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HERZBERG, Eliana  and  MATTAR, Andrezza. Clinical instruments used in the Department of Clinical Psychology of USP: 10 years later. Bol. psicol [online]. 2008, vol.58, n.128, pp. 39-54. ISSN 0006-5943.

This is a survey of clinical instruments used by the staff of the Department of Clinical Psychology of the University of São Paulo. Its main purpose was to compare data with a previous survey (1995) and also secondarily, to initiate a reflection about how the evaluation process of tests quality, carried on by the Federal Council of Psychology, might be affecting the use of the instruments. In spite of the observed general tendency of decrease in use of the techniques, they are still used by the majority of the Department (87%) use of projective techniques still prevails over others. The TAT keeps the leadership while the WISC and the CAT-A showed a decrease in use. Based on national and international surveys, some factors that might be influencing the configuration of this scenario are considered; among them are the theoretical orientation of the faculty and the results of the evaluation process of the quality of the tests that is currently taking place in Brazil.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Psychological tests; Psychological examination techniques.

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