Collaborative / Therapeutic Assessment

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-06
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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This book illustrates, through a range of case examples, the growing professional practice of collaborative and therapeutic psychological assessment (CTA). It uniquely provides clinicians an introduction to and explanation of twenty examples of CTA with a variety of populations addressing an array of common clinically presenting problems. Each case study includes a discussion of the assessment instrument used in addition to key transcript passages. Clinicians will benefit from this essential information on using psychological assessment to promote client growth.

Author Biography

Stephen E Finn PhD, is the founder of the Center for Therapeutic Assessment and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Manual for Using the MMPI-l2 tas a Therapeutic Intervention and In Our Clients Shoes: Theory and Techniques of Therapeutic Assessment. Constance T. Fischer, PhD, ABPP, is the Duquesne University N.J. Dick Endowed Chair of Community Outreach. She is best known for pioneering an individualized/collaborative/therapeutic approach to psychological assessment, for which she has received several awards. She edited Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists: Introduction through Empirical Studies and received the Carl Rogers Award from the APA division of Humanistic Psychology and Duquesne University's Presidential Award for Scholarship. Leonard Handler, PhD, ABAP, is Professor and Associate Director of the Clinical Training Program at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Handler is coeditor of the Journal of Personality Assessment and serves on its editorial board. He has received numerous research awards and has also served as Director of the University of Tennessee Psychological Clinic.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
About the Contributorsp. xix
Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: Basic Concepts, History, and Researchp. 1
Assessments of Individual Adults
Therapeutic Assessment of a Dissociating Client: Learning Internal Navigationp. 27
Therapeutic Assessment of Depression: Love's Labors Lost?p. 47
Collaboration in Neuropsychological Assessment: Metaphor as Intervention With a Suicidal Adultp. 69
Collaboration Throughout the Assessment: A Young Man in Transitionp. 93
Therapeutic Assessment for a Treatment in Crisis Following Multiple Suicide Attemptsp. 113
Using Therapeutic Assessment to Explore Emotional Constriction. A Creative Professional in Crisis inp. 133
Therapeutic Assessment Involving Multiple Life Issue: Coming to Terms With Problems of Health, Culture, and Learningp. 157
Collaborative Assessment for Psychotherapy: Witnessing A Woman's Reawakeningp. 179
Therapeutic Assessment of Severe Abuse: A Women Living With Her Pastp. 199
Assessments of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults
Therapeutic Assessment of an Adolescent: An Adopted Teenager Comes to Feel Understoodp. 225
Collaborative Storytelling With Children: An Unruly Six-Year-Old Boyp. 243
Rorschach-Based Psychotherapy: Collaboration With a Suicidal Young Womanp. 269
Collaborative Assessment of a Child in foster Care: New Understanding of Bad Behaviourp. 291
Therapeutic Assessment With a 10-Year-Old Boy and His Parents: The Pain Under the Disrespectp. 311
Collaborative Assessment on an Adolescent Psychiatric Ward: A Psychotic Teenage Girlp. 335
Special Applications
Therapeutic Assessment Alternative to Custody Evaluation: An Adolescent Whose Parents Could Not Stop Fightingp. 357
Therapeutic Assessment With a Couple in Crisis: Undoing Problematic Projective Identification via the Consensus Rorschachp. 379
Case Studies in Collaborative Neuropsychology: A Man With Brain Injury and a Child With Learning Problemsp. 401
Afterword: Forward!p. 421
Author Indexp. 427
Subject Indexp. 430
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