Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners

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Wiley, Dec 9, 2010 - Psychology - 528 pages
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A Valuable Guide to the Entire Process of Psychological Assessment

Carefully working through all the phases of assessment, including integrating, conceptualizing, test selection, administering, scoring, and report writing, Conducting Psychological Assessment provides clinicians with a step-by-step methodology for conducting skilled individual assessments, from beginning to end.

Unlike most guides to assessment, this book addresses the critical steps that follow administration, scoring, and interpretation—namely the integration of the data into a fully conceptualized report. Rich with case studies that illustrate every major point, this text provides a coherent structure for the entire process, taking into account the imperfection of both clinical intuition and specific psychological tests.

Conducting Psychological Assessment presents practitioners with an accessible framework to help make the process of psychological assessment quicker, easier, and more efficient. It offers a model designed to ensure that assessors provide ethical and competent services and make useful contributions to the lives of the individuals they assess.

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About the author (2010)

A. JORDAN WRIGHT, PHD, is a full-time faculty member in the Clinical Psychology PhD Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the Director of Mental Health Services at The HOPE Program, a nonprofit organization serving individuals in poverty. Dr. Wright's primary areas of interest are the process of psychological assessment and the eradication of poverty. He is the Co-Director of Psychological Assessment Services of New York (PASNY).

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