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Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology?

How Can Criminal Forensic Neuropsychology Be of Assistance in Legal Proceedings? Forensic neuropsychologists' contributions can be critical in assisting the trier of fact in terms of the neuropsychologist's knowledge of cognitive functions, brain-behavior, relationships, psychometric data, knowledge of  cognitive and behavioral expressions of syndromes, psychopathology, and symptom exaggeration.  In the field of criminal forensic neuropsychology, [...]

Forensic Neuropsychology Update – Most Popular Peer-Reviewed Articles

A new article was released this month from the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry regarding the value of forensic neuropsychology in the courts, authored by Elizabeth Leonard, a neuropsychologist practicing in Arizona.  I have pasted the abstract below.  Dr. Leonard has some useful articles on her practice website regarding how neuropsychology may assist the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:31+00:00 October 17th, 2015|forensic neuropsychology|0 Comments

What is Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Like?

  Adults with ADHD may continue to have difficulty tolerating routine types of work, may shift jobs more frequently, and may have difficulty attending to details and organizing.  Trouble with organization, planning, and meeting increased productivity requirements are common.  Children with the disorder may have been described as immature, impulsive, and frequently acting before thinking. [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 October 15th, 2015|neuropsychologist, neuropsychologist in Charlotte|0 Comments

Common Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluation Questions

Evaluations for the court system have a different intent than routine clinical evaluations.  The latter tend to focus more on diagnosis and treatment needs/planning, whereas forensic neuropsychological evaluations have a very different cope.  Forensic neuropsychological evaluations are requested by the court system, or by attorneys, in many cases.  Instead, the third party that referred the [...]

Psychologists and the Court System: Forensic Psychology

Psychologists who practice forensic psychology are well positioned to provide psychological expertise to the judicial system for those involved in civil litigation (e.g., personal injury suits, workers compensation, civil commitment, child custody determination) or those involved in criminal and delinquency proceedings (e.g., sanity at the time of the offense, competency to stand trial, waiver of [...]

The Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Civil Personal Injury Cases

The clinical psychologist who is employed to serve as an evaluator in a civil personal injury case may address the following: What mental health disorders are present? What legally relevant functional abilities are affected by the event that person may have experienced? What is the nature and strength of any casual connection between the alleged [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 September 7th, 2015|forensic neuropsychologist, forensic psychologist|0 Comments

The Role of Neuropsychology in Explaining Postconcussive Symptoms

Over the past 1-2 decades the research has emphasized that symptoms after concussion begin within a context.  The biopsychosocial model is commonly referred to after brain injury.  What this model means is that there are biological factors, psychological factors, and social context factors that affect recovery.  Some interpret this to mean that symptoms are first [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:35:32+00:00 August 31st, 2015|concussion, neuropsychologist|0 Comments

Determination of Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: How Can a Neuropsychologist Help?

Neuropsychologists play a critical role, together with the medical and legal professions, in helping us to understand whether an individual is able to make reasoned medical decisions.  Neuropsychologists also make recommendations that have bearing on disposition planning (can an individual safely live independently, or does s/he require assistance, assisted living, or 24-hour supervision?).  While any [...]

What are Neuropsychological Tests?

Neuropsychological tests are standardized and are used to assess performance in various cognitive domains.  Cognitive domains are based on models of brain functioning, and evaluate different (but sometimes overlapping) cognitive functions.  These tests have been given to thousands of people, so we know what the average performance should be on these tests in neurologically normal [...]

Making a Comeback After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)!: Tips for the Person Who Has Survived a Severe Brain Injury

These are important tips that can be shared with people who have experienced a severe traumatic brain injury, and their families: 1)  Stay positive.  The way you talk and think about your recovery affects the way you feel about it, so it’s important to have a positive attitude.  Always remember that you are a survivor [...]