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Academic Assessment  

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens, and Karen L. Gischlar

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs ... More

Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles  

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol, and Nicole Alston–Abel

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving ... More

Actigraphy and Sleep/Wake Diaries  

Rosemary S.C. Horne and Sarah N. Biggs

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Although polysomnography is the gold standard for recording sleep, the use of actigraphy in conjunction with a sleep diary is now common in the study of sleep/wake patterns in infants, ... More

Adolescents, Social Class, and Counseling  

Matthew A. Diemer and Brooke A. Seyffert

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
This chapter critically reviews the relations between social class and how youth resolve developmental tasks in the opportunity structure—school engagement, the postsecondary transition, and career ... More

Anticipating Ethical and Legal Challenges in Personality Assessments  

Irving B. Weiner

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Despite their best intentions, practitioners of personality assessment sometimes painfully discover they have paid insufficient attention to what they should or should not have done. This ... More

Aphasia Assessment  

Janet P. Patterson

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2015
Theoretically grounded aphasia assessment that matches clinical practice settings is critical to planning intervention and assisting individuals with aphasia and their family members. This ... More

Appraisal Models  

Jonathan Gratch and Stacy C. Marsella

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Jan 2015
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Jul 2014
This chapter is from the forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing edited by Rafael Calvo, Sidney K. D'Mello, Jonathan Gratch, and Arvid Kappas. This chapter discusses ... More

Assessing Acute Traumatic Stress Symptoms  

Richard A. Bryant

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
There is significant change in acute stress reactions in the weeks after exposure to a traumatic event, which raises challenges for assessing the responses in the acute posttraumatic ... More

Assessing Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse  

Ken Winters, Tamara Fahnhorst, Andria Botzet, Randy Stinchfield, and Ali Nicholson

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Mar 2016
This chapter addresses several assessment and measurement issues relevant to adolescent drug abuse. Both researchers and clinicians working with youth suspected of problems associated with ... More

Assessing Adolescents with the MMPI-A  

Edward J. Cumella and Jennifer Lafferty O'Connor

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
The MMPI-A is a sophisticated self-report instrument that allows clinicians to assess psychopathology in adolescent clients despite complex developmental, clinical, and methodological ... More

Assessing Antisocial and Psychopathic Personalities  

Carl B. Gacono and J. Reid Meloy

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Understanding that antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy are distinct but related constructs is crucial to clinical and forensic assessment of these patients. This article ... More

Assessing Change of Cognitive Trajectories Over Time in Later Life  

Dustin B. Hammers, Kevin Duff, and Gordon J. Chelune

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Oct 2014
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Jun 2014
This chapter describes methods of evaluating cognitive change over time using evidence-based practices in the field of clinical neuropsychology. While doing so, a description of cognitive ... More

Assessing Comorbidity, Insight, Family and Functioning in OCD  

Christine Purdon

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex and debilitating disorder that has a high degree of comorbidity and functional impairment, and significant impact on the family. The ... More

Assessing Couples  

Douglas K. Snyder, Richard E. Heyman, and Stephen N. Haynes

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2012
Couple distress has a high prevalence as well as high comorbidity with a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and physical health problems. Marriage and relationship problems also ... More

Assessing Hoarding and Related Phenomena  

Jessica R. Grisham and Alishia D. Williams

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Jan 2014
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Feb 2014
The assessment of hoarding has evolved over the past two decades to more appropriately capture its key features and associated phenomena. The authors describe a comprehensive and ... More

Assessing OCD Symptoms and Severity  

Nicole M. Dorfan and Sheila R. Woody

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter describes methods and tools for assessing obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The chapter outlines the purposes of assessment and discusses special challenges presented by ... More

Assessing PTSD Symptoms  

Michelle J. Bovin and Frank W. Weathers

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious and prevalent mental disorder that poses a number of significant challenges for accurate assessment and diagnosis. In this chapter we ... More

Assessing PTSD-related Functional Impairment and Quality of Life  

Darren W. Holowka and Brian P. Marx

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
Previous research has shown that PTSD is associated with impairments in functioning across a variety of domains and decrements in quality of life. In this chapter, we review the literature ... More

Assessing Trauma-related Symptoms in Children and Adolescents  

Sonja March, Alexandra De Young, Belinda Dow, and Justin Kenardy

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Feb 2012
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Nov 2012
The literature concerning the assessment of posttrauma reactions is well developed for adults, but this is not so for children and adolescents, especially young children. This chapter ... More

Assessment and Treatment of Intermittent Explosive Disorder  

Michael S. McCloskey, Mitchell E. Berman, and Kurtis Noblett

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED), a DSM-IV-TR disorder characterized by significant acts of aggression and violence, is being increasingly recognized as a prevalent and chronic ... More

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