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Essentials of MMPI 2 Assessment

Essentials of MMPI 2 Assessment Author David S. Nichols
ISBN-10 1118037391
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 400
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret the MMPI®-2 The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI®-2) is the most widely used test in the world for personality assessment. To use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and literature on this test, Essentials of MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition adds new material on the MMPI®-2 RC and the MMPI®-2 RF, providing step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Additionally, the author provides his expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.



Essentials of PAI Assessment

Essentials of PAI Assessment Author Leslie C. Morey
ISBN-10 9780471084631
Release 2003-03-17
Pages 272
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the PAI The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) provides criticalinformation for psychologists about a client's psychopathology andconstructs for effective treatment. To use this test properly,professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidanceon how to administer, score, and interpret the test. Written by thedeveloper and foremost authority on the PAI, Essentials of PAIAssessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered. Essentials of PAI Assessment is the only concise book of its kindto provide state-of-the-art interpretive and administrativeguidelines to using this popular self-administered personalitytest.



Essentials of WAIS IV Assessment

Essentials of WAIS IV Assessment Author Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
ISBN-10 9781118421185
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 496
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IV Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler—the creator of the Wechsler scales—Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effective use of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicians with a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system of profile interpretation to be equally powerful across the entire WAIS®-IV age range. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The new edition explores timely topics including gender and ethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect in capital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables and case report material, the Second Edition includes information and advice on how to administer Q-interactive™—the new digital version of the test—for administration of the WAIS®-IV via iPad®. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WMS®-IV Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition Essentials of WJ III™ Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WJ III™ Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition



Psychological Assessment With the MMPI 2

Psychological Assessment With the MMPI 2 Author Alan F. Friedman
ISBN-10 9781135693855
Release 2014-04-08
Pages 728
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User-friendly yet sophisticated, Psychological Assessment With the MMPI-2 will be welcomed by practicing psychologists, researchers, and students alike. This long-awaited second edition constitutes the single most comprehensive and up-to-date textbook of MMPI-2 interpretation. Completely rewritten to address the changes to the original instrument that resulted in the MMPI-2 in l989, it describes in detail all the MMPI-2 scales--clinical, supplementary, and content--and offers empirically-grounded and clinically-tested recommendations for their use. The last decade has seen an explosion of research, as well as a steady accumulation of experiential wisdom; bridging the gap between behavioral science and practice, the authors review all the major findings and their implications and draw on rich clinical material to illuminate the issues. This second edition: * helps users with forensic interests including attorneys needing a reference for expert review; * gives step-by-step advice on interpreting profiles; * includes treatment recommendations in the explanation of every code pattern; * provides extensive guidance on report-writing for new users; * compares the most current MMPI-2 computer reports; * features numerous tables, figures, and appendices for all the MMPI-2 scales including the newer validity measures; and * incorporates 570 references (235 completely new).



Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Author Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
ISBN-10 9781118428870
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 304
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Instructive guide to preparing informative and accurate assessment reports for a variety of individuals and settings Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and are used to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others, about academic problems, personality functioning, neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems, and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides handy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentials format, for preparing effective assessment reports. This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to write effective psychological assessment reports. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. This practical guide focuses on efficiently and effectively communicating referral and background information, appearance and behavioral observations, test results and interpretation, summary and diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. The authors provide examples of both good and bad case report writing and highlight ethical issues and topics relevant to presenting feedback. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing is the only pocket reference illustrating how to prepare an effective assessment report.



Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment Author Gary Groth-Marnat
ISBN-10 0470592133
Release 2009-10-20
Pages 768
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The most highly acclaimed and complete reference work on psychological assessment-fully updated and expanded Covering principles of assessment, evaluation, referral, treatment planning, and report writing, the latest edition of Gary Groth-Marnat's landmark Handbook of Psychological Assessment has been thoroughly revised and expanded. Written in a practical, skills-based manner, this classic resource offers coverage of the most widely used assessment instruments and has been updated to include new material and cover tests that are growing in popularity, such as brief assessment instruments. Handbook of Psychological Assessment also provides guidance on the most efficient methods for selecting and administering tests, how to interpret assessment data, and how to integrate test scores and develop treatment plans as well as instruction on ways in which to write effective, client-oriented, problem-solving psychological reports. The Fifth Edition provides thorough coverage of the most commonly used assessment instruments including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2), California Psychology Inventory (CPI), Rorschach, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), Thematic Apperception Test, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), brief assessment instruments, clinical interviewing, and behavioral assessment. In addition, this Fifth Edition includes: Updates on the new WAIS-IV, WISC-IV, and WMS-IV An increased emphasis on diversity A focus on screening for neuropsychological impairment, including coverage of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) Coverage of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2-Restructured Form New information on client feedback and consultation An updated chapter on psychological report writing, including new examples of psychological reports Organized according to the sequence mental health professionals follow when conducting an assessment, Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Fifth Edition is a practical, valuable reference for professionals looking to stay current as well as for students looking for the most thorough and trusted resource covering the field of psychological assessment.



Interpreting the MMPI 2 RF

Interpreting the MMPI 2 RF Author Yossef S. Ben-Porath
ISBN-10 9781452932903
Release
Pages 534
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Detailed and practical instruction for interpreting the newly published MMPI-2-RF



Therapeutic Feedback with the MMPI 2

Therapeutic Feedback with the MMPI 2 Author Richard W. Levak
ISBN-10 9781136811586
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 412
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Therapeutic Feedback with the MMPI-2 provides the clinician with empirically-based, practical information about how to convey the abundance of information in the MMPI-2 profile in a way that is collaborative, empathic, hopeful, and facilitates a therapeutic alliance. Readers will find this book to be as useful and applicable as the MMPI-2 itself, which is used in psychiatric hospitals; correctional settings; in evaluations for job selection, general medicine, forensic and child custody cases; and even in screenings for television, game, and reality shows. The authors expand upon this already robust test by demonstrating how therapeutic assessment and feedback can be improved upon by considering three contributions from positive psychology: that behavior can be viewed as potentially adaptive; traditional pathological and maladaptive behaviors can be reframed as understandable responses to stressors that therapeutic feedback is empathic, nonjudgmental, and mostly jargon free; humans respond to overwhelming stress in understandable ways that the therapist can give coherence and meaning to lastly, that therapeutic feedback stresses self-esteem and resilience building through self-awareness as a goal. Discussion centers around ten scales and 27 common code types. Each section addresses the complaints, thoughts, emotions, traits and behaviors associated with the profile; therapists’ notes; lifestyle and family background; modifying scales; therapy and therapeutic pitfalls; feedback statements; and treatment and self-help suggestions. The larger page size reflects the size of the MMPI-2 interpretive reports and makes it easy for clinicians to copy pages of the book to share with their clients. Therapeutic Feedback with the MMPI-2 is the most detailed volume available on MMPI-2 feedback and is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any clinician who uses this test.



MMPI 2

MMPI 2 Author John R. Graham
ISBN-10 019537892X
Release 2011-11-17
Pages 688
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The MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, Fifth Edition, presents updated information about the development and use of the MMPI-2. It also has a chapter concerning the most recent form of the test, the MMPI-2 Restructured Form (MMPI-2-RF). It reintroduces and updated chapter about the adolescent version of the test, the MMPI.A. The book is ideal for graduate coursess in psychological assessment and is an indispensable guide for those who use the MMPI instruments clinically and for reeearach purposes.



Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment

Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment Author Marc J. Ackerman
ISBN-10 9780470618783
Release 2010-04-06
Pages 352
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the key assessment instruments used by forensic psychologists Mental health professionals are frequently called on to perform forensic assessments for a wide variety of court cases. To use these instruments properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is that source. The Second Edition is completely updated to reflect current research and theory in the field, including the most recent codes and standards published by the American Psychological Association. In addition, this volume offers updated coverage of the most frequently used instruments in forensic psychological assessments, including the MMPI®-2 and MMPI-2-RF, PAI®, Rorschach®, ASPECT, and various neuropsychological assessment instruments. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Written by a noted forensic psychologist, the Second Edition offers in-depth coverage of maltreatment and domestic violence, as well as the assessment of recidivism, fitness to stand trial, civil commitment, substance abuse assessment, custody evaluations, personal injury assessments, and many other aspects of forensic mental health practice.



Essentials of MMPI 2 and MMPI A Interpretation

Essentials of MMPI 2 and MMPI A Interpretation Author James Neal Butcher
ISBN-10 0816635528
Release 2000
Pages 410
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The best resource for interpreting these widely used personality assessment tests. Essentials of MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Interpretation presents innovative interpretive strategies for both the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, or MMPI-2, and the adaptation for adolescents, the MMPI-A. James N. Butcher and Carolyn L. Williams detail the rationale for the revision and development of the instruments and their scales and describe how to administer, score, profile, code, and interpret the tests. This revised edition includes the most recent MMPI research, including new information on ethnic background and cultural setting as they relate to assessment. Focusing primarily on studies of profile validity and external correlates, the revision also includes interpretive guidelines for several scales newly introduced into the MMPI tests. A new workbook includes exercises related to Essentials of MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Interpretation in areas such as important test constructs, the interpretation of profile validity, and clinical and content scales.



Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments

Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments Author Hedwig Teglasi
ISBN-10 0470627182
Release 2010-05-20
Pages 328
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret a variety of storytelling techniques Storytelling techniques are a popular projective approach for assessing many aspects of a person's personality, such as cognitive processes, emotional functioning, and self-regulation. The broad spectrum of techniques includes the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT—the most widely embraced), Roberts-2, and TEMAS (Tell-Me-A-Story). To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Written by Hedwig Teglasi, a leading researcher of the TAT and other storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Fully revised and updated to reflect the current research supporting storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition reflects the latest data and theory on scoring stories and includes new material on interpreting stories in reference to a person's abilities in cognition, emotion, relationships, motivation, and self-regulation. As well, the author provides expert assessment of the methods' relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several case studies to illustrate best practices for implementing the storytelling approach to personality assessment. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of PAI Assessment Essentials of 16PF Assessment Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of MillonTM Inventories Assessment, Third Edition Essentials of Rorschach Assessment Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment Essentials of MMPI-A Assessment



Essentials of 16PF Assessment

Essentials of 16PF Assessment Author Heather E. P. Cattell
ISBN-10 0471234249
Release 2003-09-19
Pages 324
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Complete coverage of the widely used 16PF?? measure of personality Essentials of 16PF?? Assessment is a valuable guide to administering, scoring, and interpreting this popular measure of normal personality. Using the proven Essentials format, Cattell and Schuerger clearly describe how to use the instrument; provide critical information about its validity and reliability; and include helpful guidelines for using the instrument effectively with individuals, couples, and families, in settings ranging from clinical and forensic to corporate environments and other workplaces. Essentials of 16PF?? Assessment provides comprehensive coverage of test administration, scoring, and interpretation. As well, this informative resource provides expert assessment of the method's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating sample cases. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment inst rument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your understanding of the information covered.



Essentials of MMPI 2 and MMPI A Interpretation

Essentials of MMPI 2 and MMPI A Interpretation Author James N. Butcher
ISBN-10 0816637822
Release 2000
Pages 112
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Essentials of MMPI-2 and MMPI-A Interpretation presents innovative interpretive strategies for both the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2, or MMPI-2, and the adaptation for adolescents, the MMPI-A. James N. Butcher and Carolyn L. Williams detail the rationale for the revision and development of the instruments and their scales, and describe how to administer, score, profile, code, and interpret the tests.



Essentials of MCMI IV Assessment

Essentials of MCMI IV Assessment Author Seth D. Grossman
ISBN-10 9781119236429
Release 2017-02-06
Pages 208
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to administer, score, and interpret the MCMI ®-IV Essentials of MCMI ®-IV Assessment is the definitive source of up-to-date, practical information for clinicians and students using the MCMI®-IV inventory. Step-by-step guidelines walk you through the process of administering the assessment, with a profile and demonstration of the clinical process from administration to treatment. Expert discussion helps inform higher-quality therapeutic interventions. The link between assessment and intervention is emphasized throughout, as well as coverage of relevant populations and clinical applications, to provide a well-rounded understanding while illuminating the uses of the MCMI ®-IV. This book provides instruction and clarification from the foremost experts to help you achieve better outcomes for your clients. Follow step-by-step guidelines for administering the MCMI ®-IV Recognize the connection between data and intervention Improve quality and accuracy of therapeutic applications Gain a more practical understanding of the MCMI ®-IV assessment process The MCMI ®-IV assesses a wide range of information related to a client's personality, emotional adjustment, test-taking approach, and other critical information. Interpretation and reporting serve as a basis from which therapeutic interventions are designed, so quality and accuracy is of utmost importance every step of the way. Essentials of MCMI ®-IV Assessment is the most authoritative, up-to-date resource in the field, and a must-have reference for anyone who uses the test.



Essentials of CAS Assessment

Essentials of CAS Assessment Author Jack A. Naglieri
ISBN-10 0471290157
Release 1999-01-25
Pages 205
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the CAS. Designed to expand the traditional measurement of intelligence, the Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) measures the cognitive/neuropsychological functioning of children and adolescents. Organized into four scales, the CAS assesses Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive processes. In order to use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by one of the cocreators of the CAS test, Essentials of CAS Assessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The initial chapters of Essentials of CAS Assessment provide step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the chapters following, the author provides expert assessment of the test s relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment Essentials of NEPSY Assessment Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment Essentials of CAS Assessment Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Guidelines for interventions included



Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment Author Stephen Strack, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780470168622
Release 2008-03-03
Pages 416
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Fully revised and updated, Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment, Third Edition will help readers to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills needed to confidently administer, score, and interpret the full battery of Millon personality assessment tests.