Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the key assessment instrumentsused by forensic psychologists
Mental health professionals are frequently called on to performforensic assessments for a wide variety of court cases. To usethese instruments properly, professionals need an authoritativesource of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, andinterpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition,Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is thatsource.
The Second Edition is completely updated to reflectcurrent research and theory in the field, including the most recentcodes and standards published by the American PsychologicalAssociation. In addition, this volume offers updated coverage ofthe most frequently used instruments in forensic psychologicalassessments, including the MMPI®-2 and MMPI-2-RF, PAI®,Rorschach®, ASPECT, and various neuropsychological assessmentinstruments.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mentalhealth practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire theknowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of majorpsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered.
Written by a noted forensic psychologist, the SecondEdition offers in-depth coverage of maltreatment and domesticviolence, as well as the assessment of recidivism, fitness to standtrial, civil commitment, substance abuse assessment, custodyevaluations, personal injury assessments, and many other aspects offorensic mental health practice.
About the Author
MARC J. ACKERMAN, PhD, Chair of the Forensic Psychology Program at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, is a forensic and clinical psychologist and expert on personal injury and child custody. He maintains a counseling and consulting practice in Milwaukee and is the author of several books for psychologists and lawyers on the topic of child custody, including Wiley's Clinician's Guide to Child Custody Evaluations, Third Edition and "Does Wednesday Mean Mom's House or Dad's?": Parenting Together While Living Apart, Second Edition. He has been involved in thousands of personal injury and custody evaluation cases and is the cocreator of ASPECT, a major child-custody evaluation instrument.
Table of Contents
One Introduction to Essentials of Forensic Assessment.
Two Essentials of Child Custody Evaluations.
Three Essentials of Personal Injury Assessment.
Four Essentials of Malingering Assessment.
Five Essentials of Competency to Stand Trial Assessment.
Six Essentials of Involuntary Civil Commitment Assessment.
Seven Essentials of Juvenile Assessment.
Eight Essentials of Substance Abuse Assessment.
Nine Essentials of Maltreatment Assessment: Physical Abuse,Sexual Abuse, Psychological Abuse, and Domestic Violence.
Ten Essentials of Violence and Risk Assessment.
About the Author.