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Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment. Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

  • ID: 1758525
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 704 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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-legal issues. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective child behavioral assessment.

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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
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,Dawn Dore

Chapter 16
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Mark D. Rapport, Thomas M. Timko, Jr., Rachel Wolfe

Chapter 17
Eating Disorders
Michelle Heffner Macera, J. Scott Mizes

Chapter 18
Mental Retardation
V. Mark Durand

Chapter 18
Mental Retardation
Kristin V. Christodulu

Chapter 19
Conduct Disorders
Kurt A. Freeman, Jennifer Hogansen

Chapter 20
Pervasive Development Disorder
Laura Schreibman. Aubyn C. Stahmer, Natacha Akshoomoff

Chapter 21
Habit Disorders
Michael B. Himle, Christopher A. Flessner, Jordon T. Bonow, Douglas W. Woods

Part III: Special Issues

Chapter 22
Child Abuse Assessment
Deborah Wise

Chapter 23
Classroom Assessment
Janine Stichter, Tim Lewis

Chapter 24
Pediatric Behavioral Neuropsychology
Eileen B. Fennell

Chapter 25
Academic Skills Problems
Edward S. Shapiro, Milena Keller

Chapter 26
Ethical/Legal Issues
Catherine Miller
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Hersen, Michel
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.
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