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Minority and Cross-Cultural Aspects of Neuropsychological Assessment
Enduring and Emerging Trends

Edited By

F. Richard Ferraro

ISBN 9781848726352
Published July 21, 2015 by Psychology Press
556 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Minority and cross-cultural psychology is more relevant now than ever in our diverse world. Given the dramatic local and global changes occurring daily with regard to demographics, population changes, and immigration issues, minority and cross-cultural psychology is fast becoming a respected and critical area of scientific study. Pair that with the fact that people of all cultures and racial groups are living longer and experiencing age-related diseases and disorders, one can easily see the need for additional work on issues related to neuropsychological assessment.

This new edition brings to the forefront recent developments by seasoned experts in the field. They offer up their newest projects in minority and cross-cultural aspects of neuropsychological assessment and are joined by new, up-and-coming professionals across a wide array of disciplines including psychology, medicine, and neuropsychology. Like the first edition, this updated collection sheds light on the ever-growing need for adequate neuropsychological assessment to a wider subset of individuals, crossing many cultural and minority barriers in the process. Continuously pushing the boundaries of neuropsychological assessment, this collection is essential reading for cognitive and clinical psychologists, and neuropsychologists, and a model text for advanced courses dealing with minority and cross-cultural issues.

Table of Contents

  1. Trends in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally Diverse Populations, Torrii Yamada and Greg J. Lamberty
  2. Cultural Competence Guidelines for Neuropsychology Trainees and Professionals: Working with Ethnically Diverse Individuals, Mirella Díaz-Santos and Sigmund Hough
  3. Multiracial Considerations in Neuropsychology, Don J. Talley
  4. Cross-Cultural Issues in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia, Philip Sayegh
  5. South Africans

  6. WAIS-III and WISC-IV South African Cross-Cultural Normative Data Stratified for Quality of Education, Ann B. Shuttleworth-Edwards and Adele S. Van der Merwe
  7. The Interpretation of WAIS-IV Brain Injury Test Protocols for South African Xhosa Speaking Individuals Using WAIS-III Cross-Cultural Norms, Ann B. Shuttleworth-Edwards
  8. Alaskans/Alaskan Natives

  9. Cultural Considerations in the Neuropsychological Assessment of American Indians/Alaska Natives, Steven P. Verney, Jennifer Bennett, and Joanne M. Hamilton
  10. Old Order Anabaptists

  11. Old Order Anabaptists (Amish and Mennonite) and the Influence of Culture on Neuropsychological Assessment, Barbara Gershenson and Martha Peaslee Levine
  12. Asians/Pacific Islanders

  13. An Overview of Conducting Neuropsychological Assessments with the Asian/Pacific Islander Populations, Clara Li, Jessica Spat, and Melissa Shuman
  14. Hispanics/Latinos

  15. Neurocognitive Assessment of Hispanic Individuals Residing in the US: Current Issues and Potential Solutions, Adriana M. Strutt, Veronica J. Burton, Claudia V. Resendiz, and Shelley Peery
  16. Barriers and Practical Approaches to Neuropsychological Assessment of Spanish Speakers, Christine M. Salinas, Veronica Bordes Edgar, and Antonio E. Puente
  17. Current Trends in Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanic/Latinos, Rene D. Hernandez Cardenache, Rosie E. Curiel, Arlene Raffo, Marcela Kitaigorodsky, and Lizmar Burguera
  18. Dementia and Latinos, Lucas Torres, James B. Hoelzle, and Leticia G. Vallejo
  19. An Overview of Neuropsychological Assessments with Latino/Hispanic Populations, Jessica Spat, Melissa J. Shuman-Paretsky, and Clara Li
  20. Brazilians/Portuguese

  21. Neuropsychological Assessment of the Brazilian Elder Population, Karen Torres and Margaret Lanca
  22. Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Aging of Portuguese-Americans, Andrew J. Revell, M. Glória de Sá, and Ronald A. Cohen
  23. Children with Learning Disabilities, Adolescents, and the Elderly

  24. Nondiscriminatory Neuropsychological Assessment of Children with Learning Disabilities, Andy V. Pham, Anisa N. Goforth, Monica Oganes, Elvira Medina-Pekofsky, and Jodene G. Fine
  25. Mixed Race Identity and Body Image Distortion among Adolescents in the United States: Add Health I, Hannah L. Jackson, Joshua P. Rutsohn, and Jason A. Freeman
  26. Cross-Cultural Considerations in Neuropsychological Assessment with the Elderly, Katherine Ramos
  27. Emerging Issues

  28. Operationalizing a Standard and Ethical Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment Across Diverse Cultures, Reuben N. Robbins, Mark Schuler, Helen L. Ferrett, and Adriana M. Strutt
  29. Assessment of Malingering in Minority Populations, Ana J. Bridges and David C. Ahern
  30. Neuropsychological Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence among Ethnic Minority and Cross-Cultural Populations, Martha E. Banks
  31. A Compendium of Neuropsychological Measures for Hispanics in The United States, Rosie Elena Curiel, Rene Hernández-Cardenache , Natalie Giraldo, Marian Rosado, Luz Restrepo, Arlene Raffo, Megan Lavado, Jada Santos, Nicole Whitt (previously Mota)
  32. Summary of Cultural Diversity Chapters, Maria T. Moran, Pamela M. Dean, and Marc W. Haut


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F. Richard Ferraro is the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor at in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Dakota. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Current Psychology, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.


Ferraro’s newly edited book continues to provide a solid foundation in cross-cultural neuropsychology and address existing gaps in the literature that characterizes historically under-studied and under-represented groups. Such clinical, empirical and theoretical insights are key in improving the quality of care provided to cultural and ethnic minorities.

—H. Allison Bender, Ph.D., Director of Neuropsychological Services, The Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health and Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

This new edition brings together updated views and valuable insights on cultural considerations for practice, training, and ethics in neuropsychological assessment. A must-read for psychologists who aspire to achieve best practices in working with culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

—Mariana Cherner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego

This is an important book that covers a wide range of topics regarding neuropsychological assessment. I was particularly pleased to see many chapters on future issues that relate to neuropsychology and ethnic minority populations.

—Jeffrey S. Mio, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology and Sociology Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Ferraro’s superb new edition contributes to a culturally rich neuropsychology with a stellar cast of authors who provide clinically sensitive, but also cutting-edge, information across a range of relevant theoretical and practical topics.

—David E. Tupper, Ph.D., ABPP/CN, Director, Neuropsychology Section, Hennepin County Medical Center and Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis