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.

part |2 pages

SECTION I General Issues

chapter 1|18 pages

Pragmatic Issues of Assessment in Clinical Practice

BySydney Ey, Michel Hersen

chapter 2|12 pages

Ethical Issues in Assessment

ByCatherine Miller, Brad B. Evans

part |2 pages

SECTION II Evaluation of Adults

chapter 3|26 pages

Panic, Agoraphobia, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

ByF. Dudley McGlynn, Todd A. Smitherman, Jacinda C. Hammel

chapter 4|24 pages

Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders

BySusannah L. Mozley, Todd C. Buckley, Danny G. Kaloupek

chapter 5|32 pages

Depressive Disorders

ByDerek R. Hopko, Carl W. Lejuez, Maria E. A. Armento, Robert Bare

chapter 6|30 pages

Personality Disorders

ByJoel F. McClough, John F. Clarkin

chapter 7|28 pages

Substance Abuse

ByVincent J. Adesso, Ron A. Cisler, B. J. Larus, Brandon B. Hayes

chapter 8|22 pages

Assessment of Eating Disorders

ByTiffany M. Stewart, Donald A. Williamson

chapter 9|46 pages

Sexual Deviations

ByBarry M. Maletzky, Cynthia Steinhauser

chapter 10|24 pages

Marital Dysfunction

BySteven L. Sayers

part |2 pages

SECTION III Evaluation of Children and Adolescents

chapter 11|28 pages

Anxiety Disorders

ByWendy K. Silverman, Barbara Lopez

chapter 12|24 pages

Depressive Disorders

ByHelen Orvaschel

chapter 13|26 pages

Mental Retardation

ByAllen G. Sandler, Clifford V. Hatt

chapter 14|22 pages

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

ByLara Delmolino, Sandra L. Harris, Heather Jennett, Megan Martins

chapter 15|24 pages

Conduct Disorders

ByKurt A. Freeman

chapter 16|16 pages

Substance- Use Disorders

ByKenneth C. Winters, Michael D. Newcomb, Tamara Fahnhorst