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Using Test Data in Clinical Practice

Using Test Data in Clinical Practice
A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals

July 2012 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Material presented in many testing books is appropriately broad and comprehensive, but the effect for students new to testing is difficulty in then translating the extensive information into the practical skills of administering, scoring, and interpreting tests to help inform the treatment process. Few resources exist to help students and mental health clinicians with the daunting task of learning how to synthesize test data from numerous instruments into a meaningful treatment plan and strategy for a client. This book was written to address that need.

It takes readers through a systematic explanation of how to understand and integrate data from multiple sources to maximize the information gleaned from the tests. It also emphasizes using test data to maximize helpfulness to the client and how to interpret test data to clients in language that is understandable.

Introduction to Testing in Clinical Practice
The WAIS-III: Guidelines for Administration and Interpretation
Presentation of WAIS-III Findings in Reports and to Clients
The MMPI-2 and MMPI-A: Guidelines for Administration and Interpretation
Effective MMPI Feedback Sessions and Written Reports
The Strong Interest Inventory and the Kuder Career Search
Interest Inventory Interpretation
Adult Case Study
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities in Testing in Clinical Situations
Appendix A: MMPI-2 Practice Case of Jerome

"I do think the idea proffered by these authors is a wonderful one: a text that will facilitate graduate students’ application of widely-used personality, intelligence, and career tests…Their systematic, step-by-step approach will be welcomed, I’m sure." 

Gordon MacNeil
University of Alabama

"I believe that the book provides an additional guide in using and interpreting test results and would be useful in professional libraries and as a supplementary text in courses that integrate assessment information at the graduate level." 

Roy H. Tunick
West Virginia University

Kathryn C. MacCluskie

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Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel

Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel is Professor and Coordinator of Counselor Education at Cleveland State University. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota in 1979 and is a licensed psychologist in Ohio. Prior to her position at Cleveland State she was on the faculty of the counseling psychology program at Boston College. She is author of two other books, Ethics in Counseling & Psychotherapy and The Counseling Process and is co-editor of The Mental Health Desk Reference. She has published numerous articles in the professional literature related to responsible professional practice. Her most recent... More About Author

Sarah M. Toman

Sarah M. Toman (Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Kent State University, 1995) is a graduate of the three-year post-doctoral Gestalt Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She serves as Secretary for the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy. She has been teaching an advanced graduate Gestalt Therapy course at Cleveland State University, where she is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Administration, Supervision and Adult Learning. Dr. Toman serves as Research Chair for the National Career Development Association, has published articles and book chapters, and has offered over 30 presentations at State... More About Author

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