Screening for Brain Impairment: A Manual for Mental Health Practice, Third Edition

Screening for Brain Impairment: A Manual for Mental Health Practice, Third Edition

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Overview

Written by top practitioners in the field of neuropsychological screening, Screening for Brain Impairment is the extensively updated new edition of the classic resource. Valuable to a broad range of medical and mental health practitioners, this new edition reflects enormous changes to the field over the past 13 years.

Each chapter contains updated information and new empirical data, including extensive information on neurological and psychiatric disorders, adult attention deficit disorder, and screening for and assessing the emotional correlates of brain impairment. Also included are new chapters on computerized assessment and developing relations with other professionals, including clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists.



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ISBN-13: 9780826110763
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/29/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Danny Wedding earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1979 and completed a post-doctoral year of training in behavioral medicine and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Wedding directed the neuropsychology services at the medical schools of East Tennessee State University and Marshall University before serving as a legislative aid to Senator Tom Daschle and Congressman John Conyers. Since 1991, Dr. Wedding has served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, a health policy, research, and training center affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is the author or editor of 12 books including Current Psychotherapies, Movies and Mental Illness, and Behavior and Medicine. He is the current editor of PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology - APA Review of Books.

Glen E. Getz received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Afterwards, he completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital under the supervision of Michael Franzen. He is currently as clinical neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital as well as an assistant professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Michael D. Franzen earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1983 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1984. From 1985 to 1994 Dr. Franzen held various professorships and directorships at the West Virginia University Medical Center. Since 1994, he has been the Director of Neuropsychology at the Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute and Chief Neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Franzen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a co-author or co-editor of a dozen books and the co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board for the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Neurological Disorders

Chapter 2 - Psychiatric Disorders with Neurologic Implications

Chapter 3 - Approaches to Neurological Assessment

Chapter 4 - The Neuropsychological History

Chapter 5 - The Mental Status Examination

Chapter 6 - Screening Test of Perceptual and Motor Functions

Chapter 7 - Screening Tests for Verbal Functions

Chapter 8 - Screening for Memory Functions

Chapter 9 - Screening Tests for Higher Cognitive Functions

Chapter 10 - Computerized Screening Tests

Chapter 11 - Neuropsychological Screening

Chapter 12 - Clinical Psychology and Related Professions

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