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Personality Assessment in Managed Health Care

Personality Assessment in Managed Health Care Author James N. Butcher
ISBN-10 0198027176
Release 1997-08-28
Pages 264
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In response to the many challenges facing mental health professionals in the era of managed care, this highly respected group of contributors from academia, managed care, and full-time clinical practice, outline the importance of personality assessment, particularly through the use of MMPI-2. Butcher and his colleagues argue that psychological assessment plays an indispensable role in managed care, both because it is an essential tool for evaluating the effectiveness of therapy and because of its significant contributions to the structuring and shortening of the process of therapy. By providing working examples of psychological treatment in the context of managed care, this book shows us that the most effective treatments use personality assessment as their foundation.



Personality Assessment in Treatment Planning

Personality Assessment in Treatment Planning Author James Butcher
ISBN-10 0198044100
Release 2008-03-20
Pages 264
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The establishment of frank and honest communication is one of the most important early goals of psychotherapy. Indeed, the most prominent challenge in the early stages of treatment is to develop a comfortable relationship that allows disclosure. In this volume, the authors show that objectively interpreted personality measures can be applied in psychotherapeutic assessments to facilitate an understanding of the patient and a thriving treatment program. Successful psychotherapy depends upon an early understanding of the patient's problems and personality and the establishment of attainable treatment goals. The extensive accumulated base of knowledge about personality and its maladjustment has become crucial when making treatment decisions about individuals in psychotherapy, and the field of personality assessment provides both methods and substantive information to support treatment-oriented evaluation. The MMPI has a long tradition of providing personality information about clients in mental health settings since the 1940s. James Butcher participated in the creation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) in 1989, which has continued to be one of the most commonly used personality tests in clinical evaluation. Over a thousand studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of the MMPI in treatment related assessments. Here, Butcher and co-author Julia Perry explore the MMPI-2 as well as a new assessment tool, the Butcher Treatment Planning Inventory (BTPI). In using psychological evaluation techniques for treatment planning, many clinicians incorporate information from a broad base of instruments-clinical interview, projective testing, behavioral data, and personal history-and do not rely on data from a single source. Therefore, while this volume focuses on the use of the MMPI-2 and the BTPI in treatment planning, it will provide a context not to the exclusion of other measures.



Personality Assessment in Treatment Planning

Personality Assessment in Treatment Planning Author James Butcher
ISBN-10 0198044100
Release 2008-03-20
Pages 264
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The establishment of frank and honest communication is one of the most important early goals of psychotherapy. Indeed, the most prominent challenge in the early stages of treatment is to develop a comfortable relationship that allows disclosure. In this volume, the authors show that objectively interpreted personality measures can be applied in psychotherapeutic assessments to facilitate an understanding of the patient and a thriving treatment program. Successful psychotherapy depends upon an early understanding of the patient's problems and personality and the establishment of attainable treatment goals. The extensive accumulated base of knowledge about personality and its maladjustment has become crucial when making treatment decisions about individuals in psychotherapy, and the field of personality assessment provides both methods and substantive information to support treatment-oriented evaluation. The MMPI has a long tradition of providing personality information about clients in mental health settings since the 1940s. James Butcher participated in the creation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) in 1989, which has continued to be one of the most commonly used personality tests in clinical evaluation. Over a thousand studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of the MMPI in treatment related assessments. Here, Butcher and co-author Julia Perry explore the MMPI-2 as well as a new assessment tool, the Butcher Treatment Planning Inventory (BTPI). In using psychological evaluation techniques for treatment planning, many clinicians incorporate information from a broad base of instruments-clinical interview, projective testing, behavioral data, and personal history-and do not rely on data from a single source. Therefore, while this volume focuses on the use of the MMPI-2 and the BTPI in treatment planning, it will provide a context not to the exclusion of other measures.



The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment

The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment Author Mark E. Maruish
ISBN-10 9781135630584
Release 2004-07-19
Pages 528
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Test-based psychological assessment has been significantly affected by the health care revolution in the United States during the past two decades. Despite new limitations on psychological services across the board and psychological testing in particular, it continues to offer a rapid and efficient method of identifying problems, planning and monitoring a course of treatment, and assessing the outcomes of interventions. This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded third edition of a classic reference, now three volumes, constitutes an invaluable resource for practitioners who in a managed care era need to focus their testing not on the general goals of personality assessment, symptom identification, and diagnosis so often presented to them as students and trainees, but on specific questions: What course of treatment should this person receive? How is it going? Was it effective? New chapters describe new tests and models and new concerns such as ethical aspects of outcomes assessment. Volume I reviews general issues and recommendations concerning the use of psychological testing for screening for psychological disturbances, planning and monitoring appropriate interventions, and the assessing outcomes, and offers specific guidelines for selecting instruments. It also considers more specific issues such as the analysis of group and individual patient data, the selection and implementation of outcomes instrumentation, and the ethics of gathering and using outcomes data. Volume II discusses psychological measures developed for use with younger children and adolescents that can be used for the purposes outlined in Volume I; Volume III, those developed for use with adults. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of leading experts--test developers, researchers, clinicians and others, the third edition of The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment provides vital assistance to all clinicians, and to their trainees and graduate students.



Handbook of Psychology Assessment Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  Assessment Psychology Author Irving B. Weiner
ISBN-10 0471384070
Release 2003-01-20
Pages 630
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of personality, intellectual, neuropsychological, ability, aptitude, and vocational assessment and its application in a variety of settings including counseling, school, forensic, personnel, and industrial psychological .contexts. Chapters cover interviewing, behavioral tests, objective tests, projective tests, and observational methods of assessment.



Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions

Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions Author Gary G. Ford
ISBN-10 0849320771
Release 2000-09-19
Pages 360
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The ability to reason ethically is an extraordinarily important aspect of professionalism in any field. Indeed, the greatest challenge in ethical professional practice involves resolving the conflict that arises when the professional is required to choose between two competing ethical principles. Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions explores how to develop the ability to reason ethically in difficult situations. Other books merely present ethical and legal issues one at a time, along with case examples involving "right" and "wrong" answers. In dramatic contrast, Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Professions provides you with the needed background in methods of ethical reasoning and introduces an innovative nine-step model of ethical decision-making for resolving ethical dilemmas. Ethical Reasoning in the Mental Health Profession discusses the ethical codes of both psychology and counseling. This interdisciplinary approach promotes a better understanding of the similarities and differences in the points of emphasis in the two codes, which, in turn, enriches your understanding of the range of ethical considerations relevant to the practice of the mental health professions.



MMPI 2

MMPI 2 Author American Psychological Association
ISBN-10 UVA:X004907769
Release 2006
Pages 632
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The MMPI-2: Practitioner's Guide is a compendium of original contributions that focus on new developments and applications for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2), the most widely researched and broadly used personality assessment instrument. This handbook, which is specifically geared for clinicians and graduate students, addresses both research and clinical applications of the MMPI-2. The contributors to this volume are a distinguished team of psychologists with established expertise in both assessment research and practical contributions to test interpretation. The chapters cover theoretical issues that affect the interpretation of the MMPI-2 in a wide range of circumstances, such as the presence of neurological injury, PTSD, or substance abuse, as well as in particular settings and with diverse populations. An overview of current relevant research underlying each specific application is provided along with established guidelines for administration and interpretation of the MMPI-2 in the test application. The volume is richly illustrated with case examples and chapter highlights to illustrate these test applications.



Assessment

Assessment Author Cecil R. Reynolds
ISBN-10 0080431437
Release 1998
Pages 621
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Handbook of Psychological Assessment

Handbook of Psychological Assessment Author Gary Groth-Marnat
ISBN-10 9781118960653
Release 2016-03-28
Pages 928
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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.



Assessment in counseling

Assessment in counseling Author Albert Bullard Hood
ISBN-10 155620261X
Release 2007
Pages 332
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Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology Author Philip C. Kendall
ISBN-10 0471295094
Release 1999-01-25
Pages 768
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This indispensable book provides diverse perspectives on the role of research in clinical psychology and a comprehensive collection of theoretical and methodological models that spans the spectrum of clinical research. Revised and updated, this Second Edition contains a preeminent cast of contributors who cover all the relevant aspects of and tactics for conducting clinical research, and includes: * Expanded coverage of specific methodological issues in all aspects of clinical research. * Focus chapters on specific methods and topics. * Updated chapters on new areas of research. * Discussions of research issues relevant to special populations such as children, older adults, and families. Acclaim for the Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology. "Kendall and Butcher have undertaken the monumental task of presenting...contemporary strategies and tactics of clinical research and have succeeded beyond any reasonable hope." --David H. Barlow on the First Edition "The first edition of this edited volume is almost a classic...I would predict that the second edition will...receive high marks in the professional psychology community." --Lewis R. Aiken, PhD "Kendall and Butcher have made a substantial contribution to research in clinical psychology . . . [and] a cornerstone among reference works for our science and profession in the coming years."--Contemporary Psychology on the First Edition



Annual Review of Psychology

Annual Review of Psychology Author Calvin Perry Stone
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4382968
Release 1996
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Publishes original critical reviews of the significant literature and current developments in psychology.



Annual Review of Psychology

Annual Review of Psychology Author Janet T. Spence
ISBN-10 0824302478
Release 1996
Pages 670
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The handbook of social work direct practice

The handbook of social work direct practice Author Paula Allen-Meares
ISBN-10 0761915001
Release 2000
Pages 733
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The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice discusses the context of practice, its theories and frameworks, approaches to change fields of practice, research and empirical issues, and professional issues. Written by a group of contributors, who are leading expert in their fields, this volume will service a definitive reference for social work students and professionals.



Psychological Testing in the Age of Managed Behavioral Health Care

Psychological Testing in the Age of Managed Behavioral Health Care Author Mark E. Maruish
ISBN-10 9781135656331
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 368
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Written by a recognized expert in assessment employed by a large managed behavioral healthcare organization (MBHO), this book seeks to provide psychologists who rely on testing as an integral part of their practice, a guide on how to survive and thrive in the era of managed behavioral healthcare. It also offers ideas on how to capitalize on the opportunities that managed care presents to psychologists. The goal is to demonstrate that despite the tightening of the reins on authorizations for reimbursable testing, psychological testing can continue to play an important role in psychological practice and behavioral healthcare service delivery. The book presents ideas for: *increasing the likelihood of getting tests authorized by MBHOs; *using inexpensive/public domain assessment instruments; *ethically using psychological testing in MBHO settings; *capitalizing on the movement to integrate primary care and behavioral healthcare through the use of psychological testing; and *designing and implementing outcomes assessment systems within MBHO settings. Intended for practicing psychologists and other behavioral health practitioners employed by MBHOs in direct service delivery, care management or supervisory positions, as well as for graduate clinical or counseling psychology students who will most likely work in MBHO settings.



Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment

Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment Author James N. Butcher
ISBN-10 9780195366877
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 750
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One of the oldest of all psychological disciplines, the field of personality assessment has seen no shortage of scientific study or scientific literature. This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive perspective on the contemporary practice of personality assessment, including its historical developments, underlying methods, applications, contemporary issues, and assessment techniques. The Oxford Handbook of Personality Assessment details both the historical roots of personality assessment and the evolution of its contemporary methodological tenets. This provides the foundation for the handbook's other major focus: the application of personality assessment in clinical, personnel, and forensic assessments. This handbook will serve as an authoritative and field-encompassing resource for researchers and clinicians from across the medical health and psychology disciplines (i.e., clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, etc.) and would be an ideal text for any graduate course on the topic of personality assessment.



Abnormal Psychology

Abnormal Psychology Author James Neal Butcher
ISBN-10 0205459420
Release 2007
Pages 668
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The 12th edition, building on its strong reputation, introduces new topics, fresh insights, and sharper focus on research in psychopathology. It has been revised and enhanced in a number of ways, including a separate chapter on Eating Disorders; a separate chapter on Health Problems and Behavior; a new schizophrenia chapter; expanded coverage and explanation of research methodology; expanded coverage of mental retardation; new case studies and feature boxes, and much more.