The Hand Test has been proven to be a useful tool for classic psychodiagnostic and psychodynamic assessment. Independent reviews attest favorably to its reliability and validity. As its popularity has increased the need has arisen to inform Hand Test users about recent advances in its interpretation and application. This casebook is designed to meet this need and is intended for both researchers and clinicians. Divided into three sections, the first
presents theoretical and interpretive advances. The second focuses on applications for assessment and special clinical populations, such as behaviorally disturbed children, the mentally retarded, and psychiatric inpatients. The third deals with new research findings among such diverse groups as the aging, pain clinic patients, panic disordered outpatients, prisoners in correctional facilities, and several others.