This Handbook provides a contemporary and research-informed review of the topics essential to clinical psychological assessment and diagnosis. It outlines assessment issues that cross all methods, settings, and disorders, including (but not limited to) psychometric issues, diversity factors, ethical dilemmas, validity of patient presentation, psychological assessment in treatment, and report writing. These themes run throughout the volume as leading researchers summarize the empirical findings and technological advances in their area. With each chapter written by major experts in their respective fields, the text gives interpretive and practical guidance for using psychological measures for assessment and diagnosis.
Martin Sellbom is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He has received several awards for his scholarly accomplishments, including the American Psychological Foundations Theodore Millon award, American Psychology-Law Society's Saleem Shah Award and the Society for Personality Assessment's Samuel and Anne Beck Award. Julie A. Suhr is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at Ohio University. She is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association.