Material presented in many testing textbooks 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 provides readers with clear and detailed step-by-step procedures for using the WAIS-III, MMPI 2, MMPI A, Kuder Occupational Interest Survey, and the Strong Interest Inventory. It features case examples and practice opportunities in test usage, detailed discussion of approaches to client feedback and report writing, and a review of ethical and legal considerations in using tests in clinical settings. 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.
Adult Case Study
Adult Case Study
This chapter will give readers an opportunity to move through the interpretive process, step by step, and then through the process of integrating all the data into a formulation of how to help a client. We will begin with a description of a client and then proceed through each of the three categories of test data, highlighting the aspects of the data that are most pertinent to counseling, and then discuss how to consider all the data comprehensively.
The following case was written specifically for this text. Anna is not a “real” client in the sense that she actually exists, but her dilemma represents a composite of issues typical for many community college counseling center clients. To produce Anna's assessment scores, ...