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Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment

Marc J. Ackerman

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the key assessment instrumentsused by forensic psychologists Mental health professionals are frequently called on to performforensic assessments for a wide variety of court cases. To usethese instruments properly, professionals need an authoritativesource of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, andinterpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition,Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is thatsource. The Second Edition is completely updated to reflectcurrent research and theory in the field, including the most recentcodes and standards published by the American PsychologicalAssociation. In addition, this volume offers updated coverage ofthe most frequently used instruments in forensic psychologicalassessments, including the MMPI®-2 and MMPI-2-RF, PAI®,Rorschach®, ASPECT, and various neuropsychological assessmentinstruments. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mentalhealth practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire theknowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of majorpsychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions thathelp you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered. Written by a noted forensic psychologist, the SecondEdition offers in-depth coverage of maltreatment and domesticviolence, as well as the assessment of recidivism, fitness to standtrial, civil commitment, substance abuse assessment, custodyevaluations, personal injury assessments, and many other aspects offorensic mental health practice.

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