigations (John D. C. Mellers). Part III: Neuropsychological Assessment--General Issues. Chapter 4: Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Brain Disorder: Nature, Assessment and Implications for Clinical Neuropsychology (Richard Brown). Chapter 5: The Effects of Medication and Other Substances on Cognitive Functioning (Jane Powell). Chapter 6: Psychometric Foundations of Neuropsychological Assessment (John R. Crawford). Part IV: Adult Neuropsychology. Chapter 7: Disorders of Memory (Jonathan J . Evans). Chapter 8: Disorders of Language and Communication (Pat McKenna). Chapter 9: Executive Dysfunction (Paul W. Burgess and Nick Alderman). Chapter 10: Disorders of Voluntary Movement (Laura H. Goldstein). Chapter 11: Visuospatial and Attentional Disorders (Tom Manly and Jason B. Mattingley). Chapter 12: Disorders of Number Processing and Calculation (Jane E. McNeil). Part V: Neuropsychology: Specialist Areas of Work. Chapter 13: Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment of Children (Judith A. Middleton). Chapter 14: Neuropsychology of Older Adults (Robin G. Morris). Chapter 15: Neuropsychology and the Law(Graham E. Powell). Part VI: Rehabilitation. Chapter 16: Theoretical Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation (Barbara A. Wilson). Chapter 17: Planning, Delivering and Evaluating Services (Camilla Herbert). Chapter 18: Interventions for Psychological Problems after Brain Injury (Andy Tyerman and Nigel S. King). Chapter 19: Neurorehabilitation Strategies for People with Neurodegenerative Conditions (Esme Moniz-Cook and Jennifer Rusted). Index.
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About Laura H. Goldstein

Laura H. Goldstein and Jane E. McNeil have many years of experience teaching neuropsychology to trainee and qualified clinical psychologists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
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