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Consideration of Neuropsychological Factors in Interviewing

  • Brian Yochim
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Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to accomplish two purposes: (1) to provide an introduction to neuropsychological factors of which to be aware when conducting diagnostic interviews, and (2) to give an introduction to the art and science of conducting neuropsychological assessment interviews. The chapter serves as an overview of how cognitive or brain dysfunction can manifest in a diagnostic interview and also provides an introduction to neuropsychological interviewing for general clinical psychology students or students focusing in clinical neuropsychology. The chapter focuses on neuropsychological assessment with adults. Pediatric neuropsychology will not be explored, but interested readers are referred to Sattler (2002) for information on neuropsychological assessment interviews with children.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Head Injury Vascular Dementia Neuropsychological Assessment Frontotemporal Dementia 
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Acknowledgment

The author wishes to thank Drs. Bruce Reed, Donna Sorensen, James Picano, and Susan MacNeill for their teaching of the important skill of neuropsychological interviewing. Your instruction in this skill will always be invaluable.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsUSA

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