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Individualizing Psychological Assessment : A Collaborative and Therapeutic Approach - Constance T. Fischer

Individualizing Psychological Assessment

A Collaborative and Therapeutic Approach

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780805815863
Number Of Pages: 424

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Assessments by psychologists, educators, and other human-service professionals too often end with the client being reported in terms of scores, bell-shaped curves, traits, psychodynamic forces, or diagnostic labels. Individualizing Psychological Assessment uses these classification devices in ways that facilitate returning from them to the individual's life, both during the assessment session and in written reports. The book presents an approach and procedures through which a person's actual life becomes the subject matter of assessment. Thoroughly revised from the previous edition, the book presents a wide range of concrete examples and illustrative cases that will serve both students and practicing professionals alike in individualizing assessments.

Prefacep. v
The Context and Practices of Individualized Assessmentp. 3
A History of the Individualized Approachp. 5
Overview of Individualized Practices and Report Writingp. 29
Beginning the Individualized Assessmentp. 53
Assessing Processp. 85
Report Writing and Sample Reportsp. 113
Writing Individualized Reportsp. 115
Counseling Reports: Adultsp. 152
Psychological Reports of Children and Youthsp. 200
Clinical and Diagnostics Reports of Adultsp. 242
Some Psychological Topics Reconsideredp. 277
Further Aspects of Individualizing Assessmentp. 279
Ethical Dilemmas in Standardized Testing: toward Reflective Involvementp. 312
Description as Re-Presentation: a Hermeneutic Reading of Andrew Wyeth's Artp. 325
Theoretical Foundations: Questions and Responsesp. 344
Assessor's General Checklistp. 369
Wisc-R Checklistp. 375
Referencesp. 383
Name Indexp. 395
Subject Indexp. 399
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ISBN: 9780805815863
ISBN-10: 0805815864
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.77 x 16.05  x 3.33
Weight (kg): 0.74
Edition Number: 1