Military Neuropsychology

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Military Neuropsychology

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Author: Carrie Kennedy PhD, Jeffrey Moore PhD


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"...this foundational volume on military neuropsychology should be on the bookshelf of every mental health clinician that may come in contact with military service members." --International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

" important text dedicated to this subspecialty in the larger field of neuropsychology...The book integrates in a coherent manner the different aspects of military neuropsychological practice and provides a clear clinical road map for neuropsychologists and other psychologists working with military personnel in various settings."--PsycCRITIQUES

This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a comprehensive review of the latest research.

Key Features:

  • Discusses the development of neuropsychology and its advances in the military
  • Presents methods of dealing with military issues, such as head injuries, HIV, PTSD, learning disorders, and more
  • Explains the importance of baseline testing, stress research, and multiple brain injury rehabilitation techniques
  • Product Details 

    • Publication Date March 15, 2010
    • Page Count 432
    • Product Form Hardback
    • ISBN 13 9780826104489
    • EISBN 9780826104496

    About The Author(s) 


    Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy. After receiving her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University in 2000, she completed a two year Postdoctoral Neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical School. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and Virginia. In addition to her academic training, Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of the Naval Education and Training Command's Officer Indoctrination School. Currently, she is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute where she conducts evaluations on aviators, air crew and air traffic controllers. As part of her deployment duties, she was Chief of Behavioral Health Services for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Dr. Kennedy is the author of over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles, the co-editor of the book Military Psychology (Guilford) and co-author of the forthcoming book Ethics of Operational Psychology (APA). Dr. Kennedy serves on the Conflict of Interest Committee for the National Academy of Neuropsychology and is the Psychology Ethics Consultant for the Clinical Committee of the American Psychological Association's Division 19, Society for Military Psychology.

    Table of Contents 

    Chapter 1: A History and Introduction to Military Neuropsychology
    Chapter 2: Ethical Issues in Military Neuropsychology
    Chapter 3: Fitness for Duty
    Chapter 4: Noncredible Neuropsychological Presentation in Service Members and Veterans
    Chapter 5: Blast Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury
    Chapter 6: Acute Battlefield Assessment of Concussion/mildTBI and Return to Duty Evaluations
    Chapter 7: Head Injury Rehabilitation of Military Members
    Chapter 8: ADHD and Learning Disorders
    Chapter 9: HIV-associated Neurocognitive Disorders in the Military
    Chapter 10: The Neuropsychological Functioning of Prisoners of War Following Repatriation
    Chapter 11: Cognitive Sequelae of Sustained Operations
    Chapter 12: Neuropsychological Correlates of PTSD: A Military Perspective
    Chapter 13: Cognition and Decision-Making in Extreme Environments
    Chapter 14: The Future of Military Neuropsychology

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