Measures for Clinical Practice and Research, Volume 1: Couples, Families, and Children

Hardcover | July 30, 2013

EditorKevin Corcoran, Joel Fischer

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One of the key challenges of all types of practice and research is finding a way to measure the problem. This seminal 2-volume book contains hundreds of the most useful measurement tools for use in clinical practice and in research. All measures are critiqued by the editors, who provideguidance on how to select and score them and the actual measures are wholly reproduced. This first volume, focusing on measures for use with couples, families, and children, includes an introduction to the basic priniciples of measurement, an overview of different types of measures, and an overview of the Rapid Assessment Inventories included herein. Volume I also contains descriptionsand reviews of each instrument, as well as information on how they were selected and how to administer and score them.This book is designed as the definitive reference volume on assessment measures for both practice and research in clinical mental health. This fifth edition of Corcoran and Fischer's Measures for Clinical Practice and Research is updated with a new preface, new scales, and updated information forexisting instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine.Alone or as a set, these classic compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries.

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One of the key challenges of all types of practice and research is finding a way to measure the problem. This seminal 2-volume book contains hundreds of the most useful measurement tools for use in clinical practice and in research. All measures are critiqued by the editors, who provideguidance on how to select and score them and the a...

Kevin Corcoran, PhD, JD, is Professor of Social Work at Portland State University. Joel Fischer, DSW, is Professor of Social Work at University of Hawai'i.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199778582

ISBN - 13:9780199778584

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Volume I:List of Instruments for CouplesList of Instruments for FamiliesList of Instruments for ChildrenList of Instruments for Adults (vol II)David H. Barlow: ForewordPreface to the Fifth EditionPart I: Measurement and Practice1. Introduction2. Basic Principles of Measurement3. Types of Measurement Tools4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid Assessment Instruments5. Selectig Measures for Practice6. Administering the InstrumentsPart II: Instruments for Practice and ResearchIntroductionInstruments for CouplesInstruments for FamiliesInstruments for ChildrenReferences