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Psychological Knowledge in Court

Psychological Knowledge in Court

PTSD, Pain, and TBI

  • Author: Gerald Young,Andrew W. Kane,Keith Nicholson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387256105
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 412
  • View: 3485
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PTSD, pain syndromes, traumatic brain injury: these three areas are common features of personal injury cases, often forming the cornerstone of expert testimony. Yet their complex interplay in an individual can make evaluation—and explaining the results in court—extremely difficult. Psychological Knowledge in Court focuses on this triad separately and in combination, creating a unique guide to forensic evaluations that fulfills both legal and clinical standards. Its meticulous review of the literature identifies and provides clear guidelines for addressing core issues in causality, chronicity, and assessment, such as: - Are there any definable risk factors for PTSD? - How prevalent is PTSD after trauma? - How do patients’ emotions relate to their pain experience? - Are current pain assessment methods accurate enough? - What is the role of pre-existing vulnerabilities in traumatic brain injury? - What exactly is "mild" TBI?

Causality of Psychological Injury

Causality of Psychological Injury

Presenting Evidence in Court

  • Author: Gerald Young,Andrew W. Kane,Keith Nicholson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387364455
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 648
  • View: 330
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This book offers a welcome expansion on key concepts, terms, and issues in causality. It brings much needed clarity to psychological injury assessments and the legal contexts that employ them. Focusing on PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and chronic pain (and grounding readers in salient U.S. and Canadian case law), the book sets out a multifactorial causality framework to facilitate admissibility of psychological evidence in court.

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Fourth Edition

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Richard Rogers,Scott D. Bender
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462533515
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 656
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Widely used by practitioners, researchers, and students--and now thoroughly revised with 70% new material--this is the most authoritative, comprehensive book on malingering and other response styles. Leading experts translate state-of-the-art research into clear, usable strategies for detecting intentional distortions in a wide range of psychological and psychiatric evaluation contexts, including forensic settings. The book examines dissimulation across multiple domains: mental disorders, cognitive impairments, and medical complaints. It describes and critically evaluates evidence-based applications of multiscale inventories, other psychological measures, and specialized methods. Applications are discussed for specific populations, such as sex offenders, children and adolescents, and law enforcement personnel. New to This Edition *Many new authors and topics. *Thoroughly updated with current data, research methods, and assessment strategies. *Chapters on neuropsychological models, culturally competent assessments, psychopathy, and conversion disorder. *Chapters on psychological testing in child custody cases and in personnel selection/hiring.

Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain

Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain

  • Author: Gordon J. G. Asmundson,Geert Crombez
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198525141
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 367
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People who suffer from chronic pain are typically found to be more anxious and fearful of pain than those who do not. Recent evidence has shown that the fear itself serves as a mechanism through which chronic pain is maintained over time. Even once the muscle or tissue damage is healed, a fear of further pain can lead to avoidance behaviour, which over time, leads to deconditioning (e.g. decreased mobility, weight gain). This in turn leads to further pain experiences, negative expectancies, and strengthened avoidance. It is the reciprocal relationship between fear and avoidance that is thought to be responsible for maintaining pain behaviour and disability.With fear of pain known to cause significant suffering and functional disability, there is a need for a greater understanding of this condition. This is the first book to explore this topic. It starts by introducing the current theoretical positions regarding pain-related fear and anxiety along with relevant empirical findings. It then provides comprehensive coverage of assessment issues and treatment strategies. Finally, the book suggests further areas for investigation. Pain-related fear and anxiety are now receiving considerable attention, and efficient and effective treatments are fast becoming available. This book will help guide and extend our understanding of a condition that has been shown to be associated with substantial suffering and disability.Readership: Researchers, clinicians, and trainees from a variety of disciplines (e.g. clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, general practitioners, dentists and physiotherapists) who treat people with chronic pain conditions

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Disabled veterans
  • Page: N.A
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Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion

Handbook of School-Based Mental Health Promotion

  • Author: Alan W. Leschied, Donald H. Saklofske and Gordon L. Flett
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319898426
  • Category:
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The Criminal Law Quarterly

The Criminal Law Quarterly

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Criminal law
  • Page: N.A
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After the Crash

After the Crash

Assessment and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors

  • Author: Edward B. Blanchard,Edward J. Hickling
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
  • ISBN: 9781557984241
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 353
  • View: 7169
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Involvement in motor vehicle accidents (MVA) is a widespread experience for Americans. Moreover, a large-scale survey has shown that MVAs are the most frequent trauma for American males and second most frequent trauma for American females. Another large-scale survey found that MVAs were the single leading cause of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the general population. Yet very little is known about the assessment and treatment of road crash survivors, and few studies have looked at the psychological and psychosocial effects of surviving an accident. This book describes the details of a 5-yr study of MVA survivors in the Albany, New York area and discusses MVA related PTSD. This volume will appeal to a broad audience of practitioners, researchers, and physicians; attorneys who handle MVA survivor cases; and those interested in public safety issues.

Point Man

Point Man

  • Author: Mark Townsend
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571272444
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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The point man leads the patrol into battle, looking for signs of danger. He is the first to face ambushes, hidden bombs and snipers. Few survive for long. Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private, he was lucky to make it home alive. But in his hometown in Essex, where prospects are bleak and his father still suffers from the nightmares of his own war experience, Kenny's struggle is far from over.

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A Guide to Living with the Challenges Associated with Post Concussion Syndrome and Brain Trauma

  • Author: Diane Roberts Stoler,Barbara Albers Hill
  • Publisher: Avery
  • ISBN: 1583334769
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 378
  • View: 5363
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A comprehensive guide to improving mental clarity and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion draws on the expertise of a neuropsychologist and concussion survivor to counsel patients and caregivers on how to manage symptoms ranging from migraines and depression to sleep problems and memory loss. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Psychological Testing in the Service of Disability Determination

Psychological Testing in the Service of Disability Determination

  • Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Committee on Psychological Testing, Including Validity Testing, for Social Security Administration Disability Determinations
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309370930
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 246
  • View: 6477
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The United States Social Security Administration (SSA) administers two disability programs: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), for disabled individuals, and their dependent family members, who have worked and contributed to the Social Security trust funds, and Supplemental Security Income (SSSI), which is a means-tested program based on income and financial assets for adults aged 65 years or older and disabled adults and children. Both programs require that claimants have a disability and meet specific medical criteria in order to qualify for benefits. SSA establishes the presence of a medically-determined impairment in individuals with mental disorders other than intellectual disability through the use of standard diagnostic criteria, which include symptoms and signs. These impairments are established largely on reports of signs and symptoms of impairment and functional limitation. Psychological Testing in the Service of Disability Determination considers the use of psychological tests in evaluating disability claims submitted to the SSA. This report critically reviews selected psychological tests, including symptom validity tests, that could contribute to SSA disability determinations. The report discusses the possible uses of such tests and their contribution to disability determinations. Psychological Testing in the Service of Disability Determination discusses testing norms, qualifications for administration of tests, administration of tests, and reporting results. The recommendations of this report will help SSA improve the consistency and accuracy of disability determination in certain cases.

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

  • Author: Rhonda J. Moore
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441916504
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 865
  • View: 1982
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Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include: ▪ Patient-practitioner communication ▪ Assessment tools and strategies ▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan ▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain ▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions ▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches ▪ Ethical issue and future directions With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.

Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  • Author: Rachel Yehuda
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 9780880488167
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 250
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Fattori di rischio dei disturbi da stress post-traumatico: demografici, ambientali, genetici, neurocognitivi, biologici.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

  • Author: Bessel A. Van der Kolk
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0143127748
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 443
  • View: 593
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Originally published by Viking Penguin, 2014.

Neurobehavioral Recovery from Head Injury

Neurobehavioral Recovery from Head Injury

  • Author: Harvey S. Levin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195042870
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 426
  • View: 7173
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"This volume will repay the reader with a greatly enhanced understanding of the challenge facing head-injured patients when they try to return to society." --The Lancet

Clinician's Guide to Ptsd

Clinician's Guide to Ptsd

A Cognitive-behavioral Approach

  • Author: Steven Taylor
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462530494
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 372
  • View: 7849
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This leading practitioner's guide, now thoroughly updated, examines the nature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provides a complete framework for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Steven Taylor addresses the complexities of treating people who have experienced different types of trauma and shows how to adapt empirically supported protocols to each client's needs. Rich case examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive interventions, exposure exercises, and adjunctive methods. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 14 reproducible handouts and forms in a convenient 8 1/2- x 11- size. New to This Edition: *Chapter on pharmacotherapy--what CBT practitioners need to know when treating clients who are also taking medication. *Incorporates over a decade of advances in assessment and treatment techniques, outcome research, and neurobiological knowledge. *Updated for DSM-5.

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity

  • Author: Spencer A. Rathus,Jeffrey S. Nevid,Lois Fichner-Rathus
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780205786060
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 680
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"Developing a Professional Teaching Portfolio: A Guide for Success, Third Edition, offers practical, comprehensive guidelines for developing standards-based paper or electronic professional teaching portfolios." "This text leads future and in-service teachers through the rigorous process of documenting the qualities of good teaching: sound planning and preparation, able classroom management, attention to quality instruction, and continuous professional growth. Real-world examples accompany expert advice on both content and presentation, encouraging the creation of an effective portfolio that correlates evidence with national and state standards." --Book Jacket.

Forensic Geropsychology

Forensic Geropsychology

Practice Essentials

  • Author: Shane S. Bush,Andrew Heck
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • ISBN: 9781433828928
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 316
  • View: 6852
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This book offers essential information about providing mental health services to older adults in forensic contexts, and to the legal decision-makers involved.

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, Third Edition

The American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults, Third Edition

  • Author: American Psychiatric Association
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
  • ISBN: 0890424659
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 170
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Since the publication of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust in 2011, there has been an increasing emphasis on assuring that clinical practice guidelines are trustworthy, developed in a transparent fashion, and based on a systematic review of the available research evidence. To align with the IOM recommendations and to meet the new requirements for inclusion of a guideline in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), American Psychiatric Association (APA) has adopted a new process for practice guideline development. Under this new process APA's practice guidelines also seek to provide better clinical utility and usability. Rather than a broad overview of treatment for a disorder, new practice guidelines focus on a set of discrete clinical questions of relevance to an overarching subject area. A systematic review of evidence is conducted to address these clinical questions and involves a detailed assessment of individual studies. The quality of the overall body of evidence is also rated and is summarized in the practice guideline. With the new process, recommendations are determined by weighing potential benefits and harms of an intervention in a specific clinical context. Clear, concise, and actionable recommendation statements help clinicians to incorporate recommendations into clinical practice, with the goal of improving quality of care. The new practice guideline format is also designed to be more user friendly by dividing information into modules on specific clinical questions. Each module has a consistent organization, which will assist users in finding clinically useful and relevant information quickly and easily. This new edition of the practice guidelines on psychiatric evaluation for adults is the first set of the APA's guidelines developed under the new guideline development process. These guidelines address the following nine topics, in the context of an initial psychiatric evaluation: review of psychiatric symptoms, trauma history, and treatment history; substance use assessment; assessment of suicide risk; assessment for risk of aggressive behaviors; assessment of cultural factors; assessment of medical health; quantitative assessment; involvement of the patient in treatment decision making; and documentation of the psychiatric evaluation. Each guideline recommends or suggests topics to include during an initial psychiatric evaluation. Findings from an expert opinion survey have also been taken into consideration in making recommendations or suggestions. In addition to reviewing the available evidence on psychiatry evaluation, each guideline also provides guidance to clinicians on implementing these recommendations to enhance patient care.