Handbook of Psychological Assessment

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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 onpsychological assessment-fully updated and expanded

Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of GaryGroth-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 themost widely used assessment instruments and has been updated toinclude new material and cover tests that are growing inpopularity, such as brief assessment instruments. "Handbook ofPsychological Assessment" also provides guidance on the mostefficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how tointerpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores anddevelop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which towrite effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychologicalreports.

The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the mostcommonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler AdultIntelligence Scale(R)-Fourth Edition (WAIS(R)-IV), WechslerIntelligence Scale for Children(R)-Fourth Edition(WISC(R)-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale(R)-Fourth Edition(WMS(R)-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory(R)-2(MMPI(R)-2), California PsychologyInventoryTM (CPITM), Rorschach(R), MillonTM ClinicalMultiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-IIITM), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessmentof NeuropsychologicalStatusTM (RBANS(R)), briefassessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioralassessment.

In addition, this "Fifth Edition" includes: Updates on the new WAIS(R)-IV, WISC(R)-IV, andWMS(R)-IVAn increased emphasis on diversityA focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the RepeatableBattery for the Assessment of NeuropsychologicalStatusTM (RBANS(R))Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic PersonalityInventory-2-RestructuredForm TMNew information on client feedback and consultationAn updated chapter on psychological report writing, includingnew examples of psychological reports

Organized according to the sequence mental health professionalsfollow when conducting an assessment, "Handbook of PsychologicalAssessment, Fifth Edition" is a practical, valuable referencefor professionals looking to stay current as well as for studentslooking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering thefield of psychological assessment.

 

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Not exactly a page-turner, but a very well-written and thorough text on the major psychological assessment instruments. Read full review

Contents

Context of Clinical Assessment
33
The Assessment Interview
65
Behavioral Assessment
95
Wechsler Intelligence Scales
119
Wechsler Memory Scales
183
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
207
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
295
California Psychological Inventory
335
Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning
519
Psychological Assessment and Treatment Planning
535
Psychological Report
559
Appendix A Test publishersdistributors
605
WISCIV Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters
611
Directions for Hand Scoring the Minnesota
621
Appendix F Rorschach Norms for Ratios Percentages
627
Author Index
709

The Rorschach
385
Thematic Apperception Test
447
Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment
485

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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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