Clinical Neuropsychology

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

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Featuring updates and revisions, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinicians with practical, real-world advice on neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. * Offers illustrated coverage of neuroimaging techniques and updates on key neuro-pathological findings underpinning neurodegenerative disorders * Features increased coverage of specialist areas of work, including severe brain injury, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, assessing mental capacity, and cognitive impairment and driving * Features updated literature and increased coverage of topics that are of direct clinical relevance to trainee and practicing clinical psychologists * Includes chapters written by professionals with many years' experience in the training of clinical psychologists
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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 171 x 243 x 31mm | 1,162g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 0470683716
  • 9780470683712
  • 474,973

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While often viewed as a specialty within clinical psychology, neuropsychology and its applications remain highly relevant to all areas of clinical practice involving patients with alterations in cognitive functioning. Updated and revised to reflect the current state of knowledge in the field, the second edition of Clinical Neuropsychology provides trainee and practicing clinical psychologists with an invaluable overview of a wide range of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation issues in the context of recent neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, neurological, and neuroimaging developments..

While the primary focus continues to be on areas of knowledge and skill to enable practicing clinicians to assess the cognitive functioning of clients and consider suitable rehabilitation and treatment options, a variety of new topics are featured here. These include the evaluation of research designs and neuropsychological interventions, working with clients with very severe and profound brain injury, differentiating between clients with different subtypes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration, the proper assessment of mental capacity, and the impact of cognitive impairment on driving ability.
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Table of contents

List of Contributors ix Preface xv Preface to the First Edition xix Part 1 General Introduction 1 General Introduction:What Is the Relevance of Neuropsychology for Clinical Psychology Practice? 3 Laura H. Goldstein and Jane E. McNeil Part 2 Neuroscience Background 2 Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology 23 Nigel J. Cairns 3 Neurological Investigations 61 John D. C. Mellers and Naomi A. Sibtain Part 3 Neuropsychological Assessment: General Issues 4 Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Brain Disorder: Nature, Assessment and Implications for Clinical Neuropsychology 87 Richard G. Brown 5 The Effects of Prescribed and Recreational Drug Use on Cognitive Functioning 105 Jane Powell 6 Quantitative Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment 129 John R. Crawford Part 4 Adult Neuropsychology 7 Disorders of Memory 159 Jonathan J. Evans 8 Disorders of Language and Communication 185 Pat McKenna and Karen Bonham 9 Executive Dysfunction 209 Paul W. Burgess and Nick Alderman 10 Acquired Disorders of Voluntary Movement 239 Laura H. Goldstein 11 Visuo-Spatial and Attentional Disorders 261 Tom Manly, Jessica Fish and Jason B. Mattingley 12 Disorders of Number Processing and Calculation 293 Jane E. McNeil Part 5 Neuropsychology: Specialist Areas ofWork 13 Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment of Children 317 Jody Warner-Rogers 14 Neuropsychological Assessment of Older Adults 347 Robin G. Morris and Rebecca L. Brookes 15 Neuropsychology of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration: Frontotemporal Dementia, Semantic Dementia and Progressive Non-Fluent Aphasia 375 Julie Snowden 16 Very Severe and Profound Brain Injury 397 J. Graham Beaumont 17 Neuropsychology and the Law 415 Graham E. Powell 18 Mental Capacity 445 Camilla Herbert Part 6 Rehabilitation 19 Theoretical Approaches to Cognitive Rehabilitation 463 Fergus Gracey and Barbara A. Wilson 20 Planning, Delivering and Evaluating Services 483 Camilla Herbert 21 Research Design and Outcome Evaluation 505 Andrew Worthington 22 Interventions for Psychological Problems After Brain Injury 527 Andy Tyerman and Nigel S. King 23 Neurorehabilitation Strategies for People with Neurodegenerative Conditions 549 Jennifer Rusted and Esme Moniz-Cook 24 Driving in Neurological Patients 567 Nadina B. Lincoln and Kate A. Radford Index 589
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"In this regard, the book has done very well. It provides a basic for applied practice with up to date references for more in-depth reading." ( The Journal of Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy , 1 August 2013)
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In this regard, the book has done very well. It provides a basic for applied practice with up to date references for more in-depth reading. (The Journal of Clinical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1 August 2013)
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About Laura H. Goldstein

Laura H. Goldstein is Professor in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Jane E. McNeil is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years' experience working with neurological patients. She is Neuropsychology Service Lead for Solent NHS Trust.
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