The Handbook of Sport Neuropsychology

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The Handbook of Sport Neuropsychology

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  • Frank Webbe

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...both the perspective and the scope of this volume are well conceived and executed. This book provides an important platform for developing expertise in a fascinating and growing field. It is required reading from my students.--Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

The book will provide an excellent reference for health care providers in the area of concussion management and the increased emphasis on the incorporation of neurocognitive testing and the role of neuropsychologists. This is information that needs to out in the Sports Medicine arena as to how to incorporate neuropsychologists in the Sports Medicine team.

--Steven L. Cole, ATC
Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations
College of William and Mary

Dr. Webbe has used his vast knowledge and experience in the field of sports neuropsychology to create a superb road map, which provides important information and direction for the study of sports concussion. This handbook reflects his skill in attracting some of the world's leaders in sports neuropsychology as chapter authors, and his ability to organize and integrate their unique funds of knowledge.

From the Foreword by Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

An estimated 300,000 sport-related concussions occur every year in the United States, many of which lead to short- or long-term impairment or even sudden death. Frank Webbe, one of the foremost leaders in the field, has compiled the most up-to-date, comprehensive volume on sport neuropsychology currently available. It presents, through the contributions of leading practitioners in the field, an exhaustive study of sport-related concussions and the multitude of management and treatment issues that arise from them.

The handbook is structured within a conceptual framework, which includes an overview of the field, ethical considerations, risk factors and mechanisms, diagnosis and assessment, and counseling and rehabilitation principles. It integrates research findings from a wide variety of professional and amateur sports, including football, hockey, boxing, wrestling, and others. The book also addresses collateral effects of mild and traumatic head injury such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Synthesizing all the diverse facets of the burgeoning field of sport neuropsychology, this clear and concise volume will serve as a springboard for research yet to be realized.

Key features:

  • Integrates knowledge from sports and exercise science with neuropsychology
  • Includes the latest research on the role of neuroimaging and electrophysical approaches to understanding concussion
  • Clarifies the professional training and ethical behavior of a sport neuropsychologist
  • Highlights the emotional components of concussion
  • Discusses the acute and chronic effects of repeated head trauma

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 15, 2010
  • Page Count 406
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826115713
  • EISBN 9780826115720

Table of Contents 

PART I Overview of Sport Neuropsychology

Chapter 1 Introduction to Sport Neuropsychology
Chapter 2 Qualifications and Training of the Sport Neuropsychologist
Chapter 3 Ethical Issues and Practical Considerations

PART II Sport-Related Concussion

Chapter 4 History and Epidemiology of Concussion in Sport
Chapter 5 Sport as a Laboratory Assessment Model
Chapter 6 Diagnosis and Assessment of Concussion
Chapter 7 Neuroimaging Techniques and Sports-Related Concussion
Chapter 8 Evidence-Based Neuropsychological Assessment in Sport-Related Concussion
Chapter 9 Effects of Repeated Concussive and Subconcussive Impacts in Sport
Chapter 10 Computerized Neuropsychological Assessment in Sport
Chapter 11 Youth Sports Concussion: A Heads Up on the Growing Public Health Concern
Chapter 12 Concussion Management Programs in College and Professional Sports

PART III Counseling and Therapy Issues

Chapter 13 Counseling Athletes Within the Context of Neurocognitive Concerns
Chapter 14 Short-Term and Extended Emotional Correlates of Concussion

PART IV New Directions in Sport Neuropsychology

Chapter 15 When Science and Politics Conflict: The Case of Soccer Heading in Adults and Children
Chapter 16 Concussion Management and Neuropsychological Concerns from the Perspective of an Athletic Department
Chapter 17 Neuromotor Effects of Concussion: A Biobehavioral Perspective
Chapter 18 Neurocognitive Development in Children and the Role of Sport Participation
Chapter 19 Future Directions in Sport Neuropsychology