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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Mark E. Maruish
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2004-07-19
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135630584

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Genre: Psychological tests
Author: Ronald Jay Cohen
Publisher:
Release: 2005
File: 302 Pages
ISBN-13: 0073129100

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PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, and legal settings. Robert M. Kaplan and Dennis P. Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. Part I focuses on the core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests. Part II discusses the major types of psychological tests, while Part III looks at present-day issues affecting testing such as bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. A multitude of test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Real-life case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, helping to maximize student interest, while Technical Example boxes assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Foreign Language Study
Author: Robert M. Kaplan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release: 2012-05-01
File: 752 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781133492016

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Since publication in its first edition the Handbook of Psychological Testing has become the standard text for organisational and educational psychologists. It offers the only comprehensicve, modern and clear account of the whole of the field of psychometrics. It covers psychometric theory, the different kinds of psychological test, applied psychological testing, and the evaluation of the best published psychological tests. It is outstanding for its detailed and complete coverage of the field, its clarity (even for the non-mathematical) and its emphasis on the practical application of psychometric theory in psychology and education, as well as in vocational, occupational and clinical fields. For this second edition the Handbook has been extensively revised and updated to include the latest research and thinking in the field. Unlike other work in this area, it challenges the scientific rigour of conventional psychometrics and identifies groundbreaking new ways forward.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Paul Kline
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-11-12
File: 752 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781317798040

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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.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Gary Groth-Marnat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2009-10-20
File: 768 Pages
ISBN-13: 0470592133

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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).

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Alan F. Friedman
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-04-08
File: 728 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135693862

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This volume is part of a two-volume set which provides an overview of psychological tests developed during the 1990s. Over 250 academics provide 300 reviews of tests that cover areas of psychology from health to cognitive, offering information on reliabilty and validity and evaluative comments.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: John Maltby
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 2000
File: 930 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015053401967

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Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Leslie A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2015-06-16
File: 640 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781483369273

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The Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Third Edition offers busy professionals and graduate students a complete review of today's most commonly used psychological assessment tests. This step-by-step guide condenses countless manuals and texts into one easy-to-use volume and points out the most efficient methods for selecting tests, evaluating interview data, and integrating results into a cohesive psychological report. Readers familiar with the successful previous editions will find updated systems for evaluating the classic tests: Wechsler Intelligence Scales, Bender-Gestalt, Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI/MMPI-2), projective drawings, and California Psychological Inventory. Each test is reconsidered for validity and overall reliability in light of current clinical thought and scientific development. Additional chapters cover new and revised tests and the increased importance of treatment planning in the age of managed care. This updated and expanded Third Edition includes: Updated systems for evaluating the classic tests New and revised tests, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory for Adolescents (MMPI-A) and the new Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC III) New sections on ethics and test selection A new chapter on the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) Expanded coverage of neuropsychological assessment Expanded coverage of treatment planning, including a new chapter on systematically integrating test results into a treatment plan Like its predecessors, the Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Third Edition is an indispensable reference for graduate students, clinical psychologists, therapists, school psychologists, and counselors. From the reviews of the Second Edition of the Handbook of Psychological Assessment "[The book's] purpose has been splendidly realized by Groth-Marnat, who has combined current scientific and clinical understandings and clear writing with an excellent sense of organization." —Bertram H. Rothschild, ARBA 92 ". . . a commendable volume in which the author condenses information, normally in several locations, into one reading . . . an excellent text for graduate courses on psychological assessment. It would familiarize the student with the entire enterprise of clinical assessment and provide enough of a how-to guide for the student to carry out an assessment practicum." —Contemporary Psychology "For both practitioners and students of psychological assessment, the expanded and updated Handbook provides guidance to the selection, administration, evaluation, and interpretation of the most commonly used psychological tests." —Reference and Research Book News

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Gary Groth-Marnat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release: 1997
File: 816 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015039074771

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Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 2 presents the most up-to-date coverage on personality assessment from leading experts. Contains contributions from leading researchers in this area. Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on personality assessment. Presents conceptual information about the tests.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Mark J. Hilsenroth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2003-09-16
File: 688 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780471416128

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