Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment

Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment

1st Edition - November 17, 2005

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  • Editor: Michel Hersen
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080529202
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123430137

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Given the vast amount of research related to behavioral assessment, it is difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of new developments. In recent years, there have been advances in assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, treatment strategies for specific disorders, and considerations of new ethical and legal issues. Keeping track of advances requires monitoring diverse resources limited to specific disorders, many of which are theoretical rather than practical, or that offer clinical advice without providing the evidence base for treatment recommendations. This handbook was created to fill this gap, summarizing critical information for adult behavioral assessment. The Clinician’s Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment provides a single source for understanding new developments in this field, cutting across strategies, techniques, and disorders. Assessment strategies are presented in context with the research behind those strategies, along with discussions of clinical utility, and how assessment and conceptualization fit in with treatment planning. The volume is organized in three sections, beginning with general issues, followed by evaluations of specific disorders and problems, and closing with special issues. To ensure cross chapter consistency in the coverage of disorders, these chapters are formatted to contain an introduction, assessment strategies, research basis, clinical utility, conceptualization and treatment planning, a case study, and summary. Special issue coverage includes computerized assessment, evaluating older adults, behavioral neuropsychology, ethical-legal issues, work-related issues, and value change in adults with acquired disabilities. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective adult behavioral assessment.


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Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
    Clinician’s Handbook of Adult Behavior Assessment

    Part I: General Issues

    1. Overview of Behavioral Assessment with Adults
    William O’Donohue, Michelle Byrd, Kendra K. Beitz

    2. Psychometric Considerations
    Stephen Haynes

    3. Analogue and Virtual Reality Assessment
    Johan Rosqvist, Kirsten Cullen, Chelsea Maclane,
    Dani Maack, Alecia Sundsmo

    4. Behavioral Interviewing
    Steven L. Sayers

    5. Activity Measurement
    Warren Tryon

    6. Structured and Semi-Structured Interviews
    Daniel Segal

    7. Self Assessment
    Sandra F. Sigmon

    8. Psychophysiological Assessment
    Kevin Larkin

    Part II: Evaluation of Specific Disorders and Problems

    9. Anxiety and Fear
    Dudley McGlynn

    10. Depression
    Paula Truax, Aaron Tritch, Barb Carver

    11. Social Skill Deficits
    Stefan Hofmann, Alicia E. Meuret

    12. Eating Disorders
    Don Williamson, Tiffany Stewart

    13. Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    Peter Miller

    14. Marital Dysfunction
    Gary Birchler, William Fals-Stewart

    15. Sexual Deviation
    Nathaniel McConaghy

    16. Psychotic Behavior
    Nirbhay Singh

    17. Aggressive Behavior
    Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

    18. Sleep Dysfunction
    Shawn Currie

    19. Borderline Personality
    Soonie Kim, Tracy Jendritza

    Part III: Special Issues

    20. Computerized Assessment
    David C. S. Richard, Andrew Gloster

    21. Evaluating Older Adults
    Barry Edelstein

    22. Behavioral Neuropsychology
    Michael Franzen

    23. Ethical-Legal Issues
    William Fremouw

    24. Assessment of Work-Related Issues
    Derek Hopko

    25. Assessment of Value Change in Adults with
    Acquired Disabilities
    Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland

Product details

  • No. of pages: 696
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: November 17, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080529202
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780123430137

About the Editor

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

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