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Using Test Data in Clinical Practice : A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals - Kathryn C. MacCluskie

Using Test Data in Clinical Practice

A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780761921882
Number Of Pages: 256

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Material presented in many testing textbooks is appropriately broad and comprehensive, but the effect for students new to testing is difficulty in then translating the extensive information into the practical skills of administering, scoring, and interpreting tests to help inform the treatment process. Few resources exist to help students and mental health clinicians with the daunting task of learning how to synthesize test data from numerous instruments into a meaningful treatment plan and strategy for a client.

This book was written to address that need. It provides readers with clear and detailed step-by-step procedures for using the WAIS-III, MMPI 2, MMPI A, Kuder Occupational Interest Survey, and the Strong Interest Inventory. It features case examples and practice opportunities in test usage, detailed discussion of approaches to client feedback and report writing, and a review of ethical and legal considerations in using tests in clinical settings. It takes readers through a systematic explanation of how to understand and integrate data from multiple sources to maximize the information gleaned from the tests. It also emphasizes using test data to maximize helpfulness to the client and how to interpret test data to clients in language that is understandable. 

"I do think the idea proffered by these authors is a wonderful one: a text that will facilitate graduate students' application of widely-used personality, intelligence, and career tests...Their systematic, step-by-step approach will be welcomed, I'm sure."

-- Gordon MacNeil

"I believe that the book provides an additional guide in using and interpreting test results and would be useful in professional libraries and as a supplementary text in courses that integrate assessment information at the graduate level."

-- Roy H. Tunick

Preface
Introduction to Testing in Clinical Practice
The WAIS-III: Guidelines for Administration and Interpretation
Presentation of WAIS-III Findings in Reports and to Clients
The MMPI-2 and MMPI-A: Guidelines for Administration and Interpretation
Effective MMPI Feedback Sessions and Written Reports
The Strong Interest Inventory and the Kuder Career Search
Interest Inventory Interpretation
Adult Case Study
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities in Testing in Clinical Situations
MMPI-2 Practice Case of Jerome
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ISBN: 9780761921882
ISBN-10: 0761921885
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4