No other neuropsychological condition presents as many opportunities and instances of faking symptoms as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This authoritative volume is the first book specifically devoted to the integration of symptom validity assessment with individuals who have mTBI. It brings together leading experts in mTBI and malingering to provide a thorough and practical guide to the challenging task of assessing the validity of closed head injuries. In addition to covering the most important symptom validity assessment methods, this timely volume provides guidance to clinicians on professional and research issues and information on symptom validity testing in varied populations. The book covers mTBI assessment in such specific settings and populations as clinical, forensic, sports, children, gerontological, and military. It also addresses professional issues such as providing feedback to patients about symptom validity, ethical issues, and diagstic schemas. A recent search of the legal literature has shown that the number of cases involving neuropsychology and symptom validity testing has skyrocketed over the last decade. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury will provide neuropsychologists and related professionals with the in-depth, current information that is critical for the accurate and ethical evaluation of mTBI. Key Features: Provides up-to-date coverage of one of the most critical topics for clinical neuropsychologists Includes contributions from the leading authorities on both mTBI/post-concussive syndrome and malingering/symptom validity Covers assessment in such contexts as civil and criminal forensics, sports, military/veterans, and gerontological settings
Shane S. Bush, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York and the Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, PC. He also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook and is a neuropsychologist for the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Bush is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology as well as the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. He is the current President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions: Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Adult Development & Aging, and Psychologists in Independent Practice) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He also serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals including The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Applied Neuropsychology, and Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. He is a veteran of both the US Marine Corp and the Navy. ||Dominic A. Carone, PhD, is a board certified neuropsychologist and assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he coordinates the Neuropsychology Assessment Program. In that role, he assesses adults and children, trains undergraduate and graduate psychology students, provides continuing education seminars to the medical staff and local community, and conducts research that has been presented throughout the country. Dr. Carone is in his third consecutive term as President of the New York State Association of Neuropsychology. He has published numerous journal articles in psychology, neurology, and neuroimaging journals, as well as book chapters. His main research interests include traumatic brain injury, symptom validity testing, and multiple sclerosis. He is also the founder and webmaster of the popular medical websites, medfriendly.com and mtbifacts.com.