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Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Groth-Marnat s Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Sixth Edition covers principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, the Sixth Edition provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, interpreting assessment data, how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways to write effective, client-oriented psychological reports.
This text provides through coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, Wechsler Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Personality Assessment Inventory, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, NEO Personality, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test, and brief assessment instruments for treatment planning, monitoring, and outcome assessment.
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  • Hardback | 928 pages
  • 179 x 258 x 53mm | 1,794g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 1118960645
  • 9781118960646
  • 22,503

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THE LANDMARK REFERENCE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, UPDATED WITH THE LATEST RESEARCH AND GUIDELINES

The Handbook of Psychological Assessment provides students and clinicians with practical instruction on selecting, administering, interpreting, and using the results of assessment procedures. This new sixth edition features a variety of updates, including the latest research, DSM-5(TM) and ICD-10 guidelines, and the new WISC(R)-V, WAIS(R)-IV, and MMPI(R)-2 RF. A new chapter on the NEO(TM)-PI-3 aids in adult and adolescent assessment based on the Five-Factor Model of personality, and a new chapter on the Personality Assessment Inventory provides the empirical support behind its increasing popularity. All assessments covered were selected on the basis of clinical relevance and widespread use, and the discussion has been newly enhanced to emphasize diversity. Each chapter guides you through data evaluation and interpretation, and a discussion devoted to treatment planning helps you integrate assessment results into your reports. Detailed, practical, and well-referenced, this book is among the clinician's most trusted resources.

Organized according to the typical assessment sequence, this practical, skills-based guide shows you the most efficient methods for every step in the assessment process. Learn how each assessment test is evaluated and analyzed Make sense of raw data using various interpretive methodologies Get up to speed on the latest assessment guidelines and diagnostic criteria Integrate test scores into a case focused, problem solving psychological report

The assessment process is a critical part of treatment planning and the foundation upon which future progress is built. This book helps you make it more user-friendly and consumer oriented, and provides valuable insight on client collaboration and treatment planning. For busy clinicians seeking quick answers and students needing clear guidance, the Handbook of Psychological Assessment is the field's most thorough and trusted reference.
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Table of contents

Preface xi


Chapter 1 Introduction 1


Organization of the Handbook 1


Role of the Clinician 3


Patterns of Test Usage in Clinical Assessment 6


Evaluating Psychological Tests 10


Validity in Clinical Practice 23


Clinical Judgment 26


Phases in Clinical Assessment 32


Recommended Reading 37


Chapter 2 Context of Clinical Assessment 39


Types of Referral Settings 39


Ethical Practice of Assessment 50


Assessing Diverse Groups 59


Selecting Psychological Tests 67


Computer-Assisted Assessment 72


Recommended Reading 74


Chapter 3 The Assessment Interview 77


History and Development 78


Issues Related to Reliability and Validity 82


Assets and Limitations 84


The Assessment Interview and Case History 86


Mental Status Evaluation 93


Interpreting Interview Data 99


Structured Interviews 100


Recommended Reading 111


Chapter 4 Behavioral Assessment 113


History and Development 115


Issues Related to Reliability and Validity 117


Assets and Limitations 120


Strategies of Behavioral Assessment 121


Recommended Reading 136


Chapter 5 Wechsler Intelligence Scales 139


Testing of Intelligence: Pros and Cons 139


History and Development 142


Reliability and Validity 147


Assets and Limitations 151


Use with Diverse Groups 153


Meaning of IQ Scores 156


Cautions and Guidelines in Administration 159


WAIS-IV/WISC-V Successive-Level Interpretation Procedure 161


Wechsler Indexes and Subtests 173


Assessing Brain Damage 196


Assessing Additional Special Populations 204


Short Forms 209


Recommended Reading 213


Chapter 6 Wechsler Memory Scales 215


History and Development 216


Reliability and Validity 222


Assets and Limitations 224


Use with Diverse Groups 226


Interpretation Procedure 227


Interpreting Patterns of Index Scores 230


Comparing Scores on the WAIS-IV and the WMS-IV 238


Additional Considerations: Malingering and Evaluating Change 241


Recommended Reading 242


Chapter 7 Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 243


History and Development 246


Reliability and Validity 251


Assets and Limitations 255


Use with Diverse Groups 259


Administration 262


MMPI-2 Interpretation Procedure 263


MMPI-2 Computerized Interpretation 272


MMPI-2 Validity Scales 273


MMPI-2 Clinical Scales 279


MMPI-2 2-Point Codes 302


MMPI-2 Content Scales 328


MMPI-A Content Scales 331


MMPI-2 Harris-Lingoes and Si Subscales 334


MMPI-2 Critical Items 337


MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Supplementary Scales 338


MMPI-2-RF Interpretation Procedure 341


MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales 346


MMPI-2-RF Higher-Order Scales 353


MMPI-2-RF Restructured Clinical Scales 355


MMPI-2-RF Specific Problem Scales 361


Interest Scales 366


MMPI-2-RF Personality Psychopathology Five Scales 366


Recommended Reading 370


Chapter 8 Personality Assessment Inventory 371


History and Development 373


Reliability and Validity 373


Assets and Limitations 375


Use with Diverse Groups 377


Interpretation Procedure 377


Validity Scales 380


Clinical Scales 384


Treatment Scales 404


Interpersonal Scales 408


Additional Clusters 410


Critical Items 415


Recommended Reading 416


Chapter 9 Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory 417


History and Development 419


Reliability and Validity 424


Assets and Limitations 427


Use with Diverse Groups 431


Interpretation Procedure 432


Validity Scales 436


Clinical Personality Patterns 439


Severe Personality Pathology 476


Clinical Syndromes 486


Severe Syndromes 488


Recommended Reading 488


Chapter 10 NEO Personality Inventory 489


History and Development 490


Reliability and Validity 491


Assets and Limitations 493


Use with Diverse Groups 494


Interpretation Procedure 495


Recommended Reading 512


Chapter 11 The Rorschach 513


History and Development 514


Reliability and Validity 518


Assets and Limitations 523


Use with Diverse Groups 527


Comprehensive System: Administration 528


Comprehensive System: Coding 531


Comprehensive System: Scoring the Structural Summary 536


Comprehensive System: Interpretation 539


R-PAS: Administration 581


R-PAS: Coding 584


R-PAS: Scoring the Structural Summary 592


R-PAS: Interpretation 593


Recommended Reading 614


Chapter 12 Screening for Neuropsychological Impairment 615


History and Development 617


Interviewing for Brain Impairment 620


Domains of Neuropsychological Functioning 624


Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition 633


Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status Update 645


Recommended Reading 652


Chapter 13 Brief Instruments for Treatment Planning, Monitoring, and Outcome Assessment 653


Selecting Brief Instruments 654


Symptom Checklist-90-R and Brief Symptom Inventory 655


Beck Depression Inventory II 662


State Trait Anxiety Inventory 666


Recommended Reading 670


Chapter 14 Treatment Planning and Clinical Decision Making 671


Development and Approaches to Treatment Planning 672


Intervention Options 677


Clinical Decision Making 679


Case Formulation 680


Understanding the Problems 683


Understanding Problem Context 692


Treatment-Specific Client Characteristics 696


The Systematic Treatment Selection (STS)/Innerlife Approach 703


Recommended Reading 705


Chapter 15 The Psychological Report 707


General Guidelines 708


Feedback 728


Format for a Psychological Report 730


Sample Reports 743


Recommended Reading 772


Appendix A Test Publishers/Distributors 773


Appendix B Testing Organizations 777


References 779


Author Index 857


Subject Index 895
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About A. Jordan Wright

GARY GROTH-MARNAT, PHD, ABPP, is an author, lecturer, researcher, and practicing clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. He is Professor Emeritus, Pacific Graduate School, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment.


A. JORDAN WRIGHT, PHD, is an Assistant Professor in Human Development at Empire State College, State University of New York. He is the author of Conducting Psychological Assessment: A Guide for Practitioners from Wiley.
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