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

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Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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

After administering a psychological test, the psychologist must analyze the test data and create a report. This handbook is designed to assist readers in composing psychological reports. This is the only resource available that systematically analyzes both the personality of the patient and the requirements essential for writing test results in relevant, effective reports. All pertinent sectors of the personality are analyzed along with the corresponding sections of the psychodiagnostic report. Each chapter in this book considers a separate aspect of personality so that, as the book unfolds, the report gradually emerges as a precise and meaningful psychological document. By using this book, readers will be better equipped to formulate reports based on the particular needs and conflicts of the patients. For professionals working in the field of psychology.

Product Details

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)

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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