10 Psychological Assessment in Adult Mental Health Settings
II. ASSESSMENT SETTINGS
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Sellbom, M., Marion, B. E. and Bagby, R. M. 2012. Psychological Assessment in Adult Mental Health Settings. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 10:II:10.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Several chapters in this volume address issues related to psychological assessment in adult mental health settings, such as the merits and use of self-report inventories and performance-based tests, neuropsychological and intelligence testing, and cultural influences on the assessment procedure. This chapter provides systematic guidelines for assessing adult inpatients and outpatients. The chapter is organized into five sections. First, we examine the rationale for conducting psychological assessment in adult mental health settings. Second, we discuss the foundations and goals of a general approach to psychological assessment in adult mental health settings. Third, we consider various domains of psychological assessment tools. Fourth, we examine the approach to psychological assessment in adult mental health settings. Finally, we explore issues relevant to psychological assessment and, in particular, those relevant to assessing inpatients.
- adult mental health setting;
- psychological assessment