Outlining a step-by-step assessment model, Psychological Assessment and Report Writing covers five key topics central to psychological assessment: understanding the context of a referral, determining what data is needed to answer referral questions, gathering the data, integrating the data, and communicating the findings. Authors Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M. Pomerantz review each component, providing how-to instructions and alerting readers to a myriad of issues they must consider in conducting assessments in clinical, forensic, or educational environments.
Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, the book uses sidebars and questionand- answer sections to encourage readers to consider their own case material and use critical thinking skills as they review each section of the model.
- Integrates a solid review of measures of assessment, including practical advice on how to write related assessment reports
- Provides information in a logical sequence that mirrors the types of experiences students will encounter in real-world assessment and report writing
- Includes historical perspectives in Chapter 1
- Discusses the ethical, diversity, and multicultural issues students will encounter in assessment
- Covers the various aspects of gathering information
- Offers content relevant to a wide range of mental health professionals
This text is appropriate for courses in psychological assessment and report writing offeredin graduate programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.