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Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology

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Clinical Cultural Neuroscience An Integrative Approach to Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology

Clinical Cultural Neuroscience An Integrative Approach to Cross-Cultural Neuropsychology

Clinical Cultural Neuroscience aims to provide clinicians and researchers with an overview of contemporary topics relevant to the study of culture in psychology and neuroscience. Within a translational thematic framework, this multidisciplinary volume surveys our current understanding of human behavior and culture along the spectrum of health and disease across multiple levels of analysis, from molecular genetics to sociocultural environment.

Disability as Diversity Developing Cultural Competence

Disability as Diversity Developing Cultural Competence

Disability as Diversity: Developing Cultural Competence reveals why disability is a cultural experience, rather than merely a medical status. Conceptual models of disability have evolved into a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon that disability service providers must understand to fully appreciate the intricacy of the lives of the people they serve. In this volume, Andrews sets the stage with the must-know history of disability rights and the social and cultural evolution of disabled people in the United States. She presents important concepts about attitudes toward disability and the impact of ableism. Andrews illustrates that not only are negative attitudes harmful, but that overly positive stereotypes can have an equally detrimental effect on disabled people. The reader will learn about disability microaggressions and how attempts to improve disability awareness can be misguided. Andrews argues that there is a distinct disability culture, and introduces the reader to its characteristics and features. She explores the concept of disability identity development, and how some people with disabilities identify readily as disabled and embrace the disability community, while others do not view themselves as disabled even though they meet commonly accepted criteria for disability. Andrews delves into the intricacies and controversies of disability language, including person-first and identity-first language. The reader will gain enhanced knowledge and skills to provide culturally competent care to individuals, as well as methods to enrich cultural humility at the organizational level. Andrews offers readers a guide to disability-related considerations for psychological testing and assessment and the role of universal design. Readers will learn about specific considerations for intervention with children and adults with disabilities, including how to tailor intervention approaches, clinician attitudes, and the use of evidence based treatments. Researchers will find a thorough exploration of the challenges inherent in disability research, the importance of full consumer inclusion, and future directions to reduce health disparities based on disability. This book offers practical suggestions for clinicians and researchers who work with people with disabilities in order to be culturally effective in all aspects of assessment, intervention, and scientific inquiry.

The Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist

The Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist

Author: Barbara A. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation. Barbara's story shows how it is possible to have a fulfilling career alongside a successful family life, even when faced with the deepest of personal tragedies; the death of her adult daughter Sarah. Clinical and neuropsychologists will recognise Barbara's influence on rehabilitation practice and her tireless aim to get what is best for people needing neuropsychological rehabilitation. It will inspire those with brain injury and their families who may struggle to make life meaningful, as well as encourage readers to stick to their beliefs and triumph in the face of obstacles.

Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury

Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury

Author: Giles N. Yeates Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The psychological impact of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be devastating for both the person involved and their family. This book describes the different types of psychological therapies used to ameliorate psychological distress following ABI. Each chapter presents a new therapeutic approach by experts in the area. Readers will learn about the key principles and techniques of the therapy alongside its application to a specific case following ABI. In addition, readers will gain insight into which approach may be most beneficial to whom as well as those where there may be additional challenges. Covering a wide array of psychological therapies, samples range from more historically traditional approaches to those more recently developed. Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation as well as practitioners, researchers and students of psychology, neuropsychology and rehabilitation.

Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury

Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury

Author: Giles N. Yeates Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The psychological impact of an acquired brain injury (ABI) can be devastating for both the person involved and their family. This book describes the different types of psychological therapies used to ameliorate psychological distress following ABI. Each chapter presents a new therapeutic approach by experts in the area. Readers will learn about the key principles and techniques of the therapy alongside its application to a specific case following ABI. In addition, readers will gain insight into which approach may be most beneficial to whom as well as those where there may be additional challenges. Covering a wide array of psychological therapies, samples range from more historically traditional approaches to those more recently developed. Psychological Therapies in Acquired Brain Injury will be of great interest to clinicians and researchers working in brain injury rehabilitation as well as practitioners, researchers and students of psychology, neuropsychology and rehabilitation.

The Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist

The Story of a Clinical Neuropsychologist

Author: Barbara A. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

From a disadvantaged childhood to becoming one of our best-loved clinical neuropsychologists, this exceptional book tells the life story of Barbara A. Wilson, who has changed the way we think about brain injury rehabilitation. Barbara's story shows how it is possible to have a fulfilling career alongside a successful family life, even when faced with the deepest of personal tragedies; the death of her adult daughter Sarah. Clinical and neuropsychologists will recognise Barbara's influence on rehabilitation practice and her tireless aim to get what is best for people needing neuropsychological rehabilitation. It will inspire those with brain injury and their families who may struggle to make life meaningful, as well as encourage readers to stick to their beliefs and triumph in the face of obstacles.

Life After a Rare Brain Tumour and Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome Awake Behind Closed Eyes

Life After a Rare Brain Tumour and Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome Awake Behind Closed Eyes

Author: Alex Jelly, Adel Helmy, Barbara A. Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

This book offers a personal insight into the experience of Alex Jelly, a professional fundraiser who developed a rare brain tumour, a papillary meningioma, which was successfully removed. She was left with Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome and associated problems including motor and speech impairments and a temporary psychosis. Discussing Alex's struggles and triumphs throughout her rehabilitation this book offers an honest account of her journey from diagnosis to recovery. Part One introduces Alex's early life and employment, symptom onset and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Part Two presents her neurosurgeon, Adel Helmy, and a clinical neuropsychologist, Barbara A Wilson. Adel provides a medical context by explaining Alex's successful surgery and her post-operative experience. Finally, Barbara concludes with a comprehensive view of Alex's recovery and gives a voice to the therapists and psychologists who worked with Alex throughout her in and outpatient rehabilitation journey. This book provides support, understanding and hope for patients who have suffered a brain tumour and their families. It is valuable reading for any professional involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury.

Life After a Rare Brain Tumour and Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome Awake Behind Closed Eyes

Life After a Rare Brain Tumour and Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome Awake Behind Closed Eyes

Author: Alex Jelly, Adel Helmy, Barbara A. Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2019

This book offers a personal insight into the experience of Alex Jelly, a professional fundraiser who developed a rare brain tumour, a papillary meningioma, which was successfully removed. She was left with Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome and associated problems including motor and speech impairments and a temporary psychosis. Discussing Alex's struggles and triumphs throughout her rehabilitation this book offers an honest account of her journey from diagnosis to recovery. Part One introduces Alex's early life and employment, symptom onset and diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Part Two presents her neurosurgeon, Adel Helmy, and a clinical neuropsychologist, Barbara A Wilson. Adel provides a medical context by explaining Alex's successful surgery and her post-operative experience. Finally, Barbara concludes with a comprehensive view of Alex's recovery and gives a voice to the therapists and psychologists who worked with Alex throughout her in and outpatient rehabilitation journey. This book provides support, understanding and hope for patients who have suffered a brain tumour and their families. It is valuable reading for any professional involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury.

The Invisible Brain Injury Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies

The Invisible Brain Injury Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies

Author: Aurora Lassaletta Atienza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2019

The Invisible Brain Injury recounts, in her own words, the experience of Aurora Lassaletta; a clinical psychologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a traffic accident. Presenting her unique dual perspective as both a patient and a clinician, Aurora highlights the less visible cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms common to ABI. This moving account showcases Aurora's growing awareness of her impairments, their manifestation in daily life, how they are perceived, or not, by others, and the tools that helped her survive. Each chapter combines Aurora's perspective with the scientific view of a professional neuropsychologist or physiatrist who provide commentaries her various symptoms. This book is valuable reading for professionals involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury. It is a must read for any individual, who are an essential part of the rehabilitation, adjustment and acceptance process involved with TBI.

The Invisible Brain Injury Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies

The Invisible Brain Injury Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and other Acquired Brain Pathologies

Author: Aurora Lassaletta Atienza Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

The Invisible Brain Injury recounts, in her own words, the experience of Aurora Lassaletta; a clinical psychologist who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) after a traffic accident. Presenting her unique dual perspective as both a patient and a clinician, Aurora highlights the less visible cognitive, emotional and behavioural symptoms common to ABI. This moving account showcases Aurora's growing awareness of her impairments, their manifestation in daily life, how they are perceived, or not, by others, and the tools that helped her survive. Each chapter combines Aurora's perspective with the scientific view of a professional neuropsychologist or physiatrist who provide commentaries her various symptoms. This book is valuable reading for professionals involved in neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology students and those touched by brain injury. It is a must read for any individual, who are an essential part of the rehabilitation, adjustment and acceptance process involved with TBI.

The Brain at Risk Associations Between Disease and Cognition

The Brain at Risk Associations Between Disease and Cognition

Author: Dawson Hedges, Thomas J. Farrer, Erin D. Bigler, Ramona Hopkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2019

This important book describes the effects of a range of medical, psychological, and neurological conditions on brain functioning, specifically cognition. After a brief introduction of brain anatomy and function focusing on neural systems and their complex role in cognition, this book covers common disorders across several medical specialties, as well as injuries that can damage a variety of neural networks. The authors review findings on associations between these conditions and cognitive domains such as executive function, memory, attention, and learning, and describe possible causal pathways between diseases and cognitive impairment. Later chapters describe potential strategies for prevention, improvement, and treatment. The book's topics include Cognition in affective disorders Cerebrovascular disease and cognition Cognitive sequelae of sepsis Traumatic brain injury and cognition Cognitive deficits associated with drug use Obstructive sleep apnea and cognition Cognitive function in pulmonary disease The Brain at Risk reflects the current interest in the links between body, mind, and brain, and will be of great value to researchers and practitioners interested in neuroscience, neuropsychology, and clinical research in the cognitive and behavioral consequences of brain injury and disease.

Connections Between Neuroscience, Rhetoric, and Writing A Plastic Pedagogy for the Digital Age

Connections Between Neuroscience, Rhetoric, and Writing A Plastic Pedagogy for the Digital Age

Author: Edward J. Comstock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2019

This book argues that contemporary neuroscience compliments, extends, and challenges recent and influential posthuman and new materialist accounts of the relations between rhetoric, affect, and writing pedagogy. Drawing on cutting-edge neuro-philosophy, Comstock re-thinks both historical and current relations between writing and power around questions of affect, attention, and plasticity. In considering the uses and limits of exciting new findings from the neurobiology, this volume both theorizes and offers pedagogical strategies for teaching writing in a digital age characterized by the erosion of wonder and pervasive disaffection. Ultimately, in response to recent critiques transcendental reason and subjectivity, and related calls for the increased inclusion of multi-modal and digital writing and rhetoric, Comstock argues for an embodied pedagogy that values the substantial relations between writing and pedagogical care.