Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123430144
eBook ISBN: 9780080490670
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st November 2005
Page Count: 704
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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 give short shrift to child assessment, overlooking developmental considerations. Much of the existing literature is either theoretical/research in focus or clinical in nature. Nowhere are the various aspects of child behavioral assessment placed in a comprehensive research/clinical context, nor is there much integration as to conceptualization and treatment planning. The Clinician’s Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment was created to fill this gap, summarizing critical information for child behavioral assessment in a single source.

The Clinician’s Handbook of Child 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 child abuse assessment, classroom assessment, behavioral neuropsychology, academic skills problems, and ethical-l


Clinician's in private and group practice, researchers in Behavioral Assessment and libraries with a clinical and counseling psychology focus.

Table of Contents

Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment Edited by Michel Hersen

Part I General Issues

Chapter 1 - Overview of Behavioral Assessment with Children David Reitman

Chapter 2 - Developmental Considerations Susan Tinsley-Li, Sandra Rogers

Chapter 3 - Psychometric Considerations Daniel M. Bagner, Michelle Harwood, Sheila M. Eyberg

Chapter 4 - Analogue and Virtual Reality Assessment Sari Gold, Brian P. Marx

Chapter 5 - Behavioral Interviewing of Parents William G. Sharp, Cara B. Reeves, Alan M. Gross

Chapter 6 - Activity Measurement Mark D. Rapport, Michael J. Kofler, Carmen Himmerich

Chapter 7 - Structured and Semi-Structured Interviews Helen Orvaschel

Chapter 8 - Child Self-Regulation Martin Agran, Michael L. Wehmeyer

Chapter 9 - Psychophysiological Assessment Frank H. Wilhelm, Silvia Schneider, Bruce H. Friedman

Chapter 10 - Peer Sociometric Evaluation Elias Mpofu, JoLynn Carney, Michael C. Lambert

Part II: Evaluation of Specific Disorders and Problems

Chapter 11 - Anxiety and Fear Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ovsanna T. Leyfer

Chapter 12 – Depression William M. Reynolds

Chapter 13 - Social Skill Deficits Megan M. McClelland, Cori Scalzo

Chapter 14 - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Brad C. Donohue, Jennifer Karmely, Marilyn Strada

Chapter 15 - Peer Relationship Problems Linda A. LeBlanc, Rachael Sautter,D


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"In the present work...anyone who has followed clinical child assessment will immediately recognize such stellar authors as Mark Durant, Sheila Eyberg, Alan Gross, Scott Mizes, Mark Rapport, Laura Schreibman, and Edward Shapiro. Twinkling among these notables are a number of up-and-coming scholars...This mix creates an authoritative, up-to-date, and technically sound constellation of chapters...Getting their hands on a convenient measuring instrument brings joy to trainees and graduate student clinicians, and as I have a kind heart, I will be happy to refer them to this handbook. It can be useful to have ready access to suitable instruments, and the 147 described throughout this book could no doubt come in handy to many clinicians at one time or another...The rich array of new possibilities described in this handbook might be a bit overwhelming to the practicing clinicians for whom it is designed, but if they have a conceptual be many useful benefits to their practice and to their child clients." --Reviewed by Ian M. Evans for PsycCRITIQUES October 18, 2006 Vol. 51 (42), Article 12