Description: This book provides extensive discussions of the nature of psychological tests, how to select an assessment battery, how to interpret test results, how to organize the results into a report, and how to develop treatment recommendations. There are also chapters devoted to specific psychological tests such as the WAIS-R, the MMPI-2, and the Rorschach.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach an empirically based method of organizing interview and psychological test data to construct a clinically useful and complete portrait of an individual's functioning that is accurate and valuable for treatment purposes. This is a worthy purpose and one that the editors have unequivocally fulfilled.
Audience: The book is written primarily for graduate students and trainees in clinical psychology, but it will be of interest to all clinical psychologists engaged in the practice or teaching of psychological assessment. The editors and authors include some of the leading authorities in the area of psychological testing.
Features: The book has many helpful tables and figures, including test profiles, and numerous case studies. The references are current and comprehensive. The book is attractive and neatly organized.
Assessment: The final chapter is an 80-page workbook that presents four cases and sample reports. It has been some time since a book devoted to the interpretation of multiple psychological tests has appeared, and this book is a welcome addition. It reflects the impressive scientific foundation of personality assessment, and it offers students a sophisticated primer in test interpretation and report writing that will be widely adopted for graduate level courses.