"In today's time-pressured managed care environment, it is important for clinicians to quickly identify the nature of a patient's problem and initiate treatment. With thousands of psychological instruments available, this can often be difficult. This book offers a form of psychological assessment "triage." It eliminates the guesswork and helps psychologists quickly select, administer, and interpret psychological tests. "
Divided into three logical sections (Assessment Overview, Differential Diagnosis, and Completing the Evaluation), this book is a must-have reference for any professional who conducts regular psychological assessment in their practice or work. While a bit overwhelming at first, because it is filled with so much information, once you get used to the book's layout and style it becomes an invaluable tool. Especially handy is the authors' inclusion of a Testing Tips index, which nicely lists all of the no-nonsense tips described throughout the book. Examples of these include, "Choosing an Apperception Test," "Rorschach Rapid Interpretation," "Test Results Associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," "Test Results Associated with Anorexia," and about a hundred additional tips. 400 pages, published in 1998, and well worth it.
A concisely written professional book discussing the historical foundations and evolution of person-centered/experiential therapy
from Carl Rogers and Eugene Gendlin to its application (via pre-therapy) with individuals suffering from schizophrenia or mental
retardation. An insightful book taking a somewhat unorthodox but certainly more human look at how professionals could treat
these disorders. Also offers specifics of how this approach could be integrated into other, existing approaches, such as Gestalt. A
very interesting read. 113 pages, hardback.