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From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation.

Author: Barbara A. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000755015

Category: Psychology

Page: 172

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From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation. Barbara’s story shows how it is possible to have a fulfilling career alongside a successful family life, even when faced with the deepest of personal tragedies; the death of her adult daughter Sarah. Clinical and neuropsychologists will recognise Barbara’s influence on rehabilitation practice and her tireless aim to get what is best for people needing neuropsychological rehabilitation. It will inspire those with brain injury and their families who may struggle to make life meaningful, as well as encourage readers to stick to their beliefs and triumph in the face of obstacles.
2019-11-21 By Barbara A. Wilson

This book tells the story of that journey.

Author: Rudi Coetzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351346108

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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Have you ever looked at a heavy volume on neuropsychology and wondered what it would actually be like to become a professional clinician, working every day with neurological patients in a busy hospital while simultaneously learning your craft? This book tells the story of that journey. The Notebook of a New Clinical Neuropsychologist vividly details the experience of starting work in clinical neuropsychology, exploring early-career learning and development through an intimate, case-based approach. Topics include the learning of basic clinical skills and knowledge, counter-transference, the clinician’s emotional experiences, ethical and moral dilemmas, and the development of clinical reasoning. The book is structured around individual studies from the author’s early caseload, with each vignette containing the relevant neuropathology, clinical presentation, history, neuropsychological test finding and other clinical data. Chapters are also organized around key neuropathological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain infections, which provide a broader context for the narrative focus of the book. Few academic books explore the personal, intellectual and ethical dilemmas that face a new clinician working with patients in a neuropsychological setting. Tailored to facilitate experiential learning via case studies, reflective practice and problem based-learning, the book will be of interest to students and professionals working within the broad area of neuropsychology and brain injury services.
2017-11-27 By Rudi Coetzer

As a follow-up to the highly successful Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist, this book includes a host of memories, both personal and professional, which focus on Barbara’s development of her career as a woman in science.

Author: Barbara A. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000342239

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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This vivid memoir presents adventures from the life of Barbara A. Wilson, an internationally honoured scientist who played an influential role in the development of neuropsychological rehabilitation at a time when the scientific field was dominated by men. As a follow-up to the highly successful Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist, this book includes a host of memories, both personal and professional, which focus on Barbara’s development of her career as a woman in science. From childhood recollections and travels in Africa, to lifetime achievement awards and the restrictions of global pandemics, Barbara tells the story of her full and varied life and her unparalleled career in neuropsychological rehabilitation. Her book indicates that one can lead a meaningful and full life even after one of the most awful of losses, the death of a child, and also emphasizes the need to stick to one’s principles in trying times. The result is an unparalleled insight into the life of a clinical neuropsychologist, which can encourage the next generation of professionals who are trying to balance career, international travel and family, as well as inspire any girls interested in entering the world of science.
2021-04-27 By Barbara A. Wilson

In the course of her serial neuropsychological examinations, she saw a book on a shelf that held her interest. It was a book of fairy tales.

Author: George P. Prigatano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190645953

Category: Psychology

Page: 480

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The administration of psychological care to persons with brain disorders requires a series of skills that integrate the knowledge of clinical neuropsychology with developmental psychology, psychotherapy, rehabilitation, and the study of the humanities. In Clinical Neuropsychology and the Psychological Care of Persons with Brain Disorders, Dr. Prigatano describes his approach to this complex topic. He reviews some of the defining characteristics of human nature, and blends that discussion with an understanding of how the brain normally develops and declines with age. The psychological struggles of people at each stage of development are further described as different brain disorders occur at different times in development.
2019-09-06 By George P. Prigatano

In Trouble in Mind, clinical neuropsychologist, Jenni Ogden, recounts with compassion, insight, and vivid description the stories of patients who, as the result of brain damage, begin thinking and behaving strangely.

Author: Jenni Ogden

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199827008

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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In Trouble in Mind, clinical neuropsychologist, Jenni Ogden, recounts with compassion, insight, and vivid description the stories of patients who, as the result of brain damage, begin thinking and behaving strangely. As they struggle to make sense of their disordered minds, they teach everyone around them about courage and determination, and what it is to be human.
2012-02-02 By Jenni Ogden

Format for clinical assessment in neuropsychiatry History Presenting complaint and its history Past medical and psychiatric history Family history ...

Author: Laura H. Goldstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470871362

Category: Psychology

Page: 446

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Clinical Neuropsychology A Practical Guide to Assessment and Management for Clinicians shows how knowledge of neuropsychological applications is relevant and useful to a wide range of clinicians. It provides a link between recent advances in neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and how these discoveries may best be used by clinicians. Anyone working with clients whose cognitive functioning shows some change and who needs to assess and make recommendations about rehabilitation and management will find this book essential reading. Practical focus on what is important for clinicians in each chapter Tackles both assessment issues and rehabilitation Distils findings from latest research and shows how they should be applied Wide range of applications, e.g. learning disabilities, ageing, problems in children
2004-05-14 By Laura H. Goldstein

29) Administration of the GSS, which is presented as a memory test, involves reading a complex narrative story that comprises 40 bits of factual information ...

Author: Robert L. Denney

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593857219

Category: Psychology

Page: 414

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Neuropsychologists are increasingly serving as expert witnesses and consultants in legal proceedings of all kinds. Yet the criminal forensic setting is new terrain for most practitioners, and navigating it requires specialized knowledge and skills. This volume brings together leading neuropsychologists to present the legal and clinical foundations of criminal forensic practice. Authoritative yet accessible, this book is a reference for neuropsychologists who already work in the criminal arena or who are seeking to expand their practice, as well as other mental health practitioners who evaluate criminal defendants. Neuropsychology graduate students, interns, and residents will find it a highly useful text.
2008-05-28 By Robert L. Denney

The overall organization of the book. one will use this book in the same manner, care was taken to accommodate both the skimmers and the readers in the ...

Author: Yana Suchy

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781609180744

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

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Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the neuropsychology of emotion and identifies practical clinical implications. The author unravels the processes that comprise a single emotional event, from the initial trigger through physiological and psychological responses. She also examines how patterns of emotional responses come together to motivate complex behavioral choices. Grounded in theory and research, the book discusses relevant syndromes and populations, reviews available assessment instruments, and describes how deficits in emotional processing affect cognition, daily functioning, and mental health.
2011-03-14 By Yana Suchy

5) The book by Allan Young is one of a handful of books and multiple articles that tell the story of how PTSD came into existence.

Author: Joel E. Morgan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351985987

Category: Psychology

Page: 1128

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The first edition of the Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology set a new standard in the field in its scope, breadth, and scholarship. The second edition comprises authoritative chapters that will both enlighten and challenge readers from across allied fields of neuroscience, whether novice, mid-level, or senior-level professionals. It will familiarize the young trainee through to the accomplished professional with fundamentals of the science of neuropsychology and its vast body of research, considering the field’s historical underpinnings, its evolving practice and research methods, the application of science to informed practice, and recent developments and relevant cutting edge work. Its precise commentary recognizes obstacles that remain in our clinical and research endeavors and emphasizes the prolific innovations in interventional techniques that serve the field’s ultimate aim: to better understand brain-behavior relationships and facilitate adaptive functional competence in patients. The second edition contains 50 new and completely revised chapters written by some of the profession's most recognized and prominent scholar-clinicians, broadening the scope of coverage of the ever expanding field of neuropsychology and its relationship to related neuroscience and psychological practice domains. It is a natural evolution of what has become a comprehensive reference textbook for neuropsychology practitioners.
2017-12-06 By Joel E. Morgan

Since the story was sad, this finding was compatible with both a valence–mood congruence and right ... Amygdala ablation (Woods, 464 CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY.

Author: Kenneth M. Heilman James E. Rooks Jr. Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Clinical and Health Psychology

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199726721

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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Clinical Neuropsychology comprehensively reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction. Since the third edition appeared in 1993 there have been many advances in the understanding and treatment of neurobehavioral disorders. This edition, like prior editions, describes the classical signs and symptoms associated with the major behavioral disorders such as aphasia, agraphia, alexia, amnesia, apraxia, neglect, executive disorders and dementia. It also discusses advances in assessing, diagnosing and treating these disorders and it addresses the brain mechanisms underlying these deficits. A multi-authored text has the advantage of having authorities write about the disorders in which they have expertise. The fourth edition adds new authors and five entirely new chapters on phonologic aspects of language disorders, syntactic aspects of language disorders, lexical-semantic aspects of language disorders, anosognosia, hallucinations and related conditions. This is the most comprehensive edition of this text to date. It will be of value to clinicians, investigators, and students from a variety of disciplines, including neurology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and speech pathology.

If you are a neuropsychologist who regularly conducts clinical evaluations, ... unexplained symptoms'' is another matter, and is the focus of this book.

Author: Greg J. Lamberty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199729581

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Understanding Somatization in the Practice of Clinical Neuropsychology is written for neuropsychologists who wish to improve their ability to diagnose and treat, or recommend treatment for, patients with somatoform disorders. The author, a seasoned clinician, blends evidence-based recommendations with sound practical advice within a conceptual framework that helps neuropsychologists to understand and engage these challenging patients. A Continuing Education (CE) component administered by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology is included, as is access to the author's workshop presentation materials. The book will be of interest to those who work with or wish to gain insight into somatizing patients - neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, neurologists; post-doctoral fellows; graduate psychology students; and neuropsychologists who want to earn Continuing Education (CE) credit.
2007-12-19 By Greg J. Lamberty

Also to be found in Genesis is the story of how the daughters of Lot used wine to render their father senseless, before they lay with him to preserve his ...

Author: Robert G Knight

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781134833702

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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Alcohol abuse is a major health problem in most parts of the world. This book focuses on the way in which alcohol affects the brain, with the aim of describing advances in the neuropsychology of alcoholism in a way that makes this work accessible to clinicians from a variety of backgrounds who treat people with alcohol-related problems.; The book is divided into four parts. Part One provides an introduction to the medical and neurological conditions that can result from alcoholism, and to the process of neuropsychological assessment. The problems involved in conducting research in this area are also considered. In Part Two, research that focuses directly on changes to the nervous system is surveyed. This includes studies of both the short-term and the chronic neurological changes in the brain caused by alcohol. In Part Three, studies of the neuropsychological effects of acute intoxication, social drinking and alcohol abuse are described. Finally, in Part Four, the implications of neuropsychological research for the assessment and management of patients with alcohol problems are considered. The objective of this book is to collate the range of research work that is relevant to understanding how alcohol affects the brain. This includes both the acute and the chronic effects, at both the biological and physiological levels.
2013-06-17 By Robert G Knight

Elements of the story can then be numbered, to indicate the extent to which story order is preserved and whether organizational difficulties are influencing ...

Author: Robert L. Mapou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781475797091

Category: Medical

Page: 362

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Practicing neuropsychologists and students in clinical neuropsychology must increas ingly cross disciplinary boundaries to understand and appreciate the neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and neuropharmacological bases of cognition and behavior, cur rent cognitive theory in many different domains of functioning, and the nature and tools of clinical assessment. Although the cognitive functions and abilities of interest are often the same, each of these fields has grappled with them from sometimes very different perspectives. Terminology is often specific to a particular discipline or ap proach, methods are diverse, and the goals or outcomes of study or investigation are usually very different. This book poises itself to provide a largely missing link between traditional approaches to assessment and the growing area of cognitive neuropsy chology. Historically, neuropsychology had as its central core the consideration of evidence from clinical cases. It was the early work of neurologists such as Broca, Wernicke, Hughlings-Jackson, and Liepmann, who evaluated and described the behavioral cor relates of prescribed lesions in individual patients and focused investigation on the lateralization and localization of cognitive abilities in humans. An outgrowth of those approaches was the systematic development of experimental tasks that could be used to elucidate the nature of cognitive changes in individuals with well-described brain lesions.
2013-06-29 By Robert L. Mapou

Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation.

Author: A K Benjamin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473559912

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Let Me Not Be Mad is an immersive, virtuosic and provocative investigation of madness, love and self-destruction that defies categorisation. 'Exhilarating ... dazzling ... a miraculous feat' Guardian 'I have rarely read a more haunting and enthralling account of a descent into madness' Stephen Fry A consulting room with two people in it. One of them is talking, the other is listening. Both of them need help. Throughout his life, A. K. Benjamin has found himself drawn to extreme behaviour: as a contemplative monk, an advocate for homeless addicts, a support-worker for gang members and for many years as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. His book begins as a series of clinical encounters with anonymised patients. But with each encounter, it becomes increasingly and disturbingly apparent that what we are reading is not really about the patients – it is, instead, about the author’s own fevered descent into mental illness as he confronts his traumatic past. 'Stunning: clever, troubling, restless, honest, dishonest' Olivia Laing 'Blackly comic, warmly compassionate, a unique take on the human mind' Stewart Lee
2019-02-14 By A K Benjamin

... kept in mind as the clinical neuropsychologist chooses a form of assessment. ... Finally, a story that uses words from List A is presented orally or in ...

Author: Jan Leslie Holtz

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104748

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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This textbook serves as a highly accessible introduction to clinical neuropsychology for undergraduate students. Written in lucid, nontechnical language, the book provides students with insight into how clinical neuropsychologists actually practice their craft. Each chapter begins with a poignant case study of a patient, which serves as a concrete example of the topics to be explored. the book presents a detailed history of neuropsychology and neuroanatomy before examining many of the practical issues that neuropsychologists deal with on a daily basis: neurogenerative disorders, acquired disor
2010-12-20 By Jan Leslie Holtz

The battery uses entirely new material but the memory tests (story recall, ... but this is in no way a disadvantage in clinical neuropsychological settings, ...

Author: Jennifer Gurd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199645817

Category: Medical

Page: 912

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Clinical neuropsychology remains one of the fastest growing specialities within clinical psychology, neurology, and the psychiatric disciplines. This second edition provides a practical guide for those interested in the professional application of neuropsychological approaches and techniques in clinical practice.
2012-01-12 By Jennifer Gurd

(1983) investigated the effect verbal mediation and labeling might have on a pictorial memory paradigm (a modified Make-APicture-Story Test).

Author: Gerald Goldstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461322115

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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This third volume of the Advances in Clinical Neuropsy chology series returns to the style of the first volume in that it contains contributions representing a diversity of areas. Within this diversity there are chapters covering specific disease entities of neuropsychological interest: cardiovascular diseases, Huntington's disease, head trauma in children, and hepatic encephalopathy. There are contributions in the area of neurobehavioral assessment; one involving the CT scan and the other the Luria-Ne braska Neuropsychologi cal Te st Ba ttery. Finally, there are several empirical reviews, including discussions of sex differences in brain function, the neuropsy chology of emotion, the relation between neuropsychological test results and patients' complaints of disability, and mechanisms of amnesia. Thus, this volume clearly continues the tradition established in previous volumes with regard to con~aining material that is both basic science and clinically oriented. The edi tors acknowledge the support of the Veterans Administration medical research program and the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. We also appreciate the participation and effort of the chapter authors. And finally, we must again express our gratitude to Kathy Lou Edwards for her outstanding editorial, text compos iting, and administrative efforts. February:, 1986 Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Ralph E. Tarter, Ph.D.
2012-12-06 By Gerald Goldstein

... determining existence of LDs , 272 Story Test , assessing medical residents ... impairment of , in clinical neuropsychological examinations , 22 Single ...

Author: George Prigatano

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317722304

Category: Psychology

Page: 524

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Neuropsychologists are being increasingly called upon to demonstrate the value of their services. This edited book introduces clinical neuropsychologists to the concepts and challenges involved in conducting cost outcome research. It provides examples of how such research can be conducted within clinical neuropsychology and therefore is a "beginning" step in what must become an interdisciplinary effort. The text suggests that more than cost effectiveness studies should be considered when demonstrating the clinical utility of neuropsychological services. The concept of "objective" and "subjective" markers of value is emphasized, particularly as it relates to measuring the impact of a neuropsychological examination. Chapters review the economic burdens associated with different neurological conditions commonly seen by neuropsychologists. They also provide examples of how clinical neuropsychological services to different patient populations may reduce "costs" and increase "benefits" and suggest directions for beginning cost outcome research. Furthermore, the book summarizes the utility of various neuropsychological services that may be helpful to readers concerned with healthcare economies. The book is intended as a resource for clinical neuropsychologists who wish to explain to healthcare providers the value of their work. It is the first book of the National Academy of Neuropsychology book series entitled: Neuropsychology: Scientific Bases and Clinical Application.
2020-03-27 By George Prigatano

Case 1 was also administered the Test of Narrative Language (TNL) (Gillam & Pearson, 2004). This test of integrative language abilities ...

Author: Joel E. Morgan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195374254

Category: Psychology

Page: 687

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Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology features actual clinical cases drawn from leading experts in the field.
2010-10-29 By Joel E. Morgan

Wechsler ( 1973 ) studied right and left hemisphere–damaged patients' ability to recall neutral and emotionally charged stories. The left hemisphere–damaged ...

Author: MD Kenneth M. Heilman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741649

Category: Psychology

Page: 707

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Now in its Fifth Edition, Clinical Neuropsychology reviews the major neurobehavioral disorders associated with brain dysfunction and injury. Like previous editions of this book, the Fifth Edition focuses on the clinical presentation of the major neurobehavioral syndromes, including symptoms, signs, and methods of assessment that are useful for diagnosis, and also their underlying anatomy, physiology, and pathology. The major behavioral disorders that are covered include aphasia, agraphia, alexia, amnesia, apraxia, neglect, executive disorders and dementia. The text also discusses advances in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The authors attempt to explain the cognitive mechanisms that can account for specific symptoms and signs, and to provide new information about treatment and management. The authors have drawn from a wealth of new information and research that has emerged since the Fourth Edition was published in 2003. The editors have added a chapter on creativity to the Fifth Edition, since there has been increased interest in creativity, and brain disorders can either enhance or impair creativity. This text will be of value to clinicians, investigators, and students from a variety of disciplines, including neurology, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and speech pathology.
2010-04-10 By MD Kenneth M. Heilman

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