This comprehensive text describes a multimethod approach to assessing psychological and behavioral features of bipolar spectrum disorders and reviews important contextual considerations.
Psychological Assessment of Bipolar Spectrum Disorders provides mental health professionals with valuable empirical and interpretive support as they answer assessment questions for diagnostic and decision-making purposes.
Chapters are written by assessment psychologists who are renowned for their expertise and contributions in developing and researching specific assessment instruments or topics. They provide up-to-date information about widely used interview methods, self-report measures, and performance-based tests, including the MMPI-3, the SPECTRA, the Rorschach test, and cognitive and neuropsychological evaluations.
Additional chapters review special considerations for differential diagnosis, including comorbidity with medical conditions, distinguishing bipolar spectrum disorders from other disorders with similar traits, and accounting for multicultural factors. Two in-depth case examples provide comprehensive illustrations of the multimethod evaluation process with an adolescent and an adult.
About the Editors:
James H. Kleiger, ABAP, ABPP is a practicing assessment psychologist and psychoanalyst in Bethesda MD. Formerly the Director of Postdoctoral Psychology Training at Menninger Clinic and Past-President of the Baltimore Washington Society for Personality Assessment and a Diplomate in both clinical and assessment psychology. Dr. Kleiger has published numerous papers and book chapters and is the author of Disordered Thinking and the Rorschach (1999), published by Analytic Press; co-author with Ali Khadivi of Assessing Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide (2015), published by Routledge; author of Rorschach Assessment of Psychotic Phenomena (2017), also published by Routledge; author of The 11th Inkblot: A Novel, published by IP Books; and with Irving Weiner, Psychological Assessment of Disordered Thinking and Perception.
Irving B. Weiner, PhD, ABPP is a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida. Dr. Weiner is a Diplomate in clinical and forensic psychology and a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science. He has been President of the Society for Personality Assessment, of the Clinical Division of the APA, and of the International Rorschach Society. His authored books include Principles of Rorschach Interpretation (1998, 2003), published by Erlbaum, and Handbook of Personality Assessment (2008, 2017), published by Wiley. He has also been Editor-in-Chief of Wiley's 12-volume Handbook of Psychology (2003, 2013) and co-editor of the Handbook of Forensic Psychology (1987, 1999, 2008, 2017), also published by Wiley.