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Handbook of Psychological Assessment

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ISBN-10: 0470083581

ISBN-13: 9780470083581

Edition: 5th 2009 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Gary Groth-Marnat, Groth-marnat

List price: $175.00
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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.
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Book details

List price: $175.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

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 Si Subscales
Critical Items
MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scales
Recommended Reading
Million 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 Battery 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
Rorschach Norms for Scoring Categories
Rorschach Norms for Ratios, Percentages, and Special Indices
References
Author Index
Subject Index