Clinical Personality Assessment

Clinical Personality Assessment : Practical Approaches

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This is a revised version of a comprehensive clinical personality assessment volume that was well received by professionals in clinical psychology. Contributors from a diverse range of psychological disciplines address a number of central issues in personality assessment in clinical and forensic settings. The authors were invited to select a key problem area in the field and to emphasize practical issues in their chapters. The result is a work of outstanding variety and depth of coverage with an immediately useful, hands-on focus. The second edition has been updated to include several more timely topics including: psycho physiolocgical methods in assessing emotions, assessment client's marital satisfaction, behaviorial genetic considerations in personality assessment, and assessment of suicide risk. Other topics include ethical considerations in clinical personality assessment, assessment of racial and ethnic minorities, sources of personality information, and problems in personality assessment. A practical, context-based approach is maintained throughout, and a useful appendix providing an index of psychological assessment procedures concludes the book.
Clinical Personality Assessment, 2/e, is considered a defintitve text in the field of assessment, appealing to both students and practicing clinical psychologists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 175.26 x 256.54 x 35.56mm | 1,156.65g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1 halftone, 11 line illus
  • 0195142586
  • 9780195142587
  • 2,126,356

Table of contents

Part 1: An Introduction to Clinical Personality Assessment ; 1. Clinical Personality Assessment: An Overview ; 2. Why Use Personality Tests? A Brief History and Some Comments ; 3. How to Select Personality Tests for a Test Battery ; 4. Theory and Measurement of Personality Traits ; 5. Behavior Genetic Perspectives on Clinical Personality Assessment ; 6. Psychophysiological Studies of Emotion and Psychopathology ; 7. How to Assess Clients in Pretreatment Planning ; 8. Assessment of Treatment Resistance via Questionnaire ; 9. How to Use Computer-based Reports ; 10. How to Anticipate Ethical and Legal Challenges in Personality Assessments ; Part 2: Special Populations in Personality Assessment ; 11. Clinical Personality Assessment with Asian Americans ; 12. Culturally Competent Assessment of Latino Clients: The MMPI-2 ; 13. The Assessment of Psychopathology in Racial and Ethnic Minorites ; 14. Issues in Clinical Assessment with Women ; 15. Personality Assessment of Neurologically Impaired Patients ; 16. Assessing Couples ; Part 3: The Meaning of Personality Test Results ; 17. Standards and Standardization ; 18. Incorporating Base Rate Information in Daily Clinical Decision Making ; 19. Assessment of Malingering ; Part 4: Sources of Personality Information ; 20. Behavioral Observations ; 21. Item Content in the Interpretation of the MMPI-2 ; Part 5: Problems in Personality Assessment ; 22. Assessing a Patient's Ability to Cope ; 23. Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities ; 24. Assessment of Suicide Risk ; 25. Assessing Personality Disorders ; 26. Assessing the Risk of Aggression and Violence ; 27. Assessing Criminal Responsibility ; 28. Assessment in Inpatient and Residential Settings ; 29. Use of Objective Psychological Procedures in Assessing Alcohol/Drug Abuse
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