The Neuropsychology Fact-Finding Casebook: A Training Resource

Paperback | February 17, 2017

byKirk J. Stucky, Shane S. Bush

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Formal training in clinical neuropsychology introduces trainees to diverse patient populations with a variety of conditions and disorders. Learning to competently apply a structured, fact-finding approach to case conceptualization, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning is an essentialgoal at all levels of training. This approach provides a valuable exercise and method of examining practitioner competence. The structured approach to case analysis promotes good clinical decision making, and exercises based on such an approach can help prepare clinicians for the oral exams that area part of board certification. The Neuropsychology Fact-Finding Casebook is a resource for both supervisors and trainees in clinical neuropsychology, as well as for clinicians preparing for board certification. The volume provides 24 compelling and diverse fact-finding cases, one for each month of a two-year residency. Each caseis presented in a stepwise fashion: presenting problem and referral question, background information and patient report, behavioral observations, and test findings. At the end of each case, a summary, diagnostic impression, recommendations, and questions are provided to assess, reinforce, and teachcore competencies; an outcome section describes what occurred after the full case evaluation is completed; and critical teaching points are discussed. This Casebook is a standardized approach to fact-finding that training programs at various levels can use to help trainees develop such evaluationskills.

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Formal training in clinical neuropsychology introduces trainees to diverse patient populations with a variety of conditions and disorders. Learning to competently apply a structured, fact-finding approach to case conceptualization, differential diagnosis, and treatment planning is an essentialgoal at all levels of training. This approa...

Kirk J. Stucky, PsyD, ABPP, is the Director of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at Hurley Medical Center. He is the acting Chairman of the Department of Psychology and member of the hospital Medical Executive, Ethics, Conduct and Procedures, and Credentials committees. He co-edited the Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 10.91 × 8.5 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"Drs. Stucky and Bush have assembled a comprehensive guide for case conceptualization in clinical neuropsychology that addresses a critical need in the field. A 'must-have' resource for neuropsychologists in training (and their supervisors). . . . [T]he book emphasizes critical thinking skillsnecessary for competence in clinical neuropsychology-tools that are ultimately the most important in the clinician's repertoire." --E. Mark Mahone, PhD, ABPP, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University