Conducting Psychological Assessment

Conducting Psychological Assessment

This book should be required reading in every graduate course on psychological assessment." —Stephen E. Finn, PhD, Founder, Center for Therapeutic Assessment "A. Jordan Wright's Conducting Psychological Assessment is a comprehensive step ...

Author: A. Jordan Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119687221

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Praise for CONDUCTING PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT "This new addition of Wright's useful text is a tour de force. No one else writes more clearly, practically, and helpfully than Wright about psychological assessment—especially about the complex process of case conceptualization. This book should be required reading in every graduate course on psychological assessment." —Stephen E. Finn, PhD, Founder, Center for Therapeutic Assessment "A. Jordan Wright's Conducting Psychological Assessment is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to every aspect of psychological testing and assessment. Blending clinical wisdom with rigorous empirical evidence, the author guides readers though every phase of the assessment process, from selecting appropriate measures and collecting test data through writing assessment reports and providing feedback to clients. Experienced clinicians, early career psychologists, and students will all benefit from this important book; it should be on every clinician's bookshelf." —Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University "Conducting Psychological Assessment (2nd ed) provides a clear, concise, practical guide to essential aspects of clinical assessment. Dr. Wright presents scholarly research, draws on extensive clinical experience, and illustrates his guidelines with rich case examples. Much of this information is typically not included in other assessment books, such as how to select tests, strategies to integrate contradictory data, and how to work with clients who disagree with assessment results. Accordingly, I recommend this to all health professionals involved with clinical assessment." —Gary Groth-Marnat, PhD, ABPP, ABAP
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

This text 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 ...

Author: Gary Groth-Marnat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118960646

Category: Psychology

Page: 928

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Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Groth-Marnat’s Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Sixth Edition covers principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, the Sixth Edition provides 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. This text 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, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and brief assessment instruments for treatment planning, monitoring, and outcome assessment.
Categories: Psychology

Clinician s Guide to Psychological Assessment and Testing

Clinician s Guide to Psychological Assessment and Testing

"Overall, this is an excellent guide to the use and administration of psychological tests.

Author: John M. Spores, PhD, JD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826199874

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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"Overall, this is an excellent guide to the use and administration of psychological tests. It provides straightforward directions and instructions on how to utilize testing in such a way as to better inform clinical practice. I could see this book as a mainstay on any counselorís bookshelf, especially those who are seeking a way to utilize standardized testing in their practice."--The Professional Counselor Journal ìFinally, a detailed and crystal clear guide to psychological assessment that effectively integrates 'best practices' with the realities of negotiating the mental health care system and insurance providers. I plan to draw on this practical guide in my private practice and to incorporate it as a required text in my advanced counseling assessment classes at both the masterís and doctoral level. This book is a treasure for any mental health professional involved in psychological assessment.î Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD Professor of Counseling Psychology, Fordham University Standardized psychological testing is often essential for reliably determining the presence of a wide range of psychiatric and personality disorders, along with effectively addressing related issues that may require a psychological referral. This nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting efficient and accurate psychological testing in clinical settings provides mental health professionals with experienced guidance in the entire process, and includes a complete set of forms and templates for all aspects of assessment and testing, from the initial referral and diagnostic interview to the final report. Based on the authorís experience with over two thousand psychological and neuropsychological testing cases, this highly practical book presents a standardized process of assessment, testing, interpretation, report-writing, and presenting feedback to patients, family members, and other professionals. Actual case examples of patients from a wide age range illustrate the assessment and testing process in action. The text provides printed and electronic versions of referral and related forms, initial psychological assessment report templates that include critical areas of coverage for obtaining insurance approval, and interpretation tables for an exceptional inventory of key standardized psychological tests. Integral to the book is a review of psychological tests in seven key categories that most effectively address differential diagnostic dilemmas and related referral questions that clinicians are likely to encounter in practice. It also provides effective strategies for selecting the appropriate tests based on the particular diagnostic questions, guidance for successfully obtaining insurance approval for a targeted yet feasible number of testing hours, and an efficient system for simultaneous test interpretation and report writing. Key Features: Includes an overview of the assessment process, from the initial referral to completion of the final report Features effective reviews of commonly used tests, including neuropsychological, intelligence, personality, and behavioral inventories Includes print and digital templates and forms for all phases of assessment and testing Aids clinicians in both private practice and other health care settings to work within managed care and be effectively reimbursed for services Includes information on conducting forensic competency to stand trial assessments, including the authorís new measure of assessing a defendantís understanding of the legal system
Categories: Psychology

Psychological Assessment and Report Writing

Psychological Assessment and Report Writing

Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, including one detailed case study that recurs throughout multiple chapters, the book uses sidebars and question and answer sections to encourage ...

Author: Karen Goldfinger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321806

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Outlining a step-by-step assessment model, Psychological Assessment and Report Writing, Second Edition covers five key topics central to psychological assessment: understanding the context of a referral; determining what data is needed to answer referral questions; gathering the data; integrating the data; and communicating the findings. Authors Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M. Pomerantz review each facet of psychological assessment and report writing—providing how-to instructions and alerting readers to a myriad of issues they must consider when conducting assessments in clinical, forensic, or educational environments. Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, including one detailed case study that recurs throughout multiple chapters, the book uses sidebars and question and answer sections to encourage readers to consider their own case material and use critical thinking skills as they review each section of the model.
Categories: Psychology

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Hispanics

This book focuses on diversity, culture, and ethnicity as they relate to psychological assessment of Hispanics. It is a how-to guide for clinicians, researchers, and instructors working with Hispanic clients.

Author: Lorraine T. Benuto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461444114

Category: Psychology

Page: 422

View: 103

This book focuses on diversity, culture, and ethnicity as they relate to psychological assessment of Hispanics. It is a how-to guide for clinicians, researchers, and instructors working with Hispanic clients. Each chapter contains an overview of cultural considerations needed for assessing the Hispanic client followed by a specific exploration of the assessment measures available and the research that has been conducted on these measures with Hispanic participants. An exploration of the strengths and limitations of each assessment measure is included. Considering that ethnocultural minority individuals who are of Hispanic/Latino origin make up the largest ethnocultural minority group in the United States, guidelines for working with this population are a must. Given that a large subset of this percentage is composed of immigrants many of whom do not speak English or who have learned English as a second language, special considerations for effective psychological assessment are neccessary.This book fills a gap in the scientific literature by consolidating the research on psychological assessment with Hispanic samples into one comprehensive volume and providing simple recommendations for the psychological assessment of Hispanic clients. An exploration of the general psychological assessment domains (e.g., personality, intelligence) is included with references to research on the major assessment measures used in the field. A more specific exploration of psychodiagnostic assessment measures follows, including the assessment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, psychosis, etc. Several chapters are dedicated to specialized assessment, including neuropsychological assessment, forensic assessment, and school-based assessment, overall creating the most comprehensive, up-to-date, research-based compendium of psychological assessment measures for use with Hispanic clients.
Categories: Psychology

Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice

Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice

Appropriate for students and practitioners alike, this book teaches readers how to perform assessments on patients in the absence of the instruments and assistants that many standard procedures assume.

Author: Michel Hersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135951672

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

View: 967

There have been numerous books published that have dealt with psychological assessment. These books have ranged from the theoretical to the clinical. However, most of the pragmatics involved in the day-to-day activities of the psychological assessor often have been neglected in the press. In light of the above, the primary objective of Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice is to provide the reader(students and practitioners alike) with the realities of conducting psychological assessment in clinical settings where there is not the availability of a plethora of research assistants and staff. Indeed, most individuals end up being solo practitioners or at best work in settings where they must conduct assessment themselves. This multi-authored book, then, details the specifics as to how this is done.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

We also highlight the utility of integrating a functional analysis approach to
assessment and clinical case formulations. We conclude the chapter with a set of
recommendations for conducting psychological assessment in clinical contexts.

Author: Gerald Goldstein

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128022030

Category: Psychology

Page: 596

View: 969

Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fourth Edition, provides scholarly overviews of the major areas of psychological assessment, including test development, psychometrics, testing technology and commonly used assessment measures. Includes psychological assessment for all ages, with new coverage encompassing ethnic minorities and the elderly. Assessment methodologies discussed include formal testing, interviewing and observation of behavior. The handbook also discusses assessment of different facets of personality and behavior, including intelligence, aptitude, interest, achievement, personality and psychopathology. Features new authors, heavy revisions to previous chapters, and 65% new material, including the use of assessments in forensic applications. Encompasses test development, psychometrics and assessment measures Covers assessment for all age groups Includes formal testing, interviews and behavioral observation as testing measures Details assessments for intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality and psychopathology Offers new coverage of assessments used in forensic psychology and with ethnic minorities Features 65 percent new material, with 5 new chapters
Categories: Psychology

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians

Assessment of acculturation, enculturation and culture. IQ testing. Personality disorders. Cognitive decline and dementia. Mood disorders and suicidality. Neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults.

Author: Lorraine T. Benuto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781493907960

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

View: 322

To effectively serve minority clients, clinicians require a double understanding: of both evidence-based practice and the cultures involved. This particularly holds true when working with Asian-Americans, a diverse and growing population. The Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians synthesizes real-world challenges, empirical findings, clinical knowledge and common-sense advice to create a comprehensive framework for practice. This informed resource is geared toward evaluation of first-generation Asian Americans and recent immigrants across assessment methods (self-report measures, projective tests), settings (school, forensic) and classes of disorders (eating, substance, sexual). While the Guide details cross-cultural considerations for working with Chinese-, Japanese-, Korean and Indian-American clients, best practices are also included for assessing members of less populous groups without underestimating, overstating or stereotyping the role of ethnicity in the findings. In addition, contributors discuss diversity of presentation within groups and identify ways that language may present obstacles to accurate evaluation. Among the areas covered in this up-to-date reference: Structured and semi-structured clinical interviews. Assessment of acculturation, enculturation and culture. IQ testing. Personality disorders. Cognitive decline and dementia. Mood disorders and suicidality. Neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults. Culture-bound syndromes. Designed for practitioners new to working with Asian clients as well as those familiar with the population, the Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians is exceedingly useful to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, health psychologists and clinical social workers.
Categories: Psychology

Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice

Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice

Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice A Guide to Test Interpretation and Integration Written with the graduate student and practicing clinician in mind, this book covers today's most important issues in neuropsychological ...

Author: Gary Groth-Marnat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015042475684

Category: Medical

Page: 653

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Neuropsychological Assessment in Clinical Practice A Guide to Test Interpretation and Integration Written with the graduate student and practicing clinician in mind, this book covers today's most important issues in neuropsychological assessment, including: * Strategies for interviewing and interpretive guidelines to the most frequently used assessment instruments * Instructions for using test results to develop treatment and case plans * WISC-III, WAIS-III, WMS III, Halstead-Reitan, Luria Nebraska, and additional tests organized according to various functional domains * Principles, guidelines, and examples of how to write problem-oriented, effective neuropsychological reports Praise for Gary Groth-Marnat's Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Third Edition "A commendable volume in which the author condenses information, normally in several locations, into one reading." -Contemporary Psychology "The general purpose of this handbook is to provide a reference and instructional guide for professionals and students who are conducting psychological assessments. This purpose has been splendidly realized by Groth-Marnat, who has combined current scientific and clinical understanding and clear writing with an excellent sense of organization." -Psychology
Categories: Medical

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessment

The book builds crucial skills for gathering and interpreting data for specific assessment purposes.

Author: Julie A. Suhr

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462519583

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 845

This authoritative clinical reference and text provides a complete guide to conducting empirically based assessments to support accurate diagnoses and better clinical care. The book builds crucial skills for gathering and interpreting data for specific assessment purposes. It also presents more advanced ways to integrate information from tests, interviews, observations, and other sources, within a biopsychosocial framework that fully addresses the needs of each client. Particular attention is given to accounting for potential biases that affect every stage of the decision-making process. User-friendly features include case examples, advice on writing reports and giving feedback to clients, and a detailed sample report.
Categories: Psychology

Personality Assessment in Police Psychology

Personality Assessment in Police Psychology

The present volume is divided into four parts to cover the relevant issues in personality assessment for police work. Part I provides an introduction and the basic principles of personality assessment in police psychology.

Author: Peter A. Weiss

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398079154

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 280

In recent years, personality assessment by professional psychologists has taken on an increasingly important role in the field of police work. Most importantly, personality assessment instruments have been utilized in the pre-employment psychological screening of police officer candidates. This psychological screening takes place at the end of the hiring process to ensure that candidates do not have personality characteristics or existing psychopathology that would interfere with their job performance. Personality assessment is also used for other applications in police psychology. These applications include fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDEs) and second opinion evaluations of officers who challenge hiring decisions. Moreover, police psychologists are involved in a considerable amount of research in order to determine which tests and scales are most appropriate for evaluations. The present volume is divided into four parts to cover the relevant issues in personality assessment for police work. Part I provides an introduction and the basic principles of personality assessment in police psychology. Part II focuses on the major assessment instruments used in police psychology. These include the MMPI-2, the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI) and Hilson Tests, the M-PULSE Inventory, pre-offer integrity instruments, and the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Part III examines multiple issues in personality assessment research in the field of police psychology. Part IV covers applications of personality assessment in police psychology. These applications include pre-employment evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, conditional second opinion psychological evaluations of candidates, using multiple sources of information when conducting mandatory or required evaluations, and the politics of personality assessment in police agencies. This unique and comprehensive text is designed for psychologists who are actively working in the field of law enforcement, including psychologists in both applied and research/academic settings.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment

The final step a clinician must take is the actual writing of the psychological report
. ... ROLE OF THE CLINICIAN The central role of clinicians conducting
assessments should be to answer specific questions and aid in making relevant
decisions ...

Author: Marin Groth

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: UOM:39015063391117

Category: Personality assessment

Page: 478

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Categories: Personality assessment

Handbook of Psychology Assessment Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  Assessment Psychology

CHAPTER 10 R. MICHAEL BAGBY , NICOLE WILD , AND ANDREA TURNER
WHY CONDUCT PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS ? 213 GENERAL
APPROACH TO PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT IN AN ADULT MENTAL
HEALTH ...

Author: Irving B. Weiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471384070

Category: Psychology

Page: 656

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of personality, intellectual, neuropsychological, ability, aptitude, and vocational assessment and its application in a variety of settings including counseling, school, forensic, personnel, and industrial psychological .contexts. Chapters cover interviewing, behavioral tests, objective tests, projective tests, and observational methods of assessment.
Categories: Psychology

Early Childhood Assessment

Early Childhood Assessment

Throughout the book, Dr. Lidz advocates bestassessment practices that reflect the interests of children andfamilies.

Author: Carol S. Lidz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471269304

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

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A new guide to conducting more comprehensive and meaningfulpsychological assessments of young children Early Childhood Assessment presents a thorough, step-by-stepapproach to the comprehensive psychological assessment of youngchildren. In addition to covering major psychological tests, thisinvaluable resource includes specific guidelines and formats forinterviewing parents and other caregivers, observing children andcaregiver-child interaction, conducting dynamic assessments,writing reports, and evaluating outcomes of recommendedinterventions. Dr. Lidz's approach encourages a broad range of observation with anoverarching objective of completing a picture of the "whole" child,from family life to social-emotional and neuropsychologicalfunctioning. She leads the reader through each step of acomprehensive assessment, touching on the major data sourcesnecessary for a full understanding of the child within differentenvironments. Throughout the book, Dr. Lidz advocates bestassessment practices that reflect the interests of children andfamilies. Features useful information on: * Conducting initial interviews and observations for setting thecourse of the assessment * Using standardized and nonstandardized approaches to generateboth qualitative and quantitative data * Viewing children and families within their culturalcontexts * Integrating assessment data sources to generate meaningfulrecommendations and readable reports Plus: * Includes unique chapters on play, observation of parent-child andteacher-child interactions, and dynamic assessment Early Childhood Assessment is a valuable tool for professionals andstudents who are concerned about the richness and complexity ofchildren's development within their families and communities.
Categories: Psychology

Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment

Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment

The Psychological Assessment—Single Battery Assumption. Differences within
an individual in aptitudes and the absolute level of those aptitudes in comparison
to norms provides useful information in conducting psychological assessments ...

Author: Michel Hersen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002431083

Category: Psychology

Page:

View: 910

Categories: Psychology

Psychological Assessment in Managed Care

Psychological Assessment in Managed Care

Psychometricians , and similarly trained non - doctoral - level psychologists , may
be the clinicians conducting psychological testing . “ Community consortia will
emerge and dictate the market ” is Cummings ' s ( 1995 , p . 31 ) fourth prediction
.

Author: Chris E. Stout

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015040610589

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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A combination reference, planning manual, and marketing guide, Psychological Assessment in Managed Care provides clinical psychologists with the expert guidance they need to successfully apply their unique psychometric and testing skills in the volatile world of managed behavioral health care. Clinicians and administrators alike will benefit from its detailed practical coverage of the new and emerging applications of both pencil-and-paper and automated psychological screening instruments.
Categories: Psychology

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment Volume 4

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment  Volume 4

The Psychological Assessment - Single Battery Assumption . Differences within
an individual in aptitudes and the absolute level of those aptitudes in comparison
to norms provides useful information in conducting psychological assessments ...

Author: Jay C. Thomas

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471416142

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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In one volume, the leading researchers in industrial/organizational assessment interpret the range of issues related to industrial/organizational tests, including test development and psychometrics, clinical applications, ethical and legal concerns, use with diverse populations, computerization, and the latest research. Clinicians and researchers who use these instruments will find this volume invaluable, as it contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on this important aspect of practice.
Categories: Psychology

The Practice of Psychological Assessment

The Practice of Psychological Assessment

assessment and psychological testing are different processes, and they yield
different products. Nevertheless, the ... At the same time we note that testing is
extensively employed in conducting psychological assessments (pp. 4–6)—
which fact ...

Author: Norman Tallent

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UOM:39015024809686

Category: Psychology

Page: 405

View: 146

This volume examines psychological assessment and psychological assessors--an indissoluble combination in the professional enterprise of understanding individuals for defined and useful purposes. Extremely practice oriented, the book deals with the nuts and bolts of tests and testing; observing and interviewing; theories of tests and measurement; personality theory; classification, ordering data and applications involved with selecting and formulating meaningful psychological information. The book includes helpful guidelines to practice, approaches, and strategies.
Categories: Psychology

Comprehensive Clinical Psychology Assessment

Comprehensive Clinical Psychology  Assessment

4 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE SELECTION AND USE OF
PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST INSTRUMENTATION Currently , one of the most
common reasons for conducting psychological assessment in the USA is to
assess the ...

Author: Alan S. Bellack

Publisher:

ISBN: 0080431437

Category: Clinical psychology

Page: 621

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Categories: Clinical psychology