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Handbook of Psychological Assessment

By Gary Groth-Marnat

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Format: Hardback, 768 pages, 5th Revised edition Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 15 May 2009
This revision of the highly acclaimed and most widely used resource on psychological assessment features thorough coverage of the principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning and report writing.Material is presented in a practical, skills-based manner (e.g. how to integrate test data into treatment plans and writing psychological reports) and offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments (including the newly revised WAIS-IV and WISC-IV, as well as the Wechsler Memory Scales-IV, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, Neuropsychological screening, Behavioral, CPI, MCMI-III, MMPI-2/MMPI-A). This valuable reference provides clinical psychologists, therapists, school psychologists, and counselors with step-by-step, expert guidance on how to conduct a comprehensive psychological evaluation. Thoroughly updated with increased emphasis on diversity as well as chapters on client feedback and consultation, this bestselling handbook is a must-have reference for academics, professionals, and libraries.

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 Assessing Diverse Groups Selecting Psychological Tests Computer-Assisted Assessment Recommended Reading 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 Recommended Reading Chapter 4 Behavioral Assessment History and Development Issues Related to Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Strategies of Behavioral Assessment Recommended Reading Chapter 5 Wechsler Intelligence Scales Testing of Intelligence: Pro and Con History and Development Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Meaning of IQ Scores Cautions and Guidelines in Administration WAIS-IV/WISC-IV Successive-Level Interpretation Procedure Wechsler Indexes and Subtests Assessing Brain Damage Assessing Additional Special Populations Short Forms Recommended Reading Chapter 6 Wechsler Memory Scales History and Development Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Interpretation Procedure Interpreting Patterns of Index Scores Comparing Scores on the WAIS-IV and the WMS-IV Additional Considerations: Malingering and Evaluating Change Recommended Reading Chapter 7 Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory History and Development Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Administration Interpretation Procedure Computerized Interpretation Validity Scales Clinical Scales 2-Point Codes MMPI-2 Content Scales MMPI-A Content Scales Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscales Critical Items MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scales Recommended Reading Chapter 8 Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory History and Development Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Interpretation Procedure Modifying Indices (Validity Scales) Clinical Personality Patterns Severe Personality Pathology Clinical Syndromes Severe Syndromes Recommended Reading Chapter 9 California Psychological Inventory History and Development Comparison with the MMPI Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Interpretation Procedures Vector Scale Interpretation Individual Scales Special Purpose Scales Configural Interpretation Recommended Reading Chapter 10 The Rorschach History and Development Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Future Directions Administration Scoring Structural Summary Interpretation Recommended Reading Chapter 11 Thematic Apperception Test History and Development Theoretical Perspectives Reliability and Validity Assets and Limitations Use with Diverse Groups Administration Typical Themes Elicited Scoring Procedures Interpretation Recommended Reading Chapter 12 Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment History and Development Interviewing for Brain Impairment Domains of Neuropsychological Functioning Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test Repeatable Batter for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Recommended Reading Chapter 13 Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning, Monitoring, and Outcome Assessment Selecting Brief Instruments Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) Beck Depression Inventory State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) Recommended Reading Chapter 14 Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planning Development and Approaches to Treatment Planning A Systematic Approach to Treatment Selection Functional Impairment Social Support Problem Complexity/Chronicity Coping Style Resistance Subjective Distress Problem-Solving Phase Recommended Reading Chapter 15 Psychological Report General Guidelines Format for a Psychological Report Sample Reports Recommended Reading Appendecies Appendix A Test publishers/distributors Appendix B Testing organizations Appendix C WISC-IV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters Appendix D Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Validity and Clinical Scales Appendix E Rorscharch Norms for Scoring Categories Appendix F Rorschach Norms for Ratios, Percentages, and Special Indices Appendix G WAIS-IV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters References Author Index Subject Index

About the Author

Gary Groth-Marnat, Phd, Abpp, is a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of four books on assessment and more than 130 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters.

Reviews

Praise for the Fourth Edition "In sum, this book continues to set the standard in the field and is strongly recommended as a basic reference guide for those clinicians who routinely do psychological testing." ( Psychotherapy Review , 11/6/2006)

EAN: 9780470083581
ISBN: 0470083581
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Dimensions: 25 x 18 x 4 centimetres (1.06 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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