Clinical neuropsychology

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  • Concussions: The Importance Of Concussions In Football

    initially denied. Reporting in the last decade indicates that sports related concussion may account for between 1.6 –3.8 million traumatic brain injuries annually (Langlois, Rutland-Brown, & Wald, 2006). Kilcoyne et al.(2014) The purpose of this paper is to expose the risk and find any corellation behind concussion, dementia and other brain related traumas in the sporting world, especially in the NFL and other sports involving heavy contact. In the article Determining sensitivity/specificity of virtual reality-based neuropsychological tool for detecting residual abnormalities following sport-related concussion, the author talks about how computer-based neuropsychological (NP) evaluation is an effective clinical tool used to assess cognitive function which complements the clinical diagnosis of a concussion. According to this article athlete’s diagnosis of concussion has risen as athletes have begun to come forward far more often self -recognizing the symptoms and self- reporting. In years past this was not the case as the NFL and most other sports organizations tried to cover up their responsibility in this debilitating and crippling condition that plagues so many athletes today. As so many organizations, especially the NFL tried to deny it’s responsibility and tried to play it off as a superfluous coincidence contesting the already conclusive data, the testing for a concussion has evolved. Increased scrutiny of the assessment and concussion management process has led to the…

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  • Fmpa Pros And Cons

    WCPA searching for Executive Functioning By Robin Dobrusin and Christopher Shedyak Literature: Weekly Calendar Planning Activity (WCPA) Author: By Joan Toglia, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Theory Model: Cognitive Rehabilitation Objective: A performance-based measure of executive function (EF), and cognitive ability. Materials Needed: A weekly calendar broken into hourly increments with sub divisions into 15 min increments, scrap paper, pen or pencils, a score chart (provided in the book WCPA)…

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  • Clinical Psychology: Personal Statement

    As a young child, I was constantly around the world of clinical psychology. My father, Barry C. Lipin, is an alumnus of ISPP; he now teaches part-time and has been in private practice for more than 20 years. What attracts me to this program however, is not simply the history that it holds to me nor the fact that my father was a graduate. Rather, I was immediately attracted by the accommodating faculty and staff, the comprehensive overview of the program, as well as the possibilities to work with…

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  • Media Multitasking Research Paper

    Brittany Serkus Relationship between Media Multitasking and Executive Function in Early Adolescents Georgian Court University Relationship between Media Multitasking and Executive Function in Early Adolescents The recent development of media technologies has made great changes to the way individuals consume media content. With convenient access to the media, individuals are more likely to overuse these technological services, resulting in increased media saturation. Having access…

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  • Assessment In Clinical Practice: Clinical Analysis

    Explore assessment in clinical practice. What is available? Why is it important? Focus on general aspects rather than focusing on one or two specific diagnoses. Assessment in clinical practice is a crucial first step towards making a diagnosis. A mental health professional is able to use a variety of assessment tools to carry out a complete psychological assessment and provide an enhanced picture of the patient (Kring et al., 2014). This essay will explore two assessment measures used in…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Change From High School To College

    Throughout the first semester of my first year as a college student, I have learned a lot. The change from high school to college was definitely an interesting experience. I have become more independent as the weeks went by. I have had to solve issues I never thought I would’ve come across. We have had the chance to get a taste of various disciplines: Christian, communism, music, culture, and psychology. It was a way for us to view the world from different angles. The first thing we started the…

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  • Biological Psychology Case Study

    The course will include a critical examination of issues and assumptions of personality studies. Through this course, the students will be exposed to different research methodologies employed by different psychologists in formulating or validating personality theories. The course will consider the nature and dynamics of the Filipino personality. Abnormal Psychology (ABPSYCH) 3 units Prerequisite : Theories of Personality Prerequisite to : Clinical…

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  • Disadvantages Of Case Studies

    An example will be the case of Phineas Gage this is because Phineas Gage case of brain damage was extremely rare as it is difficult to find people with the exact same part of the brain affected. His case has led to so many contributions to neuropsychology. Also, case studies help details to be collected that would not normally be easily obtained by other research designs. Knowledge that is received from case studies can be used to develop hypothesis that can be used in research. Furthermore,…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Forensic Psychology

    Forensic psychology is area of study within the fields of clinical, counseling and school psychology. The professional practice of forensic psychology became a recognized specialty by the American Psychology Association, APA, in 2001 (“Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies,” n.d.). Many graduate schools offer Masters and Ph.D. or Psy.D. Programs; however, in order to be a licensed forensic psychologist, you must have a doctoral-level degree. Drexel University, John Jay College of Criminal…

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  • The Effectiveness Of Winter Stars By Larry Levi

    The Effectiveness of “Winter Stars” By Larry Levis The poem “Winter Stars” by Larry Levis starts out depicting a story that a boy is remembering from his child hood. Levis vividly depicts the boy’s father “breaking a man’s hand” (Levis) on a piece of farming equipment because the man named “Rubén Vásquez” (Levis) attempted to kill him with a well described knife. His father then proceeds, with no empathy, to grab some lunch and listen to some music. The boy then contemplated the meaning of life…

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