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Projective Techniques and Psychological Assessment in Disadvantaged Communities

Projective Techniques and Psychological Assessment in Disadvantaged Communities This paper outlines the use of psychological testing in a community clinic. The emphasis is on the use of projective techniques in designing treatment plans for youth in disadvantaged communities. These assessments fall into three categories of testing referrals: determining mental impairment for disability, learning disability assessments, and diagnostic clarifications and treatment recommendations for therapists. The demands of psychological testing often require that the psychological evaluation play a role in how the client progresses in a system of care. Placement and risk decisions are often made in the psychological report. Projective techniques are stressed as a means to answer the most common questions asked from community referral agents such as schools, child protective case workers, courts, and human services agencies involved with residential programs. The relative strength of projective testing is compared with the value of empirical approaches stressed in modern psychology. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies Wiley

Projective Techniques and Psychological Assessment in Disadvantaged Communities

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1742-3341
eISSN
1556-9187
DOI
10.1002/aps.1404
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Abstract

This paper outlines the use of psychological testing in a community clinic. The emphasis is on the use of projective techniques in designing treatment plans for youth in disadvantaged communities. These assessments fall into three categories of testing referrals: determining mental impairment for disability, learning disability assessments, and diagnostic clarifications and treatment recommendations for therapists. The demands of psychological testing often require that the psychological evaluation play a role in how the client progresses in a system of care. Placement and risk decisions are often made in the psychological report. Projective techniques are stressed as a means to answer the most common questions asked from community referral agents such as schools, child protective case workers, courts, and human services agencies involved with residential programs. The relative strength of projective testing is compared with the value of empirical approaches stressed in modern psychology. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Journal

International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic StudiesWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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