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Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice
A Pragmatic Guide

Edited By

Michel Hersen

ISBN 9781138996885
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
472 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There have been numerous books published that have dealt with psychological assessment. These books have ranged from the theoretical to the clinical. However, most of the pragmatics involved in the day-to-day activities of the psychological assessor often have been neglected in the press.

In light of the above, the primary objective of Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice is to provide the reader(students and practitioners alike) with the realities of conducting psychological assessment in clinical settings where there is not the availability of a plethora of research assistants and staff. Indeed, most individuals end up being solo practitioners or at best work in settings where they must conduct assessment themselves. This multi-authored book, then, details the specifics as to how this is done.

Table of Contents

Preface.General Issues. Ey, Hersen, Pragmatic Issues of Assessment in Clinical Practice. Miller, Evans, Ethical Issues in Assessment. Evaluation of Adults. McGlynn, Smitherman, Hammel, Panic, Agoraphobia and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Mozley, Buckley, Kaloupek, Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders. Hopko, Lejuez, Armento, Bare, Depressive Disorders. McClough, Clarkin, Personality Disorders. Adesso, Cisler, Larus, Hayes, Substance Abuse. Stewart, Williamson, Assessment of Eating Disorders. Maletzky, Steinhauser, Sexual Deviations. Sayers, Marital Dysfunction. Evaluation of Children. Silverman, Lopez, Anxiety Disorders. Orvaschel, Depressive Disorders. Sandler, Hatt, Mental Retardation. Demolino, Harris, Jennett, Martins, Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Freeman, Conduct Disorders.  Winters, Newcomb, Fahnhorst, Substance-use Disorders. Author Index. Subject Index.

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Michel Hersen, Ph.D., ABPP, is Dean and Professor of the School of Professional Psychology at Pacific University.


"Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice contains up-to-date information regarding methods of assessment for an array of common adult and childhood behavioral disorders. This book is an excellent reference for clinicians, and will be viewed as a welcome addition to the applied psychologist's library." -- Alan M. Gross, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training, University of Mississippi