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Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment

Collaborative   Therapeutic Assessment Author Stephen E. Finn
ISBN-10 9781118168646
Release 2012-01-31
Pages 600
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A guide to conducting Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment to promote client growth Mental health professionals are increasingly enthusiastic about and ready to use psychological test data, research, and theory in life-relevant ways to improve diagnosis, client care, and treatment outcomes. With Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment (C/TA), clients participate actively with the assessor in exploring how their test scores and patterns reflect who they are in their daily lives and how they can learn to help themselves cope with life's challenges. Using a case study approach to demonstrate how to apply C/TA in practice, Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment provides practitioners with a variety of flexible and adaptable case examples featuring adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families from different backgrounds in need of treatment for assorted concerns. Designed for both experienced and novice clinicians, the book begins with a brief history of C/TA, and provides clear definitions of the distinctions among many common approaches. It uniquely presents: Eighteen diverse C/TA assessments covering: depression, multiple suicide attempts, severe abuse, dissociation, an adolescent psychiatric ward, custody evaluation, a couple in crisis, and collaborative neuropsychology Guidance on how both client and clinician can agree on the best course of action through joint exploration of assessment procedures, results, and implications Closely related approaches to psychological testing, including Individualized Assessment, Collaborative Assessment, Therapeutic Model of Assessment, Collaborative/Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment, and Rorschach-based psychotherapy Clearly labeled Teaching Points in each chapter Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment provides psychologists in all areas of assessment, and at all levels of experience, with powerful C/TA examples that can dramatically illuminate and improve clients' lives.



Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment

Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment Author Tad T. Gorske
ISBN-10 9780387754260
Release 2008-12-16
Pages 152
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One of the challenges the field of clinical neuropsychology faces is to develop an assessment process that is relevant and responsive to the needs of patients. Indeed, it has been suggested that the survival of neuropsychology as a clinical discipline may be threatened due to an overemphasis on diagnosing cognitive deficits as opposed to developing methods that meet patients’ needs. One way to meet this need is for psychologists to extend their services by developing clinical interventions that contribute to enhancing patients’ cognitive and emotional well-being. Providing feedback from the results of neuropsychological tests is one method suggested as a way to enhance patient care and satisfaction with the assessment process while providing a link between clinical assessment and therapeutic interventions. In current practice, providing feedback to patients about the results of neuropsychological assessments has been considered an optional procedure by clinicians and thus received little attention in the literature. Yet there is evidence that when feedback is provided to patients the effects are overwhelmingly positive. Feedback provides a bridge between assessment and treatment by facilitating the development of applicable treatment plans. There is no agreed upon conceptual framework for providing feedback from neuropsychological assessment, although researchers have made recommendations. However, these recommendations have done little to affect clinical practice and training despite the fact that including patient-oriented feedback enhances the likelihood that neuropsychological assessment will remain a relevant and important component of patient care. The purpose of this proposed book is to first describe developments in methods of neuropsychological assessment feedback that involve active collaboration with patients in an open exchange of information and results. Second, we will present a comprehensive model for conducting neuropsychological assessment feedback. The authors of this book are expert clinical practitioners and academic researchers who are at the forefront of the development and implementation of Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment methods. Table of contents follows.



The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology Author Sara Maltzman
ISBN-10 9780190612788
Release 2016-06-15
Pages 584
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The Oxford Handbook of Treatment Processes and Outcomes in Psychology presents a multidisciplinary approach to a biopsychosocial, translational model of psychological treatment across the lifespan. It describes cutting-edge research across developmental, clinical, counseling, and school psychology; social work; neuroscience; and psychopharmacology. The Handbook emphasizes the development of individual differences in resilience and mental health concerns including social, environmental, and epigenetic influences across the lifespan, particularly during childhood. Authors offer detailed discussions that expand on areas of research and practice that already have a substantive research base such as self-regulation, resilience, defining evidence-based treatment, and describing client-related variables that influence treatment processes. Chapters in newer areas of research are also included (e.g., neuroimaging, medications as adjuncts to psychological treatment, and the placebo effect). Additionally, authors address treatment outcomes such as evaluating therapist effectiveness, assessing outcomes from different perspectives, and determining the length of treatment necessary to attain clinical improvement. The Handbook provides an entr?e to the research as well as hands-on guidance and suggestions for practice and oversight, making it a valuable resource for graduate students, practitioners, researchers, and agencies alike.



The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment

The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment Author Updesh Kumar
ISBN-10 9781119173441
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 480
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The Wiley Handbook of Personality Assessment presents the state-of-the-art in the field of personality assessment, providing a perspective on emerging trends and placing these in the context of recent research advances. Linking theory with practice, the volume delineates current developments in theoretical conceptualisations affecting personality assessment, and charts the way forward for potential applications of these emergent research insights. The handbook brings together an international group of distinguished contributors from 17 countries on five continents, to tackle key issues in personality assessment across a range of approaches and contexts. This multi-national authorship enhances the content by bringing critically important cross-cultural perspectives and diversity across the subject.



Writing to Clients and Referring Professionals about Psychological Assessment Results

Writing to Clients and Referring Professionals about Psychological Assessment Results Author Janet B. Allyn
ISBN-10 9780415891240
Release 2012-01
Pages 224
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"This book represents a natural evolution from the author's work with editing assessment reports and is specifically structured to meet the writing and communicating needs of the psychologist assessor. A combination of reference book and tutorial, Writing to Clients elucidates the qualities that create a writer's unique presence on the page with illustrations of correct English grammar, and is appropriate for graduate psychology students and for practicing professionals. In addition to style and grammar, the author details how to write less formal reports in letter form and to write a therapeutic story as an extension of the report for child, teenager, or adult"--



Recovering Sanity

Recovering Sanity Author E Podvoll
ISBN-10 9780834828728
Release 2003-11-11
Pages 416
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Recovering Sanity is a compassionately written examination of the experience of psychosis and related mental illnesses. By presenting four in-depth profiles of illness and recovery, Dr. Edward Podvoll reveals the brilliance and chaos of the psychotic mind and demonstrates its potential for recovery outside of traditional institutional settings. Dr. Podvoll counters the conventional thinking that the millions of Americans suffering from psychosis can never fully recover. He offers a bold new approach to treatment that involves home care with a specially trained team of practitioners. Using "basic attendance," a treatment technique inspired by the author's study of Buddhist psychology, healthcare professionals can use the tools of compassion and awareness to help patients recover their underlying sanity. Originally published as The Seduction of Madness, this reissue includes new introductory material and two new appendices.



Assessment in Counseling

Assessment in Counseling Author Danica G. Hays
ISBN-10 9781119375272
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 434
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The latest edition of this perennial bestseller instructs and updates students and clinicians on the basic principles of psychological assessment and measurement, recent changes in assessment procedures, and the most widely used tests in counseling practice today. Dr. Danica Hays guides counselors in the appropriate selection, interpretation, and communication of assessment results. This edition covers more than 100 assessment instruments used to evaluate substance abuse and other mental health disorders, intelligence, academic aptitude and achievement, career and life planning, personal interests and values, assessment of personality, and interpersonal relationships. In addition, a new chapter on future trends in assessment discusses the changing cultural landscape, globalization, and technology. Perfect for introductory classes, this text provides students and instructors with practical tools such as bolded key terminology; chapter pretests, summaries, and review questions; self-development and reflection activities; class and field activities; diverse client case examples; practitioner perspectives illustrating assessment in action; and resources for further reading. PowerPoint slides, a test bank, a sample syllabus, and chapter outlines to facilitate teaching are available to instructors by request to ACA.



Understanding Motivation and Emotion

Understanding Motivation and Emotion Author Johnmarshall Reeve
ISBN-10 9781118517796
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 648
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Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 6th Edition helps readers understand motivation; where it comes from, how and why it changes over time, and how motivation can be increased. The book also shows how to apply the principles of motivation in applied settings, such as in schools, in the workplace, on the athletic field, in counseling, and in one's own personal life. Reeve's engaging writing captures the excitement of recent advances in the field to show the reader what contemporary motivation psychologists are excited about. He also uses effective examples and explains how motivation study can be applied to readers' daily lives. By combining a strong theoretical foundation with current research and practical applications, Reeve provides readers with a valuable tool for understanding why people do what they do and why people feel what they feel.



The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy Author Mic Hunter
ISBN-10 0761903607
Release 1998
Pages 301
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Is the bias against touch in psychotherapy justified? Is ethical touch an oxymoron? Can the recovery process be complete without healing touch? Mental health professionals are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of providing appropriate treatment for clients in a safe environment that nurtures trust, a necessary ingredient for optimum movement through the therapeutic process. Though treatment approaches vary, most modalities are verbally based and, in theory, exclude physical contact. Fearing that any form of touch would likely lead to sexual feelings or interaction, clinicians tend to shy away from the topic. In this book, however, Mic Hunter and Jim Struve skilfully demonstrate that touch - a most basic human need - is intrinsic to



Cognitive Therapy in Clinical Practice

Cognitive Therapy in Clinical Practice Author Jan Scott
ISBN-10 9781134924875
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 272
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This volume contains examples of how cognitive therapists working in varied settings with groups of adult clients have applied the cognitive model in their domain. Cognitive therapy has much broader application than the traditional area of depression; contributors illustrate the way they work by using extended case material, readers will hear the voices of the clients and empathise with both client and therapist as they seek to build a collaborative relationship. Areas discussed range from drug abuse and eating disorders to obsessive behaviour. Any therapist, however experienced, will learn from `listening in' on the cases presented and students will find it essential reading.



The Crisi Wartegg System CWS

The Crisi Wartegg System  CWS Author Alessandro Crisi
ISBN-10 9781351342605
Release 2018-02-15
Pages 444
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The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test (WDCT) is a semi-structured, graphic, performance-based personality test, created by Ehrig Wartegg (1939). With a foundation in Gestalt and Psychodynamic theory, the WDCT has been used widely throughout Europe, South America, and Japan, but only recently has become available in the United States. Initial scoring systems for the WDCT were considered cumbersome and lacked research-driven validation. In response to these factors, Alessandro Crisi, following years of clinical practice and research, developed the Crisi Wartegg System (CWS; 1998, 2007), a normed and standardized administration, scoring, and interpretation system for the WDCT. Over the past three decades, Dr. Crisi has refined and expanded the CWS through research, broadening the scope of the measure, and increasing the accessibility of the system to clinicians. This manual provides a comprehensive guide to the CWS, made available to English-speaking clinicians for the first time.



The Rorschach in Multimethod Forensic Assessment

The Rorschach in Multimethod Forensic Assessment Author Robert E. Erard
ISBN-10 9781317404668
Release 2016-12-01
Pages 342
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This volume demonstrates how multimethod forensic assessment with the Rorschach adds incremental validity, insight, and practical value. Case discussions by leading forensic psychologists illustrate the integration of contemporary Rorschach assessment with the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF, the PAI, and the HCR-20. This text addresses a wide range of forensic applications including child custody, psychological trauma, personal injury, psychotic offenders, competency evaluations, immigration cases, and impression management. It also shows how the recently developed Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) effectively enhances the use of the Rorschach in forensic cases, while offering guidance for Comprehensive System users as well.



Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Doing Dialectical Behavior Therapy Author Kelly Koerner
ISBN-10 9781462505227
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 219
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Filled with vivid clinical vignettes and step-by-step descriptions, this book demonstrates the nuts and bolts of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is expressly designed for--and shown to be effective with--clients with serious, multiple problems and a history of treatment failure. The book provides an accessible introduction to DBT while enabling therapists of any orientation to integrate elements of this evidence-based approach into their work with emotionally dysregulated clients. Experienced DBT clinician and trainer Kelly Koerner clearly explains how to formulate individual cases; prioritize treatment goals; and implement a skillfully orchestrated blend of behavioral change strategies, validation strategies, and dialectical strategies. See also Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Practice: Applications across Disorders and Settings, edited by Linda A. Dimeff and Kelly Koerner, which presents exemplary DBT programs for specific clinical problems and populations.



Neuromuscular Essentials

Neuromuscular Essentials Author Marilyn Moffat
ISBN-10 1556426690
Release 2008
Pages 321
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Neuromuscular Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice PatternsSM answers the call to what today's physical therapy students and clinicians are looking for when integrating the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice as it relates to the neuromuscular system in clinical care. As a part of Essentials in Physical Therapy led by Series Editor Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Neuromuscular Essentials: Applying the Preferred Physical Therapist Practice PatternsSM is edited by Joanell A. Bohmert and Dr. Janice B. Hulme in a user-friendly format that not only brings together the conceptual frameworks of the Guide language, but also parallels the patterns of the Guide. In each case, where appropriate, a brief review of the pertinent anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, imaging, and pharmacology is provided. Each pattern then details one to seven diversified case studies coinciding with the Guide format. The physical therapist examination, including history, systems review, and specific tests and measures for each case, as well as evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care, and evidence-based interventions are also addressed. Sample Cases in Some of the Practice Patterns Include: • Impaired Neuromotor Development: A child with Down syndrome; a child with developmental coordination disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Impaired Motor Function and Sensory Integrity Associated With Progressive Disorders of the Central Nervous System: A patient with Parkinson's disease that progresses from Stage 1 to Stage 5 (presented in four cases); a patient with multiple sclerosis • Impaired Peripheral Nerve Integrity and Muscle Performance Associated With Peripheral Nerve Injury: A patient with carpal tunnel syndrome; a patient with Bell's palsy; a patient with disuse dysequilibrium; a patient with Meniere's disease; a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo; a patient with unilateral peripheral hypofunction; a patient with bilateral vestibular hypofunction; • Impaired Motor Function and Sensory Integrity Associated With Acute or Chronic Polyneuropathies: A patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome a patient with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy • Impaired Motor Function, Peripheral Nerve Integrity, and Sensory Integrity Associated With Nonprogressive Disorders of the Spinal Cord: A patient with a cervical spinal cord injury; a patient with a thoracic spinal cord injury At long last, Dr. Marilyn Moffat, Joanell A. Bohmert, and Dr. Janice B. Hulme have created a book that will integrate the parameters of the Guide, as it relates to the neuromuscular system, into the practice arena, that not only covers the material but also allows for a problem-solving approach to learning for educators and students.



In Our Clients Shoes

In Our Clients  Shoes Author Stephen E. Finn
ISBN-10 1138972428
Release 2015-11-24
Pages 320
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In Our Clients' Shoes conveniently assembles a number of important papers on the Therapeutic Assessment approach in one resource, explicating its history, theory, techniques, as well as its impact on clients and assessors. Author Stephen E. Finn incorporates pieces presented at various conferences over the past 13 years, in addition to previously unpublished work, with the intent to allow psychologists greater insight into their clients' perspectives. Arranged in three sections, the first set of papers describes the history and development of Therapeutic Assessment, including personal experiences of the author, which ultimately led him to focus on psychological assessment as a potential therapeutic intervention. The second section follows with a variety of essays to illustrate particular techniques of collaborative and Therapeutic Assessment. In this section, readers gain an understanding of how to integrate test findings, engage clients in discussing their experiences of a test, conduct assessment intervention sessions, and teach Therapeutic Assessment to graduate students. Finn concludes by drawing a link between Therapeutic Assessment and two major schools of psychotherapy: intersubjectivity theory and control-mastery theory. He also discusses how assessors grow and change as a result of practicing psychological assessment, and addresses practical matters such as when to apply the approach, how to bill for Therapeutic Assessment sessions, how to market Therapeutic Assessment, and where to find professional support for this kind of work. In Our Clients' Shoes is appropriate for all clinicians who wish to further impact the lives of their clients and enhance their own wisdom, compassion, and personal and professional development.



Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System R PAS

Using the Rorschach Performance Assessment System    R PAS   Author Gregory J. Meyer
ISBN-10 9781462532537
Release 2017-12-08
Pages 416
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From codevelopers of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS), this essential volume illustrates the utility of R-PAS for addressing a wide range of common referral questions with adults, children, and adolescents. Compelling case examples from respected experts cover clinical issues (such as assessing psychosis, personality disorders, and suicidality); forensic issues (such as insanity and violence risk assessments, child custody proceedings, and domestic violence); and use in neuropsychological, educational, and other settings. Each tightly edited chapter details R-PAS administration, coding, and interpretation. Designed to replace the previous widely used Rorschach system (Exner's Comprehensive System), R-PAS has a stronger empirical foundation, is accurately normed for international use, is easier to learn and use, and reduces ambiguities in administration and coding, among other improvements.



Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision Author Carol A. Falender
ISBN-10 1433810492
Release 2012
Pages 304
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Clinical training in psychotherapy is challenging for supervisees, many of whom are unsure how to navigate the supervisory process and effectively build clinical skills and professional competence. This volume, aimed at students and interns, is written in a user-friendly, interactive style with "real life" case examples and reflection activities. The authors describe how to establish effective working relationships with supervisors and understand the evaluation process. Empirically-supported yet highly practical, this book normalizes the anxieties and conflicts that typically arise during supervision and will be welcomed by students and interns at all levels of experience.