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(p. 93) Psychological Tests in Treatment Planning: The Importance of Objective Assessment 

(p. 93) Psychological Tests in Treatment Planning: The Importance of Objective Assessment
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(p. 93) Psychological Tests in Treatment Planning: The Importance of Objective Assessment
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Kelly Klump

and James N. Butcher

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195111606.003.0007
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date: 23 July 2021

This chapter brings into focus the rationale for a therapist’s use of assessment data in treatment planning. The sensitive use of the MMPI-2 in assessment can have an important effect in conveying to the patient that the therapist sees an important need to learn and understand their personality and problems through an objective assessment. Patients in therapy usually appreciate the fact that a therapist employs objective means to understand his or her problems and personality factors and does not simply rely on superficial impressions.

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