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Clinical Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory

ISBN 9781138881747
Published May 7, 2015 by Routledge
256 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Clinical Applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory demonstrates the broad clinical utility of this modern multi-scale self-report measure of psychological functioning. By bringing together leading experts in psychological assessment from diverse applied settings, the book illustrates the impressive range of current Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) applications while providing recommendations for expanding the instrument’s research base and clinical use. Many authors also present population specific PAI reference data. In this timely volume, experts from specialized areas of psychological assessment integrate the relevant research with their extensive clinical knowledge of the PAI, making this a valuable text for practitioners, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Blais, Baity, Hopwood, Introduction. Kurtz, Assessment of Outpatients with the PAI. Siefert, Blais, Assessment of Inpatients with the PAI. Krishnamurthy, Personality Assessment Inventory Adolescent. Khadivi, Evdokas, The Clinical Applications of the PAI in Substance Abuse Settings. Calhoun, Collie, Clancy, Braxton, Beckham, The Use of the PAI in the Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Help-seeking Veterans. Ruiz, Ochshorn, Clinical Applications of the PAI in Criminal Justice Settings. Correa, Rogers, Cross-cultural Applications of the PAI. Clark, Oslund, Hopwood, PAI Assessment in Medical Settings. Weiss, Use of the Pai in Personnel Selection. Cheng, Frank, Hopwood, Assessment of Motor Vehicle Accident Claimants with the PAI. Blais, Hopwood, Personality Focused Assessment with the PAI. Baity, Therapeutic Assessment with the PAI.

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Mark A. Blais, PsyD., is Associate Chief of psychology and Director of the Psychological Evaluation and Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Matthew R. Baity, PhD, is Assistant Professor within the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University’s Sacramento campus.

Christopher J. Hopwood, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University.



"The development of the PAI has proven to be one of the most important advances in clinical assessment of the last 20 years, and this book represents the most complete reference to date on its clinical uses. It is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning more about the PAI or how to use it with clients." - Robert E. McGrath, PhD, Professor of Psychology, School of Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University; former Associate Editor, Journal of Personality Assessment

"The PAI currently sets the standard for self-report assessment of personality and psychopathology, this volume further extends this work in applied clinical settings. I believe this book will be incredibly informative for all therapists as the authors provide a broad range of chapters with vital information on specific populations and settings in a practical, clinically relevant manner." - Mark J. Hilsenroth, Professor of Psychology, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University

"This landmark volume represents a remarkable collaboration between leading PAI scholars and experts in specific domains of application. It melds a comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of empirical research with insights derived from years of rich clinical experience. The authors should be congratulated for this unique contribution to the field of clinical assessment." - Leslie C. Morey, PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University; author, Personality Assessment Inventory

"This clinically rich book outlines the foundations of the PAI and illustrates how it can be used to address a range of clinical, forensic, and research questions. By skillfully balancing empirical findings with clinical acumen, the authors convincingly demonstrate the value of the PAI to psychologists engaged in contemporary psychological assessment. Experienced clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will find much value in this book." - Ronald J. Ganellen, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Illinois, USA