I hope you find this edition to be a clear, useful, and readable guide to conducting psychological assessment. It is readers such as you who have enabled the previous editions to be successful and, because of your interest and feedback, have enabled each edition to be an improvement on the previous ones. As with the previous editions, I have tried to integrate the best of science with the best of practice. Necessarily, psychological assessment involves technical knowledge.
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Mental Health Services Table of contents Preface. Chapter 1: Introduction. Organization of the Handbook. Role of the Clinician. Patterns of Test Usage in Clinical Assessment. Evaluating Psychological Tests. Validity in Clinical Practice. Clinical Judgment. Phases in Clinical Assessment. Recommended Reading. Chapter 2: Context of Clinical Assessment. Types of Referral Settings. Ethical Practice of Assessment.
Test Bias and Use with Minority Groups. Selecting Psychological Tests. Computer-Assisted Assessment. Chapter 3: The Assessment Interview. History and Development. Issues Related to Reliability and Validity. Assets and Limitations. The Assessment Interview and Case History.
Mental Status Examination. Interpreting Interview Data. Structured Interviews. Chapter 4: Behavioral Assessment. Strategies of Behavioral Assessment. Chapter 5: Wechsler Intelligence Scales. Testing of Intelligence: Pro and Con.
Reliability and Validity. Meaning of IQ Scores. Cautions and Guidelines in Administration. Wechsler Subtests. Assessing Brain Damage. Assessing Additional Special Populations. Short Forms. Chapter 6: Wechsler Memory Scales. Interpretation Procedure. Chapter 7: Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. Computerized Interpretation. Validity Scales. Clinical Scales. Two-Point Codes. Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscales.
Critical Items. Chapter 8: Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory. Modifying Indices Validity Scales. Clinical Personality Patterns.
Severe Personality Pathology. Clinical Syndromes. Severe Syndromes. Chapter 9: California Psychological Inventory. Comparison with the MMPI. Interpretation Procedures. Vector Scale Interpretation. Individual Scales.
Special Purpose Scales. Configural Interpretation. Chapter Rorschach. Approaching Consensus on Rorschach Validity. Structural Summary. Chapter Thematic Apperception Test. Theoretical Perspectives. Typical Themes Elicited. Scoring Procedures. Chapter Screening and Assessing for Neuropsychological Impairment. Interviewing for Brain Impairment.
Tests for Screening and Assessing for Neuropsychological Impairment. Tests of Visuoconstructive Abilities. Memory and Learning.
Verbal Functions and Academic Skills. Tests of Motor Ability. Executive Functions. Emotional Status and Level of Adjustment. Selecting Brief Instruments. The Beck Depression Inventory. Chapter Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planning. Development and Approaches to Treatment Planning. A Systematic Approach to Treatment Selection. Functional Impairment.
Social Support. Coping Style. Subjective Distress. Problem-Solving Phase. Chapter Psychological Report. General Guidelines. Format for a Psychological Report. Sample Reports. Author Index. Subject Index. He is the author of three books and more than journal articles and book chapters.
Handbook of Psychological Assessment
A new chapter on the NEO TM -PI-3 aids in adult and adolescent assessment based on the Five-Factor Model of personality, and a new chapter on the Personality Assessment Inventory provides the empirical support behind its increasing popularity. All assessments covered were selected on the basis of clinical relevance and widespread use, and the discussion has been newly enhanced to emphasize diversity. Each chapter guides you through data evaluation and interpretation, and a discussion devoted to treatment planning helps you integrate assessment results into your reports. Organized according to the typical assessment sequence, this practical, skills-based guide shows you the most efficient methods for every step in the assessment process. Learn how each assessment test is evaluated and analyzed Make sense of raw data using various interpretive methodologies Get up to speed on the latest assessment guidelines and diagnostic criteria Integrate test scores into a case focused, problem solving psychological report The assessment process is a critical part of treatment planning and the foundation upon which future progress is built. This book helps you make it more user-friendly and consumer oriented, and provides valuable insight on client collaboration and treatment planning.
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