Groth-Marnat's (U. of California-Santa Barbara; Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara) text, suitable as both a reference and instructional guide, replicates the sequence practitioners follow when performing a psychological evaluation. The fourth edition includes a brief introductory chapter on the third edition of the Wechsler Memory Scales (WMS-III); a chapter on brief instruments for treatment planning, monitoring, and outcome assessment (Symptom Checklist 90-R, Beck Depression Inventory, State Trait Anxiety Inventory); and updated research on all assessment techniques. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
. . . a commendable volume in which the author condenses information, normally in several locations, into one reading . . . an excellent text for graduate courses on psychological assessment. It would familiarize the student with the entire enterprise of clinical assessment and provide enough of a how-to guide for the student to carry out an assessment practicum.