Barbara A. Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has worked in brain injury rehabilitation for 40 years. She has won many awards for her work including an OBE for services to rehabilitation and four lifetime achievement awards, one each from the British Psychological Society, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and The Encephalitis Society. The Division of Neuropsychology has named a prize after her, the Barbara A. Wilson prize for distinguished contributions to neuropsychology. She is honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney and the University of East Anglia. Jill Winegardner is Lead Clinical Psychologist at the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK. Her career has spanned neuropsychological rehabilitation in brain injury settings including acute inpatient rehabilitation, post-acute residential rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. She helped establish the field of neuropsychology in Nicaragua. Her clinical and research interests focus on evidence-based best practice in brain injury rehabilitation. Tamara Ownsworth is a Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the School of Applied Psychology and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience and research in the field. Her broad research interests include rehabilitation and psychological adjustment to neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumour. Caroline van Heugten is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience at the Maastricht University Medical Center and the department of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology at Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Her main research interest is in neuropsychological rehabilitation including assessment and treatment. Over the past five years she was leader of two national research programs on rehabilitation. Caroline is the initiator and director of the Limburg Brain Injury Center.
This book is a milestone in neuropsychological rehabilitation - a truly comprehensive assembly of state of the art clinical practice with the best science, written by the world leaders in the field. There is no other book like it anywhere - how I wish something like this had been available when I began to work in neuropsychological rehabilitation more than 30 years ago: its breathtaking comprehensiveness, sound practical advice and scientific integrity make this, quite simply, a classic. Professor Ian Robertson, Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland This scholarly yet practical synthesis of a century of research on brain impairment and its management underlines the cost effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation. This Handbook's contents are indispensable to rehabilitation researchers, educators and clinicians for future decades. I wish I had had access to this vade mecum throughout my career Gina Geffen, Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Queensland, Director of Psychology, Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service, Australia The Neuropsychological Handbook is ambitious in presenting a wealth of state-of-the-art, evidence-based material to guide clinicians in understanding, assessing and treating the broad range of acquired and progressive neurogenic conditions that they encounter. Every topical area is grounded in available theory and research with an accessible bent on how to apply the information to practice. My copy is quickly becoming well used. McKay Moore Sohlberg, Hedco Endowed Professor/ASHA Fellow, University of Oregon USA This book is the most comprehensive textbook on neuropsychological rehabilitation and the first to adopt a global perspective. In accessible chapters, it addresses the state of the art of evidence-based neuropsychological interventions and innovative therapeutic approaches in a wide range of clinical populations, covering the whole lifespan. It is the authoritative reference book for clinicians and researchers. Roy P.C. Kessels, Professor of Neuropsychology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Scientific advisor Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry, Venray, the Netherlands Rehabilitation professionals and researchers working with individuals impacted by brain injury will find this a valuable book to stimulate their thinking and inform their practice. Particularly noteworthy are the book's dual commitments to evidence-based treatment, and to incorporating an international perspective with contributions from leading rehabilitation researchers and practitioners from across the globe. Catherine A. Mateer, Professor of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada; Past President of the AACN and Secretary of the INS.