The Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality

The Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality

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Now available in paper for the first time, this volume brings together leading contributors to provide a comprehensive review of theory, research, and practice in child and adolescent personality assessment. Organized for easy reference, the book is divided into four parts. Part I summarizes basic theories, issues, and concepts, setting forth a framework for assessment as a hypothesis- generating, problem-solving process. Part II describes and evaluates a wide range of relevant approaches, tests, and techniques, marshaling the available data and reviewing administration procedures, scoring, and interpretation. In Part III, the process by which personality assessment is translated into effective intervention strategies and programs for children is examined in depth. A summary of major perspectives and recommended practices is presented in Part IV, which also considers future needs and directions for the field.When a child or teenager is going to be interviewed, this initial phase often does not occur because the arrangements have been made through the childa#39;s parents , teacher, or counselor. ... The interview started with greetings and introductions at the door and with Mrs. Rivera expressing discomfort at having to speak in English about intimate emotional matters. ... This client displayed openness and a high level of self-disclosure because her own personal therapy had augmented heranbsp;...

Title:The Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality
Author:Howard M. Knoff
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2003


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