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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Organization of the Handbookp. 1
Role of the Clinicianp. 3
Patterns of Test Usage in Clinical Assessmentp. 5
Evaluating Psychological Testsp. 9
Validity in Clinical Practicep. 20
Clinical Judgmentp. 23
Phases in Clinical Assessmentp. 28
Recommended Readingp. 32
Context of Clinical Assessmentp. 33
Types of Referral Settingsp. 33
Ethical Practice of Assessmentp. 43
Assessing Diverse Groupsp. 51
Selecting Psychological Testsp. 58
Computer-Assisted Assessmentp. 62
Recommended Readingp. 64
The Assessment Interviewp. 65
History and Developmentp. 66
Issues Related to Reliability and Validityp. 70
Assets and Limitationsp. 71
The Assessment Interview and Case Historyp. 73
Mental Status Examinationp. 79
Interpreting Interview Datap. 84
Structured Interviewsp. 85
Recommended Readingp. 94
Behavioral Assessmentp. 95
History and Developmentp. 97
Issues Related to Reliability and Validityp. 99
Assets and Limitationsp. 101
Strategies of Behavioral Assessmentp. 102
Recommended Readingp. 117
Wechsler Intelligence Scalesp. 119
Testing of Intelligence: Pro and Conp. 119
History and Developmentp. 122
Reliability and Validityp. 126
Assets and Limitationsp. 129
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 132
Meaning of IQ Scoresp. 134
Cautions and Guidelines in Administrationp. 136
WAIS-IV/WISC-IV Successive-Level Interpretation Procedurep. 138
Wechsler Indexes and Subtestsp. 149
Assessing Brain Damagep. 166
Assessing Additional Special Populationsp. 173
Short Formsp. 178
Recommended Readingp. 181
Wechsler Memory Scalesp. 183
History and Developmentp. 184
Reliability and Validityp. 189
Assets and Limitationsp. 191
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 193
Interpretation Procedurep. 193
Interpreting Patterns of Index Scoresp. 196
Comparing Scores on the WAIS-IV and the WMS-IVp. 203
Additional Considerations: Malingering and Evaluating Changep. 205
Recommended Readingp. 206
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventoryp. 207
History and Developmentp. 209
Reliability and Validityp. 214
Assets and Limitationsp. 217
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 220
Administrationp. 222
Interpretation Procedurep. 223
Computerized Interpretationp. 230
Validity Scalesp. 231
Clinical Scalesp. 237
2-Point Codesp. 257
MMPI-2 Content Scalesp. 280
MMPI-A Content Scalesp. 282
Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscalesp. 285
Critical Itemsp. 288
MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scalesp. 288
Recommended Readingp. 294
Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventoryp. 295
History and Developmentp. 297
Reliability and Validityp. 300
Assets and Limitationsp. 302
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 306
Interpretation Procedurep. 307
Modifying Indices (Validity Scales)p. 310
Clinical Personality Patternsp. 312
Severe Personality Pathologyp. 327
Clinical Syndromesp. 331
Severe Syndromesp. 333
Recommended Readingp. 333
California Psychological Inventoryp. 335
History and Developmentp. 336
Comparison with the MMPIp. 338
Reliability and Validityp. 339
Assets and Limitationsp. 340
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 343
Interpretation Proceduresp. 343
Vector Scale Interpretationp. 348
Individual Scalesp. 349
Special Purpose Scalesp. 371
Configural Interpretationp. 372
Recommended Readingp. 384
The Rorschachp. 385
History and Developmentp. 386
Reliability and Validityp. 389
Assets and Limitationsp. 393
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 396
Future Directionsp. 396
Administrationp. 397
Scoringp. 400
Structural Summaryp. 407
Interpretationp. 415
Recommended Readingp. 446
Thematic Apperception Testp. 447
History and Developmentp. 447
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 450
Reliability and Validityp. 452
Assets and Limitationsp. 455
Use with Diverse Groupsp. 457
Administrationp. 458
Typical Themes Elicitedp. 461
Scoring Proceduresp. 474
Interpretationp. 482
Recommended Readingp. 483
Screening for Neuropsychological Impairmentp. 485
History and Developmentp. 486
Interviewing for Brain Impairmentp. 489
Domains of Neuropsychological Functioningp. 492
Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Testp. 501
Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Statusp. 511
Recommended Readingp. 517
Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning, Monitoring, and Outcome Assessmentp. 519
Selecting Brief Instrumentsp. 520
Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)p. 521
Beck Depression Inventoryp. 526
State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI)p. 530
Recommended Readingp. 533
Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planningp. 535
Development and Approaches to Treatment Planningp. 536
A Systematic Approach to Treatment Selectionp. 541
Functional Impairmentp. 542
Social Supportp. 545
Problem Complexity/Chronicityp. 547
Coping Stylep. 549
Resistancep. 551
Subjective Distressp. 553
Problem-Solving Phasep. 556
Recommended Readingp. 558
Psychological Reportp. 559
General Guidelinesp. 560
Format for a Psychological Reportp. 570
Sample Reportsp. 582
Recommended Readingp. 604
Test publishers/distributorsp. 605
Testing organizationsp. 609
WISC-IV Norms Tables for Clinical Clustersp. 611
Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Validity and Clinical Scalesp. 621
Rorschach Norms for Scoring Categoriesp. 623
Rorschach Norms for Ratios, Percentages, and Special Indicesp. 627
Referencesp. 629
Author Indexp. 709
Subject Indexp. 731
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