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Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries [Hardcover]

Shane S. Bush PhD , Grant L. Iverson PhD

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Dec 23 2011 146250227X 978-1462502271 1

Unique in its focus, this book provides an evidence-based framework for assessing work-related neurological and psychological injuries. Meeting a key need, chapters address a range of problems encountered in the workplace: traumatic brain injury, sports concussion, electrical injury, exposure to neurotoxic substances, posttraumatic stress, depression, and brain and psychological injuries experienced in combat. Professionals will find the best available tools and strategies for conducting effective, ethical evaluations of injured workers, making diagnostic determinations, considering causality, determining disability status, and offering treatment recommendations. The complexities of consulting to attorneys, government agencies, and insurance companies are also discussed.


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"This work provides an objective review of the role and function of neuropsychology in assessing work-related injuries, an area in which clinical neuropsychologists have long participated, but without such a comprehensive resource. From explanations of the underlying science to best-practice guidelines, the book is thorough, readable, and a tribute to the editors' ability to attract such quality authors. My copy will become worn very quickly."--Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and Neuroscience and Distinguished Research Scholar, Texas A&M University

"Given the paucity of books on the neuropsychological assessment of individuals who have been injured at work, this is a welcome contribution. Neurological and psychological injuries specific to the workplace are summarized. The book succeeds in promoting evidence-based neuropsychological assessments by integrating the latest research and facilitating biopsychosocial understanding. Graduate students and experienced clinicians alike will benefit from the authoritative reviews and guidelines for practice in both clinical and forensic settings."--Ronald M. Ruff, PhD, private practice, San Francisco, California

"Bush, Iverson, and their well-known contributing authors have targeted an area of neuropsychological practice that is important, yet underserved, in terms of books that provide needed guidance. Clinicians will find a diversity of topics relevant to practice with individuals who have--or may have--work-related injuries."--Jerry J. Sweet, PhD, ABPP, NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

"An excellent guide that can help novices and experienced practitioners alike 'light out' the often confusing and confounding territory of work-related conditions. With nearly uniform success, the chapters of this volume deliver on the promise to provide an evidence-based framework for the neuropsychological assessment of work-related injuries. Some chapters provide such detailed and comprehensive reviews of matters of universal clinical interest that the book actually transcends its work-related focus....It is easy to recommend Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries. While doing a good job of clarifying many of the unique and difficult demands inherent in the evaluation of work-related conditions, the book includes several excellent and up-to-date reviews on topics of wide clinical interest. This fact alone makes it one of those volumes that are a delight to pull off the shelf when struggling with the best way to conceptualize a challenging case, especially those that require a neuropsychologist to be more than a skillful and well-informed diagnostician."--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
(Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2013-02-07)

“Overall, quite successful in meeting the editors' stated goal of promoting evidence-based practice in the evaluation and treatment of workplace injuries and will likely serve to improve the quality of such practice for those who read it….The book is likely to be of particular relevance to those who practice in forensic and/or rehabilitation-oriented areas of neuropsychology; however, the topics covered are likely to be relevant to many, if not most, practicing neuropsychologists. As an added bonus, there is also a great deal of practical information that will serve as a useful reference for neuropsychologists, no matter how ‘green’ or ‘grizzled’ in their exposure to workplace injuries.”--Psychological Injury and Law
(Psychological Injury and Law 2013-07-01)

About the Author

Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, ABN, is Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C.; a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System; and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is board certified in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and immediate Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Bush has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books, as well as two special journal issues. He presents frequently at professional conferences.
 
Grant L. Iverson, PhD, RPsych, is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of British Columbia. He served as Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Clinical Neuropsychology from 2003 to 2010, and is a founding member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, a civilian advisory board to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Dr. Iverson has published more than 225 empirical articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has conducted significant research into outcome from traumatic brain injury in athletes, civilians, service members, and veterans. He is also engaged in a multiyear research program designed to develop and evaluate evidence-based psychometric guidelines for identifying mild cognitive impairment in psychiatry and neurology.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Useful book Dec 1 2012
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This is a useful book. Don't expect to get lots of guidance on interpreting specific neuropsychological tests, however the editors have done something even more useful. They've done a good job of putting together chapters on a number of potential work related injuries that review research findings and present important issues related to each. If you work in this area it is a book you should own. You can also get CE credits for reading it at PsychContinuingEd com, LLC

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