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Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations in an Academic Medical Center

Schwarz, Lauren PhD; Schrift, Michael MD; Pliskin, Neil PhD

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: March-April 2009 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 100–104
doi: 10.1097/HTR.0b013e31819b0504
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Within the expanding field of clinical neuropsychology, the subspecialty of forensic neuropsychology has developed. Currently, there is considerable diversity within the discipline as to how practitioners approach test selection, reports, and number of hours billed. How individuals handle these issues is subject to debate, but what is clear is that there are no specific guidelines as to how to conduct these evaluations. The current study provides an introduction to the issues faced by clinical neuropsychologists completing forensic evaluations. In addition, the authors present how the relevant issues are addressed in one neuropsychology service housed within a university-affiliated academic medical center.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Corresponding Author: Lauren Schwarz, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, 912 S Wood St MC 913, Chicago, IL 60612 (

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.