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Personality Assessment provides an overview of the most popular self-report and performance-based personality assessment instruments. Designed with graduate-level clinical and counseling psychology programs in mind, the book serves as an instructional text for courses in objective or projective personality assessment. It provides coverage of eight of the most popular assessment instruments used in the United States-from authors key in creating, or developing the research base for, these test instruments. The uniquely informed perspective of these leading researchers, as well as chapters on clinical interviewing, test feedback, and integrating test results into a comprehensive report, will offer students and clinicians a level of depth and complexity not available in other texts.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Smith and Archer’s new edited text on personality assessment is an exceptional effort at conveying a comprehensive and critical review of contemporary personality assessment. The authors utilize a consistent and balanced format of scientific critique and clinical procedure to discuss the wide range of current assessment strategies. Each chapter is thorough and objective in its review of the psychometric properties of the assessment measure. The practical utility of the text is maximized by the in-depth descriptions of administrative and interpretive procedures, clinical examples, and further readings."

- Arnold L. Stolberg, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, Virginia Commonwealth University

"This volume is exceptionally well suited as a comprehensive text on personality assessment for graduate-level courses in clinical and counseling psychology. The individual chapters present important information regarding the field of personality assessment and its contributions to diagnosis and treatment. Detailed information is also provided about the most widely used interview and performance-based assessment procedures, and self-report and projective personality tests."

- Charles D. Spielberger, PhD, ABPP, Director, Center for Research in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, University of South Florida

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805861181
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert P. Archer, PhD, is the Frank Harrell Redwood Distinguished Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is also Co-Director of the EVMS Clinical Psychology Internship Program, and Director of the Forensic Evaluation Program.

Steven R. Smith, PhD, is Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Preface xi

1 Introducing Personality Assessment Steven R. Smith Robert P. Archer 1

2 The Clinical Interview Mark E. Maruish 37

3 The MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Yossef S. Ben-Porath Robert P. Archer 81

4 Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III Robert J. Craig 133

5 The Personality Assessment Inventory Leslie C. Morey Christopher J. Hopwood 167

6 The NEO Inventories Paul T. Costa, Jr. Robert R. Mccrae 213

7 Behavior Rating Scales Kenneth W. Merrell Jason E. Harlacher 247

8 An Introduction to Rorschach Assessment Gregory J. Meyer Donald J. Viglione 281

9 TAT and Other Performance-Based Assessment Techniques Steven J. Ackerman J. Christopher Fowler A. Jill Clemence 337

10 Developing the Life Meaning of Psychological Test Data: Collaborative and Therapeutic Approaches Constance T. Fischer Stephen E. Finn 379

11 Improving the Integrative Process in Psychological Assessment: Data Organization and Report Writing Mark A. Blais Steven R. Smith 405

Index 441

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