Applied Clinical Neuropsychology: An Introduction

Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1st Ed.

Authors/Editor: Holtz, Jan Leslie

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 978-0-82-610474-8

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This breakthrough introductory text-unlike all other clinical neuropsychology textbooks on the market-introduces advanced undergraduate students and clinicians in training to the field by showing undergraduate students how clinical neuropsychologists actually practice their craft.

The book uncovers the professional issues that clinical neuropsychologists deal with daily, including neurogenerative disorders, acquired disorders, ethical practice issues, interviewing, testing, prognosis and treatment planning, drug prescriptions, and more.

Using case studies culled from the author's own clinical work, the book provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action. As the first textbook to integrate real, practical applications of neuropsychology, it covers the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with brain illness or injury, as opposed to examining brain structures and functions alone. This innovative, application-based approach to neuropsychology is guaranteed to give students a clear, comprehensive understanding of what neuropsychology is and what neuropsychologists do.

Key Features:

  • Covers core concepts of neuropsychology, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, brain structure and function, and disorders of the central nervous system
  • Includes application-based topics not covered in traditional texts, such as: differential diagnosis; individual, group, and family therapy; and psychopharmacology
  • Discusses test theory and evaluation, examining tests of intellectual abilities, memory functioning, and more

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Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Holtz, Jan Leslie
ISBN: 978-0-82-610474-8
Specialty:
Neuropsychology
Psychology
Language: English
Edition: 1st Ed.
Pages: 600
Year: 2010

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