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

Clinician's Handbook of Child Behavioral Assessment

Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

Paperback Published: 21st November 2005
ISBN: 9780123430144
Number Of Pages: 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-legal issues. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective child behavioral assessment.

Industry 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

Contributorsp. xxi
Prefacep. xxv
General Issues
Overview of Behavioral Assessment with Children
Child Behavioral Assessment Definedp. 4
Foundations of Behavioral Assessmentp. 5
Brief History of Child Behavioral Assessmentp. 8
Contemporary Child Behavioral Assessmentp. 12
Training and Practice in Child Behavioral Assessmentp. 14
Challenges Aheadp. 16
Summaryp. 19
References and Resourcesp. 20
Developmental Considerations
The Importance of the Developmental Context for Assessing Childrenp. 25
Dimensions of Developmentp. 27
Development of Motor Controlp. 28
Cognitive Developmentp. 38
Emotional Developmentp. 42
Additional Changes in Social Emotional and Social Cognitive Developmentp. 45
Developmental Profilep. 47
Multidisciplinary Models and Teamingp. 48
Illustrative Case: "Marcie," a Child with Spina Bifidap. 48
Summaryp. 56
References and Resourcesp. 56
Psychometric Considerations
Introductionp. 63
Reliabilityp. 64
Validityp. 70
Summaryp. 75
References and Resourcesp. 76
Analogue and Virtual Reality Assessment
Background and Relevance to Childhood Behavioral Assessmentp. 82
A Case Examplep. 84
A Review and Critique of the Literaturep. 85
Developmental Considerationsp. 95
Summaryp. 97
References and Resourcesp. 98
Behavioral Interviewing of Parents
Introductionp. 103
Child Versus Adult Assessmentp. 104
General Assumptions and Major Objectives in Behavioral Interviewingp. 106
Conducting the Interviewp. 109
Case Illustrationp. 118
Summaryp. 122
References and Resourcesp. 122
Activity Measurement
Introductionp. 125
Early Development and Genderp. 126
Techniques and Measurement of Activity Level in Childrenp. 129
Future Directionsp. 153
References and Resourcesp. 153
Structured and Semistructured Interviews
Introductionp. 159
Historical Perspectivep. 160
Elements of the Diagnostic Interviewp. 161
Specific Diagnostic Interviewsp. 164
Summaryp. 176
References and Resourcesp. 176
Child Self-Regulation
Introductionp. 181
Passive Student Engagementp. 182
A Functional Model of Self-Determined Behaviorp. 183
Assessing Instructional Needs in Self-Determinationp. 185
Self-Regulation Strategiesp. 186
Self-Monitoringp. 188
Self-Evaluationp. 190
Self-Reinforcementp. 191
The Self-Determined Learning Model of Instructionp. 193
Summaryp. 196
References and Resourcesp. 196
Psychophysiological Assessment
Conceptual Framework and Practical Considerationsp. 201
Paradigms for Psychophysiological Assessment in Childrenp. 211
Summaryp. 225
References and Resourcesp. 226
Peer Sociometric Assessment
Introductionp. 233
Procedures in Peer Sociometric Assessmentp. 235
Psychometric Characteristics of Peer Assessment Proceduresp. 246
Prospects of Peer Sociometric Assessmentp. 251
Summaryp. 258
References and Resourcesp. 260
Evaluation of Specific Disorders and Problems
Anxiety and Fear
Introductionp. 267
Assessment Strategiesp. 269
Research Basisp. 276
Clinical Utilityp. 278
Developmental Considerationsp. 278
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 279
Case Studyp. 280
Summaryp. 284
References and Resourcesp. 284
Introductionp. 291
Assessment Strategiesp. 292
Research Basisp. 301
Clinical Utilityp. 302
Developmental Considerationsp. 302
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 303
Case Studyp. 304
Summaryp. 307
References and Resourcesp. 308
Social Skills Deficits
Introductionp. 313
Research Basis and Description of Assessment Strategiesp. 315
Clinical Utilityp. 322
Developmental Considerationsp. 324
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 325
Case Studyp. 326
Summaryp. 333
References and Resourcesp. 333
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Introductionp. 337
Description of Assessment Strategiesp. 339
Research Basisp. 345
Clinical Utilityp. 358
Developmental Considerationsp. 359
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 361
Case Studyp. 364
Summaryp. 372
References and Resourcesp. 372
Peer Relationship Problems
Introductionp. 377
Bulliesp. 378
Victimsp. 379
Assessment Strategiesp. 380
Research Basisp. 382
Clinical Utilityp. 390
Developmental Considerationsp. 391
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 391
Case Study Ip. 392
Case Study IIp. 394
Summaryp. 396
References and Resourcesp. 396
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Introductionp. 401
Description of Assessment Strategiesp. 402
Research Basisp. 418
Clinical Utilityp. 422
Developmental Considerationsp. 426
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 427
Case Studyp. 428
Summaryp. 433
References and Resourcesp. 433
Eating Disorders
Introductionp. 437
Diagnostic Criteriap. 438
Assessment Strategiesp. 440
Research Basisp. 446
Clinical Utilityp. 447
Developmental Considerationsp. 448
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 449
Case Studyp. 450
Summaryp. 453
References and Resourcesp. 454
Mental Retardation
Introductionp. 459
Assessment Strategies and Research Basisp. 461
Case Studyp. 470
Summaryp. 472
References and Resourcesp. 472
Conduct Disorders
Introductionp. 477
Assessment Strategiesp. 479
Clinical Utilityp. 486
Developmental Considerationsp. 488
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 490
Case Studyp. 492
Summaryp. 495
References and Resourcesp. 496
Pervasive Development Disorders
Introductionp. 503
Assessment Strategiesp. 504
Research Basisp. 509
Clinical Utilityp. 511
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 515
Case Studyp. 517
Summaryp. 521
References and Resourcesp. 521
Habit Disorders
Introductionp. 527
Assessment Strategies and Research Basisp. 528
Clinical Utilityp. 538
Developmental Considerationsp. 539
Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment Planningp. 540
Case Studyp. 541
Summaryp. 543
References and Resourcesp. 544
Special Issues
Child Abuse Assessment
Introductionp. 549
Assessment Strategiesp. 552
Developmental and Cultural Considerationsp. 561
Summaryp. 563
References and Resourcesp. 564
Classroom Assessment
Introductionp. 569
Ecobehavioral Classroom Assessmentp. 570
Common Classroom-Based Metricsp. 574
Implicationsp. 579
Summaryp. 581
References and Resourcesp. 581
Pediatric Behavioral Neuropsychology
Introductionp. 587
Overview of Issues Unique to Assessing Childrenp. 588
Components of a Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessmentp. 589
Integrating Sources of Information to Develop a Clinical Diagnosis in Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessmentp. 599
Educational Training in Pediatric Neuropsychologyp. 601
Summaryp. 602
References and Resourcesp. 603
Academic Skills Problems
Introductionp. 605
Assumptions and Purposes of Academic Assessmentp. 606
History of Curriculum-Based Assessmentp. 608
Models of Curriculum-Based Assessmentp. 610
Assessing the Academic Environmentp. 614
Assessing Instructional Placementp. 618
Instructional Modificationp. 623
Progress Monitoringp. 623
Summaryp. 625
References and Resourcesp. 627
Ethical and Legal Issues
Introductionp. 631
Assessment Resourcesp. 631
Ethical Issues in Child Assessmentp. 633
Legal Issues in Child Assessmentp. 637
Recommendations for Child Assessorsp. 639
Summaryp. 642
References and Resourcesp. 642
Author Indexp. 645
Subject Indexp. 673
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ISBN: 9780123430144
ISBN-10: 0123430143
Series: Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 21st November 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95