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Contemporary Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment : Critical Issues in Neuropsychology - Gerald Goldstein

Contemporary Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment

Critical Issues in Neuropsychology

By: Gerald Goldstein (Editor), Theresa M. Incagnoli (Editor)

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This volume reflects, in part, an update of Clinical Application of Neuropsycho- logical Test Batteries, edited by Theresa Incagnoli, Gerald Goldstein, and Charles Golden some 10 years ago. While the initial concept of the present editors involved doing a straightforward update of each chapter, it soon became apparent that the field of clinical neuropsychology had changed so dramatically and rapidly that substantial changes in the outline had to be made. It was our view that sufficient interest remained in the standard comprehen- sive neuropsychological test batteries to make an update worthwhile. We asked four senior people to take on this assignment, James Moses, Jr. , andAmold Purisch in the case of the Luria-Nebraska Battery, and James Reed and Homer Reed for the Halstead-Reitan Battery. These individuals all have long-term associations with these procedures and can be viewed as pioneers in their development. How- ever, it also seemed to us that there was an increasing interest in the psychometric aspects of the standard procedures and in assessment issues related to the relative merits of using standard or individualized assessment strategies. Thus, we have chapters by Elbert Russell and Gerald Goldstein that provide discussions of these current methodological and clinical issues. During the past 10 years, the cognitive revolution has made a strong impact on neuropsychology. The interest of cognitive psychologists in brain function has increased dramatically, and we now have an active field of cognitive neuropsy- chology, something that was only beginning 10 years ago.

Recent Trends in Neuropsychological Assessment: An Overview and Update
Developments in the Psychometric Foundations of Neuropsychological Assessment
The Clinical Utility of Standardized or Flexible battery Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment
The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery
The Boston Process Approach: A Brief History and Current Practice
What, Where, and Why: What Cognitive Psychology Can Attribute to Clinical Assessment
Recent Advances in Neuropsychological Assessment of Children
Recent Developments in Neuropsychological Assessment of the Elderly and Individuals with Severe Dementa
Psychopathology and Neuropsychological Assessment
Concluding Remarks
Index
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ISBN: 9780306455216
ISBN-10: 0306455218
Series: Critical Issues in Neuropsychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 422
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 1.73