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Screening for Brain Impairment

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Screening for Brain Impairment

SKU# 9780826110756

A Manual for Mental Health Practice, Third Edition

Author: Michael D. Franzen PhD, Glen E. Getz PhD, ABN


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Written by top practitioners in the field of neuropsychological screening, Screening for Brain Impairment is the extensively updated new edition of the classic resource. Valuable to a broad range of medical and mental health practitioners, this new edition reflects enormous changes to the field over the past 13 years.

Each chapter contains updated information and new empirical data, including extensive information on neurological and psychiatric disorders, adult attention deficit disorder, and screening for and assessing the emotional correlates of brain impairment. Also included are new chapters on computerized assessment and developing relations with other professionals, including clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 29, 2010
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110756
  • EISBN 9780826110763

About The Author(s) 

Michael D. Franzen earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 1983 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Nebraska Medical School in 1984. From 1985 to 1994 Dr. Franzen held various professorships and directorships at the West Virginia University Medical Center. Since 1994, he has been the Director of Neuropsychology at the Allegheny Neuropsychiatric Institute and Chief Neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Franzen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He is a co-author or co-editor of a dozen books and the co-author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters. He is on the editorial board for the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review, Journal of Forensic Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment.

Glen E. Getz received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati in 2003. Afterwards, he completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital under the supervision of Michael Franzen. He is currently as clinical neuropsychologist at Allegheny General Hospital as well as an assistant professor at the Drexel University College of Medicine.

Table of Contents 

Chapter 1- Neurological Disorders

Chapter 2 - Psychiatric Disorders with Neurologic Implications

Chapter 3 - Approaches to Neurological Assessment

Chapter 4 - The Neuropsychological History

Chapter 5 - The Mental Status Examination

Chapter 6 - Screening Test of Perceptual and Motor Functions

Chapter 7 - Screening Tests for Verbal Functions

Chapter 8 - Screening for Memory Functions

Chapter 9 - Screening Tests for Higher Cognitive Functions

Chapter 10 - Computerized Screening Tests

Chapter 11 - Neuropsychological Screening

Chapter 12 - Clinical Psychology and Related Professions