Assessing Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide

Assessing Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide

By: Ali Khadivi (author), James H. Kleiger (author)Paperback

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Assessing Psychosis: A Clinician's Guide offers both a practical guide and rich clinical resource for a broad audience of mental-health practitioners seeking to sharpen their understanding of diagnostic issues, clinical concepts, and assessment methods that aid in detecting the presence of psychotic phenomena. Practicing psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses will find this a valuable resource for clinical practice, training, and teaching purposes.

About Author

James H. Kleiger, PsyD, ABPP, ABAP, is a diplomate in clinical and assessment psychology and Fellow in the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Kleiger is a practicing psychologist and psychoanalyst in Bethesda, MD. He is past President of the Baltimore Washington Society for Psychoanalysis and previously the Director of the Postdoctoral Psychology Training Program at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, KS. He is the author of Disordered Thinking and the Rorschach (The Analytic Press, 1999), along with numerous papers, book chapters, and presentations on assessing thought disorder and psychosis, psychotherapy, and psychoanalytic perspectives of psychological assessment. Ali Khadivi, PhD, is Associate Chairman for Clinical Care, Evaluation and Research, Department of Psychiatry, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, and an associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A Fellow in the Society for Personality Assessment, Dr. Khadivi is an assessment psychologist, teacher, consultant, supervisor, and lecturer who has written and presented extensively on the topic of assessment of psychosis and severe mental illness. He maintains a clinical and forensic psychology practice in New York City.

Contents

Introduction. PART I:Clinical Features of Psychosis 1.Observing and Listening to the Psychotic Experience 2. Understanding Core Symptoms 3. Charting the Course of Psychotic Episodes PART II: DIAGNOSTIC CONCEPTS 4. Diagnostic Classification: Past and Present 5. Diagnostic Categories or Dimensions? 6. Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Disorders PART III: ASSESSING PSYCHOSIS 7. Assessing Psychotic Dimensions with Clinical Interviewing 8. Assessing Psychotic Dimensions with Psychological Tests 9. Assessing Psychotic Dimensions with Research-Based Instruments PART IV: ASSESSING SPECIAL ISSUES & POPULATIONS 10. Assessing Psychosis in a Cultural Context 11. Assessing Psychosis Proneness, Prodrome, and High Risk Factors 12. Assessing Suicide Risk in Psychosis13. Assessing Violence Risk in Psychosis Chapter 14. Assessing Psychosis in Children and Adolescents PART V. 15. Assessing the Diversity of the Psychotic Experience: A Recap and a Look Ahead. Appendices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415715119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780415715119
  • weight: 396
  • ISBN10: 0415715113

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