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The major market need for this book comes from the fact that the bulk of the literature on psychological assessment focuses on individual tests, rather than the process of using tests as part of an overall integrative assessment process. The author has taught many Ph.D. students psychological assessment and supervised students taught by other professors, and it is clear to him that while interpretation of individual tests is relatively consistent, the basic foundations of how to use test data and how to integrate them into coherent and useful narratives varies greatly from assessor to assessor depending on their training. Many students and psychologists focus so much on adequate administration, scoring, and interpretation of individual tests that little attention is paid to the integration, conceptualization, and write-up phases of the process. This book provides concrete examples to illustrate how to navigate this process, which is too often left to chance.

Author Biography

A. JORDAN WRIGHT, PHD, is a full-time faculty member in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the Director of Mental Health Services at The HOPE Program, a nonprofit organization serving individuals in poverty. Dr. Wright's primary areas of interest are the process of psychological assessment and the eradication of poverty. He is the Co-Director of Psychological Assessment Services of New York (PASNY).

Table of Contents

Conducting Psychological Assessment
Introduction: The Hypothesis Testing Model
Clinical Interviewing and Hypothesis Building
Selecting Tests
Integrating Data
Writing Reports
Providing Feedback
Case Studies in Psychological Assessment
Introduction: Case Studies in Psychological Assessment
An Underachieving Woman
A Recovering Alcoholic
A Young Man Who Steals
A Boy in Foster Care
An Anious Girl
An Aggressive Boy
Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners
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