Understanding temperament has the potential to better inform treatment and intervention choices as well as promote awareness for qualities that are somewhat malleable. Essentials of Temperament Assessment presents balanced coverage of those instruments that directly measure temperament qualities in adults and children. This guide enables mental health professionals to select the method that best fits the situations, groups of people, and programs that are involved.
With an overview of clinical applications of temperament assessments, Essentials of Temperament Assessment gathers as many resources as possible to enable professionals to make their own judgment about the most appropriate temperament assessments, including:
- New York Longitudinal Scales Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ)
- Carey Temperament Scales (CTS)
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
- Student Styles Questionnaire (SSQ)
Offering a myriad of ways to assess temperament, Essentials of Temperament Assessment arms professionals with the most appropriate technique or combination of techniques for their particular temperament assessment purposes.
One Overview of Temperament Theory.
Two Empirical Foundations for Temperament Theory.
Three Validity and Reliability in Temperament Assessment.
Four Interpreteing Temperament Measures.
Five Strengths and Limitations of Temperament Assessment.
Six Clinical Applications of Temperament Assessment.
Seven Illustrative Case Reports.
Appendix: Definitions of Temperament Terms.
About the Author.