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Test-based psychological assessment has been significantly affected by the health care revolution in the United States during the past two decades. Despite new limitations on psychological services across the board and psychological testing in particular, it continues to offer a rapid and efficient method of identifying problems, planning and monitoring a course of treatment, and assessing the outcomes of interventions.

This thoroughly revised and greatly expanded third edition of a classic reference, now three volumes, constitutes an invaluable resource for practitioners who in a managed care era need to focus their testing not on the general goals of personality assessment, symptom identification, and diagnosis so often presented to them as students and trainees, but on specific questions: What course of treatment should this person receive? How is it going? Was it effective?

New chapters describe new tests and models and new concerns such as ethical aspects of outcomes assessment. Volume I reviews general issues and recommendations concerning the use of psychological testing for screening for psychological disturbances, planning and monitoring appropriate interventions, and the assessing outcomes, and offers specific guidelines for selecting instruments. It also considers more specific issues such as the analysis of group and individual patient data, the selection and implementation of outcomes instrumentation, and the ethics of gathering and using outcomes data. Volume II discusses psychological measures developed for use with younger children and adolescents that can be used for the purposes outlined in Volume I; Volume III, those developed for use with adults.

Drawing on the knowledge and experience of a diverse group of leading experts—test developers, researchers, clinicians and others, the third edition of The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment provides vital assistance to all clinicians, and to their trainees and graduate students.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: 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.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805843309
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/3/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. G. Sitarenios, S. Stein, Use of the Children's Depression Inventory. J.D. March, J.D.A. Parker, The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC). A.B. Gerard, C.R. Reynolds, Characteristics and Applications of the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS). R.P. Archer, Overview and Update on the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory—Adolescent (MMPI-A). S.E. Meagher, S.D. Grossman, T. Millon, Studying Outcomes in Adolescents: The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) and Millon Adolescent Personality Inventory (MAPI). D. Lachar, Personality Inventory for Children, Second Edition (PIC-2), Personality Inventory for Youth (PIY), and Student Behavior Survey (SBS). T.M. Achenbach, L.A. Rescorla, The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) for Ages 1.5 to 18 Years. S.H. Kollins, J.N. Epstein, C.K. Conners, Conners' Rating Scales—Revised. G.M. Burlingame, M.G. Wells, M.J. Lambert, J.C. Cox, Youth Outcome Questionnaire (Y-OQ). B.M. Ogles, K. Dowell, D. Hatfield, G. Melendez, D.L. Carlston, The Ohio Scales. J.A. Naglieri, S.I. Pfeiffer, Use of the Devereux Scales of Mental Disorders for Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Outcome Assessment. R.W. Kamphaus, C.R. Reynolds, N.M. Hatcher, S. Kim, Treatment Planning and Evaluation With the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC). T.L. Kramer, J.M. Robbins, The Adolescent Treatment Outcomes Module (ATOM). K.C. Winters, R. Stinchfield, W.W. Latimer, Clinical Assessment of Adolescent Drug Abuse With the Personal Experience Inventory (PEI). K. Hodges, The Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale (CAFAS). J.M. Landgraf, The Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) and Psychological Assessments: A Brief Update. J.S. Lyons, D.A. Weiner, M.B. Lyons, Measurement as Communication in Outcomes Management: The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). R.B. Andelman, C.C. Attkisson, A.B. Rosenblatt, Quality of Life of Children: Toward Conceptual Clarity.

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