Written by top practitioners in the field of neuropsychological screening, Screening for Brain Impairment is the extensively updated new edition of the classic resource. Valuable to a broad range of medical and mental health practitioners, this new edition reflects enormous changes to the field over the past 13 years.
Each chapter contains updated information and new empirical data, including extensive information on neurological and psychiatric disorders, adult attention deficit disorder, and screening for and assessing the emotional correlates of brain impairment. Also included are new chapters on computerized assessment and developing relations with other professionals, including clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists.
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Chapter 1- Neurological Disorders
Chapter 2 - Psychiatric Disorders with Neurologic Implications
Chapter 3 - Approaches to Neurological Assessment
Chapter 4 - The Neuropsychological History
Chapter 5 - The Mental Status Examination
Chapter 6 - Screening Test of Perceptual and Motor Functions
Chapter 7 - Screening Tests for Verbal Functions
Chapter 8 - Screening for Memory Functions
Chapter 9 - Screening Tests for Higher Cognitive Functions
Chapter 10 - Computerized Screening Tests
Chapter 11 - Neuropsychological Screening
Chapter 12 - Clinical Psychology and Related Professions
About the Authors:
Michael D. Franzen earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1983 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1984. From 1985 to 1994 Dr. Franzen held various professorships and directorships at the West Virginia University Medical Center. Since 1994, he has been the Director of Neuropsychology at the Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute and Chief Neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Franzen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a co-author or co-editor of a dozen books and the co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board for the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment.
After working as an Air Force medic and a VISTA volunteer, Danny Wedding earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1979, and completed a postdoctoral year of training in behavioral medicine and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Wedding ran the neuropsychology service for ten years for the medical schools at East Tennessee State University and Marshall University; he subsequently completed a health policy fellowship sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Institute of Medicine; during this year Dr. Wedding worked as a legislative aide for Senator Tom Daschle. He then completed a science policy fellowship in the program sponsored by the American Psychological Association; this year was spent working for Congressman John Conyers who chaired the Government Operations Committee for the House of Representatives. Since 1991 Dr. Wedding has served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH), a health policy, research and training center affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. While working at MIMH, Dr. Wedding spent a sabbatical as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, teaching psychotherapy to psychiatry residents in Chiang Mai, Thailand, retired after 20 years in the Navy Reserves, and earned graduate degrees in public health and English literature. He is the author or editor of twelve books including Current Psychotherapies, Screening for Brain Impairment, Movies and Mental Illness, and Behavior and Medicine. He is also the editor of PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology--APA Review of Books.