Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review

Kirk J. Stucky; Michael W. Kirkwood; Jacobus Donders

The Clinical Neuropsychology Study Guide and Board Review provides an easy to study volume with sample questions and recommended readings that are specifically designed to help individuals prepare for the ABCN written examination. In addition, this book can also be used as a teaching tool for graduate students and trainees at various levels. The book is divided into three sections: Section 1: Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology; Section II: Fundamentals of Assessment; and Section III: Disorders and Conditions. The format is geared toward exam preparation and is much less dense than a typical textbook. Materials are provided in a concise, outlined manner, with liberal use of bullets, boxes, and illustrations/tables that allow readers to easily review and integrate information into their already established knowledge base. To augment the study guide, a recommended readings list at the end of each chapter provides references to more comprehensive materials considered important or seminal in each topic area.


Aaron Nelson PhD, ABPP-CN, President, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Tables and Figures
List of Contributors
Chapter 1: Introduction
Kirk J. Stucky, Psy.D., ABPP (RP, CN), Michael W. Kirkwood, Ph.D., ABPP-CN,
and Jacobus Donders, Ph.D., ABPP (RP, CN)
Chapter 2: How to Prepare for the Written Exam
Kirk J. Stucky, Psy.D., ABPP (RP, CN)
Section I: Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology
Chapter 3: Important Theories in Neuropsychology: A historical perspective
Manfred Greiffenstein, Ph.D., ABPP (CN, F)
Chapter 4: Functional Neuroanatomy and Essential Neuropharmacology
Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 5: Domains of Neuropsychological Function and Related Neurobehavioral Disorders
Lynn A. Schaefer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Nancy Hebben, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Section II: Fundamentals of Assessment
Chapter 6: Psychometrics, Test Design and Essential Statistics
Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Brigid Waldron-Perrine, Ph.D.
Chapter 7: Test Administration, Interpretation, and Issues in Assessment
Mike R. Schoenberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, James G. Scott, Ph.D., ABPP-CN,
Eric Rinehardt, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, and Michelle Mattingly, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 8: Personality Assessment and Self-Report Instruments
Nathaniel W. Nelson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Leslie M. Guidotti Breting, Ph.D., and
Jerry J. Sweet, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 9: The Neurologic Examination, Radiologic, and Other Diagnostic Studies
Joseph H. Ricker, Ph.D., ABPP (CN, RP)
Section III: Disorders and Conditions
Chapter 10: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Deborah Fein, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Alex Hinnebusch, B.A., and Eva Troyb, M.A.
Chapter 11: Intellectual Disability
Jennifer L. Huffman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 12: Learning Disabilities
E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, and Robert L. Mapou, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 13: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Richard Boada, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, John W. Kirk, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, and
Mariellen Fischer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 14: Prematurity
Amy K. Connery, Psy.D., ABPP-CN and Jennifer C. Gidley Larson, M.S., M.A.
Chapter 15: Chromosomal and Genetic Syndromes
Jennifer Janusz, Psy.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 16: Congenital and Acquired Hydrocephalus
Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 17: Cerebral Palsy
Tara Spevack, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 18: Toxic Exposure In Utero
Doug Bodin, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Christine Clancy, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 19: Cancers
Celiane Rey-Casserly, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 20: Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Michael Westerveld, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 21: Multiple Sclerosis
William S. MacAllister, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Lana Harder, Ph.D. ABPP-CN, and
Christine D. Liff, Ph.D.
Chapter 22: Meningitis and Encephalitis
Lauren Krivitzky, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 23: Delirium
Kirk J. Stucky, Psy.D., ABPP (RP, CN), and Christine D. Liff, Ph.D.
Chapter 24: Hypoxic and Ischemic Brain Injury
William Garmoe, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Sid Dickson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 25: Stroke
Kathleen Y. Haaland, Ph.D, ABPP-CN and Keith Owen Yeates, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 26: Traumatic Brain Injury
Kirk J. Stucky, Psy.D., ABPP (RP, CN), Michael W. Kirkwood, Ph.D., ABPP-CN,
and Jacobus Donders, Ph.D., ABPP (RP, CN)
Chapter 27: Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease
C. Munro Cullum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Christine D. Liff, Ph.D.
Chapter 28: Vascular Dementia
Andrew Swihart, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 29: Frontotemporal Dementias
Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 30: Movement Disorders
Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Dixie J. Woolston, Ph.D.
Chapter 31: Mood Disorders: Depression, Mania, and Anxiety
Mark T. Barisa, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 32: Schizophrenia
Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, Amy M. Jimenez, M.A., Vidyulata Kamath, Ph.D.,
Justin B. Miller, Ph.D., and Paul J. Moberg, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Chapter 33: Substance Abuse Disorders
David A. Gansler, Ph.D., ABPP-CN and Haley Duncanson, B.S.
Chapter 34: Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Health Conditions
Greg J. Lamberty, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Appendix A: Full Length Practice Examination Questions
Appendix B: Full Length Practice Examination Answers
Appendix C: Subject Index
Appendix D: Author Index


Dr. Kirk Stucky obtained his Psy.D. from Florida Tech in 1995. He completed his internship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD and his residency at the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT) in Flint, MI. He is currently the Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Hurley Medical Center and an Assistant Professor for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Medicine. He is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology and currently serves as the vice chair for the Council of Rehabilitation Psychology Postdoctoral Training Programs. He is also the Program Director of a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Medical Psychology at Hurley Medical Center. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association in Clinical Health Psychology as well.; Dr. Michael Kirkwood is Co-Director of the Concussion Program at Children's Hospital Colorado and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a pediatric neuropsychologist board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was a founding member of the BRAIN board certification support group and ongoing member of the group's leadership. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, as well as several books, including the Oxford published volume, Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology: A Guide to Becoming ABPP/ABCN Certified without Sacrificing your Sanity. ; Dr. Jacobus Donders is the Chief Psychologist at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. He is board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in both Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. In addition to being an active clinical practitioner, he has served on multiple editorial and executive boards, has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has co-edited four books. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and of Divisions 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. His main interests include validity of neuropsychological tests and prediction of outcome after brain injury.