Widely regarded as a premier clinical reference, this book provides state-of-the-science tools for conducting effective assessments and using the results to plan and monitor evidence-based interventions. Leading authorities present proven approaches to screening and assessment for specific psychological problems. They offer practical guidance and case examples to help clinicians select the best measures for different populations and assessment purposes. Recommended instruments and procedures are described, including applications for managed care and primary care settings. Many of the chapters feature detailed tables that compare and contrast relevant measures. New to This Edition *Thoroughly updated with new instruments and research findings. *Chapter on the role of assessment in evidence-based treatment. *Additional disorder-specific chapter: impulse control disorders. *Chapter explaining how to evaluate a measure's psychometric properties.
"This large ambitious volume is intended as a guide for assessment and treatment planning in commonly found psychological disorders. There is a clear need, in the present climate which demands economy in therapy, for brief, easily used, and sound assessment techniques. In this book, authors who are leading scientist-practitioners in their respective areas consider a wide range of assessment modalities, including interviews, self-report instruments, psychophysiological measures, and observation....the full range of frequently encountered disorders is covered....This is a timely publication. It is well edited, and well structured. Overall, it is a valuable resource for clinicians, clinical researchers and trainees in clinical psychology, and it is likely to be widely used by these groups."--Behaviour Research and Therapy (on the previous edition)