Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment

Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment, 1st Edition

Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment, 1st Edition,Michel Hersen,ISBN9780123430144

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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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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.

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

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Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment, 1st Edition

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,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

Quotes and reviews

"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
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