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Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment

2nd Edition

By Stephen N. Haynes, Gregory T. Smith, John D. Hunsley


314 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment is a user-friendly overview of the most important principles and concepts of clinical assessment. It provides readers with a science-based framework for interpreting assessment research and making good assessment decisions, such as selecting the best instruments and measures and interpreting the obtained assessment data. Written in a direct and highly readable fashion, with plenty of clinical examples that illustrate the relevance of psychometric principles and assessment research, this text is one every professional and graduate student needs to read. The second edition is expanded and fully updated, and includes additional coverage of the principles and methods of developing new assessment instruments.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Scientific Foundations of Clinical Assessment Chapter 2: Psychometric Foundations of Clinical Assessment: Reliability Chapter 3: Psychometric foundations of Clinical Assessment: Validity Chapter 4: Psychometric Foundations of Clinical Assessment: Understanding Patterns Among Measures Through Factor Analysis Chapter 5: Applying Psychometric Evidence to Clinical Decisions Chapter 6: Clinical Utility and Decision Making Chapter 7: The Conditional Nature of Psychometric EvidenceChapter 8: How to Use and Evaluate Commonly Used Statistical Methods in Clinical Research Chapter 9: Using Multiple Sources of Data in Clinical Assessment Chapter 10: The Development, Refinement, and Evaluation of New Clinical Assessment Instruments

About the Authors

Stephen N Haynes is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Haynes was previously the Director of Clinical Psychology and Department Chair in psychology. He was editor of the APA journal Psychological Assessment, has served on 14 editorial boards, and has published 8 books and 130 articles and chapters on clinical assessment and psychopathology.

Gregory T Smith is a Professor of Psychology and University Research Professor at the University of Kentucky. He has published over 200 research articles and book chapters, the majority of which focus on clinical psychological assessment. He served for 12 years as the director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at the University of Kentucky and is now Chair of the Psychology Department there.

John Hunsley is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. He published over 130 articles, chapters, and books related to assessment, evidence-based practice, and professional issues in psychology.

About the Series

Foundations of Clinical Science and Practice

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Assessment, Testing & Measurement