Personality Disorders Foundation Bibliography: Books on Assessment

The following resources on personality disorders include books that primarily deal with assessment of personality disorders. This portion of the bibliography was compiled by the former Personality Disorders Foundation.

Assessment of Personality Disorders

Beutler, L.E., & Groth-Marnat, G. (2003). Integrative Assessment of Adult Personality (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

This volume discusses the most frequently used approaches to adult personality assessment. The focus is on using assessment results effectively to develop evidence-based treatment plans, provide appropriate client feedback, and prepare cohesive clinical reports.

Butcher, J.N. (Ed.) (2002). Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

In this volume, contributors address a number of practical issues in personality assessment in clinical and forensic settings. Psychophysiological methods in assessing emotions, assessment of clients' marital satisfaction, behavior genetic considerations in personality assessment, and assessment of suicide risk have been added to this volume. Other topics include ethical considerations in clinical personality assessment, assessment of racial and ethnic minorities, sources of personality information, and problems in personality assessment.

Butcher, J.N., Norcross, N.C., Beutler, L.E., Willis, D.J., & Koocher, G.P. (Eds.) (1994). Clinical Personality Assessment: Practical Approaches. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Choca, J.P. (2004). Interpretive Guide to the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory. Third Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

This book is designed to help mental health professionals, especially clinical psychologists, understand and interpret the MCMI-III.

Choca, J.P., & Van Denburg, E. (1997). Interpretive Guide to the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Craig, R.J. (1999). Interpreting Personality Tests: A Clinical Manual for the MMPI-2, MCMI-III, CPI-R, and 16PF. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

A guide for psychologists, counselors, and students who want to learn how to interpret the four key personality inventories. Interpretive data profiles are included.

Dana, R.H. (Ed.) (2000). Handbook of Cross-cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

First, M.B., Williams, J.B., & Spitzer, R.L. (1997). Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.

Gacono, C.B., & Meloy, J.R. (1994). The Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and Psychopathic Personalities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Goldston, D.B. (2003). Measuring Suicidal Behavior and Risk in Children and Adolescents. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

This book offers practical information on a wide range of instruments used to evaluate suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents.

Jankowski, D., & Millon, T. (Contributor) (2002). A Beginner's Guide to the MCMI-III. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Krawer, J.S., Lerner, P.M., & Lerner, H.D. (Eds.) (1980). Borderline Phenomena and the Rorschach Test. Madison, CT: International Universities Press.

Loranger, A.W., Janca, A., & Sartorius, N. (Eds.) (1997). Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality Disorders: The ICD-10 International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

McWilliams, N. (1994). Psychoanalytic Diagnosis. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Pfohl, B., Blum, N., & Zimmerman, M. (1997). Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV(tm) Axis II Personality Disorders (SCID-II). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.

This semistructured interview uses nonpejorative questions to examine behavior and personality traits from the patient's perspective. Designed as a follow-up to a general psychiatric interview and chart review that assesses episodic psychiatric disorders, SIDP-IV helps the interviewer to more easily distinguish lifelong behavior from temporary states that result from an episodic disorder.

Shea, S.C. (1999). The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

This manual offers clinicians a rapid, thorough, and sensitive interviewing strategy to determine lethal risk - the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events. The paperback edition of this book (2002) includes additional information on suicide assessment instruments and describes how counselors can protect themselves during forensic inquiries.

Strack, S. (1999). Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Strupp, H.H., Horowitz, L.M., & Lambert, M.J. (Eds.) (1997). Measuring Patient Changes in Mood, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders: Toward a Core Battery. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

   

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