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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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As the knowledge base of child clinical and pediatric assessment continues to grow rapidly, so does the need for up-to-date information, explanations, and references―especially now, as commonly used tests are revised and reevaluated regularly, and evidence-based assessment has become the standard for practice. The Third Edition of Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior is an ideal update, designed to help graduate students and practitioners meet the challenges of assessing – and improving services to – these young clients.
This highly accessible research-to-practice text offers the depth of coverage necessary to understand the field. It is firmly rooted in current knowledge on psychopathology and normative development. The authors review the various types of measures used to assess children’s emotion, behavior, and personality, and they provide clear recommendations for their use. In addition, they emphasize skills, from rapport building to report writing, that are crucial to clinical expertise regardless of theoretical background. Finally, the authors provide clear guidelines for conducting evidence-based assessments of some of the most common forms of psychopathology experienced by children and adolescents.
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Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior is a valuable updated resource for graduate students as well as veteran and beginning clinicians across disciplines, including school and educational psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and counseling psychology.About the Author:
Randy W. Kamphaus is a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia. In addition to classroom work, he has served in roles such as the Director of Training for the doctoral program in School Psychology, the Director of the School Psychology Clinic, and as the Faculty Administrator for Research in the College of Education. 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, prevalency 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 5 books, 2 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.
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