CTNA Conceptual Foundations: A Brief History of Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment Feedback

  • Tad T. Gorske
  • Steven R. Smith

In this chapter we will discuss the models that comprise the conceptual foundation of CTNA. CTNA’s framework lies in the traditions of Therapeutic Assessment (TA) Models whose principles espouse a person-centered philosophy that views tests and test results as tools for understanding a patient’s life and working to rewrite their life stories in a way that facilitates healing and growth. The methods for accomplishing this goal are based on recommendations for providing neuropsychological test feedback and the Motivational Interviewing principles for providing objective feedback in a person-centered manner. Motivational Interviewing principles will be discussed in Chapter 5.

Background of Neuropsychological Test Feedback

The literature is limited on the use of neuropsychological tests as therapeutic interventions or the development of a feedback process. What follows is a description of different authors’ recommendations for providing feedback from the results of neuropsychological...


Neuropsychological Test Neuropsychological Assessment Psychological Test Borderline Personality Disorder Cocaine Dependence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tad T. Gorske
    • 1
  • Steven R. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh
  2. 2.Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Barbara

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