2nd Edition

Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment, Second Edition A Neuropsychological Perspective

Edited By Kyle Brauer Boone Copyright 2021

    The go-to resource for clinical and forensic practice has now been significantly revised with 85% new material, reflecting the tremendous growth of the field. Leading authorities synthesize the state of the science on symptom feigning in cognitive testing and present evidence-based recommendations for distinguishing between credible and noncredible performance. A wide range of performance validity tests (PVTs) and symptom validity tests (SVTs) are critically reviewed and guidelines provided for applying them across differing cognitive domains and medical, neurological, and psychiatric conditions. The book also covers validity testing in forensic settings and with particular populations, such as ethnic and linguistic minority group members.

    New to This Edition
    *Numerous new authors, a greatly expanded range of topics, and the latest data throughout.
    *"Clinical primer" chapter on how to select and interpret appropriate PVTs.
    *Chapters on methods for validity testing in visual–spatial, processing speed, and language domains and with cognitive screening instruments and personality inventories.
    *Chapter on methods for interpreting multiple PVTs in combination.
    *Chapters on additional populations (military personnel, children and adolescents) and clinical problems (dementia, somatoform/conversion disorder).
    *Chapters on research methods for validating PVTs, base rates of feigned mild traumatic brain injury, and more.

    I. Performance and Symptom Validity Tests
    1. Clinician’s Guide to Navigating Performance Validity Testing, Maria E. Cottingham
    2. Design Methods in Neuropsychological Performance Validity, Symptom Validity, and Malingering Research, Ryan W. Schroeder, Kyle Brauer Boone, & Glenn J. Larrabee
    3. Forced-Choice Performance Validity Tests, Ryan W. Schroeder & Phillip K. Martin
    4. Alternatives to Forced-Choice Performance Validity Tests, Stephen R. Nitch, Alexis S. Rosen, Laurel A. Mattos, Scott Roye, & David M. Glassmire
    5. Intelligence Tests as Performance Validity Measures, Natalie Sobel, Talin Babikian, & Kyle Brauer Boone
    6. Performance Validity Tests in Cognitive Screening Instruments and Computerized Assessment Tools, Patrick Armistead-Jehle & Robert D. Shura
    7. Embedded Performance Validity Scores in Standard Memory Tests, Bradley N. Axelrod, Justin B. Miller, & Jennifer LaBuda
    8. Validity Indicators within Executive Function Measures: Use and Limits in Detection of Response Validity, Nathaniel W. Nelson, Catherine Lee, & Jerry J. Sweet
    9. Motor and Sensory Tests as Measures of Performance Validity, Ginger Arnold & Kyle Brauer Boone
    10. The Use of Visual Spatial Performance Validity Tests in Detecting Noncredible Performance, Douglas M. Whiteside, Lauren E. Piper, Michael R. Basso, & Kyle Brauer Boone
    11. Information Processing Speed Tests as Performance Validity Tests, Laszlo A. Erdodi & Jonathan D. Lichtenstein
    12. Language Tests as Performance Validity Tests, Phillip K. Martin & Ryan W. Schroeder
    13. Effects of Premorbid Ability, Neuropsychological Impairment, and Invalid Test Performance on the Frequency of Low Scores, Martin L. Rohling, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, & John E. Meyers
    14. Interpretation of Data from Multiple Performance Validity Tests, Jeremy J. Davis
    15. Using the MMPI-2-RF as an Aid in the Detection of Noncredible Neurocognitive Presentations, Maria E. Cottingham, Kyle Brauer Boone, Hope E. Goldberg, Tara L. Victor, Michelle A. Zeller, Medina R. Baumgart, J. Brandon Birath, & Matthew J. Wright
    16. Utility of the Personality Assessment Inventory in Evaluating Symptom Validity in the Context of Neuropsychological Evaluation, Owen J. Gaasedelen, Douglas M. Whiteside, & Kyle Brauer Boone
    II. Use of Performance Validity Tests in Various Populations
    17. Base Rates of Feigned Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Kyle Brauer Boone, Pavel Litvin, & Tara L. Victor
    18. Noncredible Presentations in Neuropsychological Assessment of Pain- and Fatigue-Related Disorders: Clinical and Research Implications, Julie A. Suhr & Andrew Bryant
    19. The Impact of Psychotic, Depressive, Bipolar, Obsessive–Compulsive, and Anxiety Disorders on Performance Validity Test Results, Hope E. Goldberg & J. Brandon Birath
    20. Performance Validity in Somatoform/Conversion Disorders, Factitious Disorder, and Malingering: Do We Need a New Diagnostic Schema?, Kyle Brauer Boone
    21. Identification of Feigned Intellectual Disability, Tara L. Victor & Kyle Brauer Boone
    22. Performance Validity Testing in Patients with Dementia, Kirsty E. Bortnik & Andy C. Dean
    23. Performance Validity Tests in the Epilepsy Clinic, Daniel L. Drane, David J. Williamson, Kelsey Hewitt, & Taylor Jordan
    24. Use of Performance Validity Tests and Symptom Validity Tests in Assessment of Specific Learning Disorders and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Allyson G. Harrison, Grace Jin Lee, & Julie A. Suhr
    25. Toxic Mold Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: The Continued Search for a Causal Link to Neuropsychological Functioning, Robert J. McCaffrey & Julie K. Lynch
    26. The Use of Performance Validity Tests in Ethnic-Minority and Non-English-Dominant Populations, Xavier F. Salazar, Po H. Lu, & Kyle Brauer Boone
    27. Performance/Symptom Validity Test Use with Active Duty Service Members and Veterans, Patrick Armistead-Jehle, Douglas B. Cooper, Heather G. Belanger, Jason R. Soble, & Nathanial W. Nelson
    28. Validity Assessment in Pediatric Populations, Alison M. Colbert, Emily C. Maxwell, & Michael W. Kirkwood
    29. Assessment of Feigned Cognitive Impairment in Criminal Forensic Neuropsychological Settings, Robert L. Denney & Rachel L. Fazio


    Kyle Brauer Boone, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, has a private practice in Torrance, California, and is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has published six books and over 125 peer-reviewed research articles, including many in the area of development and validation of tests to detect feigned cognitive symptoms. She has also published two tests used to assess for performance validity on neuropsychological exams: the b Test and the Dot Counting Test. Dr. Boone served on the committee that developed the practice guidelines for clinical neuropsychology published by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2007, and she was an invited attendee of the 25-member consensus conference that developed the practice guidelines for the use of neurocognitive performance validity tests published by the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology in 2009 and updated in 2021. She is board certified through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and is the 2020 recipient of the Ralph M. Reitan Award for Clinical Excellence from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

    "Boone has delivered a single, invaluable resource for cutting-edge information about assessing feigned cognitive impairment. In the second edition of this essential resource, a dream team of contributors survey the literature in this burgeoning field. The 29 chapters provide up-to-date, in-depth coverage of the research available to guide use of PVTs and SVTs with the broad range of populations that neuropsychologists assess. The second edition of this neuropsychology classic will be of interest to graduate students, interns, and fellows, as well as seasoned investigators and clinicians."--Yossef S. Ben-Porath, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychological Sciences, Kent State University

    "Boone's decades of clinical and forensic assessment experience, scholarly research, and test development are paying enormous dividends to the profession. With an outstanding cadre of chapter authors, Boone has brilliantly updated one of the most important volumes in forensic neuropsychology. This book is required reading for neuropsychologists new to forensic practice as well as for career professionals. It is an essential reference for those who want to conduct assessments and form opinions with a solid empirical basis. New and updated chapters provide a look in the rearview mirror at where the field has been, and a look to where we need to go in the future."--Joel E. Morgan, PhD, ABPP-CN, independent practice, Morristown, New Jersey

    "Boone and her colleagues are at the forefront of detecting the exaggeration of symptoms and impairments for secondary gain, a growing area in neuropsychology over the last 30 years. This expanded second edition provides the latest research findings and assessment techniques to help practitioners carefully evaluate patients to identify those with legitimate impairments. This is a valuable book for clinician-scientists who conduct forensic evaluations and/or teach graduate neuropsychological assessment courses. It furthers the discussion of unique dilemmas and continuing legal reforms related to expert testimony and evidence law."--Paul M. Kaufmann, JD, PhD, ABPP, Senior Attorney, University of Texas System; private practice in forensic neuropsychology, San Antonio

    "The first edition of this work has been a staple reference book for clinical neuropsychologists for more than a dozen years. The second edition is not merely an update, but reflects the reconceptualization and evolution of performance validity testing across the vast corpus of scientific literature that has accumulated in neuropsychology. This comprehensive guide covers research methodology, detection of feigned responses across multiple cognitive domains, and considerations for specific clinical populations. The volume is invaluable for any clinical neuropsychologist, as well as for graduate students and trainees learning the nuances of the assessment of test validity--the bedrock of accurate test interpretation--in clinical and forensic practice."--Bernice A. Marcopulos, PhD, ABPP, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University; Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine-The book continues its legacy of high-quality, pertinent reviews of the relevant literature and immediately useful summaries for clinical practice. This is the best source of information currently available on the assessment of feigned cognitive impairment in both its comprehensiveness and usefulness. It is a must-have book for practicing neuropsychologists. *****!--Doody’s Review Service, 11/1/2021