Independent Neuropsychological Evaluations
Presenters: Howard Oakes, Psy.D., ABPP-CN & David Lovejoy, Psy.D., ABN
April 16, 2019
Hospital of Special Care, 2150 Corbin Ave, New Britain
1.5 CEs for Psychologists
CPA Members - $10 / Non-CPA Members - $25
Summary of Workshop :
The competent practice of clinical neuropsychology requires an ongoing process of education, training, and consultation. An exponential growth of neuropsychological services in the medico-legal and disability arenas over the past several decades has created more exposure to practice issues in these areas for neuropsychologists.
While we will discuss on neuropsychological IMEs conducted in the context of civil litigation, workers’ compensation, fitness for duty, and state or federally sponsored disability programs, we will emphasize IMEs conducted for private disability insurance companies.
It is in this context that we hope to provide insights into the basic framework for conducting IMEs. We believe that the information contained in this talk will have relevance for the novice IME provider, as well as providers that have greater levels of experience and expertise in this area. We will discuss some of the complex issues associated with disability related assessments by explaining the language and context of “disability”, relevant ethical and professional considerations, and business aspects of IMEs as well as particular neuropsychological related issues.
1. Participants will be able to contrast between their roles in clinical and independent evaluations.
2. Participants will be able to define disability related terminology including impairment, restrictions, and limitations.
3. Participants will be able to identify data interpretation issues in disability related evaluations.
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