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Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this landmark text gives students and clinicians a solid grounding in the most widely used approaches to adult personality assessment. Beyond providing state-of-the-science coverage of specific instruments, the volume delineates a clear framework for integrating data from a variety of sources. The focus is on using assessment results effectively to develop evidence-based treatment plans, provide appropriate client feedback, and prepare cohesive clinical reports. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect the latest findings, theories, and methods, the second edition includes an extended case example bringing key concepts to life. The recently developed Systematic Treatment Selection (STS) approach is described in depth, including information on computer-based applications. Other new chapters cover the California Psychological Inventory; working with culturally diverse clients and older adults; and special assessment settings, including forensic, psychiatric, and community mental health contexts.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Peter B. Zeldow
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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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Reviewer: Peter B. Zeldow, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
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.
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Contributed chapters introduce psychological assessment and discuss integrating and communicating findings, issues in selecting an assessment battery, the clinical interview, assessment of cognitive functioning and the WAIS-R, the Rorschach, interpretation of the MMPI- 2, the MCMI, and integrating treatment recommendations. The final chapter is a workbook with case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572301382
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry E. Beutler, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Counseling/ Clinical/ School Psychology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. In the past, he has served as Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and international President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the International Fellowship of Eclectic Psychotherapists, he is currently President-elect of the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association. The author of approximately 200 scientific papers and chapters, he is the author, editor, or coauthor of ten books on psychotherapy and psychopathology.

Michael R. Berren, Ph.D., has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Center for Clinical Management in Tucson, Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona, and as Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. Dr. Berren's career has revolved primarily around the evaluation and treatment of individuals with serious mental illnesses.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Psychological Assessment, Beutler and Rosner
2. Integrating and Communicating Findings, Beutler
3. Issues in Selecting an Assessment Battery, Beutler
4. The Clinical Interview, Beutler
5. The Assessment of Cognitive Functioning and the WAIS-R, Zetzer and Beutler
6. The Rorschach, Hurt, Reznikoff, and Clarkin
7. Interpretation of the MMPI-2, Butcher
8. Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: Using the MCMI in Psychological Assessment, Millon and Davis
9. Integrating Treatment Recommendations, Gaw and Beutler
10. Integrative Assessment: A Workbook, Corbishley and Yost
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