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Clinical Neuropsychology: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-96627-2
624 pages
April 2012
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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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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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Author Information

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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 “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)



I wish this book had been available when I began work as a clinical neuropsychologist 25 years ago – I would have been a much better clinician and researcher for reading it. This is, in my view, the best book in the field because of its deft combination of real clinical issues with the most up-to-date science. This is no ivory-tower text on neuropsychology, which was the only type available when I entered this field; it begins with a wide range of complex cases and gives the reader the essential background – neurological and neuroanatomical as well as neuropsychological – to foster the best practice and research.
Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin

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