Essentials of PAI Assessment
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the PAI

The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) provides critical information for psychologists about a client's psychopathology and constructs for effective treatment. To use this test properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret the test. Written by the developer and foremost authority on the PAI, Essentials of PAI Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals 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.

Essentials of PAI Assessment is the only concise book of its kind to provide state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines to using this popular self-administered personality test.


LESLIE C. MOREY, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.


Series Preface.



How to Score the PAI.

Introduction to Interpretation.

Assessing Profile Validity.

The Individual PAI Scales.

Interpreting Two-Point Code Types.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the PAI.

Clinical Applications of the PAI.

Illustrative Case Report.


Annotated Bibliography.


About the Author.