Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners

Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners

Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners

Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners

Synopsis

With the emergence of clinical neuropsychology as one of the fastest growing specialties in psychology comes the need for current and future practitioners to stay abreast of the most recent research. A number of professional journals more than adequately meet this need. But, there is also a need to stay up to date on the current thinking about important problems. Drawing upon the expertise of leaders in the field, the editors' intent in this book was to provide the practitioner with a source for discussions of topics that are vital to their ongoing development as clinical neuropsychologists but that generally are not addressed in the literature to any great degree.

Excerpt

Arthur Benton

More rapidly than might have been anticipated, clinical neuropsychology is coming of age. I mean by this that it is evolving from what was largely a set of assessment procedures coupled with the diagnostic inferences to be drawn from them into a true discipline, conscious of its conceptual bases and concerned with the cognitive and neural mechanisms that mediate the behavior of normal individuals and patients with brain disease. This book, ably edited by Mark Maruish and James Moses, makes a distinctive contribution to this evolution in that it emphasizes these fundamental issues. At the same time, clinical and forensic practice, problems of training and organization, and the relationship of clinical neuropsychology to allied fields are also covered in considerable detail.

Without exception, each chapter in the volume provides a thoughtful and up-to-date analysis of the area it covers, and some are truly outstanding. Clinical Neuropsychology: Theoretical Foundations for Practitioners fills a clear need at this stage of development of the field. It is a valuable asset that will be welcomed by clinicians and researchers alike.

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