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From The CriticsReviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This volume 2 of the widely popular 3-volume set provides a needed update and serves as a comprehensive resource for the most popular child and adolescent assessments and scales and of course, as a standalone teaching tool.
Purpose: Like all of the volumes, the purpose of this one is to provide the necessary updates for an ever-changing practice environment. Volume 2 specifically addresses the use of specific psychological instruments for the treatment planning and outcome assessment of children and adolescents. The objective is to provide clinicians with knowledge of new instruments and expand upon previous knowledge. The book exceeds expectations and meets the need of today's mental health professional.
Audience: The book is intended for clinicians and graduate students in psychology and to some degree medicine. These volumes are clearly excellent teaching tools and a comprehensive resource. The author is highly credible and contributes substantially to the field with this three volume set. Graduate psychology students and residents in child and adolescent psychiatry will appreciate the wealth of knowledge contained in this volume.
Features: Volume 2 focuses on instruments of choice: The Children's Depression Inventory, The MMPI-A, the Conner' Rating Scale-Revised, the BASC, the Million Adolescent Clinical Inventory, and the Child Health Questionnaire. The discussions of tests and models are current and focus on the use, predictability, and implementation of these tests in children and adolescents.
Assessment: This volume succeeds in capturing the reader's interest and establishing its place in the mental health field. Highly recommended.