Personality Assessment Client Sean Brody

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Part A:

  • Summarize the presenting problem of the virtual client and create a hypothesis.
  • Select a personality test from the Mental Measurements Yearbook. (Note: You are to select a test that is not listed in this week’s Learning Resources.)
  • Evaluate and explain why this test is most appropriate for assessing the client’s personality and justify your selection.

Part B:

  • Evaluate the Mock Assessment Results provided below.
  • Explain whether the evaluation results support or invalidate your hypothesis of the presenting problem.
  • Justify your response.
  • Briefly describe which additional psychological tests or assessment methods you might consider for your client.
  • Explain two ways that you might integrate the evaluation results into client treatment planning and why.

Resources:

  • Gregory, R. (2013). Psychological testing: History, principles, and applications (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
    • Chapter 8: “Origins of Personality Testing”
    • Chapter 9: ”Assessment of Normality and Human Strengths”
  • Article: Hill, J. S., Pace, T. M., & Robbins, R. R. (2010). Decolonizing personality assessment and honoring indigenous voices: A critical examination of the MMPI-2. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16(1), 16–25.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLESdatabase.
  • Article: Butcher, J. N. (2010). Personality assessment from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century: Past achievements and contemporary challenges. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 6, 1–20.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Annual Reviews database.
  • Article: Cummings, J. A. (2010). Review of ‘evidence-based practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy’. British Journal of Psychology, 101(4), 824–826.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycINFO database.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

  • Test: Schuerger, J. (2001). 16PF adolescent personality questionnaire.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Mental Measurements Yearbook database.
  • Test: McGhee, R. L., Ehrler, D. J., & Buckhalt, J. (2007). Five-factor personality inventory-children.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Mental Measurements Yearbook database.

Media

  • Interactive Media: Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2011). Virtual client. Baltimore, MD: Author.
    Transcript

Optional Resources

  • Article: Bornstein, R. F. (2010). Psychoanalytic theory as a unifying framework for 21st century personality assessment. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 27(2), 133–152.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the PsycARTICLES database.
  • Article: Mullen, K. L., & Edens, J. F. (2008). A case law survey of the Personality Assessment Inventory: Examining its role in civil and criminal trials. Journal of Personality Assessment, 90(3), 300–303.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Business Source Complete database.
  • Article: Crespi, T. D., & Politikos, N. N. (2008). Personality assessment with adolescents: Challenges and guidelines. Adolescence, 43(171), 593–606.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the CINAHL Plus with Full Text database.
  • Article: Braxton, L. E., Calhoun, P. S., Williams, J. E., & Boggs, C. D. (2007). Validity rates of the personality assessment inventory and the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 in a VA medical center setting. Journal of Personality Assessment, 88(1), 5–15.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Business Source Complete database.

Client List:

Sean Brody

Age – 8

Race – White

Gender – Male

Ethnicity – Jewish

Veteran Status – None

Immigrant Status – American citizen

Language – English, American Sign Language

Sensory Impairment – Hearing Impaired

Motor Impairment – None

Medical Conditions – High lead levels

Presenting Problem – Behavioral and academic problems in school

Poor peer relationships

Aggression

Affective Symptoms – Irritability

Behavioral Symptoms – School failure

Suspensions and expulsions due to aggression

Isolation from peers

Cognitive Symptoms – Poor concentration and attention in school

Family and Support Systems – Only child

Split custody

Results Intelligence Testing – Weakness in Gs and Gr

Strength in Gf

Results of NEO PI-R – High, open to experience

Low, conscientiousness

Lanie Rosado

Age – 22

Race – Hispanic

Gender – Female

Ethnicity – Puerto Rican

Veteran Status – Enduring Freedom veteran

Immigrant Status – American citizen

Language – English, Spanish

Sensory Impairment – None

Motor Impairment – Fine and gross

Medical Conditions – Severely injured dominant hand

Presenting Problem – Failing in college

Affective Symptoms – Mood swings

Behavioral Symptoms – Impulsivity

Unstable relationships

Cognitive Symptoms – Failing first semester of school

Family and Support Systems – Conflict with family and partner

Results Intelligence Testing – Weakness in Gs

Results of NEO PI-R – High, neuroticism

Low, extraversion

Emma Kinch

Age – 78

Race – Black

Gender – Female

Ethnicity – Bajan

Veteran Status – None

Immigrant Status – Bajan citizen

Language – English

Sensory Impairment – Blind

Motor Impairment – None

Medical Conditions – Hypothyroidism

Presenting Problem – Sad

Withdrawn

Irritable

Affective Symptoms – Depressed

Low energy

Behavioral Symptoms – Aggression

Cognitive Symptoms – Memory impairment

Family and Support Systems – Isolated

Recent death of husband

Results Intelligence Testing – Weakness in Gr

Results of NEO PI-R – High, neuroticism

Low, agreeableness

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