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Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies : NATO Science Series B - Nicola S. Schutte

Sourcebook of Adult Assessment Strategies

NATO Science Series B

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Published: 31st August 1995
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Assessment is a topic that is central to psychology. In the case of clinical psychology, assessment of individual functioning is of keen interest to individuals involved in clinical practice as well as research. Understand- ing the multiple domains of functioning, evaluating characteristics of individuals in relation to others (normative assessment) as well as in relation to themselves (ipsative assessment), and charting progress or change over time all require well-developed assessment tools and methods. In light of the importance of the topic, books, journals, and monographs continue to emerge in large numbers to present, address, and evaluate diverse measures. Keeping informed about measures, identifying the mea- sures in use, and obtaining the necessary information for their interpreta- tion make the task of Sisyphus look like a vacation. In this book, the editors provide information that eases the task remarkably. The overriding goal of this book is to provide concise, useful, and essential information about measures of adult functioning. To that end, this is a sourcebook, a format that is particularly noteworthy. The mea- sures are presented and organized according to diagnostic categories, as derived from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The categories are broad (e. g. , substance-related disorders, anx- iety disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia and related disorders) in recognition that those who develop measures and those who use them in clinical research or practice usually do not have narrowly defined diagnos- tic entities in mind.

`Provide[s] concise, useful, and essential information about measures of adult functioning....the editors are to be commended...By addressing researchers and practitioners and by focusing on assessment of domains of clinical relevance, the book contributes enormously to uniting clinical research and practice....play[s] a pivotal role in graduate training in psychology and mental health professions.' Alan E. Kazdin, Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Psychometric Properties and Clinical Use of Scalesp. 1
Delirium and Dementiap. 7
Substance-Related Disordersp. 33
Schizophrenia and Related Disordersp. 59
Mood Disordersp. 117
Anxiety Disordersp. 147
Somatoform Disorders and Measurement of Pain and Related Phenomenap. 247
Dissociative Disordersp. 273
Sexual Disordersp. 283
Eating Disordersp. 299
Sleep Disordersp. 333
Impulse Control Disordersp. 361
Relationship Problemsp. 373
Other Conditions of Clinical Interestp. 401
Measures of Global Functioningp. 453
Indexp. 469
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ISBN: 9780306450297
ISBN-10: 0306450291
Series: NATO Science Series B
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 31st August 1995
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.96