Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents

ISBN-10: 0805853707
ISBN-13: 9780805853704
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $135.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This book provides a comprehensive foundation for conducting clinical assessments of child and adolescent social-emotional behavior in a practical, scientific, and culturally appropriate manner. It is aimed at graduate students, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of school psychology, child clinical psychology, and special education but will also be of interest to those in related disciplines such as counseling psychology, child psychiatry, and social work.Section I, Foundations and Methods of Assessment, covers basic professional and ethical issues, classification and diagnostic problems, and comprehensive introductions to six primary assessment methods: behavioral observation, behavior rating scales, clinical interviewing, sociometric techniques, self-report instruments, and projective-expressive techniques. Section II, Assessment of Specific Problems, Competencies, and Populations, includes six chapters for assessing specific socio-emotional behavior domains: externalizing problems, internalizingproblems, other problems, social skills and peer relations, young children, and diverse cultural groups. This edition provides expanded coverage of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic diversity within socio-emotional assessment; new material on conducting assessments within the context of ecological theory and public health models; increased information on assessing children with Asperger's disorder or high-function Autism, and discussions of several new assessment tools and systems. It maintains a focus on empirically validated methods that research has shown to have adequate validity and reliability. Throughout the book, assessment is linked to decision-making within aproblem-solving framework and throughout the book there is an emphasis on making assessments functional within specific contexts and environments.

Preface
Foundations and Methods of Assessment
Foundations of Assessment
Assessment and Classification
Direct Behavioral Observation
Behavior Rating Scales
Interviewing Techniques
Sociometric Techniques
Self-Report Assessment
Projective-Expressive Techniques
Assessment of Specific Problems, Competencies, and Populations
Assessing Externalizing Problems
Assessing Internalizing Problems
Assessing Other Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Problems
Assessing Social Skills and Peer Relations
Assessing Social and Emotional Behavior of Young Children
Assessment and Cultural Diversity

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