Collaborative Assessment Bibliography

Ackerman, S. J., Hilsenroth, M. J., Baity, M. R., & Blagys, M. D. (2000). Interaction of therapeutic process and alliance during psychological assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 75(1), 82–109.

Aldea, M. A., Rice, K. G., Gormley, B., & Rojas, A. (2010). Telling perfectionists about their perfectionism: Effects of providing feedback on emotional reactivity and psychological symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48(12), 1194–1203.

Armstrong, J. (2012). Therapeutic assessment of a dissociating client: Learning internal navigation. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 27–46). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Aronow, E., Reznikoff, M., & Moreland, K. (1994). The Rorschach technique: Perceptual basics, content interpretation, and applications. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Aschieri, F. (2010). Un exemple d’évaluation collaborative: Aaron ou la connaissance terrifiante [An example of a collaborative assessment: Aaron or the terrifying knowledge]. In S. Sultan & L. Chudzik (Eds.), Du diagnostique au traitement dans la pratique psychologique: Rorschach et MMPI-2 (pp. 187–202). Wavre: Mardaga. PDF

Aschieri, F. (2011). Epistemological and ethical challenges in standardized testing and collaborative assessment. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 52(3), 350–368. PDF

Baity, M. R. (2010). Therapeutic Assessment with the PAI. In M. A. Blais, M. R. Baity, & C. J. Hopwood (Eds.), Clinical applications of the Personality Assessment Inventory (pp. 211–228). New York, NY: Routledge.

Barbieri, V., Jacquemin, A., & Biasoli Alves, Z. M. M. (2007). O Psicodiagnóstico Interventivo como método terapêutico no tratamento infantil: Fundamentos teóricos e prática clínica [Interventional psychodiagnosis as a therapeutic method in child treatment: Theoretical foundations and clinical practice]. Psico, 38(2), 174–181.

Becker, E., Yehia, G. Y., Donatelli, M. F., & Ewerton Santiago, M. D. (2002). Interventive assessment with children and their parents in group meetings: Professional training and storybook feedback. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 114–124.

Blonigen, D. M., Timko, C., Jacob, T., & Moos, R. H. (2015). Patient-centered feedback on the results of personality testing increases early engagement in residential substance use disorder treatment: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 10(9), 1–7.

Brenner, E. (2003). Consumer-focused psychological assessment. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(3), 240–247.

Brodsky, S. L. (1972). Shared results and open files with the client. Professional Psychology, 3(4), 362–364.

Byers, C. C. (2002). Chronicle of a collaborative assessment: A Rorschach letter. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 63–74.

Castro, D. (2014). Serge, ou la phobie sociale à l’épreuve de l’Evaluation Thérapeutique [Serge or social phobia confronted by Therapeutic Assessment]. Le Journal Des Psychologues, 10(323), 32–36.

Craddick, R. A. (1972). Humanistic assessment: A reply to Brown. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 9, 107–110.

Craddick, R. A. (1975). Sharing oneself in the assessment procedure. Professional Psychology, 6, 279–282.

Dana, R. H. (1982). Communication of assessment findings. In R. H. Dana (Ed.), A human science model for personality assessment with projective techniques (pp. 217–251). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Dana, R. H., & Graham, E. D. (1976). Feedback of client-relevant information and clinical practice. Journal of Personality Assessment, 40(5), 464–469.

Dana, R. H., & Leech, S. (1974). Existential assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 38(5), 428–435.

Del Giudice, M. J., Yanovsky, B., & Finn, S. E. (2014). Personality assessment and feedback practices among executive coaches: In search of a paradigm. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 66(3), 155–172.

Dorr, D. (1981). Conjoint psychological testing in marriage therapy: New wine in old skins. Professional Psychology, 12(5), 549–555.

Dubé, J. É., & Noël, R. (2015). Les représentations mentales de l’enfant chez les parents?: Situation, illustrations et réflexions sur les catalyseurs de changements en évaluation thérapeutique de l’enfant [Parents’ mental representations of their children: Context, illustrations and reflections on the mechanisms of change in therapeutic assessment with children]. Pratiques Psychologiques, 21(4), 375–388.

DuBose, T. (2002). Family-centered, strength-based assessments with special needs children: A human-science approach. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 125–135.

Ellis, T. E., Green, K. L., Allen, J. G., Jobes, D. A., & Nadorff, M. R. (2012). Collaborative assessment and management of suicidality in an inpatient setting: Results of a pilot study. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 72–80.

Engelman, D. H., & Allyn, J. B. (2012). Collaboration in neuropsychological assessment: Metaphor as intervention with a suicidal adult. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 69–92). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Engelman, D. H., Allyn, J. B., Crisi, A., Finn, S. E., Fischer, C. T., & Nakamura, N. (2016). “Why am I so stuck?”: A Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment case discussion. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(4), 360–373.

Engelman, D. H., & Frankel, S. A. (2002). The three-person field: Collaborative consultation to psychotherapy. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 49–62.

Essig, G. N., & Kelly, K. R. (2013). Comparison of the effectiveness of two assessment feedback models in reducing career indecision. Journal of Career Assessment, 21(4), 519–536.

Evans, F. B. (2005). Trauma, torture, and transformation in the forensic assessor. Journal of Personality Assessment, 84(1), 25–28.

Evans, F. B. (2012a). Assessment in psychological trauma: Methods and intervention. In L. Lopez Levers (Ed.), Trauma counseling: Theories and interventions (pp. 471–492). New York, NY: Springer.

Evans, F. B. (2012b). Therapeutic assessment alternative to custody evaluations: An adolescent whose parents could not stop fighting. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 357–378). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Evans, F. B. (2016). What torture survivors teach assessors about being more fully human. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(6), 590–593.

Fischer, C. T. (1970). The testee as co-evaluator. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 17(1), 70–76.

Fischer, C. T. (1972). Paradigm changes which allow sharing of results. Professional Psychology, 3(4), 364–369.

Fischer, C. T. (1978). Collaborative psychological assessment. In C. T. Fischer & S. L. Brodsky (Eds.), Client participation in human services (pp. 41–61). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books. 

Fischer, C. T. (1979). Individualized assessment and phenomenological psychology. Journal of Personality Assessment, 43(2), 115–122.

Fischer, C. T. (1980). Phenomenology and psychological assessment: Re-presentational description. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 11(2), 79–105.

Fischer, C. T. (1982). Intimacy in assessment. In M. Fischer & G. Stricker (Eds.), Intimacy (pp. 443–460). New York: Plenum.

Fischer, C. T. (1987). Empowering clients by deconstructing psychological reports. Practice: The Journal of Politics, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, and Culture, 5, 134–139.

Fischer, C. T. (1994a). Individualizing psychological assessment (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. To purchase click here.

Fischer, C. T. (1994b). Rorschach scoring questions as access to dynamics. Journal of Personality Assessment, 62(3), 515–524.

Fischer, C. T. (2000). Collaborative, individualized assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74(1), 2–14.

Fischer, C. T. (2006a). Phenomenology, Bruno Klopfer, and individualized/collaborative assessment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 87(3), 229–233.

Fischer, C. T. (2006b). Qualitative psychological research and individualized/collaborative psychological assessment: Implications of their similarities for promoting a life-world orientation. The Humanistic Psychologist, 34(4), 347–356.

Fischer, C. T. (2012). Collaboration throughout the assessment: A young man in transition. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 93–112). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Fischer, C. T. (2017). On the way to collaborative assessment: Selected papers from Constance T. Fisher. New York, N.Y.: Routledge. To purchase click here.

Fischer, C.T. & Brodsky, S. L. (1978). Client participation in human services: The Prometheus principle. New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction.

Fowler, J. C. (2012). Therapeutic Assessment for a treatment in crisis following multiple suicide attempts. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/ Therapeutic Assessment: A case book and guide (pp. 113–132). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Friedman, A. F., Webb, J. T., & Lewak, R. (1989). Strategies for providing feedback to clients. In A. F. Friedman, J. T. Webb, & R. Lewak (Eds.), Psychological assessment with the MMPI (pp. 230–235). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Gorske, T. T. (2008). Therapeutic neuropsychological assessment: A humanistic model and case example. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 48(3), 320–339.

Gorske, T. T., & Smith, S. (2008). Collaborative therapeutic neuropsychological assessment. New York, NY: Springer.

Gutierrez, P. M., Brenner, L. A., Olson-Madden, J. H., Breshears, R. E., Homaifar, B. Y., Betthauser, L. M., … Adler, L. E. (2009). Consultation as a means of veteran suicide prevention. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(6), 586–592.

Handler, L. (1995). The clinical use of figure drawings. In C. Newmark (Ed.), Major psychological assessment instruments (pp. 206–293). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Handler, L. (1997). He says, she says, they say: The consensus Rorschach. In J. R. Meloy, M. W. Acklin, C. B. Gacono, J. F. Murray, & C. A. Peterson (Eds.), Contemporary Rorschach interpretation (pp. 499–533). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Handler, L. (1999). Assessment of playfulness: Hermann Rorschach meets D. W. Winnicott. Journal of Personality Assessment, 72(2), 208–217.

Handler, L. (2006). The use of therapeutic assessment with children and adolescents. In S. R. Smith & L. Handler (Eds.), The clinical assessment of children and adolescents: A practitioner’s handbook (pp. 53–72). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Handler, L. (2008). Supervision in therapeutic and collaborative assessment. In A. Hess, K. Hess, & T. Hess (Eds.), Psychotherapy supervision: Theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 200–222). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Handler, L. (2012). Collaborative storytelling with children: An unruly six-year-old boy. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/ Therapeutic Assessment: A case book and guide (pp. 243–266). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Handler, L., Fowler, J. C., & Hilsenroth, M. J. (1998). Teaching and learning issues is an advanced course in personality assessment. In L. Handler & M. J.

Hilsenroth (Eds.), Teaching and learning personality assessment (pp. 431–452). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Handler, L., & Smith, J. D. (2012). Education and training in psychological assessment. In B. I. Weiner, J. R. Graham, & J. A. Naglieri (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology (2nd ed., Vol. 10, pp. 211–238). New York, NY: Wiley.

Hanson, W. E., & Poston, J. M. (2011). Building confidence in psychological assessment as a therapeutic intervention: An empirically based reply to Lilienfeld,

Garb, and Wood (2011). Psychological Assessment, 23(4), 1056–1062.

Hansson, A., Hansson, L., Danielsson, I., & Domellöf, E. (2016). Short- and long-term effects of child neuropsychological assessment with a collaborative and therapeutic approach: A preliminary study. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 5(2), 97–106.

Harrower, M. (1956). Projective counseling—a psychotherapeutic technique. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 10(1), 74–86.

Hilsenroth, M., & Cromer, T. D. (2007). Clinician interventions related to alliance during the initial interview and psychological assessment. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44(2), 205–218.

Hilsenroth, M. J., Peters, E. J., & Ackerman, S. J. (2004). The development of therapeutic alliance during psychological assessment: Patient and therapist perspectives across treatment. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83(3), 332–344.

Hilsenroth, Mark J, Ackerman, S. J., Clemence, A. J., Strassle, C. G., & Handler, L. (2002). Effects of structured clinician training on patient and therapist perspectives of alliance early in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 39(4), 309–323.

Hobza, C., & Macdonald, H. (2016). Using Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment in a psycho-educational context. In R. Valle (Ed.), The changing faces of therapy: Evolving perspectives in clinical practice and assessment (pp. 35–53). Alameda, CA: Argosy University Press.

Holigrocki, R. J., Crain, C., Bohr, Y., Young, K., & Bensman, H. (2009). Interventional use of the Parent–Child Interaction Assessment–II Enactments: Modifying an abused mother’s attributions to her son. Journal of Personality Assessment, 91(5), 397–408.

Hopwood, C. J. (2010). An interpersonal perspective on the personality assessment process. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92(6), 471–479.

Jobes, D. A. (2006). Managing suicidal risk: A collaborative approach. New York, N.Y.: Guilford Press.

Jobes, D. A., Wong, S. A., Conrad, A. K., Drozd, J. F., & Neal-Walden, T. (2005). The collaborative assessment and management of suicidality versus treatment as usual: A retrospective study with suicidal outpatients. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 35(5), 483–497.

Jobes, David A. (2012). The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS): An evolving evidence?based clinical approach to suicidal risk. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 42(6), 640–653.

Leventhal, T., Slepian, J. J., Gluck, M. R., & Rosenblatt, B. P. (1962). The utilization of the psychologist-patient relationship in diagnostic testing. Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment, 26(1), 66–79.

Lilienfeld, S. O., Garb, H. N., & Wood, J. M. (2011). Unresolved questions concerning the effectiveness of psychological assessment as a therapeutic intervention: Comment on Poston and Hanson (2010). Psychological Assessment, 23(4), 1047–1055.

Lillie, R. (2007). Getting clients to hear: applying principles and techniques of Kiesler’s Interpersonal Communication Therapy to assessment feedback. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 80(1), 151–163.

Luborsky, L. (1953). Self-interpretations of the TAT as a clinical technique. Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment, 17(2), 217–223.

McElfresh, P. J. (2012). Collaborative assessment for psychotherapy: Witnessing a woman’s reawakening. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 179–198). Hoboken, N.J: Wiley.

Mercer, B. L. (2017). Making unbearable feedback bearable: You can’t “half-ass” attachment. The TA Connection, 5(1), 14–19.

Michel, D. M. (2002). Psychological assessment as a therapeutic intervention in patients hospitalized with eating disorders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33(5), 470–477.

Miller, L. R., Cano, A., & Wurm, L. H. (2013). A motivational therapeutic assessment improves pain, mood, and relationship satisfaction in couples with chronic pain. The Journal of Pain, 14(5), 525–37.

Miller-Matero, L. R., & Cano, A. (2015). Encouraging couples to change: A motivational assessment to promote well-being in people with chronic pain and their partners. Pain Medicine, 16(2), 348–355.

Mutchnik, M. G., & Handler, L. (2002). Once upon a time...: Therapeutic interactive stories. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 75–84.

Nakamura, N. (2012). Rorschach-based psychotherapy: Collaboration with a suicidal young woman. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 269–290). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Newman, M. L., & Greenway, P. (1997). Therapeutic effects of providing MMPI-2 test feedback to clients at a university counseling service: A collaborative approach. Psychological Assessment, 9(2), 122–131.

Norman, K. R., & Breitborde, N. (2014). Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment for early psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 154(1-3), 122–123.

Noy-Sharav, D. (1991). Assessing adoptive parents using a combined individual and interaction procedure. In E. Hibbs (Ed.), Adoption: International perspectives (pp. 73–90). London: International Universities Press.

Ougrin, D., Boege, I., Stahl, D., Banarsee, R., & Taylor, E. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of therapeutic assessment versus usual assessment in adolescents with self-harm: 2-year follow-up. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(10), 772–776.

Ougrin, D., & Ng, A. V. (2009). Self-harm in young people: A therapeutic assessment manual. London: Hodder-Arnold.

Ougrin, D., Ng, A. V., & Low, J. (2008). Therapeutic assessment based on cognitive-analytic therapy for young people presenting with self-harm: Pilot study. Psychiatric Bulletin, 32(11), 423–426.

Overton, C. G. (2012). Therapeutic assessment of severe abuse: A woman living with her past. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/ Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 199–222). Hoboken, NJ: WIley.

Pegg, P. O., Auerbach, S. M., Seel, R. T., Buenaver, L. F., Kiesler, D. J., & Plybon, L. E. (2005). The impact of patient-centered information on patients’ treatment satisfaction and outcomes in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50(4), 366–374.

Phillipson, H. (1968). The setting for the therapeutic use of projective methods. Rorschachiana, 9, 807–816.

Poston, J. M., & Hanson, W. E. (2010). Meta-analysis of psychological assessment as a therapeutic intervention. Psychological Assessment, 22(2), 203–212.

Punzi, E. H. (2015). Neuropsychological assessment in substance abuse treatment: Focusing on the effects of substances and on neuropsychological assessment as a collaborative process. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 85(2), 128–145.

Purves, C. (2002). Collaborative assessment with involuntary populations: Foster children and their mothers. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(1-2), 164–174.

Purves, C. (2012). Collaborative Assessment of a child in foster care: New understanding of bad behavior. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 291–310). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Purves, C. (2017). Collaborative Assessment with adolescents in juvenile hall and group homes. The TA connection, 5(2), 13-17.

Sapozhnikova, A., & Smith, B. L. (2017). Assessment intervention using the Rey–Osterrieth Complex Figure Test: A clinical illustration. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(5), 503–509.

Shoda, Y., Wilson, N. L., Chen, J., Gilmore, A. K., & Smith, R. E. (2013). Cognitive-affective processing system analysis of intra-individual dynamics in collaborative therapeutic assessment: Translating basic theory and research into clinical applications. Journal of Personality, 81(6), 554–568.

Singer, M. T. (1968). The consensus Rorschach and Family transaction. Journal of Projective Techniques and Personality Assessment, 32(4), 348–351.

Smith, J. D., Mauricio, A. M., & Stormshak, E. A. (2016). Assessment-driven intervention for youth and families in community service delivery systems. In B. L. Mercer, T. Fong, & E. Rosenblatt (Eds.), Assessing children in the urban community (pp. 52–66). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Smith, R. E., Fagan, C., Wilson, N. L., Chen, J., Corona, M., Nguyen, H., … Shoda, Y. (2011). Internet-based approaches to Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment: New opportunities for professional psychologists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(6), 494–504.

Society of Personality Assessment. (2009). Pioneers of collaborative assessment [DVD]. Falls Church, VA: Society of Personality Assessment. Retrieved from

Tiegreen, J. A., Braxton, L. E., Elbogen, E. B., & Bradford, D. (2012). Building a bridge of trust: Collaborative assessment with a person with serious mental illness. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94(5), 513–521.

Toivakka, H. (2012). Collaborative assessment on an adolescent psychiatric ward: A psychotic teenage girl. In S. E. Finn, C. T. Fischer, & L. Handler (Eds.), Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment: A casebook and guide (pp. 335–354). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Yoder, S., & Prout, S. (2005). Therapeutic assessment: The Rorschach in cognitive-behavioral practice. In A. Freeman, S. H. Felgoise, C. Nezu, A. M. Nezu, & M. A. Reinecke (Eds.), Encyclopedia of cognitive behavior therapy (pp. 408–413). New York, NY: Springer.