Neuropsychological Interviewing of Adults
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Filling a major gap in neuropsychological references and training materials, this is the first guide to conducting effective clinical interviews as a core component of neuropsychological practice. Prominent experts provide state-of-the-art information about clinical interviewing in the context of 16 different adult populations and settings. Chapters outline critical areas of inquiry and key considerations for differential diagnosis, as well as what initial and follow-up questions to ask, rapport-building strategies, and common interviewing pitfalls. Tips for record reviews and behavioral observations are also offered. Chapters follow a consistent format and include extensive tables for easy reference.
Table of Contents
1. The Why, What, and How of Neuropsychological Interviewing, Yana Suchy & Justin B. Miller
2. Capacity Evaluations in Clinical Settings, George J. Demakis
3. Acquired Brain Injury, Leslie M. Guidotti Breting & Jerry J. Sweet
4. Concussion and Repetitive Head Impact Exposure in Adult Athletes, William B. Barr
5. Dementias of Old Age, Justin B. Miller & Yana Suchy
6. Primary Progressive Aphasia, Tatiana Karpouzian-Rogers & Sandra Weintraub
7. Movement Disorders Clinic, Ashley K. Miller & Cynthia Kubu
8. Cerebrovascular Accident, Kathleen Y. Haaland & Danielle C. Hergert
9. Multiple Sclerosis, Natalie A. Emmert & Ralph H. B. Benedict
10. Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders, Cady Block & David W. Loring
11. Neuro-oncology, Lauren B. Bolden & Michael W. Parsons
12. Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Adults, Robert L. Mapou
13. Alcohol and Other Substance Use, Rosemary Fama, Stephanie A. Sassoon, Linda D. Fama, & Edith V. Sullivan
14. Information Gathering in the Context of Infectious Disease, Steven Paul Woods, Jennifer L. Thompson, & Michelle A. Babicz
15. Military Neuropsychology, Patrick Armistead-Jehle, Robert D. Shura, Robert A. Seegmiller, & Douglas B. Cooper
16. Inpatient Psychiatry, Bernice A. Marcopulos & Beth C. Arredondo
17. Inpatient Rehabilitation, Kirk J. Stucky & Lauren M. Golla
Yana Suchy, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah, where she has been extensively involved in training graduate students in the art of clinical interviewing, as well as in training and supervision of neuropsychological assessment. A board-certified clinical neuropsychologist, she has clinical and research interests in cognitive aging, maintenance of functional independence, and the role of executive functions in activities of daily living. Dr. Suchy is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neuropsychology and the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40 of the American Psychological Association), and is Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and professional texts, and has authored several books.
Justin B. Miller, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Director of Research Operations and Director of Neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Associate Professor of Medicine in Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Miller is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with specialization in adult neuropsychology, geropsychology, and rehabilitation psychology. His particular areas of expertise are in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and movement disorders.
"A 'must read' for neuropsychologists and those in training. One of the most important skills for neuropsychology trainees to learn is how to guide and focus the clinical interview. This involves being aware of the unique information that should be gleaned for specific disorders and conditions, as well as the topics all interviews need to cover. The interview not only helps to formthe basis for the differential diagnosis, but is thekey first stage of the neuropsychological exam.This book rises to the occasion."--Dawn Bowers, PhD, ABPP-CN, Professor and Director, Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Program, University of Florida
"In addition to providing an excellent overview of the foundational skills for clinical interviewing--as well as for behavioral observations and collateral interviewing--this text presents the specialized knowledge needed to interview patients in particular settings and with different neuropsychological presentations. This book will have great value to my graduate students as a complement to learning neuropsychological tests in their neuropsychological assessment course or during their first neuropsychological practicum placement. The user-friendly tables will enhance the book's utility for me as a clinical supervisor when patients with more infrequent neurological or neuropsychological presentations are seen in our training clinic."--Julie A. Suhr, PhD, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Ohio University
"Finally, there is a high-quality book that will advance your interviewing skills. This book elevates interviewing in clinical practice. The clinical interview is a core component of diagnostics, recommendations, and decision making. The expert contributors provide broad and deep understanding of how to take group data and apply it to the individual. Chapters guide you from assessing nuanced features of clinical populations to test selection and ultimately to integration with behavioral observations and data. The tables are intuitive and a tremendous asset. This book should be required reading for neuropsychology classes. Whether you are an emerging clinician or seasoned practitioner, you need this text in your library."--Marc A. Norman, PhD, ABPP-CN, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego-