Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 16, 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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Contents

Clinical Interviewing and Hypothesis Building
14
Selecting Tests
54
Testing
81
Integrating Data
94
Writing Reports
136
Providing Feedback
185
Case Studies in PsychologicalAssessment
197
Case Studies in PsychologicalAssessment
199
ARecovering Alcoholic
256
A Young Man Who Steals
312
A Boy in Foster Care
359
An Anxious Girl
397
An Aggressive Boy
439
References
479
Name Index
485
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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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