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Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment

Authors: Gorske, Tad T., Smith, Steven R.

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  • Solely focuses on neuropsychological assessment
  • Addresses the intricacies of providing feedback with assessment procedures sensitive to brain-behaviour relationship
  • Fills a gap in the neuropsychological assessment literature by introducing methodologies for providing client-centred feedback
  • Concise and clinician friendly
  • Includes case examples and outlined, bulleted explanations of procedures
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Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment

Edited by Tad T. Gorske, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Steven R. Smith, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Perhaps the greatest challenge faced by neuropsychological assessment is its image as a bearer of bad news, i.e., the diagnosis of cognitive impairment. To meet this challenge and better address patient needs, practitioners need to fill the void that too often exists between diagnosis and treatment, starting with exchanging feedback about test results. The contributors to Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment have developed methods that expand on traditional information-gathering means to build rapport with patients and let their voices be heard in decision-making: this client-centered approach has shown to lead to more personal interventions, better compliance, and stronger recovery.

In contrast with other books in the field, this reader-friendly volume provides detailed methods and procedures on client feedback as well as assessment, in addition to conceptual and practical basics:

  • The CTNA model and its underlying assumptions.
  • The history and development of client-centered feedback in assessment, especially its roots in motivational interviewing.
  • Empirical literature review, including the latest research on CTNA methods.
  • Guidelines for conducting collaborative interviews in CTNA.
  • Basic method for conducting collaborative feedback sessions in CTNA.
  • Practical suggestions for using CTNA in clinical, rehabilitative, school, and other settings, and adapting the method to specialized populations such as children, the elderly, and minorities.
  • Case studies illustrating salient concerns and techniques.

The clinical knowledge presented in Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment builds on the centrality of assessment in care to signal potent new directions in practice and training. As such, it deserves to be read by neuropsychologists (as well as rehabilitation, clinical, and school psychologists), and used in courses and certification programs in psychological and neuropsychological assessment.

About the authors

Tad T. Gorske, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a licensed psychologist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His specialty areas include psychotherapy, psychological and neuropsychological testing with adults and older adults with mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders. Dr. Gorske completed his doctoral studies in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University and postdoctoral training at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Clinical Neuropsychology and Addiction Medicine. From these experiences he developed Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment (TNA) with Dr. Christopher Ryan, an internationally renowned researcher in the field of neuropsychology and alcoholism. Dr. Gorske remains on faculty, studying the effects of TNA with clients. He has published in scholarly journals on topics related to addiction, neuropsychology, and counseling. Dr. Gorske is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and is also active as Program and Education Board Chair for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Board of Directors for the Greater Pittsburgh Psychological Association. He has presented his methods and results from a federally funded study in local and national conferences.

Steven R. Smith, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Smith conducts research on the integration of neuropsychology and personality assessment. He is the director of the Psychology Assessment Center at UCSB and is co-editor of two recent volumes on assessment: The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Clinician’s Handbook (with Dr. Leonard Handler; LEA) and Personality Assessment: Evaluation, Application, and Integration (with Dr. Robert Archer; LEA). In 2005, he was presented the Beck Award by the Society for Personality Assessment for outstanding early career research. He completed his doctoral studies in clinical psychology at the University of Arkansas before internship and postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After training, Dr. Smith remained on staff at MGH as a child psychotherapist and as Director of Consultation Neuropsychology before joining the faculty of UCSB in 2004.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook £63.99
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Hardcover £89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-75426-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-75426-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-75425-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2591-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 152
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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