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Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents: A Clinical Guide

by Bryce D McLeod, Amanda Jensen-Doss and Thomas H Ollendick Guilford Publications
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This comprehensive volume shows how to use both diagnostic and behavioural assessment knowledgeably and effectively throughout the process of treatment. The two traditions have developed along separate paths - each with its own conceptual underpinnings and psychometric strengths. Used together, they can produce a complete picture of a child’s or adolescent’s needs and strengths. The expert editors and contributors describe the full range of evidence-based assessment tools and illustrate their application with two intake-to-termination case examples. Reproducible tools include a behavioural recording form and a multipage case conceptualisation worksheet that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 ½” x 11” size.

I. Fundamental Issues1. Overview of Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment, Bryce D. McLeod, Amanda Jensen-Doss, and Thomas H. Ollendick2. Diagnostic Assessment, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Bryce D. McLeod, and Thomas H. Ollendick3. Behavioral Assessment, Thomas H. Ollendick, Bryce D. McLeod, and Amanda Jensen-Doss4. Case Conceptualization, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Monitoring, Bryce D. McLeod, Amanda Jensen-Doss, and Thomas H. OllendickII. Assessment Tools5. Interviews, Carla E. Marin, Yasmin Rey, and Wendy K. Silverman6. Checklists and Rating Scales, Thomas M. Achenbach 7. Direct Observation, David Reitman, Stacey McGregor, and Alexis Resnick8. Self-Monitoring, Christine L. Cole and Catherine Kunsch9. Physiological Assessment, Michelle A. Patriquin, Angela Scarpa, and Bruce H. Friedman10. Laboratory-Based Cognitive Methodologies, Kathryn J. Lester and Andy P. Field 11. Peer Assessment Strategies, Annette M. La Greca, Betty Lai, Sherilynn Chan, and Whitney Herge12. Parent and Family Assessment Strategies, David J. Hawes and Mark R. Dadds13. Toward Evidence-Based Assessment of Ethnic Minority Youth, Armando A. Pina, Nancy A. Gonzales, Lindsay E. Holly, Argero A. Zerr, and Henry Wynne14. Assessment of Therapy Processes, Stephen R. Shirk, John Paul M. Reyes, and Patrice S. Crisostomo15. Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Action, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Thomas H. Ollendick, and Bryce D. McLeod

GÇ£An original text, which will not disappoint any clinician, student, or trainee interested in or working with children, young people, and their families. Edited by experts in the field of diagnostic and behavioral assessment and accompanied by a myriad of influential international contributors, this text should be respected as a core handbook, and guiding light, for evidence-based assessment….All sections and chapters draw upon an impressive array of references, a fantastic resource to direct the reader for future exploration.n++?
Bryce D. McLeod, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he is Director of the Child/Adolescent Track in the clinical psychology program. He is the author or coauthor of numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. McLeod has served on a number of committees of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. His clinical and research interests include youth diagnostic and behavioral assessment, child anxiety disorders, therapy process and treatment integrity research, and the implementation of evidence-based practices in community mental health settings.


Amanda Jensen-Doss, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. She is the author or coauthor of numerous research publications and book chapters on youth diagnostic assessment and on the implementation of evidence-based practices in community mental health settings. Dr. Jensen-Doss has served on the board of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and on other committees of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.


Thomas H. Ollendick, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor in Clinical Psychology and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is the Editor of Behavior Therapy and founding Co-Editor of Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. Dr. Ollendick has authored or coauthored numerous books and research publications. His clinical and research interests include diverse forms of child psychopathology and their assessment, treatment, and prevention from a social learning/social cognitive theory perspective.