The Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editors are pleased to announce the addition of a new section titled Current Topics in Science and Practice. Papers for Current Topics in Science and Practice should address issues of general concern to clinical neuropsychologists. In the current issue, Kevin Duff presents a review of evidence-based practices for assessing change in the individual patient. As is apparent in this initial paper for this new section, it is expected that most of the papers published in this section will be a focused review of a topic, although they may include some new results.
A forthcoming paper in Current Topics in Science and Practice will be by Yossef S. Ben-Porath focusing on the admissibility of the MMPI-2-RF in forensic evaluations. This paper will contain a review the evidence supporting the MMPI-2-RF in light of the Frye “general acceptance” standard and Daubert Factors. In addition, the growing peer reviewed research on MMPI-2-RF will be reviewed.
Commentary or rebuttal papers are not appropriate for consideration in Current Topics in Science and Practice. All submissions will undergo routine peer-review. Inquires regarding the appropriateness of submission topics may be addressed to either Kevin Duff (Kevin.Duff@hsc.utah.edu) or Holly J. Westervelt (Hwestervelt@lifespan.org )who will serve as the Associate Editor contacts.