Featured Resource: PsycTESTS

surveyBy George Krikorian, Dana Medical Library

Need the latest on psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys and other assessments? The new PsycTESTS database, powered by EBSCO, provides all of this information and more, from test development to administration in one repository from the American Psychological Association (APA).

This database is comprehensive and organized, allowing users to access thousands of test instruments and records worldwide through a number of different search features. While the main focus of the database is on unpublished, research-only tests, the information available through PsycTESTS also spans over a century of detailed records, and provides links to many commercial tests that are available for purchase.

Detailed information is updated monthly, and provides information concerning:

  • Test summaries and histories
  • Reliability and validity data
  • Test formats
  • Peer-review citations from sources such as the APA and Hogrefe Publishing Group

PsycTESTS is a useful resource for studies in psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work, and beyond. It offers a range of subject areas such as:

  • Developmental measures
  • Racial and ethnic identity scales
  • Physical health assessments
  • Intelligence tests
  • Military tests

All information and test instruments are available over a number of multilingual formats. Textual information is printable in PDF formats, and occasionally includes elements of multi-media.

Be aware that most of the coverage (74%) is from 1990 or later, and that some tests may require permission from the author and/or publisher before they may be accessed for use.

If you need any assistance with this resource or others, do not hesitate to contact the reference desk at 802-656-2201.

Book Display for Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lecture

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Bruce A. Gibbard, MD

The Dana Medical Library is happy to display a set of books donated in support of the Bruce A. Gibbard Memorial Lectureship Program, to be held Friday, April 10 at the Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen/UVM.

The featured speaker this year is Eve Caligor, MD, who will present An Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Eve Caligor, M.D. is an experienced clinician and researcher, an award-winning teacher, and a widely recognized lecturer about psychoanalytic technique who lives and works in New York City. Dr. Caligor is Training and Supervising analyst and Senior Associate Director for Psychotherapy Training and Research at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is also the Associate Director of Residency Training at New York University School of Medicine. She has participated in and designed research trials with Otto Kernberg’s group at Cornell’s Personality Disorders Institute. She directs the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy program at Columbia and has been involved with designing curricula in psychoanalytic ideas nationally. Dr. Caligor is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

The following titles have been generously donated to the Library:

Jeremy Holmes, Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy: Using Attachment Theory in Adult Psychotherapy. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1996.

Arnold Modell, Other Times, Other Realities: Toward a Theory of Psychoanalytic Treatment. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1990.

Wilma Bucci, Psychoanalysis & Cognitive Science: A Multiple Code Theory. NY: Guilford Press, 1997.

Eve Caligor, Otto Kernberg, and John Clarkin, Handbook of Dynamic Psychotherapy for Higher Level Personality Pathology. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Publishing, 2007.

For more information about the lecture, contact Brooke Barss, UVM Gibbard Committee Chair, at 951-9101 or mbbarss@me.com.

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