neurobook.jpgI 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.

Dr. Heilbrunner will be a featured speaker at this year’s NABIS medical legal seminar in Amelia Island, Florida on September 23rd. Dr. Heilbrunner will be speaking on the topic of malingering.