Integrative Assessment: A Guide for Counselors by Andrew GerstenIntegrative Assessment: A Guide for Counselors by Andrew Gersten

Integrative Assessment: A Guide for Counselors

byAndrew Gersten

Paperback | July 27, 2012

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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.

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...
Title:Integrative Assessment: A Guide for CounselorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 1 inPublished:July 27, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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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