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Essential books and journals in clinical neuropsychology: an Australian perspective

Sullivan, Karen A. & Ryan, Joseph J. (2004) Essential books and journals in clinical neuropsychology: an Australian perspective. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26(2), pp. 291-300.

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Abstract

To assist in the identification of key professional resources for neuropsychologists, two hundred and fourteen Australian clinical neuropsychologists were asked to identify “essential‿ reference materials. Fifty members of the Australian College of Clinical Neuropsychologists returned useable surveys. Forty-three respondents provided information about which clinical neuropsychology books and journals they considered essential and why. Results showed 15 books, including three Australian books, and 31 journals were included in the essential reading list of at least 10 percent of this sample. Compared to similar previous surveys (predominantly conducted overseas and mostly over 10 years ago), the results of this survey suggest that in general, Australian neuropsychologists have similar views about the top ranking books and journals in clinical neuropsychology as their overseas counterparts. An exception to this general trend may be the status of reference books containing norms, which appear to be growing in perceived importance. Importantly, the results of this survey may be used to help practitioners identify key professional resources in the area of clinical neuropsychology.

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ID Code: 5548
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Clinical neuropsychology, textbooks, journals, professional issues
DOI: 10.1076/jcen.26.2.291.28078
ISSN: 1744-411X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology Psychopharmacology Physiological Psychology) (170101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology 26(2):pp. 291-300.
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:04

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