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An Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology New Hanover Regional Medical Center March 6, 2003 Antonio E. Puente Department of Psychology, UNCW Private.

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1 An Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology New Hanover Regional Medical Center March 6, 2003 Antonio E. Puente Department of Psychology, UNCW Private Practice, Wilmington

2 Outline of Presentation Defining Clinical Neuropsychology Neuropsychological Assessment Neuropsychological Intervention Sample Cases & Resources

3 Type of Doctoral Degree (All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians) Percent

4 Field of Doctoral Degree (All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians) Percent

5 Work Setting (All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians) Percent

6 Board Certification Status (Doctoral Licensed Clinicians) Percent

7 Weekly Professional Activities by Organization (All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians, exc. Part time) Percent

8 Weekly Professional Activities by Organization (% for All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians, exc. Part time) Percent

9 Hours Per Week Per Clinical Activity (Full-time and Full-time plus Doctoral Licensed Clinicians)

10 Evaluation Time by Evaluation Goal (Hrs. for All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians; 5 th & 95 th %ile in parens.) (Except forensic, those using assistants test more hours (e.g., for determination of diagnosis, 6.6 hrs vs. 5.8 hrs, p=.017.) However, hours billed are similar.

11 Time-Related Case Activities (All Doctoral Licensed Clinicians) Hours billed: Private=11.1 (SD=5.0); Institution=8.2 (SD=3.3) * Only scoring is not significant between groups; covarying amount of forensic practice did not eradicate group differences Minutes

12 The Purpose of a Neuropsychological Evaluation Origin to Disposition Educational Forensic Competency Social Security Workers Compensation Personal Injury Capital Felony Clinical Surgical Interventions Treatment Decisions Psychopharmaceutical Psychotherapeutic Cognitive Rehabilitation Pain Management Physical Intervention Medical Compliance

13 Components of a Neuropsychological Evaluation Record Review Interview (including collateral) Neuropsychological Testing Summary and Disposition

14 Sample Neuropsychological Tests Attention (Cancellation tests) Visuomotor (Trail making) Fluency (FAS) Communication (Boston) Problem Solving (Category) Learning & Memory (WMS) Intellectual (WAIS) Academic Achievement (WRAT) Personality & Affective (MMPI Tests of Effort (Rey) (see Camara, Nathan, & Puente, 2000, Professional Psychology, for a complete list of neuropsychological and psychological tests currently in use)

15 Components of a Neuropsychological Intervention Psychotherapy Cognitive Rehabilitation Biofeedback Vocational Intervention Health Behavior Management

16 Sample Neuropsychological Interventions Psychotherapy Individual vs Family/Group Problem-Focused Time-Limited Cognitive Rehabilitation Problem-Solving Learning & Memory Biofeedback EMG

17 Sample Forensic Cases Competency Social Security Workers Compensation Personal Injury Capital Felony

18 Sample Clinical Cases Pain Head Injury Dementia Coronary Bypass Stroke Degenerative Disorders

19 Resources web


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