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Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) Lowest new price: $36.87
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Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret theWAIS®-IV

Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by DavidWechsler—the creator of the Wechsler scales—Essentialsof WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition isthoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasonedclinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effectiveuse of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicianswith a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system ofprofile interpretation to be equally powerful across theentire WAIS®-IV age range.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mentalhealth professionals quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skillsthey need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessmentinstrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

The new edition explores timely topics including gender andethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect incapital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROMcontaining scoring tables and case report material, the SecondEdition includes information and advice on how to administerQ-interactive™—the new digital version of thetest—for administration of the WAIS®-IV viaiPad®.

Other titles in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series:

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WMS®-IV Assessment

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition

Essentials of WJ III™ Tests of Achievement Assessment

Essentials of WJ III™ Cognitive Abilities Assessment,Second Edition

Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition

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Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition: The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports

Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition: The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports Lowest new price: $52.83
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Author: Edward L. Zuckerman

With over 350,000 in print, the Clinician's Thesaurus is an indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more--all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

New to This Edition
*References, resources, and diagnostic and treatment information are thoroughly updated.
*Additional clinical problems: reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and varieties of violent behaviors.
*Sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing.
*More online resources, including where to obtain free assessment measures and scales.

See also The Paper Office for the Digital Age, Fifth Edition, by Edward L. Zuckerman and Keely Kolmes, which provides the essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs.

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The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach

The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach Lowest new price: $10.06
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Author: Simon Rego PsyD

Defeat depression in 10-steps with CBT-focused exercises from the Depression Relief Workbook.

CBT therapy is an effective, evidence-based method to take control of your depression. In the Depression Relief Workbook, Dr. Simon Rego, a professor and expert in CBT therapy with over 20 years of experience treating depression, teams up with mental health advocate and CEO of Stigma Fighters, Sarah Fader, to break CBT therapy down into an easy-to-follow personalized program to help you heal from depression. Offering guidance and support, the Depression Relief Workbook gives you a practical and straightforward 10-step strategy to fight depression and keep it from coming back.

Inside the Depression Relief Workbook you’ll find:

  • A Personal Plan providing guidance and relief for anyone suffering from mild to moderate depression, for use on their own, or in tandem with a larger therapy program
  • A 10-Step Strategy to Get Better applying the most effective tools of CBT therapy to understand, identify, and break negative thought patterns
  • Life Changing Exercises helping you define, combat, and overcome depression through activities, worksheets, questionnaires, and opportunities for reflection

“In The 10-Step Depression Relief Workbook, Dr. Rego and Ms. Fader have taken the best of what decades of research on clinical treatment of depression has to offer and developed an accessible self-help program that will be useful not only to individuals experiencing depression, but also by practitioners looking for a helpful clinical supplement for their clients.”―Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., Co-Author of Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time

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The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook

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Author: Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.
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Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, this workbook is for you.

Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? Do you have a rich inner life and intense dreams? Did parents or teachers call you "too shy" or "too sensitive"? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

High sensitivity is a trait shared by 20 percent of the population, according to Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and workshop leader and the bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person. The enormous response to her book led Dr. Aron to create The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook, designed to honor that long-ignored, trampled-on part of yourself--your sensitivity. A collection of exercises and activities for both individuals and groups, this workbook will help you identify the HSP trait in yourself, nurture the new, positive self-image you deserve, and create a fuller, richer life. You will be able to:

Identify your specific sensitivities with self-assessment tests
Reframe past experiences in a more positive light
Interpret dreams and relate them to your sensitivity
Cope with overarousal through relaxation, breathing, and visualization techniques
Describe your trait in a work interview or to an unsympathetic family member, new friend, doctor, or therapist

Can 1.2 billion exceptionally nervous nervous systems be wrong? No way, says depth psychologist Elaine Aron, bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person. An HSP herself, Aron is also the reigning expert on the subject, and this workbook exists to make you a more helpful expert on yourself. It can be read in conjunction with her more narrative book--the chapter headings match--or without it. "You should use this workbook in any way you darn well please," says Aron in a typical free-yourself comment.

So what is an HSP? Aron thinks one-fifth of humanity is born with more finely tuned perceptions than the rest. In primitive times, HSPs were the first to spot the lion lurking in the bush, the last to shoot the arrow--and the likeliest to hit the lion in one shot. Later, HSPs became the tempering priestly advisors to the more aggressive warrior kings. To be an HSP is a challenge and an opportunity, she argues. This book contains self-tests to determine whether you're an HSP, and if so, which kind: introverted, extroverted, sensation seeking, and other plausible categories. Some HSPs yearn for "earlids" to shut out sound, for instance. There are plenty of blanks to fill in as you analyze your childhood, health concerns, work history, and psychic wounds, with plenty of guidance on how to do it--sample entries as intriguing as someone else's diary. If you've ever wished you could go back and retort to somebody who said something hurtful that made you speechless, Aron has the exercise to channel your resentment into insight. She gives a quick course in dream analysis (Freud couldn't outdo her job on a dream about The A-Team's Mr. T and a tiger), and rather boldly invites you to envision and prepare for your death. There's also a practical guide to setting up HSP discussion groups with enough structure to prevent fizzle and poor focus.

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Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment

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Author: Dawn P. Flanagan
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The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information forconducting cross-battery assessments

The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to asthe XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment methodgrounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBAapproach systematically integrates data across cognitive,achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enablingpractitioners to expand their traditional assessments to morecomprehensively address referral concerns. This approach alsoincludes guidelines for identification of specific learningdisabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknessesin individuals from culturally and linguistically diversebackgrounds.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, ThirdEdition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquirethe knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use ofpsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered.

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition isupdated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability testbatteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, andspecial purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II.This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such asthe NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage ofachievement batteries and special purpose tests, including theWIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which areclassified according to CHC (and many according toneuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesavingCD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA)Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter dataand review results and interpretive statements that may be includedin psychological reports.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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Essentials of WJ IV Cognitive Abilities Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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Author: Fredrick A. Schrank
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The step-by-step guide to administering, scoring, and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests of Cognitive Abilities

Essentials of WJ IV® Cognitive Abilities Assessment provides expert, practical advice on how to administer, score, and interpret the WJ IV COG®. Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, the text goes beyond the information found in the WJ IV® examiner's manual to offer full explanations of the tests and clusters on the WJ IV COG®. This essential guide also explains the meaning of all scores and interpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinical applications and illuminating case studies.

This clearly written and easily accessible resource offers:

  • Concise chapters with numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, numerous examples, and test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
  • An in-depth chapter on interpretation of the WJ IV COG® which highlights links to interventions for each test based on contemporary theory and research.
  • Expert assessment of the tests' relative strengths and weaknesses.
  • Illustrative case reports with clinical and school-based populations.

If you're a school psychologist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, or any professional or graduate student looking to become familiar with the new WJ IV COG®, this is the definitive resource you'll turn to again and again.

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Essentials of WISC-V Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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Author: Dawn P. Flanagan
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The comprehensive reference for informative WISC-V assessment

Essentials of WISC-V Assessmentprovides step-by-step guidance for administering, scoring, and interpreting the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V). Packed with practical tips for more accurate assessment, this informative guide includes numerous case studies that illustrate a range of real-world issues. Special attention is devoted to the assessment of individuals who have significant learning difficulties, such as learning disabilities, and who speak English as a second language. The WISC-V is a valuable assessment tool, but it must be administered and scored appropriately to gain meaning from score interpretation. This book gives you an in-depth understanding of the WISC-V assessment and interpretive process to assist practitioners in:

  • Conducting efficient and informative WISC-V assessments
  • Utilizing WISC-V in cross-battery and neuropsychological assessment
  • Applying WISC-V in the identification of specific learning disabilities
  • Utilizing WISC-V in nondiscriminatory assessment of English language learners
  • Writing theory-based WISC-V reports
  • Linking WISC-V findings to interventions based on individual performance

As the world's most widely-used intelligence test for children, the WISC-V is useful in diagnosing intellectual disabilities and specific learning disabilities, as well as in identifying giftedness. In this volume, sample reports demonstrate how WISC-V assessment results may be linked to interventions, accommodations, modifications, and compensatory strategies that facilitate positive outcomes for children. Essentials of WISC-V Assessment is the all-in-one practical resource for both students and practitioners. The book can be used on its own or with companion software (purchased separately) that provides a user-friendly tool for producing psychometrically and theoretically defensible interpretations of WISC-V performance, and may be used to develop interventions based on each child's strengths and weaknesses.

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Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

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Author: Nancy Mather
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectivelyunderstand, assess, and treat individuals struggling withdyslexia

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Interventionprovides practical, step-by-step information on accuratelyidentifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions withindividuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need tobe considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitiveand academic—this book includes descriptions of the varioustests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along withdetailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals andparents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, each concise chapter features numerous calloutboxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforwardbook presents information that will prepare school psychologists,neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special educationteachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize,assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. Thebook is also a good resource for parents who are helping a childwith dyslexia.

  • A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helpingindividuals who have dyslexia
  • Expert advice and tips throughout
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries:
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions
Essentials of Response to Intervention
Essentials of Processing Assessment
Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

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Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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Author: Vincent C. Alfonso

Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability

Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions.

Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care.

  • Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance
  • Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification
  • Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination
  • Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support

If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.

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Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook

Where to Start and What to Ask: An Assessment Handbook Lowest new price: $15.00
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Author: Susan Lukas

A "sink or swim" philosophy frequently prevails in mental health settings today.

As a life raft for beginners and their supervisors, Where to Start and What to Ask provides all the necessary tools for garnering information from clients. Lukas also offers a framework for thinking about that information and formulating a thorough assessment. This indispensable book helps therapeutic neophytes organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment and navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance.

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