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Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans

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Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans

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  • Shane S. Bush PhD, ABPP, ABN

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In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Bush endeavors to compile a comprehensive account of how neuropsychological research, assessment, and treatment of veterans are impacted by military status. He succeeds brilliantly with this undertaking...[T]his is an essential text for those working with active duty service members and veterans, and is highly recommended to all those seeking new perspectives."--Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

In Neuropsychological Practice with Veterans, Dr. Shane S. Bush provides a multifaceted overview of neuropsychological assessments and treatments associated with war veterans who have suffered from traumatic brain injury (TBI) during their service."--Somatic Psychotherapy Today

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), afflicting approximately one third of injured veterans returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is considered the signature injury in these conflicts. In addition to TBI, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression often afflict these veterans and contribute to neurological symptoms. This is the first volume to provide a comprehensive overview of neuropsychologically grounded assessment, treatment, training, and trends for clinicians who work with this population.

Encompassing the writings of clinicians and researchers experienced in working with the Veterans Administration (VA) population, the book is grounded in an understanding of the unique culture of the veteran with its specialized service delivery methods and procedures. In addition to its focus on veterans with TBI, the text also addresses the assessment and treatment of aging veterans of previous military conflicts and of combat and non-combat veterans with neurological and emotional problems related to aging, substance abuse, HIV/hepatitis, psychiatric disorders, and other problems.

Key Features:

  • Addresses the growing need for neuropsychological assessment and treatment of returning veterans as well as aging veterans of earlier conflicts
  • Focuses on traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, and major depression
  • Discusses assessment of malingering (faking); benefits, pension, return-to-work evaluations; polytrauma management; and training concerns
  • Written by clinicians and researchers experienced in working with veterans
  • Edited by a neuropsychology specialist who is well known in the VA community

Product Details 

  • Publication Date May 07, 2012
  • Page Count 424
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108050
  • EISBN 9780826108067

Table of Contents 



1. Neuropsychological Assessment Methods and Procedures: Inpatient and Outpatient VA Settings

2. Improbable Neuropsychological Presentations: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management

3. Neuropsychological Treatment of Veterans

4. Neuropsychology and Polytrauma Services


5. Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans

6. Blast from the Past and Present: A Review of Blast-Related Injury in Military Personnel and Veterans

7. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Psychological and Neuropsychological Perspectives

8. Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Veterans

9. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis

10. Substance Use Disorders

11. Neuropsychological Conditions Experienced Solely or More Commonly by Military and Veteran Populations


12. Training and Supervision in Neuropsychology within the Department of Veterans Affairs

13. Neuropsychological Program Development: Integration and Innovation

14. Ethical Considerations in the Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment of Veterans

15. History and Future Directions of Neuropsychology in the Department of Veterans Affairs