Current Practice of Psychological Assessment

John A. Sweeney, John F. Clarkin, Marian L. Fitzgibbon

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Abstract

A survey was conducted to evaluate current psychological testing practice in acute care inpatient settings. Findings indicated that psychologists typically continue to use the standard test battery developed by Rapaport, Gill, and Schafer in the 1940s. We outline an alternative problem-oriented approach to assessment that seems better suited for short-term care settings. In this model the primary assessment strategy emphasizes rapid assessment of symptoms and problem areas rather than comprehensive personality assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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