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Arnold Purisch
Arnold Purisch, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Laguna Hills, CA

apurisch@fielding.edu

PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of South Dakota (APA Approved), 1978
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Neuropsychology
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Practice Interests:
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American College of Professional Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association (F40, M41)
  • California Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Orange County Psychological Association
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 1996: Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 40
  • 1994: Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Psychology
  • 1991: Qualified Medical Evaluator, Clinical Neuropsychology, State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Industrial Accidents
  • 1986: Diplomate, Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • 1985: Fellow, National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • 1983: Diplomate, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology
 

Publications:

  • Sbordone, R.J., Saul, R.E., & Purisch, A.D. (2007). Neuropsychology for psychologists, health care professionals, and attorneys (Third Edition). Boca Raton, Florida, CRC Press.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2003). [Review of the book Traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. Assessment and intervention]. Applied Neuropsychology, 10, 185-188.
  • Heinze, M. C., & Purisch, A. D. (2001). Beneath the mask: Use of psychological tests to detect and subtype malingering in criminal defendants. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 1(4), 23-52.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001). Misconceptions about the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery. NeuroRehabilitation, 16, 275-280. Purisch, A. D. (2001). Neuropsychological evaluation of neurological and psychiatric disorders and malingering related to mold toxicity. Mealy's Litigation Report: Mold, 1(3), 43-51.
  • Sbordone, R. J., Strickland, T. L., & Purisch, A. D. (2000). Neuropsychological assessment of the criminal defendant: The significance of cultural gactors. In F. Janzen, T. Strickland, & C. Reynolds (Eds.), Handbook of cross cultural neuropsychology (pp. 335-344). New York: Plenum.
 

Presentations:

  • Purisch, A. D. (2004, September). Proving traumatic brain injury of closed head injury. Presented at the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Santa Ana, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2003, April). Distinguishing mild TBI from psychiatric disorders and other factors. Presented at the conference "Mold and Fungus," sponsored by CLE International, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2003, March). Emotional and behavioral changes caused by brain injury. Presented at the Saddleback Brain Injury Support Group, Laguna Hills, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2002, October). Distinguishing mild TBI from psychiatric disorders and other factors. In Assessment and intervention in mild brain injury. Symposium conducted at the 9th annual conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2002, October). Forensic psychological evaluation. In Mental health and the law. Symposium conducted at the conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2002, October). Neuropsychological assessment of the capital murder defendant. Presented at the 22nd annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Program, Miami Beach, FL.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2002, September). Neuropsychological evaluation of mold exposure. Presented at Mealy's Construction Defects Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001, October). Detection of malingering in the neuropsychological evaluation. In Forensic mental health. Symposium conducted at the 8th annual conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001, October). Forensic psychological evaluation. In Mental health and the law. Symposium conducted at the conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001, September). Proving traumatic brain injury of closed head injury. In Medicine for lawyers. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001, August). Cultural factors associated with neuropsychological functioning. In Developing multicultural skills for community work. Symposium conducted at Irvine, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2001, June). Neuropsychological evaluation of mold exposure. Presented at Mealy's Construction Defects Conference, Marina del Rey, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2000, November). Neuropsychological evaluation of mold exposure. Presented at Mealy's Construction Defects Conference, Marina del Rey, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2000, October). Forensic psychological evaluation. In Mental health and the law. Symposium conducted at the conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA. Purisch, A. D. (2000, October). Intricacies of mild brain injury. In Neurobehavioral sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury. Symposium conducted at the conference on Behavior, Clinical Neuroscience, Substance Abuse, and Culture, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2000, October). Learning disability or disabled learning: A neuropsychological perspective. Presented at the County of Orange, Children and Youth Services, Santa Ana, CA.
  • Purisch, A. D. (2000, September). Intricacies of mild brain injury. In Medicine for lawyers. Symposium conducted at the annual conference of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, NV.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 1984-present: Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist, Laguna Hills, CA.
  • 1977-1978: Internship,Veterans Administration Medical Center (APA Approved), East Orange, NJ.
  • Editorial Board: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review.
 
 
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