East Hanover, NJ - November 1, 2018 - John DeLuca, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist and Senior Vice President of Research and Training at Kessler Foundation, is the co-chief editor of the new 2nd edition "Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology". Published by Springer, it is the first major encyclopedia of adult and pediatric neuropsychological disorders. The recently released 2nd edition includes numerous new entries and extensive updates, and is available in print and eBook.
Clinical neuropsychology is an evolving specialty that focuses on neurobehavioral problems related to acquired or developmental disorders of the nervous system. The types of deficits vary and include such conditions as traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, brain tumors, epilepsy and non-epileptic seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurodegenerative diseases, HIV- and AIDS-related disorders, and dementia. Unlike most neuropsychology reference books, which focus solely on assessment and diagnosis, this encyclopedia spans the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of people with neuropsychological disorders.
"In the past decade, there has been a rapid expansion in programs that provide rehabilitation, treatment, and treatment planning services for individuals with neuropsychological deficits," stated Dr. DeLuca. "Today, researchers, students, clinicians, patients and caretakers recognize that evaluation and diagnosis are only the beginning of the treatment and recovery process," he noted. "With advances in neuroimaging, we now have a window into the brain. We are documenting how interventions affect brain activity and improve cognitive processes," he continued, "which provides the evidence base needed to rapidly translate research findings into clinical care. This volume is meant as resource for professionals seeking the latest information on rehabilitation and treatment options for people with neuropsychological disorders in both the clinical and community settings."
Dr. DeLuca speaks about this new resource in this 2-minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yih0CLiPWw
Interested in this text? Here's the link: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9780387799476.
Print + eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-57112-6
eReference ISBN: 978-3-319-57111-9
Print ISBN: 978-3-319-57110-2
About Dr. John DeLuca
Dr. John DeLuca oversees rehabilitation research and training at Kessler Foundation, which includes the areas of TBI, spinal cord injury, stroke, MS, cancer, rehabilitation engineering and employment. He often lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the world, and collaborates with colleagues in Europe and Australia, as well as the U.S. On his most recent sabbatical, he collaborated with MS experts at Kliniken Schmeider in Konstanz, Germany. Dr. DeLuca is the author of more than 350 articles, books, and chapters. He has received numerous awards, including early career awards from the American Psychological Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Benton mid-career award from the International Neuropsychological Society. He was also the recipient of the Medical Excellence Award and 2017 Volunteer Hall of Fame award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and MS from the Consortium for Multiple Sclerosis Care. In 2018, he was named a Fellow in the Association for Psychological Science, and a Fellow of ACRM. Dr. DeLuca is a professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Neurology at Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School.
About Kessler Foundation
Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility and long-term outcomes, including employment, for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. Learn more by visiting http://www.KesslerFoundation.org.
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