A Guide to Assessments That Work

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John Hunsley, Eric J. Mash
Oxford University Press, 2018 - Medical - 752 pages
The first edition of A Guide To Assessments That Work provided a much needed resource on evidence-based psychological assessment. Since the publication of the first edition, a number of advances have been made in the assessment field and a revised diagnostic system for mental disorders has been introduced. These changes are reflected in the second edition and new chapters have been included to cover the use of evidence-based assessment instruments and procedures in clinical practice and the use of evidence-based principles to integrate and interpret assessment data.

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 and related disorders, couple distress and sexual problems, health-related problems, and many other conditions are reviewed by leading experts. With a focus throughout on assessment instruments that are feasible, psychometrically sound, and useful for typical clinical requirements, this edition features the use of a rating system designed to provide evaluations of a measure's norms, 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.

With its focus on clinically relevant instruments and assessment tasks, this volume provides readers with the essential information for conducting the best evidence-based mental health assessments currently possible.


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Part II AttentionDeficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Part IV Anxiety and Related Disorders
Part III Mood Disorders and SelfInjury
Part VI Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders
Part VII Couple Distress and Sexual Disorders
Part VIII HealthRelated Problems
Assessment Instrument Index
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2018)

John Hunsley is a Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and is a Fellow of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and the Canadian Psychological Association. He has served as a journal editor, an editorial board member for several journals, and an editorial consultant for many journals in psychology. He has published over 130 articles, chapters, and books related to evidence-based psychological practice, psychological assessment, and professional issues.

Eric Mash is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society. He has served as an editor, editorial board member, and consultant for many scientific and professional journals; and has written and edited many books and journal articles related to child and adolescent mental health, assessment, and treatment.

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