A Guide To Assessments That Work

Hardcover | March 15, 2008

byJohn Hunsley, Eric J. Mash

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The need for evidence-based practice in mental health services is becoming clearer by the day and, until recently, the trend of emphasizing services with supporting empirical evidence has been almost exclusively limited to a focus on treatment options. A Guide to Assessments That Work fills avoid in the professional literature by addressing the critical role that assessment plays in providing evidence-based mental health services. To optimize its usefulness to readers, this volume addresses the assessment of the most commonly encountered disorders or conditions among children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples. Strategies and instruments for assessing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, couple distress and sexualproblems, health-related problems, and many other conditions are also covered in depth. With a focus throughout on assessment instruments that are feasible, psychometrically sound, and useful for typical clinical requirements, a rating system has been designed to provide evaluations of a measure'snorms, reliability, validity, and clinical utility. Standardized tables summarize this information in each chapter, providing essential information on the most scientifically sound tools available for a range of assessment needs. Using the tools provided in A Guide to Assessments That Work, readers can at a glance determine the possible suitability and value of each instrument for their own clinical purposes. This much needed resource equips readers with the knowledge necessary for conducting the best evidence-based mentalhealth assessments currently possible.

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The need for evidence-based practice in mental health services is becoming clearer by the day and, until recently, the trend of emphasizing services with supporting empirical evidence has been almost exclusively limited to a focus on treatment options. A Guide to Assessments That Work fills avoid in the professional literature by addre...

John Hunsley is Director of the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Eric Mash is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Contributor ListForewordPrefacePart I: Introduction1. Developing Criteria for Evidence-Based Assessment: An Introduction to Assessments That WorkPart II: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders2. Child Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder3. Child and Adolescent Conduct ProblemsPart III: Mood Disorders and Self-Injury4. Depression in Children and Adolescents5. Adult Depression6. Bipolar Disorder7. Late Life Depression8. Self-Injurious Thoughts and BehaviorPart IV: Anxiety Disorders9. Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders10. Specific Phobia and Social Phobia11. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia12. Generalized Anxiety Disorder13. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder14. Posttraumatic Stress DisorderPart V: Substance Use and Gambling Disorders15. Substance Use Disorders16. Alcohol Use Disorders17. Gambling DisordersPart VI: Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders18. Schizophrenia19. Personality DisordersPart VII: Couple Distress and Sexual Problems20. Couple Distress21. Sexual Dysfunction22. ParaphiliasPart VIII: Health Related Problems23. Eating Disorders24. Sleep Disorders25. Child and Adolescent Pain26. Chronic Pain in AdultsAssessment IndexAuthor IndexSubject Index

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"The book is remarkable both in its structure and content. ..a valuable advance over previous volumes on evidence-based assessment in treatment settings...Overall, Hunsley and Mash and their contributors have produced an excellent volume that offers practical advice from leaders in the field."--PsycCritiques