Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries

Edited by Shane S. Bush and Grant L. Iverson

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"An authoritative, evidence-based text that is easy to read, understand, and apply to real-world situations...."   read more »
Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Unique in its focus, this book provides an evidence-based framework for assessing work-related neurological and psychological injuries. Meeting a key need, chapters address a range of problems encountered in the workplace: traumatic brain injury, sports concussion, electrical injury, exposure to neurotoxic substances, posttraumatic stress, depression, and brain and psychological injuries experienced in combat. Professionals will find the best available tools and strategies for conducting effective, ethical evaluations of injured workers, making diagnostic determinations, considering causality, determining disability status, and offering treatment recommendations. The complexities of consulting to attorneys, government agencies, and insurance companies are also discussed.

“Chapters are logically sequenced, clearly written, and well-referenced….Neurological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries is an authoritative, evidence-based text that is easy to read, understand, and apply to real-world situations. Given the relatively few number of meaningful resources on the topic, this book serves as an excellent resource and is strongly recommended to professionals across a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to healthcare providers involved in neuropsychology, clinical psychiatry and psychology, forensic psychiatry and psychology, occupational medicine, and rehabilitation medicine.”

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation


“Overall, quite successful in meeting the editors' stated goal of promoting evidence-based practice in the evaluation and treatment of workplace injuries and will likely serve to improve the quality of such practice for those who read it….The book is likely to be of particular relevance to those who practice in forensic and/or rehabilitation-oriented areas of neuropsychology; however, the topics covered are likely to be relevant to many, if not most, practicing neuropsychologists. As an added bonus, there is also a great deal of practical information that will serve as a useful reference for neuropsychologists, no matter how ‘green’ or ‘grizzled’ in their exposure to workplace injuries.”

Psychological Injury and Law


“An excellent guide that can help novices and experienced practitioners alike 'light out' the often confusing and confounding territory of work-related conditions. With nearly uniform success, the chapters of this volume deliver on the promise to provide an evidence-based framework for the neuropsychological assessment of work-related injuries. Some chapters provide such detailed and comprehensive reviews of matters of universal clinical interest that the book actually transcends its work-related focus....It is easy to recommend Neuropsychological Assessment of Work-Related Injuries. While doing a good job of clarifying many of the unique and difficult demands inherent in the evaluation of work-related conditions, the book includes several excellent and up-to-date reviews on topics of wide clinical interest. This fact alone makes it one of those volumes that are a delight to pull off the shelf when struggling with the best way to conceptualize a challenging case, especially those that require a neuropsychologist to be more than a skillful and well-informed diagnostician.”

Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology


“This work provides an objective review of the role and function of neuropsychology in assessing work-related injuries, an area in which clinical neuropsychologists have long participated, but without such a comprehensive resource. From explanations of the underlying science to best-practice guidelines, the book is thorough, readable, and a tribute to the editors' ability to attract such quality authors. My copy will become worn very quickly.”

—Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and Neuroscience and Distinguished Research Scholar, Texas A&M University


“Given the paucity of books on the neuropsychological assessment of individuals who have been injured at work, this is a welcome contribution. Neurological and psychological injuries specific to the workplace are summarized. The book succeeds in promoting evidence-based neuropsychological assessments by integrating the latest research and facilitating biopsychosocial understanding. Graduate students and experienced clinicians alike will benefit from the authoritative reviews and guidelines for practice in both clinical and forensic settings.”

—Ronald M. Ruff, PhD, private practice, San Francisco, California


“Bush, Iverson, and their well-known contributing authors have targeted an area of neuropsychological practice that is important, yet underserved, in terms of books that provide needed guidance. Clinicians will find a diversity of topics relevant to practice with individuals who have—or may have—work-related injuries.”

—Jerry J. Sweet, PhD, ABPP, NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Table of Contents

Introduction, Shane S. Bush and Grant L. Iverson

I. Work-Related Injuries

1. Traumatic Brain Injury in the Workplace, Grant L. Iverson and Rael T. Lange

2. Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Professional Athlete, Mark R. Lovell

3. Electrical Injury in the Workplace, Joseph W. Fink, Lauren Rog, Shane S. Bush, and Neil H. Pliskin

4. Neurotoxic Exposure Injuries in the Workplace, Robert J. McCaffrey and Andrea S. Miele

5. Neuropsychological Consequences of Injury in Military Personnel, Louis M. French, Grant L. Iverson, Rael T. Lange and Richard A. Bryant

II. Mental Health and Chronic Pain

6. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Workplace, Gerald M. Rosen and Brad K. Grunert

7. Depression in the Context of Workplace Injury, Kyle E. Ferguson, Grant L. Iverson, Scott A. Langenecker, and Allan H. Young

8. Neuropsychological Aspects of Chronic Pain, Lance M. McCracken and Miles Thompson

III. Professional Practice Issues

9. Neuropsychological Evaluation and Treatment: The Clinician’s Perspective, Greg J. Lamberty

10. The Neuropsychological IME, Shane S. Bush and Robert L. Heilbronner

11. Neuropsychological Assessment and Consultation in Forensic Practice: A Practical Approach to Work-Related Injuries, Robert L. Heilbronner and George K. Henry

12. The Behavioral Health Provider as a Participant in the Disability Determination Process: Evaluations, Terminology, and Systems, David W. Lovejoy and Howard J. Oakes

13. Applying Neuropsychology in Vocational Rehabilitation Intervention: Issues in Work Access and Work Return, Robert Fraser, David Strand, Erica Johnson, and Curt Johnson

14. Evidence-Based Neuropsychological Assessment Following Work-Related Injury, Grant L. Iverson, Brian L. Brooks, and James A. Holdnack


About the Editors

Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, ABN, is Director of Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C.; a neuropsychologist with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System; and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is board certified in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and immediate Past President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Bush has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books, as well as two special journal issues. He presents frequently at professional conferences.

Grant L. Iverson, PhD, RPsych, is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of British Columbia. He served as Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Clinical Neuropsychology from 2003 to 2010, and is a founding member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, a civilian advisory board to the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Dr. Iverson has published more than 225 empirical articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has conducted significant research into outcome from traumatic brain injury in athletes, civilians, service members, and veterans. He is also engaged in a multiyear research program designed to develop and evaluate evidence-based psychometric guidelines for identifying mild cognitive impairment in psychiatry and neurology.

Contributors

Brian L. Brooks, PhD, Neurosciences Program, Alberta Children’s Hospital and University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Richard A. Bryant, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Shane S. Bush, PhD, ABPP, ABN, Long Island Neuropsychology, P.C., Lake Ronkonkoma, New York; VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn, New York; and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University Medical School, Stony Brook, New York

Kyle E. Ferguson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Joseph W. Fink, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Robert Fraser, PhD, CRC, CLCP, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Louis M. French, PsyD, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center

and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Washington, DC

Brad K. Grunert, PhD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Robert L. Heilbronner, PhD, Chicago Neuropsychology Group, Chicago, Illinois

George K. Henry, PhD, Los Angeles Neuropsychology Group, Los Angeles, California

James A. Holdnack, PhD, Pearson Assessments and Information, San Antonio, Texas

Grant L. Iverson, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

Curt Johnson, MS, CRC, ATP, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Erica Johnson, PhD, CRC, Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Greg J. Lamberty, PhD, ABPP, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rael T. Lange, PhD, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC; and British Columbia Mental Health and Addiction Services, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Scott A. Langenecker, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

David W. Lovejoy, PsyD, ABN, Department of Neurosurgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut; and Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut

Mark R. Lovell, PhD, Sports Medicine Concussion Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert J. McCaffrey, PhD, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, and Albany Neuropsychological Associates, Albany, New York

Lance M. McCracken, PhD, Bath Centre for Pain Services, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, United Kingdom

Andrea S. Miele, MA, Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York

Howard J. Oakes, PsyD, ABPP-CN, Department of Neurosurgery, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut

Neil H. Pliskin, PhD, Neuropsychology Division, College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Lauren A. Rog, PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Gerald M. Rosen, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

David Strand, MA, CRC, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Miles Thompson, DClinPsy, Bath Centre for Pain Services, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, United Kingdom

Allan H. Young, MB ChB, PhD, Institute of Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Audience

Neuropsychologists, clinical and forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, and rehabilitation specialists.

Course Use

May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.