Integrative Assessment: A Guide for Counselors

Paperback | July 27, 2012

byAndrew Gersten

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Integrative Assessment for Counselors presents valuable assessment information and guidance which emerging helping professionals, students, and those preparing for licensure can apply to various mental health, school, community, and organizational settings. Using a case study approach, and written in a practitioner’s voice, this practical guide presents a comprehensive, balanced look at a number of topics readers can put to immediate use in their practices including assessment information and guidance, testing, the risks and resources approach to assessment, interviewing principles and methods, exploring presenting problems and readiness for change, informal and formal observations, assessing the therapeutic alliance, standardized risk assessments, dangerousness to self and others, and assessing substance abuse.

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Integrative Assessment for Counselors presents valuable assessment information and guidance which emerging helping professionals, students, and those preparing for licensure can apply to various mental health, school, community, and organizational settings. Using a case study approach, and written in a practitioner’s voice, this pract...

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In this all-new guide, helping professional practitioners, students in training, and those preparing for licensure get valuable assessment information and guidance they can apply to various mental health, school, community, and organizational settings. Using a case study approach—in a practitioner’s voice—this practical resource helps ...

Dr. Andrew Gersten is a private practitioner specializing in the assessment and treatment of children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Since his internship training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Developmental Clinic in 1986 he has provided cognitive and psychological assessments of children—pre-school throu...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.2 × 7.4 × 1 inPublished:July 27, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013503485X

ISBN - 13:9780135034859

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Psychological Assessment

 

Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Considerations:  Preparing for the Assessment

 

Chapter 3:  Interviewing adults and youth: Principles, Methods and Skills

 

Chapter 4:  Exploring Presenting Problems, Readiness for Change, and Risks and Resources

 

Chapter 5:  Observations, Inferences, and Behavioral Assessment

 

Chapter 6: Psychological Tests and Measurement Concepts

 

Chapter 7: Reliability and Validity

 

Chapter 8: Personality and Interest Measures

 

Chapter 9: Assessing Psychopathology: Mood and Anxiety Disorders

 

Chapter 10: Child and adolescent measures

 

Chapter 11: Standardized Risk Assessments: Suicide and Dangerousness to Others

 

Chapter 12: Assessing Substance Use Disorders

 

Chapter 13: Assessment of Intellectual and Cognitive Abilities and Achievement

 

Chapter 14: Assessing the Therapeutic Alliance

 

Chapter15: Putting it All Together