Screening for Brain Impairment: A Manual for Mental Health Practice (Third Edition)

Screening for Brain Impairment: A Manual for Mental Health Practice (Third Edition)

By: Michael D. Franzen (author), Glen E. Getz (author), Danny Wedding (author)Paperback

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In the 13 years since the publication of the second edition of ""Screening for Brain Impairment"", there has been an explosion new knowledge regarding brain-behavior relations. The new and extensively updated third edition of this book will be a valuable resource for a broad range of medical and mental health practitioners, including general clinicians who are increasing their awareness of the potential neuropsychological aspects of their patients and medical professionals who are evaluating the possibility of cognitive and emotional correlates of medical disorders. The third edition is a valuable information resource to assist medical and mental health professionals in their neuropsychological endeavors. This is a new and extensively updated edition of the widely used text. It is authored by the top practitioners in this arena. It provides new information on screening for and assessing the emotional correlates of brain impairment. The new focus is on adult attention deficit disorder. It includes a new chapter on computerized assessment. It also includes a new chapter on developing relations with other professionals including clinical neuropsychologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists.

About Author

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. He has already published 30 peer review journal articles and book chapters in his young career.


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826110756
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780826110756
  • ISBN10: 0826110754
  • edition: Third Edition

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