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Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior, 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0387263004

ISBN-13: 9780387263007

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Randy W. Kamphaus, Paul J. Frick

List price: $79.95
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As demand for psychological services continues to increase, assessment of personality and behavior continues to be a central activity. And when dealing with children and adolescents, psychological assessment can present even greater challenges. Therefore, this text now in its second edition provides a welcome and timely review of personality and behavior in children and adolescents within a context of the psychological knowledge base necessary for contemporary assessment practice. The text is organized into three sections, consistent with the authors approach to teaching:  - Part I provides students with the psychological knowledge base necessary for modern assessment practice, including historical perspectives, measurement science, child psychopathology, ethical, legal, and cultural issues, and the basics of beginning the assessment process.  - Part II gives students a broad review of the specific assessment methods used by psychologists, accompanied by specific advice regarding the usage and strengths and weaknesses of each method.  - Part III helps students learn to perform some of the most sophisticated of assessment practices: integrating and communicating assessment results and infusing assessment practice with knowledge of child development and psychopathology. Although the volume is designed primarily as a text for beginning graduate students, Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior is also useful as a "refresher" for clinicians who are looking for updated personality and behavior assessment information.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 486
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Randy W. Kamphaus is a Distinguished Research Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia. In 2003 he received the Russell H. Yeany research award from the College of Education and his second Honors Day Convocation Teaching Award. He is an adjunct faculty member in the neurosciences in education program at the University of Antioquia (Medellin, Colombia). A focus on issues related to clinical assessment has led Dr. Kamphaus to pursue research in classification methods, differential diagnosis, test development and learning disability and ADHD assessment. He has served as principal investigator, coinvestigator, or consultant on several federally funded research projects dealing with early intervention and prevention, child classification methods, prevalence of ADHD and Conduct Disorder in Latin America, and violence prevention in schools.As a licensed psychologist and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), he has contributed extensively to his profession, and he is Past-President of the Division of School Psychology for APA. Dr. Kamphaus has also authored or coauthored 12 books, 5 psychological tests, more than 40 scientific journal articles, and more than 20 book chapters. He also participates in scholarship in the field through work as an editorial board member, associate editor, test reviewer, and newsletter editor. Dr. Kamphaus is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker.Paul J. Frick is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Applied Developmental Psychology Program at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Frick conducts research under the broad rubric of developmental psychopathology. Dr. Frick�s research focuses on understanding the many interacting causal factors that can lead children and adolescents to have serious emotional and behavioral problems and using this research to a) enhance the assessment and diagnosis of childhood psychopathology and b) design more effective interventions to prevent and treat such problems. A primary focus of Dr. Frick�s research is on understanding the dispositional and contextual factors that can place children and adolescents at risk for developing severe antisocial and violent behavior, leading them to be diagnosed with Conduct Disorder or to be arrested for illegal behavior. His work focuses on uncovering and understanding the many different causal processes that can lead children to display such serious conduct problems, with a special focus on children who show a callous and unemotional interpersonal style (e.g., lacking empathy and guilt). Dr. Frick has published more than 110 manuscripts in either peer-reviewed journals or as book chapters in edited volumes and he is author or co-author of 5 books and test manuals. He has been named Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, which is the official journal of Division 53 of the American Psychological Association, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is on the editorial board of two additional scientific journals (Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology and Journal of Abnormal Psychology). Dr. Frick has been invited to present on his research at numerous universities and research conferences across North American and Europe. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Orebro University in Orebro, Sweden in February 2004; he was elected to Fellow status in Division 53 of the American Psychological Association in January 2005; and he received the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association Career Achievement Award for Excellence in Research in June 2005.

Historical Trends
Measurement Issues
Classification and Developmental Psychopathology
Standards and Fairness
Planning the Evaluation and Rapport Building
Self-Report Inventories
Parent Rating Scales
Teacher Rating Scales
Behavioral Observations
Peer-Referenced Assessment
Projective Techniques
Structured Diagnostic Interviews
Assessing Family Context
History Taking
Adaptive Behavior Scales
Integrating and Interpreting Assessment Information
Report Writing
Assessment of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Assessment of Depression and Anxiety
Assessment of Autism