Now revised and updated, this indispensable tool streamlines the process of conducting child and adolescent assessments and producing high-quality reports. In a convenient large-size format, the book is filled with interview questions and reproducible forms for collecting pertinent information from children, parents, and teachers; wording to describe more than 100 commonly used tests; and menus of terms and phrases for each section of a report. Formats and writing tips are provided for diagnostic, personality, and neuropsychological reports; treatment plans; progress notes; and more. Other user-friendly features include lists of medications and abbreviations and recommended print and online resources for professionals and parents. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
New to This Edition
• Revised throughout for DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM.
• Includes the most current test batteries and rating scales.
• Updated resources for professionals and parents.
• Reproducible materials now available online.
“For those in training to do psychological evaluations and write professional reports, this book is an invaluable tool....It could serve as a companion text in any graduate psychology training course on assessment in both psychological and educational domains.”
—Child and Family Behavior Therapy (on the first edition)
“Braaten has done it again with this fantastic second edition of her go-to handbook. This edition is updated for DSM-5 and includes recent advances in testing and assessment. The book's accessibility, logical chapter organization, excellent examples, and reproducible forms make it indispensable for any child clinician. Topics include how to begin the initial interview, interact with parents, gather information from teachers, assemble a comprehensive history, conduct testing, interpret the results, and, of course, write the report—this manual has it all!”
—Lee A. Rosén, PhD, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University
“Understanding what is going on with a child behaviorally, cognitively, and emotionally, and delivering the message to the family, is the first step in effective treatment. Braaten skillfully navigates the critical process of evaluating complex psychological and neuropsychological issues in children and adolescents. This up-to-date second edition not only covers the basics, but also highlights contemporary thinking related to children’s behavioral health. Braaten's pragmatic approach makes this a highly readable resource for myriad mental health and pediatric professionals who work with youth.”
—Timothy E. Wilens, MD, Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School