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This authoritative guide 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. New to this edition: incorporates the latest research on child and adolescent problems and clinical interviewing procedures 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.
Stephanie H. McConaughy, PhD, is Research Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont. She specializes in research and assessment of children's behavioral, emotional, and learning problems, and is a member of the research team that developed the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA). Dr. McConaughy is author of over 60 journal articles and chapters and 8 books and assessment manuals.
Table of Contents
>1. Clinical Interviews in the Context of Multimethod Assessment 2. Strategies for Child Clinical Interviews 3. Child Clinical Interviews: Activities, School, and Peer Relations 4. Child Clinical Interviews: Self-Awareness, Feelings, and Adolescent Issues 5. Child Clinical Interviews: Home Situation and Family Relations 6. Parent Interviews 7. Teacher Interviews 8. Interpreting Clinical Interviews for Assessment and Intervention 9. Assessing Risk for Suicide, David N. Miller 10. Assessing Youth Violence and Threats of Violence in Schools: School-Based Risk Assessments, William Halikias