Measures for Clinical Practice and Research: Couples, Families, and Children v. 1

Measures for Clinical Practice and Research: Couples, Families, and Children v. 1 : A Sourcebook

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The fourth edition of this essential resource has dozens of new scales as well as updated information for existing instruments, expanding and cementing its utility for members of all the helping professions, including psychology, social work, psychiatry, counseling, nursing, and medicine. Each instrument is reproduced in its entirety and critiqued by the editors, who provide guidance on how to select and score them. This first volume covers measures for use with couples, families, and children; its companion focuses on adults. Alone or as a set, these classic compendiums are powerful tools that clinicians and researchers alike will find an invaluable addition to - or update of - their libraries.show more

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  • Hardback | 626 pages
  • 185.4 x 261.6 x 40.6mm | 1,292.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0195181905
  • 9780195181906
  • 1,446,287

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."..[Corcoran and Fischer] continue with their extraordinarily successful endeavor which enables practitioners to choose the most appropriate measurement instrument for problems they encounter in a matter of minutes. This book should be on the shelf of every practitioner working in a human service setting. Through the use of this book, practitioners will not only continue to meet the ever increasing demands for accountability, but will also satisfy their own desires for objective quantifiable indications of progress in a manner that can be accomplished in no more than several minutes. As I predicted twenty years ago, 'the value of this book will increase, ' and that continues to be the case."--From the new Foreword by David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University"The fourth edition of Measures for Clinical Practice and Research" will, like the earlier ones, be the "go-to" book on the shelf of practitioners and researchers. Fischer and Corcoran provide an invaluable resource to those needing access to reliable and valid tools when working with clients ordeveloping research studies. Laid out in an understandable format with cross-indexed items, users will find these volumes easy to navigate. A great addition to your personal library. You will not lend this book without obtaining significant collateral from the borrower!"-- David Miller, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H. Associate Professor, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Case Western Reserve University"For many years, the earlier edition of Fischer and Corcoran's Measures for Clinical Practice and Research occupied a treasured place on my office bookshelf. They were the most frequently borrowed books I possessed and several occasions my copies failed to be returned, a rough indicator of their interest and value! The fourth edition is newly expanded, with a clinically useful overview of the principlesshow more

Table of contents

Foreword by David H. Barlow; PART 1 MEASUREMENT AND PRACTICE; 1. Introduction; 2. Basic Principles of Measurement; 3. Types of Measurement Tools; 4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid Assessment Instruments; 5. Selecting Measures for Practice; 6. Administering the Instruments; PART 2 INSTRUMENTS FOR PRACTICE AND RESEARCH; 7. Introduction; 8. Instruments for Couples; 9. Instruments for Families; 10. Instruments for Childrenshow more

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