Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology

Specialty Competencies in Clinical Neuropsychology

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Whereas the roots of the clinical neuropsychology specialty can be found in fields over a century old, it has grown very rapidly during the past thirty years. Doctoral programs in clinical psychology and predoctoral internship programs have developed concentrations in this area, as the need for postdoctoral training in this specialty has become increasingly acknowledged. Typically thought of as the clinical and empirical study of brain-behavior relationships, clinical neuropsychology is firmly grounded in psychology, behavioral neurology, psychiatry, psychometrics, and statistics. In this volume, Drs. Lamberty and Nelson provide a comprehensive overview of the foundational and functional competencies related to the broad field of clinical neuropsychology. The authors distill not only the most important dimensions of the current science and practice, but also delineate important future directions and challenges. Anyone interested in obtaining an extensive survey of the extant literature related to this specialty, as well as insider knowledge on important professional issues, will find this volume to be an invaluable resource. Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology Series Editors Arthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth Nezu As the field of psychology continues to grow and new specialty areas emerge and achieve recognition, it has become increasingly important to define the standards of professional specialty practice. Developed and conceived in response to this need for practical guidelines, this series presents methods, strategies, and techniques for conducting day-to-day practice in any given psychology specialty. The topical volumes address best practices across the functional and foundational competencies that characterize the various psychology specialties, including clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychology, school psychology, geropsychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology, couples and family psychology, and more. Functional competencies include common practice activities like assessment and intervention, while foundational competencies represent core knowledge areas such as ethical and legal issues, cultural diversity, and professional identification. In addition to describing these competencies, each volume provides a definition, description, and development timeline of a particular specialty, including its essential and characteristic pattern of activities, as well as its distinctive and unique features. Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, volumes are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195387449
  • 9780195387445
  • 1,311,948

Review quote

"For students interested in the field of neuropsychology, this book can provide a reasonable overview of what professional practice entails, required training, and the varied roles they may end up fulfilling in the field. " -- DOODY'Sshow more

About Greg J. Lamberty

Greg J. Lamberty, PhD, ABPP is a clinical neuropsychologist with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Nathaniel W. Nelson, Ph.D., ABPP is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of St. Thomas, Graduate School of Professional Psychology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.show more

Table of contents

PART I Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology Practice in Professional Psychology ; Chapter 1. Conceptual and Scientific Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology ; Chapter 2. Professional practice of clinical neuropsychology ; PART II Functional Competency- Assessment ; Chapter 3. Assessment Strategies ; Chapter 4. Case Formulation in Clinical Neuropsychology ; PART III Functional Competency- Report Writing ; Chapter 5. The Neuropsychological Evaluation Report ; PART IV Other Functional Competencies - Intervention ; Chapter 6. Intervention and consultation in clinical neuropsychology ; PART V Foundational Competencies ; Chapter 7. Ethical Standards of Practice in Neuropsychology ; Chapter 8. Professional Identification and Future Directions ; APPENDICES ; A Reports of the INS/Division 40 Task Force on Education, Accreditation and Credentialing. ; B Division 40 (1989). Definition of a clinical neuropsychologist. ; C Public Description of Clinical Neuropsychology from the APA Council for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP). ; D The Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology Policy Statement. ; E National Academy of Neuropsychology approved definition of a clinical neuropsychologist. ; F American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Practice Guidelines for Neuropsychological Assessment and Consultation ; References ; Key Terms ; Index ; About the Authors ; About the Series Editorsshow more