Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision

A. Jordan Wright (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-43301-9 September 2019 288 Pages

In 2014, the American Psychological Association (APA) adopted a set of guidelines for clinical supervision for health service psychology. While technically covered by these guidelines, supervising clinical psychological assessment includes additional tasks (such as ensuring accurate administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests) and tensions. Supervisors must often instruct supervisees on the data-integration process—which can involve more direct teaching than standard clinical supervision—while encompassing the same interpersonal, therapeutic, and less structured guiding aspects as psychotherapy supervision. It is increasingly common to view clinical supervision in the assessment process and supervision of psychotherapy as two significantly different tasks. Surprisingly, there is very little training and guidance available on appropriate, effective, and beneficial methods of psychological assessment supervision.

Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision seeks to remedy the lack of literature in this area, offering guidance on supervising psychological testing and assessment. This much-needed guide provides supervisors with authoritative, up-to-date information on guidelines relevant to assessment supervision. Additionally, detailed coverage of supervision of cognitive, personality/emotional, psychoeducational, neuropsychological, forensic, and therapeutic assessments, among others, provide supervisors with guidance and structure in the supervision process. Focusing on practical application, this book offers guidance on topics such as assessment models appropriate in different areas of assessment; diversity issues; evaluation and feedback of supervisee performance; and ethical, legal, and regulatory considerations relevant in each assessment context. An invaluable resource for practitioners, this book:

  • Offers practical advice on supervising a wide range of clinical psychological assessments
  • Includes contributions from experts in their respective subfields
  • Provides guidance on incorporating new American Psychological Association (APA) and Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) guidelines into the supervision process
  • Fills an urgent need for an up-to-date reference on assessment supervision

Essentials of Psychological Assessment Supervision is a must-have reference for both psychology practitioners who supervise the assessment process and instructors of psychological testing and assessment.

A. Jordan Wright, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, where he also coordinates the psychological assessment curriculum in the Counseling Psychology program. He is board certified by the American Board of Assessment Psychology and a fellow of the American Academy of Assessment Psychology and the Society for Personality Assessment.

Series Preface

A. Jordan Wright

Chapter 1: The Use of Guidelines in Assessment Supervision
A. Jordan Wright, Virginia M. Brabender, and Hadas Pade

Chapter 2: Supervising Cognitive Assessment
Robert Walrath, John O. Willis, and Ron Dumont

Chapter 3: Supervising Personality Assessment
Robert F. Bornstein

Chapter 4: Supervising Integration in Assessment
Steven R. Smith and Ana Romero-Morales

Chapter 5: Supervising the Development of Treatment Recommendations in Psychological Assessment
A. Jordan Wright

Chapter 6: Supervising Psychoeducational Assessment
Michael R. Hass and Annmary S. Abdou

Chapter 7: Supervising Forensic Assessment
Richart L. DeMier and Carol E. Holden

Chapter 8: Supervising Neuropsychological Assessment
Catherine L. Leveroni

Chapter 9: Supervising Therapeutic Assessment
Stephen E. Finn

Chapter 10: Supervising Psychological Assessment Report Writing
A. Jordan Wright and Hadas Pade