Handbook of Psychological Assessment

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Edition: 6th
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Pub. Date: 2016-05-02
Publisher(s): Wiley
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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.

Author Biography

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.

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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