Handbook of Psychological Assessment / Edition 5

Handbook of Psychological Assessment / Edition 5

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by Gary Groth-Marnat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470083581

ISBN-13: 9780470083581

Pub. Date: 05/04/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expanded

Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a

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The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expanded

Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, this classic resource offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments and has been updated to include new material and cover tests that are growing in popularity, such as brief assessment instruments. Handbook of Psychological Assessment also provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how to interpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which to write effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychological reports.

The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®-Fourth Edition (WAIS®-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®-Fourth Edition (WISC®-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale®-Fourth Edition (WMS®-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®-2 (MMPI®-2), California Psychology InventoryTM (CPITM), Rorschach®, MillonTM Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-IIITM), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological StatusTM (RBANS®), brief assessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioral assessment.

In addition, this Fifth Edition includes:

  • Updates on the new WAIS®-IV, WISC®-IV, and WMS®-IV
  • An increased emphasis on diversity
  • A focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the Repeatable
  • Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological StatusTM (RBANS®)
  • Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form TM
  • New information on client feedback and consultation
  • An updated chapter on psychological report writing, including new examples of psychological reports

Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for professionals looking to stay current as well as for students looking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering the field of psychological assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470083581
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
177,643
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1 Introduction.

Organization of the Handbook

Role of the Clinician.

Patterns of Test Usage in Clinical Assessment.

Evaluating Psychological Tests.

Validity in Clinical Practice.

Clinical Judgment.

Phases in Clinical Assessment.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 2 Context of Clinical Assessment.

Types of Referral Settings.

Ethical Practice of Assessment.

Assessing Diverse Groups.

Selecting Psychological Tests.

Computer-Assisted Assessment.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 3 The Assessment Interview.

History and Development.

Issues Related to Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

The Assessment Interview and Case History.

Mental Status Examination.

Interpreting Interview Data.

Structured Interviews.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 4 Behavioral Assessment.

History and Development.

Issues Related to Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Strategies of Behavioral Assessment.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 5 Wechsler Intelligence Scales.

Testing of Intelligence: Pro and Con.

History and Development.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Meaning of IQ Scores.

Cautions and Guidelines in Administration.

WAIS-IV/WISC-IV Successive-Level Interpretation Procedure.

Wechsler Indexes and Subtests.

Assessing Brain Damage.

Assessing Additional Special Populations.

Short Forms.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 6 Wechsler Memory Scales.

History and Development.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Interpretation Procedure.

Interpreting Patterns of Index Scores.

Comparing Scores on the WAIS-IV and the WMS-IV.

Additional Considerations: Malingering and Evaluating Change. 

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 7  Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory.

History and Development.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Administration.

Interpretation Procedure.

Computerized Interpretation.

Validity Scales.

Clinical Scales.

2-Point Codes.

MMPI-2 Content Scales.

MMPI-A Content Scales.

Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscales.

Critical Items.

MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scales.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 8 Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory.

History and Development.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Interpretation Procedure.

Modifying Indices (Validity Scales).

Clinical Personality Patterns.

Severe Personality Pathology.

Clinical Syndromes.

Severe Syndromes.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 9 California Psychological Inventory.

History and Development.

Comparison with the MMPI.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Interpretation Procedures.

Vector Scale Interpretation.

Individual Scales.

Special Purpose Scales.

Configural Interpretation.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 10 The Rorschach.

History and Development.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Future Directions.

Administration.

Scoring.

Structural Summary.

Interpretation.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 11 Thematic Apperception Test.

History and Development.

Theoretical Perspectives.

Reliability and Validity.

Assets and Limitations.

Use with Diverse Groups.

Administration.

Typical Themes Elicited.

Scoring Procedures.

Interpretation.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 12 Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment.

History and Development.

Interviewing for Brain Impairment.

Domains of Neuropsychological Functioning.

Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test.

Repeatable Batter for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 13 Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning, Monitoring, and Outcome Assessment.

Selecting Brief Instruments.

Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R) and Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI).

Beck Depression Inventory.

State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI).

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 14 Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planning.

Development and Approaches to Treatment Planning.

A Systematic Approach to Treatment Selection.

Functional Impairment.

Social Support.

Problem Complexity/Chronicity.

Coping Style.

Resistance.

Subjective Distress.

Problem-Solving Phase.

Recommended Reading.

Chapter 15 Psychological Report.

General Guidelines.

Format for a Psychological Report.

Sample Reports.

Recommended Reading.

Appendix A Test publishers/distributors.

Appendix B Testing organizations

Appendix C WISC-IV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters.

Appendix D Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) Validity and Clinical Scales. 

Appendix E Rorscharch Norms for Scoring Categories.

Appendix F. Rorschach Norms for Ratios, Percentages, and Special Indices.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index. 

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Handbook of Psychological Assessment 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book explaining the details of Personality Testing. Used for Graduate class.
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I got this book for my Psychological Testing class which is required for my psychology doctoral program. This book covers several psychological tests. It is nice to see that a book was updated to include new information, such as the updated WASI-IV, and not just updated so the publisher can make more money. This is a pricey book, but well worth it as it is required for two of my classes.