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Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

  • First and only encyclopedia of clinical neuropsychology: covering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation

  • New and Revised 2nd edition features over 200 new entries, including psychotherapeutic interventions, neuropharmacology and neuroimaging

  • Offers over two thousand entries linked with cross-references and suggested reading

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (2228 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxxxix
  2. A

    1. AACN Practice Guidelines

      • Robert L. Heilbronner
      Pages 1-2
    2. AAMD Adaptive Behavior Scales

      • Crista A. Hopp, Ida Sue Baron
      Pages 2-4
    3. Abasia

      • Douglas I. Katz
      Pages 4-4
    4. Abbreviated Injury Scale

      • Edison Wong, Richard Kunz
      Pages 4-5
    5. Ablation

      • Edison Wong, Richard Kunz
      Pages 5-6
    6. Absence Epilepsy

      • Jeffrey B. Titus, Hayley Loblein, Dave Clarke
      Pages 6-10
    7. Absence Seizure

      • Kenneth R. Perrine
      Pages 10-11
    8. Absolute Threshold

      • Mark Mennemeier
      Pages 11-11
    9. Abstract Reasoning

      • David Hulac
      Pages 11-12
    10. Abulia

      • Irene Piryatinsky
      Pages 12-13
    11. Abusive Head Trauma

      • Jennifer Ann Niskala Apps, Amy Heffelfinger
      Pages 13-16
    12. Academic Competency

      • Kristy K. Kelly
      Pages 16-17
    13. Academic Skills

      • Christina Zafiris, Rachel Losoff
      Pages 17-17
    14. Academic Techniques

      • Ginger Mills
      Pages 18-20
    15. Acalculia

      • Kelly Broxterman, Natalie Wahmhoff, Elaine Clark, Alyssa Beukema
      Pages 20-23
    16. Acceleration Injury

      • Beth Rush
      Pages 23-24
    17. Accessory Cuneate Nucleus

      • John E. Mendoza
      Pages 24-24
    18. Accommodations

      • Jacob T. Lutz, David E. McIntosh
      Pages 24-25
    19. Acetylcholine

      • JoAnn Tschanz, Elizabeth K. Vernon
      Pages 25-26

About this book

The Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology is the first and only encyclopedia covering assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of adult and pediatric neuropsychological disorders. The new and revised 2nd edition includes 100 new entries and extensive updates and revisions.

Clinical neuropsychology is a rapidly evolving specialty whose practitioners serve patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke and other vascular impairments, brain tumors, epilepsy and nonepileptic seizure disorders, developmental disabilities, progressive neurological disorders, HIV- and AIDS-related disorders, and dementia.  Services include evaluation, treatment, and case consultation in child, adult, and the expanding geriatric population in medical and community settings. The clinical goal always is to restore and maximize cognitive and psychological functioning in an injured or compromised brain.

Most neuropsychology reference books focus primarily on assessment and diagnosis, and to date none has been encyclopedic in format. Clinicians, patients, and family members recognize that evaluation and diagnosis is only a starting point for the treatment and recovery process. During the past decade there has been a proliferation of programs, both hospital- and clinic-based, that provide rehabilitation, treatment, and treatment planning services. This encyclopedia will serve as a unified, comprehensive reference for professionals involved in the diagnosis, evaluation, and rehabilitation of adult patients and children with neuropsychological disorders.

From the reviews of the first edition:

“This a A to Z approach to defining clinical psych and clinical neuropsychology terms. … recommend this as a reference for Clinical Neuropsychologists.”

Joseph J. Grenier,, February, 2014


“An indispensable four-volume reference series, which both established and up-and-coming neuropsychologists will find to be an invaluable addition to their clinical practice. Clinicians across a broad range of settings … will find it to be a comprehensive reference guide. … Each entry provides cross-references to related topic areas within the series, as well as additional readings, for the interested reader to use as a springboard to expand their understanding of each topic area.”

Sarah E. Bullard, Mélina Griss, Sonia Greene and Anna Gekker, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, November, 2012


“This book is the most comprehensive text ever published in the field of clinical neuropsychology. … If I had to select only one book to have on my desk, in my office, this would be the one.”, December, 2010


  • neurobehavioral syndromes
  • neuropsychological intervention
  • neurological injury
  • cognitive rehabilitation
  • traumatic brain injury
  • neurodevelopmental disability
  • movement disorders
  • neuroimaging modalities and techniques
  • neuropsychological test batteries
  • forensic neuropsychology
  • stroke and vascular impairment
  • neuropsychology of brain tumors
  • progressive neurological disorders
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • assessment of dementia
  • geriatric neuropsychology
  • pediatric neuropsychology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA

    Jeffrey S. Kreutzer

  • Kessler Foundation, Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, USA

    John DeLuca

  • Independent Practice, Wynnewood, USA

    Bruce Caplan

About the editors

Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD is the Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond. Board certified in rehabilitation psychology (ABPP), Dr. Kreutzer has more than three decades of experience as a brain injury rehabilitation specialist.  He was a founding member of the Virginia Head Injury Foundation, now known as BIAV.  Since 1987, he has served as the Director of VCU’s federally-designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS).  As a clinician, Dr. Kreutzer provides neuropsychological and family support services to persons with a wide variety of neurological disabilities.  His practice is holistic, emphasizing skills training, psychological support, and patient education. Dr. Kreutzer has co-authored more than 170 publications, most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation.  Editor-In-Chief of two international journals, Brain Injury and NeuroRehabilitation, he has also published  more than 15 books covering topics such as family intervention, vocational rehabilitation, community reintegration, behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation. 

John DeLuca, PhD is the vice president of research at the Kessler Research Foundation and a professor in the departments of physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R), and neurosciences at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School. He is a licensed psychologist in the states of New Jersey and New York. Dr. DeLuca directs the neuropsychology and neuroscience laboratory at Kessler and is director of the post-doctoral fellows program in neuropsychology.  Dr. DeLuca is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Rehabilitation Psychology. He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Bruce Caplan, PhD, ABPP (cn,rp) is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Caplan serves as Senior Editor of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, is a member of the Editorial Boards of Rehabilitation Psychology and Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, and previously served as Editor of Rehabilitation Psychology. In 1987, Dr. Caplan published Rehabilitation Psychology Desk Reference, the first edited textbook in the specialty. He is Past President of the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society and of Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) of the APA. He is the recipient of two Distinguished Service Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Division 22. Dr. Caplan was a founding member of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology. Currently in independent practice, he was formerly professor and chief psychologist in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

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