The concept of personality assessment and test classification is shifting:
Meyer and Kurtz (2006)
Consider Meyer and Kurtz’s (2006) discussion of personality test descriptors.
Also read the following articles:
Krishnamurthy, R., VandeCreek, L., Kaslow, N. J., Tazeau, Y. N., Miville, M. L., Kerns, R., …. (2004) Achieving competency in psychological assessment: Directions for education and training. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60(7), 725-739.
American Psychological Association (2003). Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist, 58, 377-402.
Discuss the following:
- The historical use of the terms objective and projective to classify a personality test, and the problems with such classification.
- The suggestions made by the authors to refer to specific tests.
- Utilizing the articles from APA (2003) and Krishnamurthy et. Al. (2004), discuss at least three important areas of competency for the clinician involved in assessments; a minimum of one of these three should address a multicultural competency.
Select a personality test and discuss what type of data it provides, and how you might use this particular test to assess a client. In your case discussion address the following:
- Referral question for personality assessment
- Demographic information for your potential client, including ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, and level of education
- Background data regarding the client’s current level of functioning and presenting problem(s)
- In your discussion of the assessment process, including administration and interpretation, consider professional competencies required to administer and interpret this assessment, consider also issues related to multicultural competencies. (7 pages)