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Assessment Strategies for Cognitive–Behavioral Interventions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124044609, 9781483277714

Assessment Strategies for Cognitive–Behavioral Interventions

1st Edition

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Editors: Philip C. Kendall Steven D. Hollon
eBook ISBN: 9781483277714
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1980
Page Count: 440
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Assessment Strategies for Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions is a collection of original contributions provided by leaders in the field who consider the theoretical and applied assessment issues related to the expanding field of cognitive-behavioral interventions. Chapters in the present volume, designed as a companion volume to an earlier text, Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions: Theory, Research, and Procedures, focus on the issues inherent in the measurement of cognitive and behavioral events and processes. The book opens with an overview of recent growth in the field. Attention is devoted to examining several goals of the new assessment endeavors, some suggestions related to the proposed methods, and certain problems inherent in cognitive-behavioral assessments. Separate chapters follow that deal directly with a variety of specific content areas. These include a conceptualization of attributions, as well as describing their measurement and speculating as to their role in both the etiology and treatment of psychological disturbance; and suggestions for assessment in clinical interviews and for using psychometric instruments and discusses belief systems and irrationality. Subsequent chapters focus on special populations and procedures.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


1 Assessment and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions: Purposes, Proposals, and Problems




Closing Comment

Reference Notes


2 Attributional Styles: Toward a Framework for Conceptualization and Assessment

The Emergence of an Attributional Perspective in the Clinic

Overview of the Social and Personality Approaches to Attribution Theory

Contributions from Contemporary Cognitive Psychology to Elucidating the Casual Attribution Process

A New Perspective on the Attribution Process: an Ingregration of Work in Social, Personality, and Cognitive Psychology

Attributional Styles: toward a Conceptualization and Assessment Technology

Reference Notes


3 Assessing Belief Systems: Concepts and Strategies

Theoretical and Research Foundations

Assessment Methods and Strategies: Theoretical Issues

Assessment Methods and Strategies: Specific Tools

Self-Monitoring Procedures

Psychometric Instruments

Future Directions in Research

Reference Notes


4 Assessing Self-Referent Speech: Methods in the Measurement of Self-Statements

Some Background

Methods for Assessing Self Statements

Self Statements and Emotions


Reference Notes


5 The Measurement of Imagery: How Can It Be Clinically Useful?

Measurement Issues: Definitions and Constructs

Imagery and Imagination Measures


Reference Notes


6 Current Concerns: Assessing Therapeutically Relevant Motivation

Current Concerns: the Nature of the Construct and Its Importance for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Assessment of Current Concerns

Examples of Potential Clinical Use

Research with Current Concerns



7 The Assessment of Interpersonal Problem-Solving Skills

Interpersonal Cognitive Problem-Solving (ICPS) Skills

ICPS Assessment Issues and Alternatives

Future Directions for Theory and Research

Reference Notes


8 Approaches to Assessment for Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions with Children

Assessing Children: Key Concerns

Assessment of Social Cognition

Assessment of Interpersonal Problem Solving

Assessment of Children's Attributions

Assessment of Problem-Solving Style

Assessment of Sociometric (PEER) Status

Observational Assessment

Behavior Rating Scales

A Recommendation: "Specifying" and "Impact" Levels of Assessment

Future Directions

Reference Notes


9 Cognitive Tasks in Clinical Assessment: an Exercise in Applied Psychology

Cognitive Theory and Cognitive Therapy

Representative Assessment Procedures


Reference Notes


10 In Vivo Assessment Techniques for Cognitive-Behavioral Processes

Conceptual Overview

The Myth of Cognitive Intransience

In Vivo Monitoring

Use of In Vivo Cognitive Self-Monitoring

Self-Monitoring and Psychopathology


Reference Notes


11 The Assessment of Schemata: a Unifying Framework for Cognitive, Behavioral, and Traditional Assessment

Difficulties in Integrating Experimental Cognitive Psychology

Overview of the Schemata Approach

Strategies for Assessing Schemata

Summary and Conclusions

Reference Notes


Author Index

Subject Index


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28th December 1980
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Philip C. Kendall

Steven D. Hollon

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