Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolesc

Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior

  • Randy W. Kamphaus
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Provides a scientific context for understanding psychological testing with children and adolescents with practical guidelines for using individual tests in clinical practice. The growing need among child care providers to assess behavioral/emotional problems demands that graduate students and professionals have a sound understanding of theory and research and step-by-step instructions for successful assessment and diagnosis of such problems. The most critical component in choosing a method of assessment and interpreting assessment data is an understanding of what one is trying to measure. This volume is an effective tool for understanding the practice of psychological testing.
Each chapter ends with Conclusions and Chapter Summary. I. BASIC ISSUES. 1. Historical Trends. Chapter Questions. Personality versus Behavior. Projective Techniques. Objective Techniques. The Development of Diagnostic Systems. Future Trends. 2. Measurement Issues. Chapter Questions. Defining Personality Tests. Scores, Norms, and Distributions. Normality and Skewness. Comparing the Results of Different Raters. Reliability. Validity. 3. Classification and Developmental Psychopathology. Chapter Questions. Science and Assessment. Classification. Developmental Psychopathology. 4. Ethical, Legal, and Diversity Issues. Chapter Questions. The APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Test Standards. Selected Legal Issues. Diversity Issues. Multicultural Expertise. 5. Planning the Evaluation and Rapport Building. Chapter Questions. Non-specifics in Clinical Assessment. Clarifying the Referral Question. Designing the Evaluation. To Test or Not to Test. Rapport Building. II. ASSESSMENT METHODS. 6. Self-Report Inventories. Chapter Questions. Omnibus Personality Inventories. Single Construct Personality Inventories. 7. Parent Rating Scales. Chapter Questions. Evaluating Children via Parent Ratings. Omnibus Parent Rating Scales. Other Parent Rating Scales. 8. Teacher Rating Scales. Chapter Questions. Factors That Influence Teacher Ratings. Omnibus Rating Scales. Single-Domain Rating Scales. Impairment Rating Scales. 9. Behavioral Observations. Chapter Questions. Basics of Observational Systems. Examples of Observational Systems. 10. Peer-Referenced Assessment. Chapter Questions. Ethics of Peer-Referenced Strategies. Types of Peer-Referenced Techniques. Other Peer-Referenced Techniques. 11. Projective Techniques. Chapter Questions. The Controversy Surrounding Projective Techniques. Inkblot Techniques. Thematic (Storytelling) Techniques. Sentence Completion Techniques. Drawing Techniques. 12. Structured Diagnostic Interviews. Chapter Questions. History. Overview. Evaluation of Diagnostic Interviews. Recommendations for Use of Structured Interviews. Focus on the NIMH Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children. 13. Assessing Family Context. Chapter Questions. Introduction. Family Assessment: General Issues. Omnibus Rating Scales. Parenting Style and Parenting Practices. Marital Discord and Divorce. Parental Adjustment. 14. History Taking. Chapter Questions. The Role of History Taking in Child Assessment. Content. Formats. 15. Adaptive Behavior Scales. Chapter Questions. History of the Construct. Characteristics of Adaptive Behavior Scales. Omnibus Adaptive Behavior Scales. Measuring Social Skills. III. ADVANCED TOPICS. 16. Integrating and Interpreting Assessment Information. Chapter Questions. Introduction. Integrating Information across Informants. A Multistep Strategy for Integrating Information. 17. Report Writing. Chapter Questions. Reporting Problems and Challenges. Pitfalls of Report Writing. Suggested Practices. Adapting Reports to Audience and Setting. The Sections of the Psychological Report. Communicating Results Orally. 18. Assessment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Chapter Questions. Introduction. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Conduct Problems. 19. Assessment of Depression and Anxiety. Chapter Questions. Internalizing Disorders. Childhood Depression. An Assessment Strategy for Depression. Anxiety Disorders of Childhood. An Assessment Strategy for Anxiety. 20. Assessment of Autism. Chapter Questions. Definitional Issues. Specialized Measures of Autism. An Assessment Strategy for Autism. A Sample Case of Autism in a Child with Neurological Impairment. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Uitgavejaar 2003
ISBN 9780205334599
Verschijningsdatum 1 mrt. 2003
Omvang 496
Auteur(s) Randy W. Kamphaus
Taal Engels
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