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Author Suhr, Julie A., author
Title Psychological assessment : a problem-solving approach / Julie A. Suhr
Imprint New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RC469 .S88 2015    AVAILABLE    30520020803798
Descript x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Evidence-based practice in neuropsychology
Note "This authoritative clinical reference and text provides a complete guide to conducting empirically based assessments to support accurate diagnoses and better clinical care. The book builds crucial skills for gathering and interpreting data for specific assessment purposes. It also presents more advanced ways to integrate information from tests, interviews, observations, and other sources, within a biopsychosocial framework that fully addresses the needs of each client. Particular attention is given to accounting for potential biases that affect every stage of the decision-making process. User-friendly features include case examples, advice on writing reports and giving feedback to clients, and a detailed sample report"-- Provided by publisher
"The goal of the present text is to present an empirically-informed approach to the entire process of psychological assessment. The overall assessment approach advocated in this text is that the assessor should consider him/herself to be a "scientific detective." In several chapters, the scientific literature pertaining to other critical aspects of the assessment process are discussed. Because good assessment requires integration and decision-making processes at every step of the assessment, Chapter 2 will present the decision-making biases that can affect every stage of the assessment process. In addition, research-informed guidelines for obtaining and using important assessment data from sources beyond formal tests are presented in Chapter 8. Furthermore, while little evidence currently bears on the last stage of assessment, Chapter 13 will focus on this vital aspect of the assessment process. Overall, the goal of this text is to demonstrate that inductive and deductive decision-making by a scientifically-minded assessor can lead to more accurate decisions and better care"-- Provided by publisher
Assessment as a decision-making process -- Using a developmentally informed biopsychosocial lens in assessment -- The importance of assissing for noncredible responding -- Culture context in assessment : an empirical approach -- "Knowing what's under the hood" : psychometric considerations -- Intake interviewing and behavioral observations -- Assessment data from other sources -- Self-report measures of single constructs -- Broadband self-report measures of personality and psychopathology -- Intellectual and achievement testing -- Neuropsychological screening and assessment -- Putting the data together : empirically guided integration of assessment information -- Feddback and report writing
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-296) and index
Subject Psychodiagnostics
Psychological tests
PSYCHOLOGY / Assessment, Testing & Measurement. bisacsh
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work. bisacsh
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology. bisacsh
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