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Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment : Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional - Michel Hersen

Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment

Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9780123430137
Number Of Pages: 696

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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.

"Overall, then, I was impressed by this text. It provides a remarkably up-to-date overview of a vast and ever-expanding literature, and the authors, editor, and upblisher are to be commended in achieving this...an essential reference source for trainee clinicans, researchers, and practitioners" - Robert J. Edelmann for PsycCRITIQUES, August 30, 2006 Vol. 51 (35), Article 5

Table of Contents Clinicians Handbook of Adult Behavior Assessment
General Issues
Overview of Behavioral Assessment with Adults
Psychometric Considerations
Analogue and Virtual Reality Assessment
Behavioral Interviewing
Activity Measurement
Structured and Semi-Structured Interviews
Self Assessment
Psychophysiological Assessment
Evaluation of Specific Disorders and Problems
Anxiety and Fear
Social Skill Deficits
Eating Disorders
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Marital Dysfunction
Sexual Deviation
Psychotic Behavior
Aggressive Behavior
Sleep Dysfunction
Borderline Personality
Special Issues
Computerized Assessment
Evaluating Older Adults
Behavioral Neuropsychology
Ethical-Legal Issues
Assessment of Work-Related Issues
Assessment of Value Change in Adults with Acquired Disabilities
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ISBN: 9780123430137
ISBN-10: 0123430135
Series: Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 696
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.94