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Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Sixth Edition
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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

About the Author

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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