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Almost every textbook written on clinical diagnosis in psychology in the past few years has been organized around the usual nosological categories. The one outstanding exception is Roy Schafer's book on the psychoanalytic interpretation of the Rorschach in which the clinical material is arranged according to the major personality defense mechanisms. This newer book—written by two clinical psychologists on the staff of the University of Maryland's School of Medicine—takes a refreshingly different approach by making the referral questions for psychological testing the organizing framework for communicating the rich clinical insights and experience of the authors.
This approach has the great
Psychological Diagnosis in Clinical Practice. With Appplications in Medicine, Law, Education, Nursing, and Social Work.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;68:261. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-261_1
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