Suggested Readings about Neuropsychology for Psychoanalysts
When working clinically from a psychotherapeutic perspective with patients with brain injuries, it is very useful to have a good understanding of their potential neurocognitive and neurobehavioral difficulties. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the field of neuropsychoanalysis, many colleagues will not have been exposed to neuropsychology and its related subject matter that pertains to key clinical syndromes, assessment and testing, and history taking. This reading list highlights a number of seminal texts as a way of helping to cover these key topics.
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Coetzer, R., & Balchin, R. (2014). Working with brain injury: A primer for psychologists working in under-resourced settings. Hove, East Sussex, & New York, NY: Psychology Press.
Darby, D., & Walsh, K.W. (2005). Walsh’s Neuropsychology: A clinical approach (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.
Heilman, K.M., & Valenstein, E. (2012). Clinical Neuropsychology (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Kolb, B., & Whishaw, I.Q. (2015). Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology (7th Edition). Alberta: Worth Publishers.
Lezak, M.D., Howieson, D.B., Bigler, E.D., & Tranel, D. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Luria, A.R., 1973. The working brain: An introduction to neuropsychology, Haigh, B (trans.). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd.
Solms, M., & Turnbull, O. (2002). The brain and the inner world: An introduction to the neuroscience of subjective experience. New York: Other Press.
Journal articles and book chapters
Walsh, K.W. (1992). Some gnomes worth knowing. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 6, 119-133. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13854049208401849
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