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9780470592137

Handbook of Psychological Assessment, 5th Edition

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    9780470592137

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    0470592133

  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2009-10-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expandedCovering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, this classic resource offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments and has been updated to include new material and cover tests that are growing in popularity, such as brief assessment instruments. Handbook of Psychological Assessment also provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how to interpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which to write effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychological reports.The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), California Psychology Inventory (CPI), Rorschach, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), brief assessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioral assessment.In addition, this Fifth Edition includes: Updates on the new WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WMS-IV An increased emphasis on diversity A focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form New information on client feedback and consultation An updated chapter on psychological report writing, including new examples of psychological reportsOrganized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for professionals looking to stay current as well as for students looking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering the field of psychological assessment.

Table of Contents

Preface
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
Context of Clinical Assessment
Types of Referral Settings
Ethical Practice of Assessment
Assessing Diverse Groups
Selecting Psychological Tests
Computer-Assisted Assessment
Recommended Reading
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
Behavioral Assessment
History and Development
Issues Related to Reliability and Validity
Assets and Limitations
Strategies of Behavioral Assessment
Recommended Reading
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
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
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 S i Subscales
Critical Items
MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scales
Recommended Reading
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
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
The Rorschach
History and Development
Reliability and Validity
Assets and Limitations
Use with Diverse Groups
Future Directions
Administration
Scoring
Structural Summary
Interpretation
Recommended Reading
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
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
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
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
Psychological Report
General Guidelines
Format for a Psychological Report
Sample Reports
Recommended Reading
Test publishers/distributors
Testing organizations
WISC-IV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters
Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Validity and Clinical Scales
Rorscharch Norms for Scoring Categories
Rorschach Norms for Ratios, Percentages, and Special Indices
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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