Outlining a step-by-step assessment model, Psychological Assessment and Report Writing covers five key topics central to psychological assessment: understanding the context of a referral, determining what data is needed to answer referral questions, gathering the data, integrating the data, and communicating the findings. Authors Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M. Pomerantz review each component, providing how-to instructions and alerting readers to a myriad of issues they must consider in conducting assessments in clinical, forensic, or educational environments.
Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, the book uses sidebars and questionand- answer sections to encourage readers to consider their own case material and use critical thinking skills as they review each section of the model.
Integrates a solid review of measures of assessment, including practical advice on how to write related assessment reports
Provides information in a logical sequence that mirrors the types of experiences students will encounter in real-world assessment and report writing
Includes historical perspectives in Chapter 1
Discusses the ethical, diversity, and multicultural issues students will encounter in assessment
Covers the various aspects of gathering information
Offers content relevant to a wide range of mental health professionals
This text is appropriate for courses in psychological assessment and report writing offeredin graduate programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology.
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Context: The Framework for the Report Chapter 3. Gathering Information Chapter 4. Gathering Information: Measures of Intellectual, Academic, and Neuropsychological Functioning Chapter 5. Gathering Information: Measures of Personality Chapter 6. Gathering Information: Clinical Interviews, Review of Records, and Measures of Behavioral and Emotional Functioning Chapter 7. Drawing Conclusions Chapter 8. Form and Content of the Assessment Report Chapter 9. Writing Style Chapter 10. Ethics of Assessment and Report Writing
About the Authors:
Karen Goldfinger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Connecticut
Andrew M. Pomerantz, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical psychology. He also maintains a part-time private practice of clinical psychology in St. Louis, MO. He earned his B. A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M. A. and Ph. D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University. He completed his predoctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine Psychology Training Consortium. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, and has published articles in numerous professional journals including Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Teaching of Psychology, Ethics & Behavior, and Training and Education in Professional Psychology. His primary research interests include psychotherapy and ethical/professional issues in clinical psychology. He served two terms as president of Psychotherapy Saint Louis and is a member of the American Psychological Association.