Dr. Alvin E. House, a clinical psychologist, is associate professor of psychology at Illinois State University, where he teaches assessment, diagnosis, and psychopathology. His book is based on more than 25 years of conducting psychological evaluations as a consultant in medical, vocational, educational, and forensic settings. Experience and clinical wisdom are evident in many of House's comments and interview transcriptions, one or two or which are outstanding. Overall, however, I found the book disappointing. Its focus was too broad.