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Small-Group Advanced Seminar in

Interpretation of the HRB



Forensic Neuropsychology: Applications of the HRB




Dallas, Texas


This small-group advanced seminar will address the practice of forensic neuropsychology, with emphasis on the use of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery (HRB).  The format of the seminar is unique.  In addition to faculty lectures, much of the seminar involves case interpretation by participants, providing an opportunity for the direct application of your clinical and diagnostic skills.  

ACTIVE participation is expected of all attendees!

Registration will be limited to 10 attendees. Prior experience in legal work is not required. All attendees must have previously completed a workshop from The Neuropsychology Center or Reitan Neuropsychology Labs and be knowledgeable about data plotting (as taught in the Administration/Interpretation seminar).


 Jim Hom, Ph.D.
 Janice Nici, Ph.D.

The faculty members are experienced neuropsychologists with extensive background in the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Batteries. Both have been faculty members of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and are founders of The Neuropsychology Center. The faculty have numerous scientific publications and are active in national neuropsychological organizations. They have provided graduate level coursework in Clinical Neuropsychology, as well as post-doctoral training and supervision. Drs. Hom and Nici have a variety of experiences in forensic neuropsychology, including both civil and criminal cases on the county, state, and federal levels.

Learning Objectives:

Participants in this seminar can expect to learn the appropriate application of HRB-based clinical neuropsychological information in forensic situations. They can expect to learn about current legal rulings relevant to neuropsychological testimony. They will be taught how to approach case presentation in legal settings, including deposition and trial. They will learn about the specific strengths of the HRB in making diagnostic decisions.  They will become more knowledgeable about the ethical issues involved in neuropsychological practice, especially in forensic-related situations. 

CE Credit:

16.0 hours of Continuing Education credit for Psychologists (includes 3.0 hours of Ethics).

The Neuropsychology Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Neuropsychology Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Full attendance at the seminar is required to receive CE credit. Partial credits cannot be awarded.


Course content:

  • The “Forensic Question”
  • Neuropsychological test patterns
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurological implications
  • Forensic implications
  • Data plotting/organization/analysis
  • Drawing appropriate neuropsychological conclusions
  • Ethical issues in forensic neuropsychological practice, including:

Ø      Professional responsibilities

Ø      Patient confidentiality

Ø      Data protection/data release

Ø      Maintaining objectivity

Ø      Client rights/Patient protection

Ø      Professional competence

  • Test validity and applicability
  • Current court rulings relevant to neuropsychology
  • Tests of effort/response bias
  • Handling IME referrals, release of results
  • Educating attorneys about neuropsychological information
  • Records compilation and review for forensic cases
  • Writing reports for a legal audience
  • Expert testimony




Day 1:

  • 8:30 – 9        Registration, Introductions; seminar format and schedule
  • 9 – 12           Seminar content
  • 12 - 1:30       Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30 - 4:30    Seminar content

Day 2:

  • 8:45 – 12      Seminar content  
  • 12 - 1:30       Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30 - 4:30    Seminar content    

Day 3:

  • 8:45 – 12      Seminar content     
  • 12 - 12:15     Final comments, questions; Course evaluation


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