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Causality of Psychological Injury


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Chapter 1. Introduction to Causality: Psychological Evidence in Court Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson. ______________________________________________________________________ Section I. Causality and Psychological Evidence: Concepts, Terms, Issues. Chapter 2. Causality in Psychology and Law Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane. Chapter 3. Causality: Concepts, Issues, and Recommendations Gerald Young. Chapter 4. Dictionary of Terms Related to Causality, Causation, Law, and Psychology Gerald Young, Ronnie Shore. Chapter 5. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury I: PTSD and MTBI Gerald Young. Chapter 6. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury II: Chronic Pain Gerald Young. Chapter 7. Multicausal Perspectives on Psychological Injury III: Conclusions Gerald Young. Chapter 8. Pain, Affect, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chronic Pain: Bringing Order to Disorder Gerald Young, C. Richard Chapman. Chapter 9. Considering Course and Treatment in Rehabilitation: Sequential and Dynamic Causality Douglas Salmon, Marek Celinski, Gerald Young. Section II. Causality in Court: Psychological Considerations. Andrew W. Kane. Chapter 10. Basic Concepts in Psychology and Law Chapter 11. Conducting a Psychological Assessment Chapter 12. Other Psycho-Legal Issues Chapter 13. Summary and Conclusions Section III. Malingering in Psychological Injury: TBI, Pain, and PTSD. Keith Nicholson, Michael F. Martelli. Chapter 14. Malingering: Overview and Basic Concepts Chapter 15. The Effect of Compensation Status Chapter 16. Malingering: Traumatic Brain Injury Chapter 17. Malingering: Chronic Pain Chapter 18. Malingering: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression Chapter 19. Malingering: Summary and Conclusions ___________________________________________________________________ Chapter 20. Causation, Psychology, and Law Daniel W. Shuman, Jennifer L. Hardy. Chapter 21. Conclusions on Causality: Psychological Evidence in Court Gerald Young, Andrew W. Kane, Keith Nicholson. Sources and Citations

About the Author

Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada. He teaches Rehabilitation Psychology to senior undergraduates. In addition, he is a licensed psychologist in Ontario and Quebec, practicing in rehabilitation, in particular. He is the author or co-author of four books, and multiple chapters and articles. He is a member of Canadian registers in clinical practice and disability assessment. He has undertaken over 1,000 assessments related to rehabilitation and disability claims for psychological injury, including after referral for medicolegal purposes from attorneys, insurance companies, and assessment companies. He is a member of the college policy and planning committee, having served in this function at the university level, as well. For the field of psychological injury and law, he is organizing the first (a) professional association, (b) the first academic journal, (c) the first graduate-level textbook related to the field, and (d) the first book series. Springer is considering supporting these publishing initiatives. Andrew Kane, Ph.D., ABAP, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Milwaukee. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Assessment Psychologists, is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and is a recipient of the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. He is a Professor at Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the department of Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin. He is the author or co-author of eight books and some five dozen professional papers and chapters. He served as a member of the Expert Panel on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence of the Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law of the American Bar Association, which helped produce the National Benchbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony, published by the ABA. He is a former president of the Wisconsin Psychological Association and of its Division of Forensic and Correctional Psychologists. Dr. Kane also served as a member of the board of the Wisconsin Psychological Association's forensic division. He served for ten years as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Wisconsin Psychological Association. Dr. Kane founded the Wisconsin Coalition on Sexual Misconduct by Psychotherapists and Counselors, a national model program. Dr. Kane has served as an expert in more than 3,000 civil cases involving a variety of issues. Keith Nicholson, Ph.D., C. Psych, has had extensive clinical experience working with many different patient populations. He obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Victoria and, since then, has worked at the Toronto Western Hospital, now part of the University Health Network in Toronto, in addition to working at several community clinics and maintaining a private practice. Dr. Nicholson is now affiliated with the Comprehensive Pain Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. He has a particular interest in the psychology of chronic pain and clinical neuropsychology and has many publications in these and other areas of interest.


From the reviews:

"Causality of Psychological Injury: Presenting Evidence in Court is an edited volume with chapters that are not only informative but also well written. The references that I sampled are relevant, useful, and probably as current as any could be in a nonelectronic book ... . surely heightens its educational value to clinical and forensic practitioners and should shape corresponding professional thinking and praxis." (Richard W. Bloom, PsycCritiques, Vol. 52 (37), 2007)

"I was delighted to find a concise summary of why third party observers should not be allowed during the course of a forensic neuropsychological examination, touching on such seminal issues as proper test administration, norms, ethical issues as well as legal precedents prohibiting this practice. The summary was so well done. ... This information was also quite helpful in formulating the expert affidavit ... . I found this volume to be responsive to some very different dilemmas I encountered in my civil practice." (Jerid M. Fisher, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, December, 2007)

"Causality of Psychological Injury ... addresses issues pertinent to psychological assessment in personal injury cases in a well-organized, comprehensive, and authoritative manner. ... The writing is clear and concise, and is useful for both those who wish to expand their practice into this area of forensic psychology, as well as the more experienced forensic psychologist or psychiatrist ... . Causality of Psychological Injury fills a serious gap in the forensic psychological literature ... . I recommend it without reservation." (Eric G. Mart, Psychological Injury and Law, Vol. 1, 2008)

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