Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology

Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanics

Theoretical Foundations and Clinical Practice

Editors: Llorente, Antolin M. (Ed.)

  • Explores diversity, culture, and ethnicity and their impact on neurological function
  • Features research-based evidence on the impact of Hispanic culture on brain-behavior relationships
  • Explores key factors and issues, such as acculturation, assimilation, cultural identity, and migration patterns
  • Includes contributions from leading experts from the life and social sciences
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About this book

The inaugural volume in the Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology series, Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanics sheds needed light on challenges specific to assessing members of this growing, diverse population. Beginning with evidence-based findings revealing intricate nonlinear relationships between culture and the brain, Antolin M. Llorente and a team of eight experts explore finely nuanced constructs of culture, ethnicity, race, and language among Hispanics in neurobehavioral and neurocognitive terms. The authors ably balance theory, research, and practical applications, and give ample space to ethical issues in the assessment of Latinos, indicating the ongoing need for bias-free procedures so that evaluations—and the treatment interventions that they generate—are accurate and valid.

In-depth coverage of:

  • Acculturation and assimilation
  • Language, bilingualism, and multilingualism
  • Cultural and ethnic identity
  • Patterns of migration and immigration

as they affect core practical areas, including:

  • Competence
  • Minimal standards
  • Test development and norms
  • Psychopathology and rehabilitation.

Synthesizing the state of an evolving field and a highly heterogeneous subject group, this book is bound to appeal to a wide range of mental health professionals, including clinical neuropsychologists, clinical and educational psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals.

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"This volume is quite timely and clinically relevant considering that the Hispanic/Latino population is the largest and fastest growing racial/ethnic minority group in the United States … . In summary, Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment With Hispanics: Theoretical Foundations and Clinical Practice is an essential reading for any neuropsychologist conducting research or clinical evaluations with Hispanic adults and/or children … and for professionals in related disciplines, as well as for graduate and postgraduate training in clinical neuropsychology." (Monica Rivera Mindt, International Neuropsychological Society, Vol. 15, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction and Theoretical Foundations

    Lawless, Sara A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • American Population Estimates, Trends in American Immigration, and Neuropsychology: Influences on Assessment and Inferential Processes with Hispanic Populations

    Llorente, Antolin M.

    Pages 29-46

  • Hispanic Populations: Special Issues in Neuropsychology

    Llorente, Antolin M.

    Pages 47-56

  • Intellectual Abilities: Theoretical and Applied Assessment Considerations

    Thomsen, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

  • Language: Development, Bilingualism, and Abnormal States

    French, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 78-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanics
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Foundations and Clinical Practice
Editors
  • Antolin M. Llorente
Series Title
Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71758-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71758-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71757-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2454-4
Series ISSN
1930-4633
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 234
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
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