Thursday, January 12, 2012

Essentials Of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (Essentials Of Psychological Assessment) By Naomi L. Quenk

Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Essentials Of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment (Essentials Of Psychological Assessment) By Naomi L. Quenk

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MBTI

In order to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) appropriately and effectively, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by Naomi Quenk—who coauthored the 1998 revision of the MBTI Manual and the MBTI Step II Manual—Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, Second Edition is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy practitioners, and those in training, to quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Completely revised and up to date with discussion of new versions of the MBTI, such as MBTI Step II and MBTIComplete, Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment, Second Edition provides expert assessment of the instrument's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #321410 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-07-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.58" h x .59" w x 5.51" l, .36 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 208 pages
Editorial Reviews

From the Author
This is the only book available (other than the 1998 MBTI Manual) that focuses exclusively on Form M, the new standard form of the MBTI. It is an excellent resource for people who want to increase their comfort and skill in using the MBTI with clients. It has detailed guidelines for introducing and explaining each dichotomy, including questions to ask that will help people identify their preferences. What is most distinctive about the book, however, is that it provides comprehensive descriptions of clients and therapists of different types and how type influences the counseling process. Included are: what brings different types to counseling, what approaches they prefer, and what they expect to achieve from therapy. Similar information is covered for counselors regarding their preferred therapy styles and the kinds of client with whom they most enjoy working. The assets and pitfalls that are likely to occur for different client-therapist combinations are also described.--(Naomi L. Quenk, PhD)

From the Back Cover
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the MBTI

The popularity of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator?(MBTI) among counselors, psychotherapists, educators, businesses, organizational consultants, and government agencies has made it the most widely used tool for the assessment of healthy personality. In order to use it appropriately and effectively, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by Naomi Quenk-who coauthored the 1998 revision of the MBTI? Manual-Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the informationcovered.

The initial chapters of Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator? Assessment provide step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the chapters that follow, the author provides expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment

Essentials of CAS Assessment

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment

Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment

Essentials of WISC-III and WPPSI-R Assessment

About the Author
Naomi L. Quenk, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has been writing about and conducting workshops on various aspects of the MBTI nationally and internationally for many years and is actively involved in research, theory, and applications of the instrument. She is a past president of the Association for Psychological Type (APT), former Director of Training for the APT MBTI Training Program, and a member of the Board of Directors of the MBTI Trust, Inc. Dr. Quenk is the author or coauthor of many MBTI computer reports, guides, and other MBTI support materials.

Customer Reviews

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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful.
5Ethical Use of the MBTI
By Career Professional
If you want to understand the fundamentals of using and interpreting the MBTI this book is an EXCELLENT resource. The author tackles advanced concepts, and the information contained is an excellent condensation of important information you need to know to use the instrument ethically.

However, many (perhaps the majority) of professional MBTI practitioners do NOT endorse the use of the instrument for recruiting or other human resource practices (except for fostering personal understanding) as ethical. One of the myriad reasons for this is that type DOES NOT EQUAL competencies. This reductionistic view of the study of psychological or brain types is harmful and shows a sincere lack of depth of understanding of the previous reviewer's knowledge. And it adds to the mistrust individuals have because a wonderful tool for pursuing self-understanding and life satisfaction is used in these questionably ethical practices that tend to stereotype people.

Any "type" is capable of exhibiting a wide variety of competencies and is capable of performing excellently in a wide variety of professions. Having different types engaged in the work of different careers adds to the richness of any workplace landscape.

I am a career counselor with over a dozen years experience working with people and helping them find life and career satisfaction from informed and responsible usage of this body of knowledge. Prior to that I worked as a professional recruiter and managed professional recruiters for over 10 years.

15 of 43 people found the following review helpful.
4Good Reading....
By A Customer
Competency-based recruiting is made easy with MBTI and this book nicely explains all the finer points of the technique. I recommend this book for all those who wish to implement Competency based activities in their organization

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