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📒Psychological Testing And Assessment 2e ✍ David Shum
✏Psychological Testing and Assessment 2e Book Summary : Psychological Testing and Assessment provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the theory, research, and best practice in the field of psychological testing and assessment. It provides a thorough grounding in the basic psychometric theory underlying contemporary test development and highlights a number of specialist fields of psychology in which psychological testing and assessment is used extensively.
✏Handbook of Assessment and Treatment Planning for Psychological Disorders 2 e Book Summary : Widely regarded as a premier clinical reference, this book provides state-of-the-science tools for conducting effective assessments and using the results to plan and monitor evidence-based interventions. Leading authorities present proven approaches to screening and assessment for specific psychological problems. They offer practical guidance and case examples to help clinicians select the best measures for different populations and assessment purposes. Recommended instruments and procedures are described, including applications for managed care and primary care settings. Many of the chapters feature detailed tables that compare and contrast relevant measures. New to This Edition *Thoroughly updated with new instruments and research findings. *Chapter on the role of assessment in evidence-based treatment. *Additional disorder-specific chapter: impulse control disorders. *Chapter explaining how to evaluate the reliability and validity of a measure.
📒Essentials Of Psychological Testing ✍ Susana Urbina
✏Essentials of Psychological Testing Book Summary : An easy-to-understand overview of the key concepts of psychological testing Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Essentials of Psychological Testing surveys the basic principles of psychometrics, succinctly presents the information needed to understand and evaluate tests, and introduces readers to the major contemporary reference works in the field. This engaging, practical overview of the most relevant psychometric concepts and techniques provides the foundation necessary for advanced study in the field of psychological assessment. Each clear, well-organized chapter includes new examples and references, featuring callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as “Test Yourself” questions that help gauge and reinforce readers’ grasp of the information covered. The author’s extensive experience and deep understanding of the concepts presented are evident throughout the book, particularly when readers are reminded that tests are tools and that, like all tools, they have limitations. Starting with a basic introduction to psychological tests, their historical development, and their uses, the book also covers the statistical procedures most frequently used in testing, the frames of reference for score interpretation, reliability, validity and test item considerations, as well as the latest guidelines for test selection, administration, scoring and reporting test results. Whether as an orientation for those new to the field, a refresher for those already acquainted with it, or as reference for seasoned clinicians, this book is an invaluable resource. SUSANA URBINA, PHD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of North Florida, where she taught courses in psychological testing and assessment. A Diplomate of the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a licensed psychologist, Dr. Urbina practiced in the field of psychological assessment for over a decade. She coauthored the seventh edition of Psychological Testing with Anne Anastasi and has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of psychological testing.
📒Psychological Testing Principles Applications And Issues ✍ Robert M. Kaplan
✏Psychological Testing Principles Applications and Issues Book Summary : PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING: PRINCIPLES, APPLICATIONS, AND ISSUES, Ninth Edition explains the fundamentals of psychological testing, their important applications, and the controversies that emerge from those applications in clinical, education, industrial, medical, and legal settings. Kaplan and Saccuzzo's engaging and thorough text demonstrates how psychological tests are constructed and used, both in a professional setting and in everyday lives. It explains core concepts that affect the evaluation of all tests, major types of psychological tests, and current issues affecting testing such as stereotype threat, bias, laws, and ethics. Chapters are independent enough to allow instructors to structure their class to achieve course objectives. Test profiles and sample items illustrate how psychological testing is used and reported. Case studies demonstrate the uses and misuses of psychological testing, while technical examples assist students in grasping complex statistical concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒Psychological Testing And Assessment ✍ Ronald Jay Cohen
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📒Psychoeducational Assessment Of Preschool Children ✍ Bruce A. Bracken
✏Psychoeducational Assessment of Preschool Children Book Summary : This fourth edition of Psychoeducational Assessment of Children and Youth continues the mission of its predecessors—to provide both academics and practitioners with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the assessment of young children. Long recognized as the standard text and reference in its field, it is organized into four sections: Foundations; Ecological Assessment; Assessment of Cognitive Abilities; and Assessment of Specific Abilities. Key features of this new edition include: New Material—A thorough updating includes new material on environmental and home and family assessment plus new coverage of recently revised tests, including the Stanford-Binet V and the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2e. Balanced Coverage—Sound theoretical coverage precedes and supports the book’s main focus on assessing the abilities, skills, behavior, and characteristics of young children. Expertise—Each chapter is written by a nationally recognized scholar and represents state-of-the-art coverage of its topic. Comprehensive and Flexible—The broad range and organization of topics covered makes the book suitable for both new and experienced examiners and for use as a text in graduate level courses on preschool assessment.
📒Learning To Breathe ✍ Patricia C. Broderick
✏Learning to Breathe Book Summary : Disruptive behavior in the classroom, poor academic performance, out-of-control emotions: if you work with adolescents, you are well-aware of the challenges this age group presents. What if there was a way to calm these students down and arm them with the mindfulness skills needed to really excel in school and life? Written by mindfulness expert and licensed clinical psychologist Patricia C. Broderick, Learning to Breatheis a secular program that tailors the teaching of mindfulness to the developmental needs of adolescents to help them understand their thoughts and feelings and manage distressing emotions. Students will be empowered by learning important mindfulness meditation skills that help them improve emotion regulation, reduce stress, improve overall performance, and, perhaps most importantly, develop their attention. The book also includes a website link with student handouts and homework assignments, making it an ideal classroom tool. The book integrates certain themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, more accessible to students, and compatible with school curricula. Students will learn to pay attention in the moment, manage emotions as they are perceived, and gain greater control over their own feelings and actions. These mindfulness practices offer the opportunity to develop hardiness in the face of uncomfortable feelings that otherwise might provoke a response that could be harmful (e.g. acting out by taking drugs, displaying violent behavior or acting in by becoming more depressed). This easy-to-use manual is designed to be used by teachers, but can also be used by any mental health provider teaching adolescents emotion regulation, stress reduction and mindfulness skills. The author is a graduate of the MBSR advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness in Massachusetts, led by Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist and counselor for grades K-12. In the book, Broderick calls on her years of experience working with adolescents to outline the best strategies for dealing with disruption in the classroom and emotions that are out of hand. The book is structured around six themes built upon the acronym BREATHE, and each theme has a core message. The program allows for themes to be delivered in 6 longer or 18 shorter sessions, depending upon time and needs of students. The 6 core lessons are: Body, Reflection, Emotions, Attention, Tenderness, and Healthy Mind Habits. Learning to Breathe is the perfect tool for empowering students as they grapple with the psychological tasks of adolescence.
📒Psychological Assessment Of Veterans ✍ Dr. Shane S. Bush
✏Psychological Assessment of Veterans Book Summary : Psychological assessment is practiced in wide-ranging settings to address the varied clinical and administrative needs of veteran populations. Such assessment blends record review, clinical interviews of the veteran and collateral sources of information, behavioral observations, and psychological testing. This book promotes the care and well-being of veterans by bringing together knowledgeable and experienced psychologists to discuss a range of psychological assessment methods and procedures. It aims to help patients and their families, healthcare providers, and concerned citizens gain an improved understanding of veterans' cognitive functioning, emotional states, personality traits, behavioral patterns, and daily functioning. The book begins with a history of the psychological assessment of veterans and investigates its efficacy in different settings, including outpatient mental health, long-term care, primary care, home-based primary care, and telemental health. Later chapters address assessment of a variety of disorders or presenting problems, including substance use disorders, psychotic disorders, mood disorders and suicidal thoughts and behavior, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, dementia, pain and pain-related disorders, and polytrauma. The book concludes with important special considerations, including assessment of symptom and performance validity, assessment of homeless veterans and health-related quality of life, and ethical, legal, and professional issues. Psychological Assessment of Veterans provides an essential reference and guide for clinical psychologists, including those working in the subspecialties, and psychology trainees who work with veterans.
📒Pain Medicine And Management Just The Facts 2e ✍ Peter Staats
✏Pain Medicine and Management Just the Facts 2e Book Summary : GET YOUR HIGHEST SCORE POSSIBLE ON THE PAIN MEDICINE CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION EXAM WITH THIS ALL-IN-ONE REVIEW This concise yet comprehensive review, edited by two of today's leading pain clinicians/scientists, is the perfect tool to prepare for certification and recertification. It is also an outstanding clinical companion when time is of the essence and authoritative information is needed quickly. Featuring insights from renowned experts, the book's high-yield bulleted presentation condenses and simplifies essential must-know information for the easiest and most time-efficient learning and retention possible. HERE'S WHY THIS IS THE BEST REVIEW OF PAIN MEDICINE AVAILABLE TODAY: Every chapter contains key points that encapsulate the most important information for a given topic Valuable opening section on Test Preparation and Planning reviews important aspects of test taking such as planning study time, planning material to cover, study skills, and taking the actual exam Section on Basic Principles covers key topics such as Pain Physiology, Epidemiology, Gender Issues, Placebo Response, Pain Taxonomy, and Ethics Other sections include: Evaluation of the Patient, Analgesic Pharmacology, Acute Pain Management, Regional Pain, Chronic Pain Management, and Special Techniques in Pain Management--which covers the latest advances in interventional pain Coverage includes alternative treatments such as acupuncture and TENS Numerous photographs and drawings enhance the text
📒Encyclopedia Of Psychological Assessment ✍ Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros
✏Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment Book Summary : 'once you let a clinical psychologist lay hands on this book, it is quite difficult to get it back again' - Martin Guha, Librarian, Institute of Psychiatry, London The Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment is a landmark reference work and constitutes a definitive resource for academics, practitioners and students working in any field of applied psychological science. Psychological assessment is a key component of psychological work. Devices of scientific assessment are necessary for adequate describing, diagnosis, predicting, explaining or changing the behaviour of all subjects under examination. This double-volume collection offers complete coverage to facilitate action in each of these areas and will consequently be invaluable to psychologists in any applied setting. The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment contain a series of 235 entries, organized alphabetically, and covering a variety of fields. Each entry includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, followed by links to related concepts in the Encyclopedia and a list of references. The Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment provides: - A comprehensive network for psychological assessment as a conceptual and methodological discipline, and as a professional activity - An overview of the complexity of assessment, which involves not only testing, but also a process of decision-making for answering relevant questions that arise in the different applied fields - A presentation of relevant issues from basic theory (theoretical perspectives, ethics) and methodology (validity, reliability, item response theory) to technology and modes of assessment (tests, instruments and equipment for measuring behavioral operations) - An attempt to unify this diverse field by offering full coverage of all areas from the most traditional, such as clinical, educational and work and organizational psychology, to the most recent applications linked to health, gerontology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology and environmental assessment. The Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment offers a truly international perspective, both in terms of the selected authors and chosen entries. It aims to provide an integrated view of assessment, bringing together knowledge dispersed throughout several methodological and applied fields, but united in terms of its relevance for assessment. It is an essential purchase for any library with an existing collection or concern with the field of psychological science in general.