The Forensic Evaluation Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Gregory Murrey, Ph.D.
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420008463
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Drawing on the expertise of several well-known figures in the medical, neuropsychological, and legal professions, Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Handbook for Clinicians and Attorneys, Second Edition provides a concise, general overview of the forensic assessment process and the issues surrounding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The book identifies key topics involved in forensic assessment, including definitions and select medical diagnostic terminology, and reviews the neurologic, neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, and psychological assessment processes specific to brain injury cases. The second edition is updated and revised to include a new chapter on neuropsychiatric evaluation as performed by a clinical or forensic neuropsychiatrist. It delineates the distinct differences between the forensic neurological and neuropsychiatric assessments, acknowledging the overlaps and defining the separate focus of each discipline. New information on forensic testimony and the forensic examiner as an expert witness covers the qualifications and credibility of the forensic expert and the admissibility of expert testimony in TBI cases. The handbook highlights the most recent court rulings and possible modification to the admissibility of forensic testimony. Also new to this edition is a chapter on neuropsychological rehabilitation issues after TBI. It outlines crucial information on treatments, services, and facilities that may be required temporarily or ongoing and thus have bearing during litigation and on the outcome of a traumatic brain injury case. Forensic Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Handbook for Clinicians and Attorneys, Second Edition offers clinically useful and practical tables and reference pages that are indispensable for forensic examiners, expert witnesses, and legal professionals alike.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook Of Forensic Neuroscience

Author: Anthony R. Beech
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118650905
Size: 10,60 MB
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Explores how the explosion of neuroscience-based evidence in recent years has led to a fundamental change in how forensic psychology can inform working with criminal populations. This book communicates knowledge and research findings in the neurobiological field to those who work with offenders and those who design policy for offender rehabilitation and criminal justice systems, so that practice and policy can be neurobiologically informed, and research can be enhanced. Starting with an introduction to the subject of neuroscience and forensic settings, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience then offers in-depth and enlightening coverage of the neurobiology of sex and sexual attraction, aggressive behavior, and emotion regulation; the neurobiological bases to risk factors for offending such as genetics, developmental, alcohol and drugs, and mental disorders; and the neurobiology of offending, including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorders, and violent and sexual offending. The book also covers rehabilitation techniques such as brain scanning, brain-based therapy for adolescents, and compassion-focused therapy. The book itself: Covers a wide array of neuroscience research Chapters by renowned neuroscientists and criminal justice experts Topics covered include the neurobiology of aggressive behavior, the neuroscience of deception, genetic contributions to psychopathy, and neuroimaging-guided treatment Offers conclusions for practitioners and future directions for the field. The Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience is a welcome book for all researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students involved with forensic psychology, neuroscience, law, and criminology.

Aphasia And Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Author: Department of Speech & Language Therapy Technological Educational Institute Patras Greece Ilias Papathanasiou
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449682626
Size: 17,57 MB
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Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders covers topics in aphasia, motor speech disorders, and dementia. Organized by symptom rather than syndrome, this text provides a foundation for understanding the disorders and learning how to apply basic theory to clinical practice in the development of rehabilitation objectives. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders applies a clinical integration of the psychosocial with the neuropsychological approach in adult language rehabilitation. Written by international authorities in the field of aphasia and related communication disorders and based on the ICF framework, this unique text features diverse contribution covering global issues. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

B I A National Directory Of Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services

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Listing of brain injury rehabilitation services and individual service providers in the United States. Entries include name and address of the service, age groups accepted, consumer capacity, payment terms, program staff, and program description.

A Compendium Of Neuropsychological Tests

Author: Esther Strauss
Editor: American Chemical Society
ISBN: 0195159578
Size: 11,53 MB
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Designed to serve as a guidebook that provides a comprehensive overview of the essential aspects of neuropsychological assessment practice. Also intended as a comprehensive sourcebook of critical reviews of major neuropsychological assessment tools for the use by practicing clinicians and researchers. Written in a comprehensive, easy-to-read reference format, and based on exhaustive review of research literature in neuropsychology, neurology, psychology, and related disciplines, the book covers topics such as basic aspects of neuropsychological assessment as well as the theoretical background, norms, and the utility, reliability, and validity of neuropsychological tests.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Author: Robert P. Granacher, Jr.
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849381393
Size: 11,78 MB
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Since the original publication of Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods for Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychiatric Assessment, enhanced clinical findings concerning traumatic brain injury have improved our ability to evaluate and treat individuals with TBI. Unfortunately, the dramatic rise in the occurrence of brain injuries over the same time period demands better proficiency in evaluation and treatment. In an effort to optimize forensic and medical examinations of the victims of traumatic brain injury, this volume provides additional research, practical guidelines, and the latest advances and applications in structural and functional imaging assessment techniques. With case studies and images from functional MRI, PET scans, and MR spectroscopy, the second edition places more emphasis on mild traumatic brain injury, including expanded information on sports injuries in children and athletes. It discusses the neuroanatomical and neuroimaging bases of cognitive domains of the brain and includes findings on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of brain injury, as well as acquired psychopathology following injury. It also investigates the physical effects and psychiatric ramifications of blast over-pressure as seen in combat veterans and civilians in Kosovo, Lebanon, and Iraq. Additional chapters emphasize forensic evaluation with discussions on the detection of brain-injury malingering, determination of impairment, methods of neurobehavioral analysis, and the presentation of evidence at trial. Providing practical guidelines for using state-of-the-art, brain-based assessment techniques, this volume establishes a neuropsychiatric schema for the evaluation of traumatic brain injury and provides tools for designing a treatment plan. The methods in this book can be used to evaluate and treat any neuropsychiatric disorder with the addition of appropriate laboratory studies and pathology specific treatment.

Handbook Of Forensic Neuropsychology Second Edition

Author: Lawrence C. Hartlage PhD, ABPP, ABPN
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826118844
Size: 15,98 MB
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"This book brings together excellent contributions spanning the historic basis of neuropsychology in forensic practice, ethical and legal issues, and practical instruction....The editors have done an outstanding job in providing us with a volume that represents state-of-the-art in forensic neuropsychology. This volume also will be useful for graduate students, fellows, and practitioners in clinical neuropsychology." --Igor Grant, MD, Executive Vice Chair, UCSD Department of Psychiatry This book serves as an updated authoritative contemporary reference work intended for use by forensic neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, attorneys, judges, law students, police officers, special educators, and clinical and school psychologists, among other professionals. This book discusses the foundations of forensic neuropsychology, ethical/legal issues, practice issues and special areas and populations. Key topics discussed include the principles of brain structure and function, history of clinical neuropsychology, neuropsychology of intelligence, normative and scaling issues, and symptom validity testing and neuroimaging. Special areas and populations will include disability and fitness for duty evaluations, aging and dementia, children and adolescents, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and Neurotoxicology. A concluding section focuses on the future of forensic neuropsychology.

The Handbook Of Forensic Psychology

Author: Irving B. Weiner
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Size: 14,30 MB
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This is a fully-revised and updated version of the top academic work in forensic psychology. Focussed mainly on the practical aspects of forensics, this volume provides all readers need to know to be effective practioners. Detailed sections cover both civil and criminal forensic practice; forensic report writing; treating mental illness in the incarcerated; andethicsal issues. Contributors are the best-known and most respected practitioners in the field from the US and Canada. All chapters are completely revised from the previous edition, including 6 which have new authors. Forensic psychology is one of the fastest-growing specialties in the field. Its practitioners are able to avoid managed care and structured settings, and they often focus on assessment, rather than long-term treatment of clients. With the growing public interest in all things forensic, most graduate programs in psychology have added at least one course in forensic psychology over the past few years; and more established professionals are entering the field every day.

Neurology Neuroscience

Author: Richard T. Johnson
Editor: emedguides.com
ISBN: 9780971645011
Size: 16,57 MB
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Effective Medical Testifying

Author: William T. Tsushima
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann Medical
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Size: 16,65 MB
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Providing abundant samples of legal questioning and the answers, this is the first handbook written for health care providers that focuses entirely on the strategies and verbal tactics employed by trial attorneys. This practical handbook presents the typical challenges faced in various cases.