Psychological Assessment of Veterans

Hardcover | September 11, 2014

EditorShane S. Bush

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Psychological assessment is practiced in wide-ranging settings to address the varied clinical and administrative needs of veteran populations. Such assessment blends record review, clinical interviews of the veteran and collateral sources of information, behavioral observations, andpsychological testing.This book promotes the care and well-being of veterans by bringing together knowledgeable and experienced psychologists to discuss a range of psychological assessment methods and procedures. It aims to help patients and their families, healthcare providers, and concerned citizens gain an improvedunderstanding of veterans' cognitive functioning, emotional states, personality traits, behavioral patterns, and daily functioning.The book begins with a history of the psychological assessment of veterans and investigates its efficacy in different settings, including outpatient mental health, long-term care, primary care, home-based primary care, and telemental health. Later chapters address assessment of a variety ofdisorders or presenting problems, including substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders and suicidal thoughts and behavior, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dementia, pain and pain-related disorders, and polytrauma. The book concludes withimportant special considerations, including assessment of symptom and performance validity, assessment of homeless veterans and health-related quality of life, and ethical, legal, and professional issues.Psychological Assessment of Veterans provides an essential reference and guide for clinical psychologists, including those working in the subspecialties, and psychology trainees who work with veterans.

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Psychological assessment is practiced in wide-ranging settings to address the varied clinical and administrative needs of veteran populations. Such assessment blends record review, clinical interviews of the veteran and collateral sources of information, behavioral observations, andpsychological testing.This book promotes the care and ...

Shane S. Bush, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C., and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and Naval Reserve...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:530 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Patrick H. DeLeon and Paul C. Lewis: ForewordShane S. Bush: PrefacePART I1. Rodney R. Baker: History of Psychological Assessment of VeteransPART II Contexts2. Nathaniel W. Nelson, Carolyn R. Anderson, James B. Hoelzle and Paul A. Arbisi: Psychological Assessment of Veterans in Outpatient Mental Health Settings3. Michael L. Drexler: Psychological Assessment of Veterans in Long-Term Care4. Lisa K. Kearney, Laura O.Wray, Katherine M. Dollar, Paul R. King and Christina L. Vair: Psychological Assessment of Veterans in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Contexts5. B. Heath Gordon and Michele J. Karel: Psychological Assessment of Veterans in Home Based Primary Care6. Matthew S. Yoder and Travis H. Turner: Assessment via Telemental Health TechnologyPART III Disorders7. Dominick DePhilippis, Jessica D. Goodman and James R. McKay: Psychological Assessment of Veterans with Substance Use Disorders8. Daniel N. Allen and Gerald Goldstein: Schizophrenia Spectrum Psychotic Disorders: General Considerations9. Daniel N. Allen and Gerald Goldstein: Schizophrenia Spectrum Psychotic Disorders: Test Measures and Procedures10. Beeta Y. Homaifar, Jennifer Olson-Madden, Bridget Matarazzo and Lisa A. Brenner: Assessment of Mood Disorders and Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior in Veterans11. Christy A. Blevins, Daniel J. Lee and Frank W. Weathers: Psychological Assessment of Veterans with PTSD and Other Anxiety Disorders12. Mark A. Sandberg and Susan R. Green: Beyond Diagnosis: Assessment of ADHD among Military Veterans13. Sandra Zinn: Assessment of Psychological Symptoms in Persons with Dementia14. John D. Otis, Andrea Levine and Diana Higgins: The Psychological Assessment of Veterans with Pain and Pain-Related Disorders15. John Linck and Jared Benge: The Psychological Assessment of Veterans with History of PolytraumaPART IV Special considerations16. Shane S. Bush: Assessment of Symptom and Performance Validity in Veterans17. Anne S. Klee and Howard R. Steinberg: Psychosocial Assessment of Homeless Veterans18. S. Marc Testa: Health-related Quality of Life among Veterans19. Shane S. Bush: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations in the Psychological Assessment of VeteransBradley Karlin: Afterword