Sex Roles (2017) 77:137–139 DOI 10.1007/s11199-017-0746-y BOOK REVIEW Moving Beyond the Binary in Psychological Assessment: Consideration of Gender and Sexuality Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment. Edited by Virginia M. Brabender and Joni L. Mihura, New York, Routledge, 2016. 704 pp. $114.95 (paperback). ISBN 978–1138782051 1 1 Rachel L. Micol & Joanne L. Davis Published online: 6 March 2017 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Psychological assessment has critical implications for diagno- introductory chapters in which the authors define fundamental sis, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and treatment concepts, present an overview of key assessment pitfalls that selection. Indeed, because practitioners use assessments to can arise throughout the assessment process (pp. 22–26), and make myriad decisions, it is of paramount importance that offer concrete suggestions for avoiding these pitfalls. assessment selection, administration, and interpretation are Although there is significant redundancy across the chapters as free from bias as possible. Awareness of the consequences in restating these basic concepts and definitions, given the of gender and sexuality bias in psychological assessment has length of the book (over 700 pages), it is unlikely to be read increased in recent decades, but until now, there was no re- in its entirety.
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