Forensic neuropsychological evaluations in an academic medical center

Lauren Schwarz*, Michael Schrift, Neil Pliskin

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Within the expanding field of clinical neuropsychology, the subspecialty of forensic neuropsychology has developed. Currently, there is considerable diversity within the discipline as to how practitioners approach test selection, reports, and number of hours billed. How individuals handle these issues is subject to debate, but what is clear is that there are no specific guidelines as to how to conduct these evaluations. The current study provides an introduction to the issues faced by clinical neuropsychologists completing forensic evaluations. In addition, the authors present how the relevant issues are addressed in one neuropsychology service housed within a university-affiliated academic medical center.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Forensic neuropsychological evaluation
  • Independent medical examination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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