Handbook of Psychodiagnostic Testing: Analysis of Personality in the Psychological Report / Edition 4

Handbook of Psychodiagnostic Testing: Analysis of Personality in the Psychological Report / Edition 4

by Henry Kellerman, Anthony Burry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387713697

ISBN-13: 9780387713694

Pub. Date: 07/23/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

Offers a central resource for the construction and organization of psychological reports Helps both students and professionals write reports based on the particular needs and conflicts of the individual patient Provides a model for constructing a psychodiagnostic report that integrates and synthesizes personality data derived from the standard projective battery

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Offers a central resource for the construction and organization of psychological reports Helps both students and professionals write reports based on the particular needs and conflicts of the individual patient Provides a model for constructing a psychodiagnostic report that integrates and synthesizes personality data derived from the standard projective battery Covers emerging areas in borderline and narcissistic pathologies, psychological testing of preschool children, and bilingual populations Summarizes the current diagnostic nomenclature Discusses the most current clinical issues, the unique problems of minority testing, evaluating populations on which standard psychological tests have not been standardized, and special consideration for bilingual patients Since the debut of the original edition, the Handbook of Psychodiagnostic Testing has been an invaluable aid to students and professionals performing psychological assessments. The new Fourth Edition continues in that tradition, taking the reader from client referral to finished report, demonstrating how to synthesize details of personality and pathology into a document that is focused, coherent, and clinically meaningful. As with the previous editions, authors Kellerman and Burry offer a systematic framework for choosing the most relevant material from seemingly overwhelming amounts of test data. Separate chapters offer clear rationales for each component of the report (e.g., cognitive functioning, interpersonal behavior, control mechanisms), and how they relate to one another. Helpful summaries follow each chapter, and tables and charts provide salient facts and findings at a glance. Features of the updated Fourth Edition: A clear blueprint for writing effective, clinically integrative psychological reports. Emerging areas of interest in testing, including ethnic and language issues. Guidelines for assessing strengths and potential as well as pathology. Revi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387713694
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/23/2007
Edition description:
4th ed. 2007
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary."

Introduction.

Preface.

1. The Referral.
What Is a Psychological Test Report?
Why a Psychological Report May be Requested.

2. Sections of the Psychodiagnostic Report.
Suggested Outline of Sections.

3. The Clinical Interview.
Meeting the Patient.
Samples of Behavior.
The Referral and the Clinical Interview.
Diagnostic Formulations Based on the Clinical Interview.

4. Reality Testing and Cognitive Functioning: Psychosis.
Assessing Reality Testing.
Primary Autonomous Ego Function.
Secondary Autonomous Ego Function.

5. Reality Testing and Cognitive Functioning: Personality Disorders and Neuroses.
Integrative Function of the Ego.
Synthetic Function of the Ego.
Adaptive Function of the Ego.

6. Intellectual Functioning: The I.Q. Analysis.
DSM-IV and Traditional I.Q. Range.
Verbal and Performance I.Q.
Subdividing Groups of Verbal and Performance Subtests.

7. Intellectual Functioning: Subtest and Scatter Analysis.
Estimating Potential Levels of Intellectual Functioning.
Analysis of Subtest Scatter.

8. The Nature of Anxiety.
Anxiety as a Central Focus in the Report.
What Does the Term Anxiety Mean?
The Patient's Experience of Anxiety.
The Central Role of Anxiety in Psychodiagnostic Evaluation.
Sources of Anxiety in the Personality.

9. Impulse versus Control: The Vicissitudes of Impulse.
The Interplay between Impulses and Controls.
Dimensions in the Analysis of Impulses and Controls.
The Nature of Impulses.
Impulse and Action Orientation.
Impulse and Cognition.
Types of Impulses.

10. Impulse versus Control: The Nature of Control Mechanisms.
Maturation: An Index of Impulse versus Control.

11. Defensive Structure.
Individual Defense Mechanisms.
Defenses and Character or Personality Trait Formation.
Defenses and the Report.

12. Interpersonal Behavior: Identity.
The Bridge Between Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Functioning.
Conflict Stages and Derivative Behaviors.

13. Interpersonal Behavior: Character Diagnosis.
Emotion-Controlled Types.
Emotion-Dyscontrolled Types.
Emotion-Dependent Types.
Emotion-Avoidant Types.

14. Diagnosis and Prognosis: Diagnostic Principles.
Elements of Diagnosis.
The Pathological Context and Diagnosis.

15. Diagnosis and Prognosis: Diagnostic Nosology.
DSM-IV: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Definitions of Generally Used Diagnostic Terms.
Prognosis.

16. Intelligence Test Reports for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents and Testing of Preschoolers.
The Intelligence Test Referral.
Language in the Intelligence Test Report.
Testing of Preschool Children.

Coda: Overcoming Impasses in Report Writing.
Resolving the Role-Anxiety Dilemma.
The Supervisor's Role.
The Active-Passive Dilemma.
Appreciating Limits.

Recommended Readings.

Index.

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