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NCJ Number: 118493 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Adolescents
Author(s): G D Oster; J E Caro; D R Eagen; M A Lillo
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 164
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press
Elmsford, NY 10523
Publication Number: ISBN 0-08-034940-4
Sale Source: Pergamon Press
Fairview Park
Elmsford, NY 10523
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to both experienced mental health professionals and to graduate students, this manual provides an overview of the most widely used instruments in the psychological assessment of adolescents, together with step-by-step instructions for interviewing, testing, and formulating diagnoses with adolescents.
Abstract: The text also provides an overview of the dynamics surrounding the period of adolescents and the skills required for conducting effective interviews with adolescents and families. It also reviews the psychometric instruments that have been widely used in the assessment of adolescents and some new developments in the field. These include measures of intellectual and educational functioning, neuropsychological assessment, personality inventories, behaviorally-based measures, and projective techniques. Additional chapters explain the use of computers in the assessment process and provide suggestions for writing psychological reports and communicating the findings to families. Tables, 165 references, author index, and subject index.
Main Term(s): Juvenile psychological evaluation
Index Term(s): Achievement quotients; Adolescent attitudes; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Personal interviews; Personality assessment; Testing and measurement
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