Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology

Edited by Shane Bush, Michael Drexler

Introduction by Shane Bush

© 2002 – Taylor & Francis

364 pages

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Hardback: 9789026519246
pub: 2002-01-01
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About the Book

Until now there has been no single volume in which a broad and comprehensive scope of ethical questions in neuropsychology is discussed. These editors have sought to fill that gap, calling upon leading thinkers in the field of neuropsychology and ethics. Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology affords the seasoned practitioner as well as the beginner a broad sampling of research and commentary on the ethical dilemmas involved in the clinical practice of Neuropsychology. Part 1 presents ethical issues that arise in the provision of neuropsychological services irrespective of setting, whereas Part 2 concentrates on the unique ethical challenges that attend practice with specific populations. Each chapter offers a rare view into the actual practice of Neuropsychology and the examples highlight an oft-quoted observation at Ethics Committee meetings that good clinical practice is good ethical practice. Carefully crafted vignettes allow the reader to apply these concepts to a myriad of situations confronting practicing clinical neuropsychologists. The discerning reader of Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology should have no difficulty translating between the 1992 and the proposed ethics code. This is a volume that will be a meaningful addition not only to the libraries of graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows but also to the reference shelves of established practitioners and those preparing for board certification examinations in neuropsychology. This book will be of interest to neuropsychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, clinical psychologists and ethicists.


The chapters are rich not only with factual content, but also include useful vignettes that are followed by discussion of the various ethical issues they involve … Its publication represents a much needed and valuable addition to the neuropsychology literature and one hopes that it will receive the wide readership that it deserves. - Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Any number of its chapters should be required reading for graduate or postdoctoral students in neuropsychology, and the professional in the field who is struggling with role conflict or patient care issues might find this text rich with moral insight and analyses. - Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Application of Ethical Standard 2 (Evaluation, Assessment, or Intervention) to Clinical Neuropsychology. Fisher, Johnson Greene and Barth, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Interventions in Clinical Neuropsychology in General and with Special Populations: An Overview. McSweeny and Naugle, Competence and Appropriate Use of Assessments and Interventions. Anderson, Jr., and Palozzi, Ethical Issues in Test Contstruction, Selection and Security. Thompson, Ethical Issues in Interpreting and Explaining Assessment Results. Part 2: Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology with Special Populations. Fennell, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Neuropsychology. Morgan, Ethical Issues in the Practice of Geriatric Neuropsychology. Sweet, Grote and van Gorp, Ethical Issues in Forensic Neuropsychology. Swiercinsky, Ethical Issues in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Gur, Moberg and Wolpe, Ethical Issues in Neuropsychology in Psychiatric Settings. Wilde, Bush and Zeifert, Ethical Neuropsychological Practice in Medical Settings. Harris, Ethical Decision Making with Individuals of Diverse Ethnic, Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds. Rizzo, Schultheis and Rothbaum, Ethical Issues for the Use of Virtual Reality in the Psychological Sciences. Deidan and Bush, Addressing Perceived Ethical Violations in Clinical Neuropsychology.

About the Author/Editors

Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPN is in independent practice in Smithtown, NY. 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 has served as member or chair of the Ethics

Committees of APA's Divisions of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology and the New York State Psychological Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology's Policy and Planning Committee. He 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 and Applied Neuropsychology. He is co-editor of the book Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology and co-author of the book Health Care Ethics for Psychologists: A Casebook. He has presented on ethical issues in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at national conferences.

About the Series

Studies on Neuropsychology, Neurology and Cognition

The series Studies on Neuropsychology, Neurology and Cognition provides state-of-the-art overviews of key areas of interest to a range of clinicians, professionals, researchers, instructors, and students working in clinical neuropsychology, neurology, rehabilitation, and related fields.

Topics cover a broad spectrum of core issues related to theory and practice concerning brain and behavior, and include:

  • Practical and professional issues (e.g. diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation)
  • Cognitive development over the lifespan (e.g. child, geriatric)
  • Domain-specific cognitive issues (e.g. sport, toxicology)
  • Methodology related to brain and behavior (e.g. functional brain imaging, statistics and research methods)
  • Essential related issues (e.g. ethics, minorities and culture, forensics)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology