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Coauthored by Alan Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler, the creator of the Wechsler scales, Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Offering a clinically rich and innovative theory-based interpretive system, as well as a neuro-psychologically based interpretive approach articulated in detail by Dr. George McCloskey in an invited chapter, this book offers state-of-the-art interpretation of the most popular intelligence test for adults. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a user-friendly software program that fully automates the interpretive system, making Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment the best and most authoritative resource of information on this test.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471738466
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2009
  • Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series , #50
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist residing in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthored several Essentials books, including Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (with Nancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and Alan Kaufman). She and Alan Kaufman are coauthors of Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, now in its third edition.

ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, a leading expert on intelligence testing, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. His books, tests, and intelligent testing approach have had worldwide impact on clinical assessment. Dr. Kaufman's approach to test interpretation and his tests—such as KABC-II and KTEA-II, which he co-created with Nadeen Kaufman—reflect an integration of psychometric, theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are the Series Editors of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface xi

Preface Dr. Wechsler Remembered xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

1 Introduction and Overview 1

2 How to Administer the WAIS-IV 41

3 How to Score the WAIS-IV 85

4 How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations 106

5 How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Step-by-Step 146

6 Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS-IV and the Use of the WAIS-IV in Learning Disability Assessments 208

7 Clinical Applications II: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span 245

8 Clinical Applications III: WAIS-IV Use with Special Groups and Practice Effects in Normal Samples 285

9 Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS-IV 311

10 Illustrative Case Reports 329

References 364

Annotated Bibliography 380

About the Authors 382

Index 383

About the CD-ROM 401

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