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Assessment of Childhood Disorders

4th ed

Eric J Mash, Russell A Barkley, eds

This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behaviuor. In stock now.

25x18cm  866 pages  $120.00  

Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need 2nd ed

Jan Horwath

This expanded and updated second edition of "The Child's World" is the accessible and comprehensive multidisciplinary guide to assessing children in need and their families. The book not only provides an explanation of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families, but also a wealth of information on how to implement it sensitively and effectively, summarizing the latest research, policy and best practice.
"The Child's World" covers: the assessment framework; the process of assessment; assessing the developmental needs of children; assessing parenting capacity; and, assessing family and environmental factors. This book is essential reading for practitioners in children's and adult services using the Framework, and will also be a valued source of knowledge and guidance for those working in legislative contexts outside of England.

23x15cm  416 pages  $51.95  

Clinician's Thesaurus

The Guide to Conducting Interviews and Writing Psychological Reports 7th Edition

Edward L Zuckerman

indispensable practitioner resource and course text. It presents thousands of standard words, phrases, clinical tips, and interview questions to help practitioners conduct thorough assessments, accurately describe nearly any clinical situation, and shape clinical observations into effective reports. Finding exactly the right terminology can save hours of paperwork time and improve the quality of documentation. Structured to follow the sequence of a mental health evaluation, the book includes report formats, treatment planning pointers, all DSM-IV-TR and ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, and much more—all in a large-size format with convenient lay-flat binding.

27x20cm  395 pages  $77.00  

Cognitive-behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction - a Treatment Planner for Clinicians

Paul Davis

Treating individuals with a substance misuse problem can be challenging. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in the Treatment of Addiction is a practical treatment planner that offers an evidence-based model to aid client assessment and formulate a successful treatment plan.

The volume introduces cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as an effective psychological intervention that can be used in a variety of clinical settings such as community and outpatient services, structured in- and day- patient programmes and residential rehabilitation units. In addition, the book includes appendices with session tools, therapy worksheets, daily thought record sheets and coping skills strategies. The detailed guidelines and effective advice provided will help both clinicians and care staff to address their clients' substance misuse problem in a collaborative, practical and psychotherapeutic way.

This book is an invaluable tool for specialists working in the field of addictions as well as therapists and other care staff in general adult services who are seeking to develop their approach toward the treatment of addiction.

184 pages  $82.95  

Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice

Improving the Quality of Judgments and Decisions 2nd ed

Eileen Gambrill

Mental health and allied professionals will come away from this text with knowledge of how classification decisions, a focus on pathology, and reliance on popularity can cause errors. Hazards involved in data collection and team decision making such as groupthink are discussed.
Part 1 provides an overview of the context in which clinicians make decisions. Part 2 describes common sources of error. Part 3 describes decision aids including the process of evidence-based practice. Part 4 describes the application of related content to different helping phases including assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Part 5 suggests obstacles to making well-informed decisions and how to encourage lifelong learning.
This new Second Edition has been completely updated with expanded coverage on:
Evidence-based practice, Screening issues and practice errors, Lifelong learning, Problem solving, and Decision making.
An interactive, dynamic book filled with insightful examples, useful lists and guidelines, and exercises geared to encourage critical thinking, this book provides an essential resource for helping professionals and students.

648 pages  $81.95  

Defiant Teens

A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention

Gwenyth H Edwards and Arthur L Robin and Russell A Barkley

This book is designed to teach parents the skills they need to manage difficult adolescent behavior and to improve family relationship overall. Clinicians are shows how to help all family members learn to negotiate, communicate, and problem-solve effectively.

28x23cm  250 pages  $54.95  

Emotional And Behavioral Problems Of Young Children

Effective Interventions In The Preschool And Kindergarten Years

Gretchen Gimpel, Melissa Holland

Provides hands-on tools and resources for addressing common emotional and behavioral problems in preschool and kindergarten-age children. The focus is on evidence-based interventions that are practical and effective, and that help prevent the development of more serious difficulties later on. The clinician is taken step by step through managing everything from toileting, eating, and sleep problems to externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, and the effects of physical or sexual abuse. A variety of assessment methods are demonstrated and guidelines provided for planning and implementing a range of home- and school-based interventions. Conveniently designed in a large-size format for ease of photocopying, the volume contains over 30 reproducible parent handouts and other clinical tools.

28x21cm  176 pages  $47.95  

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

Celine Saulnier, Pamela Ventola

With both the detection and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for an increasing number of professionals to not only learn about the nature and course of the various autism spectrum disorders, but also to know how to identify, assess, and diagnose the presence of these disorders. Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and discusses the unique clinical applications of each instrument to the diagnosis of ASD.
Providing an in-depth look at ASD evaluation and assessment, this straightforward book includes samples of integrated reports from comprehensive model diagnostic evaluations and prepares clinical and school psychologists, as well as speech and language pathologists, to effectively evaluate and assess ASD.

22x14cm  222 pages  $47.95  

Essentials of KABC II Assessment

(Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series )

Alan S Kaufman, Elizabeth O Lichtenberger and others

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the KABC-II Now designed for children aged three to eighteen, the KABC-II is among the top tier of children's tests of cognitive ability.
The best source of information on the new edition of the K-ABC, Essentials of KABC-II Assessment provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

14x23cm  397 pages  $59.95  

Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Techniques Assessment

(Essentials of Psychological Assessment )

Hedwig Teglasi

The book will stimulate teaching of storytelling tests in professional psychology doctoral programs in a more responsible manner than heretofore. This book can potentially foster the usage of objective scores for the TAT and assist in restoration of its credibility for low inference interpretation by reducing a current vulnerability to criticism as a "projective interview" rather than a bona fide test.

15x22cm  325 pages  $59.95  

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

(Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Elizabeth Lichtenberger

This is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, and students in clinical and school psychology graduate programs.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
The book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a user-friendly software program that fully automates the interpretive system, making Essentials of WAIS(R)-IV Assessment the best and most authoritative resource of information on this test.
Due in late August

22x14cm  384 pages  $77.95  

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

2nd Edition, with CD-Rom

Dawn P Flanagan, Alan S Kaufman

The WISC-IV is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US, providing essential information into a child s cognitive functioning. Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment with CD-ROM, Second Edition presents professionals with step-by-step instruction on scoring and interpreting this test. Thoroughly updated, the new edition is now packaged with a CD-ROM for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV. In addition, each chapter has been fully revised. Anyone involved in the psychological testing of children, specifically school psychologists and clinical psychologists, will benefit from this popular measure of intelligence. Top of page

22x14cm  576 pages  $77.95  

Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment

(Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series )

Elizabeth O Lichtenberger & Alan S Kaufman

Essentials of WPPSI™ -III Assessment offers state-of-the-art instructions for administering, scoring, and interpreting the revised and updated edition of this widely used cognitive assessment instrument for preschool children. Coverage includes insight into every revision of the WPPSI™ -III. Clear interpretive guidelines help WPPSI™ -III users navigate through the scores from fourteen subtests, seven of which are new. The authors highlight common clinical applications of the WPPSI™ -III, such as assessment of language disorders, giftedness, and mental retardation. In addition, the authors provide expert guidance on how to perform cross-battery analysis to link WPPSI™ -III results with achievement measures, such as the WIAT® -II. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as " Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your understanding of the information covered.

14x23cm  307 pages  $59.95  

Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook

Robert Perkinson

The addiction field has long needed a comprehensive set of exercises counselors could use to guide patients through good treatment. This 12-step treatment plan workbook for those addicted to gambling includes identifying character defects and relapse prevention.

27x21cm  120 pages  $35.95  

ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders

Pocket Guide With Glossary and Diagnostic Criteria for Research DCR-10

John E Cooper, ed

Produced by the World Health Organisations (WHO), Geneva. The guide is designed to be an inexpensive, quick and accessible reference to the WHO compiled classification system (ICD-10) for psychiatric and behavioural disorders. Brings together the Glossary with the Diagnostic Criteria for Research and diagnostic notes extrapolated from the Diagnostic Criteria. The new classification will appeal to many user types - clinical psychiatrists in training and practice, researchers, medical records clerks and administrators.Classification of diagnosis in psychiatry is based on the patient's clinical history and observed behaviour pattern.

20x13cm  419 pages  $101.00  

Selecting Effective Treatments

A Comprehensive, Systematic Guide to Treating Mental Disorders (3RD ed.)

Linda Seligman

This thoroughly revised and updated version of Linda Seligman's classic book, "Selecting Effective Treatments," presents a comprehensive, systematic research-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all the major mental disorders found in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," This third edition includes the most current information and expands the understanding of pervasive developmental disorders, bipolar disorder, disorders of childhood, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and eating disorders. In addition, the book expands on the sections that deal with the treatment of depression, borderline personality disorder, and more. This important resource also includes new information on assessment, the treatment of dual diagnosis, the spectrum concept of mental disorders, suicide risk factors, and new approaches to treatment

23x18cm  610 pages  $77.95  

Social Work in Mental Health

An Evidence-Based Approach (Hardcover)

Bruce A Thyer and John S Wodoski, eds

An essential desk reference for all helping professionals Social Work in Mental Health: An Evidence-Based Approach is a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the delivery of evidence-based care. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health disorders, editors Thyer and Wodarski have brought together noted experts to provide the most current, empirically supported techniques in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders as classified by the DSM-IV-TR. Coverage ranges from disorders seen in early infancy and childhood through the adolescent and adult years. Disorders covered include: Autism ADHD Substance abuse Schizophrenia Mood disorders Anxiety disorders Eating disorders Sexual disorders Personality disorders Mental Retardation

25x18cm  264 pages  $105.95  

Understanding Children's Drawings

Cathy A Malchiodi

This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the artmaking process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.

23x15cm  252 pages  $59.95  

WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation

(Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional )

Weiss, Saklofske, Prifitera, & Holdnack

For both experienced psychologists and graduate students, this book moves quickly through the essentials of WISC-IV interpretation and onto an insightful analysis of the major cognitive domains assessed by WISC-IV. It is the intention of the editors to raise the standard of practice from a simplistic 'test-label-place' model to a clinical model of assessing to understand and intervene. In the first chapter, the reader is presented with a comprehensive array of societal and home environment factors for which there is empirical evidence indicating their impact on the development of childrens cognitive abilities, and ultimately their scores on intelligence tests. Subsequent chapters address issues related to the assessment of cognitive abilities that compose 'g', with special emphasis on the clinical correlates of working memory and processing speed from both neuropsychological and cognitive information processing perspectives. Each new chapter builds on material presented in previous chapters and progresses the reader purposefully through deeper levels of understanding of WISC-IV and cognitive assessment in general. Two chapters explicate the processing approach to interpretation that is the corner stone of the WISC-IV Integrated. A further chapter addresses the interpretation of WISC-IV findings within the context of other instruments as part of a full psychological evaluation. The final chapter provides an extensive case example of how to write psychological evaluation reports from a child-centered rather than a score-centered perspective that can have transforming impact on parents and teachers approach to the child.

17x24cm  428 pages  $89.00  

WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention

2nd ed

Aurelio Prifitera, Donald H Saklofske, Laurence G Weiss

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children: Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) is one of the most often used measures to assess intelligence and cognitive functions in children, ages 6-16 years. The second edition of the WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention will include new information obtained from the clinical use of the WISC-IV in practice. Information on the basic use of the assessment tool is condensed from three chapters into one, with four new chapters discussing how to use and interpret WISC-IV with additional clinical populations. These new populations include pervasive Developmental Disorders including autism, Social and emotional disorders, psychiatric disorders, and medical disorders that may affect intelligence. An additional new chapter discusses intervention planning across patient populations. Each of the chapters (revised original chapters and new chapters) will additionally include case studies including diagnosis and intervention. Overall, the material in the book is 65% changed, new, and updated. These changes make the second edition better able to meet a clinician's needs in using and interpreting this test.

23x16cm  600 pages  $74.00