Handbook of Psychological Assessment (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 20, 2009 - Psychology - 768 pages
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The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expanded

Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, this classic resource offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments and has been updated to include new material and cover tests that are growing in popularity, such as brief assessment instruments. Handbook of Psychological Assessment also provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how to interpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which to write effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychological reports.

The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®-Fourth Edition (WAIS®-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®-Fourth Edition (WISC®-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale®-Fourth Edition (WMS®-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory®-2 (MMPI®-2), California Psychology InventoryTM (CPITM), Rorschach®, MillonTM Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-IIITM), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological StatusTM (RBANS®), brief assessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioral assessment.

In addition, this Fifth Edition includes:

  • Updates on the new WAIS®-IV, WISC®-IV, and WMS®-IV
  • An increased emphasis on diversity
  • A focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the Repeatable
  • Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological StatusTM (RBANS®)
  • Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form TM
  • New information on client feedback and consultation
  • An updated chapter on psychological report writing, including new examples of psychological reports

Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for professionals looking to stay current as well as for students looking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering the field of psychological assessment.


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Context of Clinical Assessment
The Assessment Interview
Behavioral Assessment
Wechsler Intelligence Scales
Wechsler Memory Scales
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
California Psychological Inventory
Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning
Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planning
Psychological Report
Appendix A Test publishersdistributors
WISCIV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters
Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota
Appendix F Rorschach Norms for Ratios Percentages
Author Index

The Rorschach
Thematic Apperception Test
Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment

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About the author (2009)

Gary Groth-Marnat, Phd, Abpp, is a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is in private practice in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author of four books on assessment and more than 130 journal articles, monographs, and book chapters.

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