Military Neuropsychology

Military Neuropsychology

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This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems - such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a review of the latest research. This book discusses the development of neuropsychology and its advances in the military. It presents methods of dealing with military issues, such as head injuries, HIV, PTSD, learning disorders, and more. It explains the importance of baseline testing, stress research, and multiple brain injury rehabilitation techniques.
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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 703.07g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0826104487
  • 9780826104489
  • 1,818,042

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.".".this foundational volume on military neuropsychology should be on the bookshelf of every mental health clinician that may come in contact with military service members."" --International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

.".".an important text dedicated to this subspecialty in the larger field of neuropsychology...The book integrates in a coherent manner the different aspects of military neuropsychological practice and provides a clear clinical road map for neuropsychologists and other psychologists working with military personnel in various settings.""--PsycCRITIQUES

This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a comprehensive review of the latest research.

Key Features: Discusses the development of neuropsychology and its advances in the military Presents methods of dealing with military issues, such as head injuries, HIV, PTSD, learning disorders, and more Explains the importance of baseline testing, stress research, and multiple brain injury rehabilitation techniques "
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 History of Military Neuropsychology; Part I - Components of Military Neuropsychological Evaluations; Chapter 2 Ethics in Military Neuropsychology; Chapter 3 Neuropsychological Fitness for Duty Evaluations; Chapter 4 Veteran's Administration (VA) Disability Determination Evaluations; Chapter 5 Malingering in Active Duty Service Members and Veterans; Part II - Specific Military Populations; Chapter 6 Blast Injuries; Chapter 7 Acute Neuropsychological Evaluations; Chapter 8 Head Injury Rehabilitation of Military Members; Chapter 9 Learning Disorders and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Chapter 10 HIV Seropositivity; Chapter 11 Aerospace Neuropsychology.
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About Carrie H. Kennedy

Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy. After receiving her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University in 2000, she completed a two year Postdoctoral Neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical School. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and Virginia. In addition to her academic training, Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the Naval Education and Training Command's Officer Indoctrination School. Currently, she is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute where she conducts evaluations on aviators, air crew and air traffic controllers. As part of her deployment duties, she was Chief of Behavioral Health Services for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Dr. Kennedy is the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, the co-editor of the book Military Psychology (Guilford) and co-author of the forthcoming book Ethics of Operational Psychology (APA). Dr. Kennedy serves on the Conflict of Interest Committee for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and is the Psychology Ethics Consultant for the Clinical Committee of the American Psychological Association's Division 19, Society for Military Psychology.
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