Until now there has been no single volume in which a broad and comprehensive scope of ethical questions in neuropsychology is discussed. These editors have sought to fill that gap, calling upon leading thinkers in the field of neuropsychology and ethics. Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology affords the seasoned practitioner as well as the beginner a broad sampling of research and commentary on the ethical dilemmas involved in the clinical practice of Neuropsychology. Part 1 presents ethical issues that arise in the provision of neuropsychological services irrespective of setting, whereas Part 2 concentrates on the unique ethical challenges that attend practice with specific populations. Each chapter offers a rare view into the actual practice of Neuropsychology and the examples highlight an oft-quoted observation at Ethics Committee meetings that good clinical practice is good ethical practice. Carefully crafted vignettes allow the reader to apply these concepts to a myriad of situations confronting practicing clinical neuropsychologists. The discerning reader of Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology should have no difficulty translating between the 1992 and the proposed ethics code. This is a volume that will be a meaningful addition not only to the libraries of graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows but also to the reference shelves of established practitioners and those preparing for board certification examinations in neuropsychology. This book will be of interest to neuropsychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, clinical psychologists and ethicists.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Application of Ethical Standard 2 (Evaluation, Assessment, or Intervention) to Clinical Neuropsychology. Fisher, Johnson Greene and Barth, Evaluation, Diagnosis and Interventions in Clinical Neuropsychology in General and with Special Populations: An Overview. McSweeny and Naugle, Competence and Appropriate Use of Assessments and Interventions. Anderson, Jr., and Palozzi, Ethical Issues in Test Contstruction, Selection and Security. Thompson, Ethical Issues in Interpreting and Explaining Assessment Results. Part 2: Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology with Special Populations. Fennell, Ethical Issues in Pediatric Neuropsychology. Morgan, Ethical Issues in the Practice of Geriatric Neuropsychology. Sweet, Grote and van Gorp, Ethical Issues in Forensic Neuropsychology. Swiercinsky, Ethical Issues in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. Gur, Moberg and Wolpe, Ethical Issues in Neuropsychology in Psychiatric Settings. Wilde, Bush and Zeifert, Ethical Neuropsychological Practice in Medical Settings. Harris, Ethical Decision Making with Individuals of Diverse Ethnic, Cultural and Linguistic Backgrounds. Rizzo, Schultheis and Rothbaum, Ethical Issues for the Use of Virtual Reality in the Psychological Sciences. Deidan and Bush, Addressing Perceived Ethical Violations in Clinical Neuropsychology.
"Bush and Drexler offers us a first in the field. This is a well conceived book that will be of interest to many current practitioners as well as students entering the field of neuropsychology." -- Cheryl L. Shigaki, Phd, University of Missouri-Columbia (Book Review)