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Handbook of Psychodiagnostic Testing: Analysis of Personality in the Psychological Report / Edition 3

Handbook of Psychodiagnostic Testing: Analysis of Personality in the Psychological Report / Edition 3

by Henry Kellerman, Anthony Burry


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ISBN-13: 9780205195077
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date: 08/26/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.23(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Henry Kellerman, Ph.D, Diplomate in clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, is training alalyst and senior supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health in New York City. He is the author and editor of many books and numerous scientific papers and was the editor of the Columbia University Press book series Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives. A former National Institute of Mental Health Fellow, Dr. Kellerman is also a Fellow of th American Psychological Association and the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He has held faculty and staff positions at several hospitals and universities and maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in New York City.

Anthony Burry, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Psychology, was formerly the Director of Psychology Internship Training, supervisor, and faculty memeber at the Postgraduate Center of Mental Health in New York City. Dr. Burry was also the Director of Psychological Evaluation at Comprehensive Psychological Services, and a Senior Supervisor of school mental health programs at the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy. He was Director of Psychology at Community Services for Human Development in New York City and was also a consultant in psychological assessment for seminary education for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. Dr. Burry has also held clinical positions involving psychotherapy and psychodiagnostic testing at St.Vincent's Guidance Institute in New York City and at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Burry maintains a private practice in psychotherapy and Psychodiagnostic testing in New York City.

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with "Summary."



1. The Referral.
What Is a Psychological Test Report?
Why a Psychological Report May be Requested.

2. Sections of the Psychodiagnostic Report.
Suggested Outline of Sections.

3. The Clinical Interview.
Meeting the Patient.
Samples of Behavior.
The Referral and the Clinical Interview.
Diagnostic Formulations Based on the Clinical Interview.

4. Reality Testing and Cognitive Functioning: Psychosis.
Assessing Reality Testing.
Primary Autonomous Ego Function.
Secondary Autonomous Ego Function.

5. Reality Testing and Cognitive Functioning: Personality Disorders and Neuroses.
Integrative Function of the Ego.
Synthetic Function of the Ego.
Adaptive Function of the Ego.

6. Intellectual Functioning: The I.Q. Analysis.
DSM-IV and Traditional I.Q. Range.
Verbal and Performance I.Q.
Subdividing Groups of Verbal and Performance Subtests.

7. Intellectual Functioning: Subtest and Scatter Analysis.
Estimating Potential Levels of Intellectual Functioning.
Analysis of Subtest Scatter.

8. The Nature of Anxiety.
Anxiety as a Central Focus in the Report.
What Does the Term Anxiety Mean?
The Patient's Experience of Anxiety.
The Central Role of Anxiety in Psychodiagnostic Evaluation.
Sources of Anxiety in the Personality.

9. Impulse versus Control: The Vicissitudes of Impulse.
The Interplay between Impulses and Controls.
Dimensions in the Analysis of Impulses and Controls.
The Nature of Impulses.
Impulse and Action Orientation.
Impulse and Cognition.
Types of Impulses.

10. Impulse versus Control: The Nature of Control Mechanisms.
Maturation: An Index of Impulse versus Control.

11. Defensive Structure.
Individual Defense Mechanisms.
Defenses and Character or Personality Trait Formation.
Defenses and the Report.

12. Interpersonal Behavior: Identity.
The Bridge Between Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Functioning.
Conflict Stages and Derivative Behaviors.

13. Interpersonal Behavior: Character Diagnosis.
Emotion-Controlled Types.
Emotion-Dyscontrolled Types.
Emotion-Dependent Types.
Emotion-Avoidant Types.

14. Diagnosis and Prognosis: Diagnostic Principles.
Elements of Diagnosis.
The Pathological Context and Diagnosis.

15. Diagnosis and Prognosis: Diagnostic Nosology.
DSM-IV: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
Definitions of Generally Used Diagnostic Terms.

16. Intelligence Test Reports for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents and Testing of Preschoolers.
The Intelligence Test Referral.
Language in the Intelligence Test Report.
Testing of Preschool Children.

Coda: Overcoming Impasses in Report Writing.
Resolving the Role-Anxiety Dilemma.
The Supervisor's Role.
The Active-Passive Dilemma.
Appreciating Limits.

Recommended Readings.


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