Psycholegal Issues for Clinical Child Neuropsychology

  • Robert Henley Woody
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


From a legal perspective, the specialty of clinical child neuropsychology has progressed to a new stage of professionalism. Despite a myriad of public-policy forces continuing to create countervalences for definition and placement in human services, clinical child neuropsychology has clearly established itself as a viable clinical specialty. Healthcare professionals (with a few sociopolitically motivated exceptions) have embraced neuropsychology in general and clinical child neuropsychology in particular into neurologically related services, and endorsed making the services available in a plethora of clinical settings. Important research has occurred, such as refinements in psychological tests for neuropsychological interpretations, which strengthens the specialty and provides it with distinction from adult neuropsychology. As a specialization, clinical child neuropsychology is well within the scope of common practices for clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.


Public Policy Mental Health Service Legal Action Expert Testimony Healthcare Reform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Henley Woody
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska at OmahaOmahaUSA

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