Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

Author: Edward S. Neukrug,R. Charles Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285454243

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS, 3rd Edition, introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Testing and Assessment: A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

Author: Edward S. Neukrug,R. Charles Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305161831

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Comprehensive and easy to read, Neukrug and Fawcett's ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS, 3rd Edition, introduces learners to the concepts and applications of assessment and testing. Case vignettes, samples of real tests, and additional activities and exercises increase understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychologists' Desk Reference

Author: Gerald P. Koocher Ph.D.,John C. Norcross Ph.D.,Beverly A. Greene Ph.D.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199845506

Category: Psychology

Page: 840

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Fully revised and expanded, this third edition of the Psychologists' Desk Reference includes several new chapters on emerging topics in psychology and incoporates updates from top clinicians and program directors in the field. This classic companion for mental health practioners presents an even larger variety of information required in daily practice in one easy-to-use resource. Covering the entire spectrum of practice issues-from diagnostic codes, practice guidelines, treatment principles, and report checklists, to insight and advice from today's most respected clinicians-this peerless reference gives fingertip access to the whole range of current knowledge. Intended for use by all mental health professionals, the Desk Reference covers assessment and diagnosis, testing and psychometrics, treatment and psychotherapy, biology and pharmacotherapy, self-help resources, ethical and legal issues, forensic practice, financial and insurance matters, and prevention and cosultation. Chapters have been clearly written by master clinicians and include easy-to-read checklists and tables as well as helpful advice. Filled with information psychologists use everyday, the Psychologists' Desk Reference, Third Edition, will be the most important and widely used volume in the library of psychologists, social workers, and counselors everywhere.

Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling

Author: Susan C. Whiston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856031

Category: Medical

Page: 480

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This comprehensive introduction to assessment, created specifically for counseling students, presents mathematical and statistical concepts in a simple and useful manner. The book stresses the importance of counselors being good consumers of assessment tools, helping them avoid misusing tools in manners that can be harmful to clients. Updated throughout, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING, 5th Edition includes material on the DSM-5 and corresponds to the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing as well as to the 2016 CACREP Standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychiatric Interviewing E-Book

The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals

Author: Shawn Christopher Shea

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143773782X

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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With time at a premium, today's clinicians must rapidly engage their patients while gathering an imposingly large amount of critical information. These clinicians appropriately worry that the "person" beneath the diagnoses will be lost in the shuffle of time constraints, data gathering, and the creation of the electronic health record. Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and other Mental Health Professionals, 3rd Edition tackles these problems head-on, providing flexible and practical solutions for gathering critical information while always attending to the concerns and unique needs of the patient. Within the text, Dr. Shea deftly integrates interviewing techniques from a variety of professional disciplines from psychiatry to clinical psychology, social work, and counseling providing a broad scope of theoretical foundation. Written in the same refreshing, informal writing style that made the first two editions best sellers, the text provides a compelling introduction to all of the core interviewing skills from conveying empathy, effectively utilizing open-ended questions, and forging a powerful therapeutic alliance to sensitively structuring the interview while understanding nonverbal communication at a sophisticated level. Updated to the DSM-5, the text also illustrates how to arrive at a differential diagnosis in a humanistic, caring fashion with the patient treated as a person, not just another case. Whether the reader is a psychiatric resident or a graduate student in clinical psychology, social work, counseling or psychiatric nursing, the updated third edition is designed to prepare the trainee to function effectively in the hectic worlds of community mental health centers, inpatient units, emergency rooms, and university counseling centers. To do so, the pages are filled with sample questions and examples of interviewing dialogue that bring to life methods for sensitively exploring difficult topics such as domestic violence, drug abuse, incest, antisocial behavior, and taking a sexual history as well as performing complex processes such as the mental status. The expanded chapter on suicide assessment includes an introduction to the internationally acclaimed interviewing strategy for uncovering suicidal ideation, the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach). Dr. Shea, the creator of the CASE Approach, then illustrates its techniques in a compelling video demonstrating its effective use in an interview involving a complex presentation of suicidal planning and intent .A key aspect of this text is its unique appeal to both novice and experienced clinicians. It is designed to grow with the reader as they progress through their graduate training, while providing a reference that the reader will pull off the shelf many times in their subsequent career as a mental health professional. Perhaps the most unique aspect in this regard is the addition of five complete chapters on Advanced and Specialized Interviewing (which comprise Part IV of the book) which appear as bonus chapters in the accompanying e-book without any additional cost to the reader. With over 310 pages, this web-based bonus section provides the reader with essentially two books for the price of one, acquiring not only the expanded core textbook but a set of independent monographs on specialized skill sets that the reader and/or faculty can add to their curriculum as they deem fit.

Serving the Gifted

Evidence-Based Clinical and Psychoeducational Practice

Author: Steven I. Pfeiffer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135841063

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Designed for practitioners who work with the gifted, this volume is intended to serve as a practical and easy-to-use resource for working with gifted students, their teachers, and their parents and families. It provides timely, practical, evidence-based techniques and guidelines to help these practitioners better help an underserved group. The book is written in a user-friendly style that makes this a quick, simple, and easy reference. Topics covered include identification and assessment of gifted students; important information for understanding the needs of the gifted; counseling and psychotherapy strategies; career counseling for gifted and talented students; methods for working with the families of the gifted; and legally-correct and ethically-smart counseling techniques. An accompanying CD will contain valuable resources such as PowerPoint presentations and reproducible handouts and forms.

Handbook of Addictive Disorders

A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Robert Holman Coombs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471652334

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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The most comprehensive source for the latest research and practice techniques for diagnosing and treating addictive disorders "This book brings together an array of international experts on addictive disorders. Robert Coombs's Handbook of Addictive Disorders discusses the contemporary issues surrounding the understanding of addiction, from diagnosis to treatment of an addicted client. The Handbook of Addictive Disorders is an example of practical and clinical information at its best." -Lorraine D. Grymala, Executive Director American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders The Handbook of Addictive Disorders: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art resource, featuring valuable contributions from a multidisciplinary team of leading experts. This unique guide deftly defines addiction and examines its comorbidity with other problems. Subsequent chapters present an overview of addictive disorders coupled with strategies for accurately diagnosing them, planning effective treatment, and selecting appropriate interventions. Chapters on public policy and prevention are of indispensable value in light of this growing health concern. The only reference available to cover the full spectrum of addictions and addictive behaviors, the Handbook of Addictive Disorders provides the most current research and treatment strategies for overcoming: Chemical dependency Workaholism Compulsive gambling Eating disorders Sex addiction Compulsive buying This useful guide features case studies, figures and diagrams, lists of practical interventions for each disorder, and self-assessment exercises for clients. Psychologists, addiction counselors, social workers, and others working in the addictions field will find the Handbook of Addictive Disorders to be an essential resource for practical, validated information on all types of addictions and their related problems.

A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups

Author: John R. Price,David R. Hescheles,A. Rae Price

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080507705

Category: Psychology

Page: 198

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How does a therapist go about starting a psychotherapy group? In this practical guide the reader finds the elements, both attitudinal and procedural, needed for starting a therapy group. The processes of obtaining referrals, selecting clients, orienting and educating clients, and preparing clients for psychotherapy are covered in clear step-by-step procedures. Tables and charts are provided for the necessary record keeping. The initial chapters detail the important stages leading up to the first therapy session. Eminent group therapists present special chapters on various therapeutic approaches. The topics of terminating groups and the role of the therapist close this pragmatic guide to therapy groups. A Guide to Starting Psychotherapy Groups assists psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians, pastoral counselors, school and college counselors and other trained therapists in the process of forming and maintaining groups. Steps for getting groups started, beginning with first mention of group therapy to clients Clarification of differing theoretical approaches to doing groups Helpful guides for tracking referrals and billing Analysis of group psychotherapy's effectiveness Attention to special groups and co-therapy leadership Authoritative articles by international leaders in group psychotherapy

A Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards

Author: Edward S. Neukrug

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888472

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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A BRIEF ORIENTATION TO COUNSELING provides students with the unique knowledge and skills needed as they begin their journey toward building an identity as a professional counselor. In a concise format, Neukrug addresses the 13 aspects of Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice outlined in the 2016 CACREP Standards, which will form the foundation for students' success in practice. Along the way, he provides real-world advice, vignettes to reflect upon, experiential activities, and case studies that will help students prepare for a career in the helping professions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Power of Family-School Partnering (FSP)

A Practical Guide for School Mental Health Professionals and Educators

Author: Cathy Lines,Gloria Miller,Amanda Arthur-Stanley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135966575

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Ongoing, strategic Family-School Partnering (FSP) is an essential component of every educational community. FSP is a multi-dimensional process in which schools, families, and communities engage in shared actions to ensure a child’s academic, social, and emotional success. With this text, the authors intend to offer a practical guide that demonstrates how this partnering can be strategically implemented in all levels of schooling. The main focus of the text is how to plan, implement, and evaluate FSP within existing school structures and resources. The authors begin with an overview of the foundational and organizational information necessary for successful FSP, including a review of ecological systems theory. FSP theories and strategies are presented at a universal, targeted, and intensive level, giving the school mental health professional insight into working with students and families who have differing needs. A school-based case example illustrates FSP in action and provides a practical roadmap for implementation. Each chapter contains easily adaptable tools and a list of useful web links to resources which can be used in conjunction with the strategies presented and discussed by the authors. An accompanying CD will also contain all the handouts, forms, and other such resources presented throughout the text.

The World of the Counselor: An Introduction to the Counseling Profession

Author: Edward S. Neukrug

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130553753X

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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Neukrug's comprehensive introductory text gives students an unparalleled look into the practicalities of the counseling profession by providing a broad overview of the field, including a firm foundation in the skills, theories, and day-to-day realities of the job. Thorough and research-based, the book presents the key concepts and material about the counseling profession with clarity and insight, while keeping readers engaged through illustrative case examples and personal narratives. To ensure that students are thoroughly prepared to further their studies and careers, Neukrug has structured the book around the eight core CACREP curriculum areas, while enhancing the discussion with coverage of salient topics such as specializations within counseling, finding a counseling job, and future trends in counseling. The fifth edition has numerous changes, including updated references, new information on DSM-5, updates about the current status of CACREP accreditation, and revised information to reflect the new ACA ethics code. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Competence in Trauma Therapy

Beyond the Flashback

Author: Laura S. Brown

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433803376

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

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"Few of the excellent models that have been developed for working with trauma survivors take into account the complexity of an individual's unique background and experience. Even treatment for members of "special groups" often ignores the individual's multilayered identities--which may include age, social class, ethnicity, religious faith, sexual orientation, and immigrant status--in favor of a "one-size-fits-all" approach. Drawing on her extensive clinical experience and the latest research, Laura Brown shows therapists how to become more sensitive to individual identity when working with clients who have suffered trauma. The author explains how culturally sensitive therapists draw upon multiple strategies for treating patients and are aware of both dominant group privilege and their own identity and culture. Of particular interest is a chapter on the role of systems of faith and meaning making in trauma therapy. The book has a practical focus and contains a variety of case studies illustrating how theoretical constructs can inform assessment and treatment. Given the ubiquity of trauma in its various forms, all therapists, from trainees to seasoned professionals, will find this volume educational and thought provoking"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology

Author: Robert Weis

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506339786

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Robert Weis' third edition of Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology adopts a developmental psychopathology approach to understanding child disorders. Using case studies, this perspective examines the emergence of disorders over time, pays special attention to risk and protective factors that influence developmental processes and trajectories, and examines child psychopathology in the context of normal development. Designed to be flexible via its focused modular organization, the text reflects the latest changes to the DSM (DSM 5, 2013) and is updated with new research and developments in the field.

Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents

Assessment to Intervention

Author: Stephanie H. McConaughy

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508413

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This authoritative work offers guidelines for interviewing children of different ages--as well as their parents and teachers--and for weaving the resulting data into multimethod assessment and intervention planning. K-12 school psychologists and other practitioners learn specific strategies for assessing school issues, peer relations, emotional difficulties, family situations, and problem behavior. Stephanie H. McConaughy is joined by two other leading experts who have contributed chapters on assessing suicide and violence risks. In-depth case illustrations are woven throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes over a dozen reproducible interviewing tools. Purchasers also get access to a companion Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research on child and adolescent problems and clinical interviewing procedures. *Updated for DSM-5 *Additional reproducible form: Semistructured Student Interview, which focuses on the topics most relevant to academic and social functioning. *Guidelines for interviewing culturally and linguistically diverse children and parents. *Up-to-date information and assessment strategies related to bullying and victimization, inappropriate uses of technology (such as cyberbullying and "sexting"), and challenges facing gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.

Theory, Practice, and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction

Author: Edward S. Neukrug

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856015

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Distinguished by its focus on the development of the helper, its experiential emphasis, and the unique use of personal vignettes, Neukrug's easy-to-understand and comprehensive text provides an overview of the field of human services. It begins with discussions of history and current issues, followed by a chapter on standards as they relate to skills, credentialing, ethics, and accreditation. The book later moves on to cover important content areas that human service professionals must know and understand to be effective, including counseling theory, helping skills, group and family counseling, consultation and supervision, community organizing, human development, cultural competence, how to work with varied client populations, and research, evaluation, and assessment. The last chapter focuses on career development, including guidance about further education and insight into how career development models can be applied to the student and the student's clients. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Counseling Theory and Practice

Author: Edward S. Neukrug

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495008842

Category: Education

Page: 656

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COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE provides a unique, in-depth presentation of all the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Author Edward S. Neukrug discusses twelve theories that cover four broad conceptual approaches in the text: psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, cognitive behavioral, and post-modern. Each COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE chapter provides a consistent framework to help students understand the theories and their applications, including theorist biographies, key concepts, the therapeutic process, and key words and names. The conclusion of each chapter features a member of a fictitious family, The Millers, participating in the type of therapy discussed in the chapter. A DVD, available for packaging with the text, includes short, specific clips that illustrate individual theories in action. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention

The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning

Author: Sharon L. Johnson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123865885

Category: Psychology

Page: 562

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This is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and objectives for each type of psychopathology.

Assessing Intelligence in Children and Adolescents

A Practical Guide

Author: John H. Kranzler,Randy G. Floyd

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146251121X

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 1572

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"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, assessments, children, cognitive assessment, elementary, giftedness, intellectual assessment, intellectual disabilities, intelligence testing, IQ, learning disabilities, psychological assessment reports, psychometrics, response to intervention, RTI, school psychology, secondary, SLD, specific learning disability, tests"--

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills for Mental Health Professionals

A Popular Culture Casebook Approach

Author: Alan M. Schwitzer,Lawrence C. Rubin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988829

Category: Psychology

Page: 598

View: 6666

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Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills for Mental Health Professionals by Alan Schwitzer and Lawrence Rubin is a comprehensive textbook addressing all of the clinical thinking skills required in today’s professional counseling settings. The text covers diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning all in one book, and carefully explains how these individual clinical tools are related to one another and are used together in contemporary clinical practice. Students will easily learn the material as it is organized to promote optimal student learning with each skill presented in a step-by-step manner. Engaging and relevant, this book’s 30 case examples are drawn from pop culture characters giving students a common background from which to learn.