Diversity-Sensitive Personality Assessment is a comprehensive guide for clinicians to consider how various aspects of client diversity—ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, regionalism, socioeconomic status, and disability status—can impact assessment results, interpretation, and feedback. Chapters co-written by leading experts in the fields of diversity and personality assessment examine the influence of clinician, client, interpersonal, and professional factors within the assessment context. This richly informed and clinically useful volume encourages clinicians to delve into the complex ways in which individuals’ personal characteristics, backgrounds, and viewpoints intersect. This book fills an important gap in the personality assessment literature and is an essential resource for clinicians looking to move beyond surface-level understandings of diversity in assessment.

part I|24 pages

Clinician Contexts

chapter 1|22 pages

The Role of Self-Reflection and Self-Assessment in the Psychological Assessment Process

ByLouise Baca, Steven R. Smith

part II|217 pages

Client Contexts

chapter 2|16 pages

Asking Difficult Questions: Client Definitions

ByDavid M. Cimbora, Radhika Krishnamurthy

chapter 3|14 pages

The Importance of Client Context

ByDavid M. Cimbora, Radhika Krishnamurthy

chapter 4|19 pages

Ethnicity and Personality Assessment

ByJoyce Chu, Lamisha Syeda Muquit, Vedant Agrawal, Radhika Krishnamurthy

chapter 5|16 pages

Gender and Personality Assessment

ByKathleen A. Malloy, Radhika Krishnamurthy

chapter 7|20 pages

Religion and Personality Assessment

ByTania Abouezzeddine, Peter C. Hill, Clark D. Campbell, Steven R. Smith

chapter 8|27 pages

Cognitive or Physical Disabilities and Personality Assessment

ByMerith Cosden, Sarah Comunale, Lindsey Liles, Steven R. Smith

chapter 9|28 pages

Nationality and Personality Assessment

ByGargi Roysircar, Radhika Krishnamurthy

chapter 10|24 pages

Regionalism and Personality Assessment: A Matter of Place

ByShannon McClain, Collette Chapman-Hilliard, Steven R. Smith

chapter 11|17 pages

Age as Diversity in Psychological Assessment

ByVerónica Portillo Reyes, Radhika Krishnamurthy, Antonio E. Puente

chapter 12|22 pages

Socioeconomic Considerations in Personality Assessment

ByClaudia Porras Pyland, Sally D. Stabb, Steven R. Smith

part III|71 pages

Interpersonal Contexts

chapter 13|14 pages

Assessment Contexts

ByMatthew R. Baity, Alexander L. Hsieh, Samantha M. Swanson

chapter 14|19 pages

The Interpersonal Context of Assessment

ByAaron Estrada

part IV|59 pages

Professional Contexts

chapter 17|18 pages

Writing for an N of 1: Cultural Competence in Personality Assessment Report Writing

ByCollette Chapman-Hilliard, Shannon McClain, Alissa Sherry, Susan Broyles, Stacey Jackson

chapter 18|16 pages

Ethics in Diversity-Sensitive Assessment

ByVirginia Brabender

chapter 20|9 pages

Evidence-Based Practice in Diversity-Sensitive Personality Assessment

BySteven R. Smith, Radhika Krishnamurthy