Handbook of Psychological Assessment
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Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, this classic resource covers principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, the sixth editionprovides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, interpreting assessment data, how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways to write effective, client-oriented psychological reports.
The latest edition provides through coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, Wechsler Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Personality Assessment Inventory, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, NEO Personality Inventory, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and brief assessment instruments for treatment planning, monitoring, and outcome assessment. In addition, this sixth edition includes:
- Fully updated with new research and the DSM-5 and ICD-10
- New chapter on the NEO Personality Inventory-3. The NEO inventories provide a comprehensive assessment of adult and adolescent personality based on the strongly empirically supported Five Factor Model of personality.
- New chapter on the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), which has gained both strong empirical support and wide clinical popularity.
- Includes updated information on the newly developed Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V).
- The chapter on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory includes coverage of both the MMPI-2 and the MMPI-2-Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF)
- The chapter on the Rorschach discusses both the Comprehensive System and the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS).
- The “Use with Diverse Groups” sections reflect the more extensive use of assessment for a wide variety of populations and the importance of competently and sensitively working with diverse populations.
- Greater emphasis on making assessment more user friendly and consumer oriented. This is reflected in suggestions for using everyday language in reports, connecting interpretations to actual client behavior, strategies for wording interpretations in a manner likely to enhance client growth, and the importance of collaborating with clients.
- The treatment planning and clinical decision making chapter has been completely updated, and the psychological report writing chapter has been updated to include the American Psychological Association and Society for Personality Assessment’s current thinking about proficiency in personality assessment.
possible visual, auditory, or olfactory hallucinations; high scores suggest impaired functioning, bizarre sensory/perceptual experiences, possible thought broadcasting, impaired ability to test reality. RC9/Hypomanic Activation. High energy, elevated mood, minimal need for sleep, high self-regard, grandiosity, sensation seeking, risk taking, irritability, little ability to control impulses, possible aggression. Extremely high scores (>75) suggest a manic episode but moderate scores (60–70) may
The Blacky Pictures Test (G. Blum, 1950, 1962, 1968) is another thematic-type test that is closely aligned to psychoanalytic theory. It presents children with pictures of a dog, Blacky, that is involved in situations consistent with psychoanalytic theory, such as themes surrounding oral, anal, and phallic stages of development. Ritzler, Sharkey, and Chudy (1980) have criticized the TAT for producing negative, low-energy stories and for containing outdated pictures that are difficult for
how successful are they? How much anxiety or depression does the person experience? The specific types and strengths of defenses have been summarized in Category 8 of the Analysis Sheet so that clinicians can refer to these previous summaries to obtain useful detail. However, this Category VIII differs in that it is more a global rating of defensive effectiveness, using all sources of information available to the clinician. IX. Stimulus Barrier The client’s stimulus barrier refers to how
somewhat longer than the clinician-interviewed version. Studies of the reliability and validity of the DIS have been both variable and controversial. Although much of this research was done on pre–DIS-IV versions, the similarity of format and content between the DIS and DIS-IV suggests that much of this earlier research is pertinent. The comparability of diagnosis by professionals and nonprofessionals using the DIS has generally been supported. This finding suggests that nonprofessionals can
neuropsychologists are more likely to combine the psychometric and pathognomonic sign approaches (Rabin, Barr, & Burton, 2005). The two major neuropsychological test batteries are the Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (Golden, Purisch, & Hammeke, 1985) and the Halstead Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery (Reitan & Wolfson, 1993). A typical neuropsychological battery might include tests specifically designed to assess organic impairment along with tests such as the MMPI, Wechsler