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Psychological Assessment and Report Writing 2ed

by Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M Pomerantz SAGE Publications, Inc
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Outlining a step-by-step assessment model, Psychological Assessment and Report Writing, Second Edition covers five key topics central to psychological assessment: understanding the context of a referral; determining what data is needed to answer referral questions; gathering the data; integrating the data; and communicating the findings. Authors Karen Goldfinger and Andrew M. Pomerantz review each facet of psychological assessment and report writingaproviding how-to instructions and alerting readers to a myriad of issues they must consider when conducting assessments in clinical, forensic, or educational environments. Filled with varied case examples that promote interest and meet instructional requirements, including one detailed case study that recurs throughout multiple chapters, the book uses sidebars and question and answer sections to encourage readers to consider their own case material and use critical thinking skills as they review each section of the model.

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Context: The Framework for the Report
Chapter 3 Cultural Competence in Psychological Assessment
Chapter 4 Evidence-Based Psychological Assessment
Chapter 5 Gathering Information
Chapter 6 Gathering Information: Measures of Intellectual, Academic, and Neuropsychological Functioning
Chapter 7 Gathering Information: Measures of Personality
Chapter 8 Gathering Information: Clinical Interviews, Review of Records, and Measures of Behavioral and Emotional Functioning
Chapter 9 Technological Advances in Assessment
Chapter 10 Drawing Conclusions
Chapter 11 Form and Content of the Assessment Report
Chapter 12 Feedback after Psychological Testing
Chapter 13 Writing Style
Chapter 14 Ethics of Assessment and Report Writing
Chapter 15 Legal Issues in Assessment and Report Writing

Karen Goldfinger, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in psychological assessment and psychotherapy in Essex, Connecticut. Psychological assessment has been an abiding interest over the course of her career, beginning in graduate school at the State University of New York at Albany. She has completed countless psychological assessments in clinical, forensic, and educational settings over more than 20 years. She has written psychological assessment manuals, supervised clinical psychology doctoral students and interns in psychological assessment, and taught psychological assessment to doctoral students in a professional psychology program. Andrew M. Pomerantz, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Adult Psychology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical psychology. He also maintains a part-time private practice of clinical psychology in St. Louis, MO. He earned his B. A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and his M. A. and Ph. D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University. He completed his predoctoral internship at Indiana University School of Medicine Psychology Training Consortium. He is the author of Clinical Psychology: Science, Practice, and Culture (3rd Edition, SAGE, 2013) and Psychological Assessment and Report Writing (with Karen Goldfinger; SAGE, 2010). He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, Ethics and Behavior, and the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. He served two terms as president of Psychotherapy Saint Louis and is a member of the American Psychological Association.