1st Edition

A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology

Edited By Shane S. Bush Copyright 2005
    324 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    324 Pages
    by Taylor & Francis

    The American Psychological Association published a revision of the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct in 2002.This text, a companion to the 2002 text Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology by Bush and Drexler, presents the reader with common ethical challenges in neuropsychology. This text examines the differences between the 1992 and 2002 APA Ethics Codes as they relate to neuropsychological activities.
    The authors present cases and discuss ethical issues related to neuropsychological practice with a variety of patient populations and in a variety of clinical settings. In addition, ethical issues in neuropsychological research and test development are examined. The text also includes chapters on emerging and particularly challenging aspects of neuropsychological practice, such as the assessment of response validity, and the use of information technology and telecommunications. Through the use of case illustrations, the authors examine ethical issues in neuropsychology and the new Ethics Code, offering a practical approach for understanding and promoting ethical neuropsychological practice.

    Part 1: Differences Between the 1992 and 2002 APA Ethics Codes: A Brief Overview. S.S. Bush. Part 2: Ethical Challenges in Forensic Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. R.L. Denney, C.L. Grote, S. Honor, B.L. Roper, J.J. Sweet, Part 3: Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology in Medical Settings. S.S. Bush, Introduction. J.B. Pinkston, E.A. Wilde, Part 4: Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology in Psychiatric Settings. S.S. Bush, Introduction. P.J. Moberg, A. Yozawitz, Part 5: Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology in Rehabilitation Settings. S.S. Bush, Introduction. J. DeLuca, D. Johnson-Greene, Part 6: Ethical Challenges in the Neuropsychology of Pain. S.S. Bush, Introduction. M.F. Martelli, K. Nicholson, Part 7: Ethical Challenges in Pediatric Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. E.B. Fennell, A.L. Goldberg, Part 8: Ethical Challenges in Geriatric Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. A.J. McSweeny, J.E. Morgan, Part 9: Ethical Challenges with Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Populations in Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. D.E. Dede, T.A. Martin, Part 10: Ethical Challenges with the use of Information Technology and Telecommunications in Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. J.N. Browndyke, P. Schatz, Part 11: Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychological Research. S.S. Bush, Introduction. L.L. Thompson, W.G. van Gorp, Part 12: Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychological Test Development. S.S. Bush, Introduction. C.J. Golden, A.B. Sivan, Part 13: Ethical Challenges in the Determination of Response Validity in Neuropsychology. S.S. Bush, Introduction. D.R. Cox, J.A. Crouch, Appendix A: Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Appendix B: Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychologists.


    Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPN, is in independent practice in Smithtown, NY and is the Chief Science Officer for MemoryConcepts, LLC. He is board certified in Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology and board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology by the American Board of Professional
    Psychology. He is a member of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) Committee on Ethical Practice and is President Elect of NYSPA's Division of Neuropsychology. He is Chair of the Education Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), is a member of the NAN Policy and Planning Committee, and is the coordinator of the Grand Rounds section of the NAN Bulletin. He is an editorial board member of The Clinical Neuropsychologist, co-editing the Ethical and Professional Issues section, and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology. He is co-editor of the textbook, Health Care Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook. He has presented on ethical issues in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at national conferences.

    'A unique and appealing format that encourages additional thought as well as disagreement  on some occasions. Contributors to this text are easily recognised as leaders in their respective areas and the consistent presentation of information through case vignettes gives a 'real-life' feel for how ethical dilemmas arise and are managed in day-to-day professional practice. ... The vignettes provided are very strong and thought-provoking. ... Overall, 'A Casebook of Ethical Challenges in Neuropsychology' is a well thought out book that serves as a strong companion to the original Bush & Drexler text. It provides a very good overview of how 'black and white' ethical guidelines play out in very 'gray' real-world settings and is the only text and casebook in neuropsychology that addresses the APA Ethics Code. While this book is especially useful for students, pre- and post-doctoral trainees, and new professionals, the challenging and provocative nature of the content would enhance the ability of more experienced professionals to recognize and manage ethical challenges inherent in the practice of neuropsychology. For more senior practitioners, it serves as a unique reference for promoting through consideration of the new standards with the adequate  breadth necessary for the many complex real worls situations that require balancing multiple and sometimes competing obligations. Althought it specifically addresses the ethics code of the APA, it has broad applicability for neuropsychologists across all continents. In combination, the initial Bush and Drexler text (2002) and the new Casebook represent seminal texts in the application of ethical principles to guide neuropsychological practice and would 'strengthen the shelf' of any clinician's library.' - Mark T. Barisa, Veterans Affairs Medical Centre Tennessee in IJFP Book Review August 2005