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The Neuropsychology Handbook

SKU# 9780826102515

Third Edition

Author: , Danny Wedding PhD, MPH


  • Arthur MacNeill Horton EdD, ABPP, ABPN

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"A fantastic and monumental contribution to our field." ñ Ralph M. Reitan, PhD

The field of neuropsychology has many specialized books on particular diseases, but there is always a need for a general text to cover the major aspects of neuropsychology from neuroanatomy to assessment to practice issues. This is one such book that attempts to provide comprehensive coverage of the field."


In the last decade, the number of books, courses, training opportunities, and journals dealing with clinical neuropsychology has greatly increased. Demand for a complete reference in the field is growing as practitioners in private practice, the court system, and the medical field continue to make discoveries and advance our knowledge of the brain system and how it affects our everyday lives. In order to address this urgent need, Drs. Horton and Wedding have edited this Third Edition of the classic Neuropsychology Handbook.

In its pages are reviews of all the major areas in which clinical neuropsychologists work:

  • the foundations of clinical neuropsychology
  • brain structure and function
  • neurological disorders
  • psychiatric disorders
  • diagnostic decision-making
  • symptom validity testing
  • neuroimaging
  • behavioral change following traumatic brain injury
  • disability determination
  • rehabilitation planning, and more

Very specialized areas of practice such as clinical neuropsychology with children, clinical neurotoxicology, and neuropsychological assessment in criminal law cases also receive chapters.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 18, 2007
  • Page Count 856
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102515
  • EISBN 9780826103123

About The Author(s) 

Danny Wedding earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1979 and completed a post-doctoral year of training in behavioral medicine and clinical neuropsychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Wedding directed the neuropsychology services at the medical schools of East Tennessee State University and Marshall University before serving as a legislative aid to Senator Tom Daschle and Congressman John Conyers. Since 1991, Dr. Wedding has served as a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, a health policy, research, and training center affiliated with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is the author or editor of 12 books including Current Psychotherapies, Movies and Mental Illness, and Behavior and Medicine. He is the current editor of PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology - APA Review of Books.

Table of Contents 

    Section I: Foundations of Neuropsychology
  1. Overview of Clinical Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr. and Arthur MacNeill Horton III
  2. Neurological Disorders, Michelle Braun
  3. Neuropsychology and Intelligence: An Overview, Cecil R. Reynolds, Christine L. Castillo and Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
  4. Understanding the Etiology of Psychiatric and Neurologic Disorders in Neuropsychiatry, Lawrence C. Hartlage and Rik Carl D'Amato
  5. Bias and Explicit Decision Rules, Arthur D. Williams
  6. Assessing for Exaggeration, Poor Effort, and Malingering in Neuropsychological Assessment, Grant L. Iverson
  7. Lateralization of Cerebral Functions, J. Josh Hall, Tiffany J. Neal, and Raymond S. Dean

  8. Section II: Assessment in Neuropsychology
  9. An Introduction to Structural and Functional Neuroimaging, Robert M. Roth, Nancy S. Koven, and Jo Cara Pendergrass
  10. The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Past, Present, And Future, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
  11. Neuropsychological Assessment Battery: Introduction and Advanced Interpretation, Grant L. Iverson, Brian L. Brooks, Travis White, and Robert A. Stern
  12. Multicultural Neuropsychological Assessment: The Future of Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.
  13. Ecological Validity Of Neuropsychological Testing: Critical Issues, Robert J. Sbordone
  14. The Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Assessment System, Raymond S. Dean and Andrew S. Davis

  15. Section III: Practice Issues in Neuropsychology
  16. Cognitive Rehabilitation with Brain-Damaged Patients, Russell D. Pella, Katie Kendra, B. D. Hill, and William Drew Gouvier
  17. Unresolved Issues About Release of Raw Test Data and Test Materials, Dorrie L. Rapp, Paul S. Ferber, and Shane S. Bush
  18. Trained Third-Party Presence During Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations, John J. Blase
  19. Confidentiality in Neuropsychological Practice, Shane S. Bush and Thomas A. Martin

  20. Section IV: Special Populations in Neuropsychology
  21. The Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas L. Bennett and Michael J. Raymond
  22. Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia, Kevin Duff and Thomas J. Grabowski
  23. Learning Disorders, David C. Osmon, Cory Patrick, and Elizabeth Andresen
  24. The Neuropsychology of ADHD, Sam Goldstein and Joy Jansen
  25. Neuropsychology of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Henry V. Soper, Stephen Wolfson, and Francis Canavan
  26. Neuropsychological Assessment of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Daniel N. Allen, Gregory P. Strauss, Brian D. Leany, and Brad Donohue
  27. Neuropsychology of Alcoholism, Doug Johnson-Greene and John Denning
  28. Neuropsychological Assessment of Toxic Exposures, Raymond Singer
  29. Sports Neuropsychology, Frank M. Webbe

  30. Section V: Conclusion
  31. The Future of Clinical Neuropsychology, Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr.

  32. Index

Editorial Review(s) 

To support neuropsychology's swift clinical development and legal applications, Horton (Psychotherapeutic Treatment Approaches) and Wedding (Behavior and Medicine) have revised and updated this respected field guide. Forty-eight subject specialists contribute 27 essays that are divided into five thematic categories. Highlighted are the fundamental issues, clinical assessments, ethical and practical concerns, exceptional cases, and projected expectations relevant to neuropsychology. Divided into helpful subheadings that facilitate comprehension, each essay is followed by three to five pages of bibliographic references. Intended principally for clinical professionals, this book employs specialized language and field-specific acronyms throughout. Recommended for psychiatric and related medical collections.