Rapid Psychological Assessment

  • ID: 2209946
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW.

An Introduction to the Role of Assessment and the DSM–IV.

Setting the Stage: Clinical Interviews and Mental Status Exams.

Criteria for Test Selection.

Adult and Older Adult Assessment.

Adolescent and Child Assessment.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS.

Mood: Depression, Anxiety, Somatoform, and Related Disorders.

Behavior: Attention–Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Reality Testing: Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders.

Self–Control: Suicidality, Dangerousness, Substance–Related Disorders, Abuse, and Eating Disorders.

Personality Disorders.

Cognitive Function from a Developmental Perspective: From Learning Disorders to Dementia Screenings.

COMPLETING THE EVALUATION.

Integration: Methods and Models of Test Interpretation.

Appendices.

References.

Indexes.
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Jason T. Olin
Carolyn Keatinge
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