Hypothetical Case Assessment

For this Assignment you will be creating a hypothetical case assessment in your area of interest involving a client presenting with an issue that merits an adult (18 years – 70 years) personality assessment.

Write an essay incorporating the following elements:

  • Include the following demographic and personal information: fictional name, age, marital status, number of children, educational level, income level, and relevant medical history. Describe clearly the nature of the client’s presenting problem (e.g., consideration of inpatient substance abuse treatment, a candidate for successful completion of a behavior analysis/application program, or a patient with a psychiatric diagnosis, etc.).
  • Explain the initial problem in sufficient detail to make clear your decisions regarding assessment.

Based on the above, answer the following questions in essay format:

  1. What would be the most appropriate instrument in personality assessment for evaluating the primary presenting problem?
  2. What are the strengths regarding what this instrument can tell us about the client?
  3. Why is this the most appropriate instrument? (Be sure to include appropriate reference to source materials.)
  4. What are the limitations of what this instrument can tell us about the client?
  5. Discuss some of the concerns or issues that might arise in a workplace setting with an individual that has this personality disorder. Elaborate on how this disorder could affect the workplace culture/climate in regards to behavior, interpersonal and group interactions, and productivity.
  6. In your discussion of the assessment process, including administration and interpretation, consider professional competencies that reflect the professional characteristics, culture of a given work setting and how these practices are essential to an effective multicultural competency environment.

Select an adult personality test – (four) websites for psychological test databases are provided on page 30 of your textbook. Discuss what type of data the test provides and how you might use this particular test to assess a client.

Along with the text, and the four articles listed below, locate an additional two peer reviewed journal articles. (7 total references)

Note: Find a test measuring a construct in your area of interest; do not purchase a review of any test. You will use the websites to look up the name and brief description of a test and then conduct further research on your own about this test.

Read the following articles which are accessible through the following Library links:

Fine, S. (2013). Practical guidelines for implementing preemployment integrity tests. Public Personnel Management, 42(2), 281-292. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.e…

Discuss the following in essay format: Address the purpose of preemployment integrity testing.

  1. Describe the primary purpose many organizations include integrity testing during the hiring process of new employees.
  2. Describe the differences between overt integrity tests and personality-based integrity tests, including when an organization would choose one over the other type.
  3. Discuss the guidance the author provides in regards to fairness and adverse impact from integrity tests.

Meyer, G. J., & Kurtz, J. E. (2006). Advancing personality assessment terminology: Time to retire objective and projective as personality test descriptors. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87(3), 223-225. Retrieved from
http://search.ebscohost.com.libauth.purdueglobal.e…

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