I have just found a new work to add to my ‘summer reading’ list. The book titled Forensic Neuropsychology Casebook was edited by Robert L. Heilbronner, PhD, a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in Chicago. He is the Director of the Chicago Neuropsychology Group and Co-director of the Forensic Neuropsychology Institute. There are twenty-three contributing authors who add insight to a wide array of topics certainly to be of interest to lawyers and experts specializing in brain injuries. Publisher’s summary:
Featuring compelling case presentations from experienced neuropsychologists, this unique volume offers a window into the complexities of conducting forensic assessments and serving as an expert witness. Covering both the civil and criminal arenas, the contributors demonstrate evidence-based procedures for evaluating premorbid functioning, competency, malingering, and other forensic issues. Each case includes step-by-step details on the clinical interview, behavioral observations, neuropsychological test results, and the preparation for deposition or courtroom testimony. The concluding “Ask the Experts” section provides a thought-provoking Q&A on salient professional and ethical issues. An ideal format for translating science to practice, the casebook yields valuable insights on navigating the twists and turns of the legal system.