Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches / Edition 2

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Clinical Personality Assessment, 2/e, is the revised edition of an acclaimed comprehensive clinical personality assessment text. In this updated volume, contributors from a diverse range of psychological disciplines address a number of central issues in personality assessment in clinical and forensic settings. Focusing on key problem areas in the field, the authors emphasize practical issues in their chapters. The result is a work of outstanding variety and depth of coverage with a useful, hands-on focus. The second edition has been updated to include several new topics, such as psychophysiological methods in assessing emotions, assessment of clients' marital satisfaction, behavior genetic considerations in personality assessment, and assessment of suicide risk. Other topics include ethical considerations in clinical personality assessment, assessment of racial and ethnic minorities, sources of personality information, and problems in personality assessment. A practical, context-based approach is maintained throughout, and a helpful appendix listing psychological assessment tests and procedures concludes the book. A definitive text in its field, Clinical Personality Assessment, 2/e, is ideal for both students and practicing clinical psychologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195142587
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/31/2002
  • Series: Oxford Series in Clinical Psychology Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. James N. Butcher is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota and he is an internationally recognized and widely published authority on personality assessment. Dr. Butcher is currently the Editor of Psychological Assessment and serves as a consulting editor for numerous other journals in psychology and psychiatry. Personality assessment, abnormal psychology, cross-cultural personality factors, and computer-based personality assessment are the areas in which Dr. Butcher has maintained active research programs. He is the author of The MMPI-2 in Psychological Treatment (Oxford University Press) as well as many other books.

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Table of Contents

Part I: An Introduction to Clinical Personality Assessment
1. Clinical Personality Assessment: An Overview, James N. Butcher
2. Why Use Personality Tests? A Brief History and Some Comments, John E. Exner, Jr. and Philip Erdberg
3. How to Select Personality Tests for a Test Battery, Marvin W. Acklin
4. Theory and Measurement of Personality Traits, Allan R. Harkness
5. Behavior Genetic Perspectives on Clinical Personality Assessment, Robert F. Krueger and Kristian E. Markon
6. Psychophysiological Studies of Emotion and Psychopathology, Serena M. King, Jeannie L. Tsai, and Yulia Chentsova-Dutton
7. How to Assess Clients in Pretreatment Planning, Larry E. Beutler, T. Mark Harwood, and Robert Holaway
8. Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire, Julia N. Perry
9. How to Use Computer-based Reports, James N. Butcher
10. How to Anticipate Ethical and Legal Challenges in Personality Assessments, Irving B. Weiner
Part II: Special Populations in Personality Assessment
11. Clinical Personality Assessment with Asian Americans, Sumie Okazaki, Diya Kallivayalil, and Stanley Sue
12. Culturally Competent Assessment of Latino Clients: The MMPI-2, Roberto J. Velasquez, Paula J. Maness, and Ulla Anderson
13. The Assessment of Psychopathology in Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Bernadette Gray-Little
14. Issues in Clinical Assessment with Women, Damon Ann Robinson and Judith Worell
15. Personality Assessment of Neurologically Impaired Patients, Carlton S. Gass
16. Assessing Couples, Douglas K. Snyder, Brian V. Abbott, and Angela M. Castellani
Part III: Special Populations in Personality Assessment
17. Standards and Standardization, Kurt F. Geisinger and Janet F. Carlson
18. Incorporating Base Rate Information in Daily Clinical Decision Making, Jan H. Kamphuis and Stephen E. Finn
19. Assessment of Malingering, David T. R. Berry et al.
Part IV: Sources of Personality Information
20. Behavioral Observations, Martin Leichtman
21. Item Content in the Interpretation of the MMPI-2, James N. Butcher
Part V: Problems in Personality Assessment
22. Assessing a Patient's Ability to Cope, Norman S. Endler and James D. A. Parker
23. Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities, Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy
24. Assessment of Suicide Risk, Ronald Stolberg and Bruce Bongar
25. Assessing Personality Disorders, Thomas A. Widiger and Linda Anne Coker
26. Assessing the Risk of Aggression and Violence, Edwin L. Megargee
27. Assessing Criminal Responsibility, Kathleen P. Stafford and Yossef S. Ben-Porath
28. Assessment in Inpatient and Residential Settings, Marco J. Mariotto, Gordon L. Paul, and Mark H. Licht
29. Use of Objective Psychological Procedures in Assessing Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Roger L. Greene and Joseph A. Banken

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