Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners

Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners

by Eva L. Feindler, Laura Beth Silver, Jill H. Rathus, Jill H. Rathus
     
 

Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners provides clinicians and researchers with practical information on dozens of assessment tools. Focusing on parents, children, and families, this volume begins with a discussion of the essential issues in assessing family violence as well as a review of psychometric concepts. The remaining…  See more details below

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Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners provides clinicians and researchers with practical information on dozens of assessment tools. Focusing on parents, children, and families, this volume begins with a discussion of the essential issues in assessing family violence as well as a review of psychometric concepts. The remaining sections review the most widely used and researched individual assessment measures in the field of family violence, grouped according to measurement of children, measurement of parents, and measurement of families. Within these sections, the authors present self-report/paper-and-pencil, interview, and analogue devices. In addition to providing readers with validity, reliability, and norms, the authors place sample items, scoring information, instrument strengths and weaknesses, author contact information, references of studies that have used each instrument, and overall evaluation of the scale at the reader's fingertips. Practitioners, researchers, and program evaluators will find this book valuable.

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This resource provides clinicians and researchers with practical information on dozens of assessment tools for assessing family violence. The book beings with a discussion of essential issues in assessing family violence as well as a review of psychometric concepts. The remainder of the book reviews the most widely used and researched individual assessment measures in the field of family violence, grouped according to measurement of children, parents, and families. Within these sections, self-report, interview, and analogue devices are presented, with information on validity and norms, instrument strengths and weaknesses, scoring information, and sample items. Feindler teaches psychology at the Long Island University doctoral program in clinical psychology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557989000
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
1ST Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.69(d)

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