Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents Assessment to Intervention

ISBN-10: 1593852053
ISBN-13: 9781593852054
Edition: 2006
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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Stephanie McConaughey offers guidelines for interviewing children of different ages and for weaving the resulting data into multimethod assessment and intervention planning. Coverage includes school issues, peer and family relations, problem behaviour and assessing the risks of suicide and violence.

Howard E. Barbaree, PhD, is Professor and Head, Law and Mental Health Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Clinical Director, Law and Mental Health Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has devoted much of his career to research, teaching, and clinical practice related to sexual aggression and sexual deviance. Dr. Barbaree has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and is coeditor of theHandbook of Sexual Assault: Issues, Theories, and Treatment of the Offender(1990). He has served as a member of the National Institute of Mental Health Violence and Traumatic Stress Grant Review Committee and received the Significant Achievement Award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers in 2000. In 2004 Dr. Barbaree began a 4-year term as editor ofSexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. William L. Marshall, PhD,nbsp;is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at Queen's University and Director of Rockwood Psychological Services, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, which provides sex offender treatment in two Canadian federal penitentiaries. Dr. Marshall has 35 years of experience in assessment, treatment, and research with sexual offenders and has over 300 publications, including 16 books.nbsp;He was President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers from 2000 to 2001 and received its Significant Achievement Award in 1993. In 1999 Dr. Marshall received the Santiago Grisolia Prize from the Queen Sophia Centre in Spain for his worldwide contributions to the reduction of violence, and in 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2003 Dr. Marshall was one of six invited experts who were asked to advise the Vatican on how best to deal with sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

List of Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Appendices
Clinical Interviews in the Context of Multimethod Assessment
Historical Perspective on Clinical Interviewing
The Nature of Clinical Interviews
Working Assumptions for Clinical Interviews
Need for Multiple Data Sources
Situational Variability
Limited Cross-Informant Agreement
Variations in Interview Structure and Content
Interview Content and Questioning Strategies
Interviews as Components of Multimethod Assessment
Case Examples
Andy Lockwood, Age 7
Bruce Garcia, Age 9
Catherine Holcomb, Age 11
Karl Bryant, Age 12
Kelsey Watson, Age 14
Structure of This Book
Strategies for Child Clinical Interviews
Purposes for Child Clinical Interviews
Setting and Interviewer Appearance
Discussing Purpose and Confidentiality with Children
Developmental Considerations for Child Interviews
Developmental Characteristics of Early Childhood
Questioning Strategies for Early Childhood
Developmental Characteristics of Middle Childhood
Questioning Strategies for Middle Childhood
Developmental Characteristics of Adolescence
Questioning Strategies for Adolescence
Ethnic and Cultural Considerations
Alternating Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Dealing with Lying
Concluding the Child Clinical Interview
Summary
Clinical Interviews with Children: Talking about Activities, School, and Friends
Activities and Interests
School and Homework
Case Example: Andy Lockwood
Friendships and Peer Relations
Risk Factors for Peer Rejection
Interviewing about Friendships and Peer Relations
Case Example: Bruce Garcia
Case Example: Karl Bryant
Summary
Clinical Interviews with Children: Talking about Family Relations, Self-Awareness, Feelings, and Adolescent Issues
Home Situation and Family Relations
Kinetic Family Drawing
Case Example: Bruce Garcia
Case Example: Karl Bryant
Self-Awareness and Feelings
Three Wishes
Questions about Basic Feelings
Strange Thoughts and Suicidal Ideation
Incomplete Sentences
Case Example: Catherine Holcomb
Child Abuse and Neglect
Adolescent Issues
Alcohol and Drugs
Antisocial Behavior and Trouble with the Law
Dating and Romances
Confidentiality Issues with Adolescents
Case Example: Kelsey Watson
Summary
Interviews with Parents
Discussing Confidentiality and Purpose with Parents
Strategies for Interviewing Parents
Interviewing Culturally or Linguistically Diverse Parents
Topic Areas for Semistructured Parent Interviews
Concerns about the Child
Behavioral or Emotional Problems
Social Functioning
School Functioning
Medical and Developmental History
Family Relations and Home Situation
Structured Diagnostic Interviews with Parents
Utility of Psychiatric Diagnoses
Structured Parent Interviews
Concluding the Parent Interview
Summary
Interviews with Teachers
Discussing Confidentiality with Teachers
Interviewing Strategies with Teachers
Topic Areas for Semistructured Teacher Interviews
Concerns about the Child
School Behavior Problems
Academic Performance
Teaching Strategies
School Interventions for Behavior Problems
Special Help/Services
Concluding the Teacher Interview
Summary
Interpreting Clinical Interviews for Assessment and Intervention Planning
Recording and Reporting Interview Information
SCICA Rating Forms and Scoring Profile
Integrating Clinical Interviews with Other Assessment Data
Case Example: Andy Lockwood
Case Example: Bruce Garcia
Case Example: Catherine Holcomb
Case Example: Karl Bryant
Case Example: Kelsey Watson
Summary
Assessing Risk for Suicide
Liability and Legal Issues
Risk Factors, Precipitants, and Warning Signs
Stressful Events
Warning Signs for Suicide
Multimethod Risk Assessment
Interviewing Children and Adolescents
Interviewing Teachers and Parents/Caregivers
Other Assessment Methods
Immediate Interventions for Suicidal Students
Differentiating Suicide Risk from Self-Mutilation/Deliberate Self-Harm
Interventions for Youth Who Self-Mutilate
Summary
Assessing Youth Violence and Threats of Violence in Schools: School-Based Risk Assessments
Social Context of Risk Assessments
Assessing Dangerousness versus Threats of Violence
Prerequisites for the School-Based Risk Assessment
Core Questions of the School-Based Risk Assessment
Characteristics of Children Referred for School-Based Risk Assessments
School-Based Risk Assessment Protocol and Format
Referral for a School-Based Risk Assessment
Documents Related to the Critical Incident and Other Records
Interviews with Parents
Collateral Interviews with Other Informants
Clinical Interview with the Child
Case Formulation, Findings, and Recommendations
Summary
References
Index

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