Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Finn, S. E. 2010. Therapeutic Assessment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Therapeutic assessment is a paradigm in which psychological testing is used to help people understand themselves better and find solutions to their persistent problems. Therapeutic assessment differs from traditional psychological assessment, in which the main goal is to diagnose disorders, plan treatments, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. Therapeutic assessment can serve all these purposes as well, but its primary goal is to facilitate positive changes in clients (Finn & Tonsager, 1997).
- collaborative assessment;
- personality assessment;
- brief psychotherapy