Psychological Evaluations after Motor Vehicle Accidents: A Practitioner's Guide

The motor vehicle accident is a leading cause of psychological and physical injury. About 1% of the population in western countries are injured in this way every year. This book systematically reviews the steps in preparing psychological assessments of individuals who have been in a motor vehicle accident (MVA). It comprehensively reviews common mental disorders associated with MVAs and outlines causation mechanisms. The book will appeal primarily to psychologists, but the evaluations outlined will also assist lawyers, insurers, and other interested parties to determine fair compensation for these injuries, as well as ways to rehabilitate those persons impacted. The suggestions and evaluation approaches offered are empirically supported by up-to-date scientific research and the authors’ experiences in conducting thousands of these evaluations over four decades. The ideas presented will help move the systematic evaluations of psychological injuries from motor vehicle accidents forward in an objective and balanced fashion.

Dr J. Thomas Dalby is a forensic psychologist and neuropsychologist in practice since 1977. Affiliated with Athabasca University, Canada, since 1978, he also served as a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary for 36 years. He is the author of over 120 professional articles and books in medical, psychological, and legal forums. He has also conducted over 15,000 forensic evaluations and appeared as an expert in various courts on over 1000 occasions.

Dr A. Michael Maclean is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has conducted psychological, neuropsychological, and vocational evaluations in personal injury and disability cases for plaintiff and defence lawyers, as well as insurance providers, workers compensation boards and workplace health departments. He is a consultant in the Concussion Tracking Programme with the National Hockey League.

Dr Marc Nesca is a clinical forensic psychologist and Associate Professor in the Criminal Justice programme at Athabasca University, Canada. He has served as an expert in numerous settings such as professional disciplinary hearings, federal inquiries, criminal and civil actions, as well as immigration and refugee hearings. He has widely published in national and international journals, and his books include Forensic Interviewing in Criminal Court Matters and Clinical Forensic Psychology: An Introduction.

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