Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening

A Professional Guide for Evaluations


Author: James L. Dickerson,Mardi Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135927448

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 5642

Screening applicants for adoption or foster homes has life-altering consequences for the children involved, yet there are incredibly few programs available to train screeners. The educational system that certifies thousands of social workers each year does not understand the specialized training required to screen adoptive and foster parents; social work schools provide minimal interview training and what training they do provide focuses on therapeutic interview techniques rather than screening skills. There is a clear need for a book like Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening, one that can be incorporated into course requirements and used by working social workers and psychologists involved with adoption and foster parent screening. Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening, written by a former social worker, who has placed hundreds of children into adoptive and foster homes, and a clinical psychologist, meshes the best of psychology and social work experience into a definitive guide for screening adoption and foster home applicants. The book provides information on: evaluating aberrant behavior and unhealthy parenting attitudes interview techniques psychological testing. Adoptive and Foster Parent Screening is based on case histories, research data, and interpretive analysis. The book is written in an accessible style free of technical language, thus making it appropriate for college-level students and professionals who don't have time to sift through empirical data to obtain accessible information that they can adapt to their profession.

Preschool Assessment

Principles and Practices


Author: Marla R. Brassard,Ann E. Boehm

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606230301

Category: Psychology

Page: 658

View: 1261


Psychological Testing

A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation


Author: Theresa Kline

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412905442

Category: Psychology

Page: 356

View: 7982

Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

Assessment of Language Disorders in Children


Author: Rebecca Joan McCauley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805825614

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 2298

This book constitutes a clear, comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the basic principles of psychological and educational assessment that underlie effective clinical decisions about childhood language disorders. Rebecca McCauley describes specific commonly used tools, as well as general approaches ranging from traditional standardized norm-referenced testing to more recent ones, such as dynamic and qualitative assessment. Highlighting special considerations in testing and expected patterns of performance, she reviews the challenges presented by children with a variety of problems--specific language impairment, hearing loss, mental retardation, and autism spectrum disorders. Three extended case examples illustrate her discussion of each of these target groups. Her overarching theme is the crucial role of well-formed questions as fundamental guides to decision making, independent of approach. Each chapter features lists of key concepts and terms, study questions, and recommended readings. Tables throughout offer succinct summaries and aids to memory. Students, their instructors, and speech-language pathologists continuing their professional education will all welcome this invaluable new resource. Distinctive features include: A comprehensive consideration of both psychometric and descriptive approaches to the characterization of children's language A detailed discussion of background issues important in the language assessment of the major groups of children with language impairment Timely information on assessment of change--a topic frequently not covered in other texts Extensive guidance on how to evaluate individual norm-referenced measures for adoption An extensive appendix listing about 50 measures used to assess language in children A test review guide that can be reproduced for use by readers.

Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings


Author: Robert D. Hoge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135674477

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 3978

Adolescence is a distinct period of development that presents a number of special challenges. This fact has important implications for professionals selecting and administering assessment procedures and interpreting the data they yield, yet assessment texts have focused on adults or children and devoted minimal attention to adolescents. This book constitutes the first up-to-date and practical guide to the effective psychological assessment of adolescents. Throughout, the author's emphasis is on standardized instruments. Their use, he argues, provides more valid information about individuals, leads to better treatment or placement decisions, and contributes to the more efficient management of organizational resources than does reliance on clinical interviews and judgment alone. Assessing Adolescents in Educational, Counseling, and Other Settings will be welcomed by all those professionally involved in the assessment of adolescents--psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, child care agency staff, and educators--as well as by those who must make decisions based on their assessments--school principals, youth court judges, and managers of residential treatment facilities among others. Developmental researchers will also find this review of available standardized tools helpful in their work.

Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education


Author: Robert M. Thorndike

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130199980

Category: Education

Page: 510

View: 5971

This classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement provides a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read and easy-to comprehend way. In preparing readers to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and integrate information about specific tests. This book focuses on the basic issues in measurement. Offers an exceptionally readable presentation that does not require extensive math background. Makes frequent cross references to related topics found in other chapters. Increases emphasis on the assessments used by counselor/school psychologist.

Essentials of Testing and Assessment

A Practical Guide for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists


Author: Ed Neukrug,R. Charles Fawcett

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 7813

This undergraduate textbook examines how formal and informal tests are created, scored, and interpreted by mental health professionals when evaluating clients, and surveys the various techniques commonly used for assessing educational ability, intelligence, career and occupational aptitude, and clinical issues.

Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis


Author: Deborah C. Beidel,B. Christopher Frueh,Michel Hersen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118927915

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

View: 1102

Proven Classic Updated to Reflect the DSM-5 The accessible format, overview chapters on broader issues—such as interviewing—that affect all diagnoses, and case study approach provide the ideal support for students to examine and understand how diagnoses are reached and applied. Updated to reflect the latest neurobiological advancements in psychopathology, this edition follows the same proven chapter structure for the disorder chapters of previous editions to facilitate readers' understanding and learning. Updates include topics such as: The new Schizophrenic Spectrum designation and other psychotic disorders The revised approach to eating disorders An alternative DSM-5 Model for personality disorders Conditions considered unsettled in the latest update Encompassing the most current research in the field, Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis, Seventh Edition provides a thorough introduction to our current conceptualization of psychopathology and its application in clinical practice, including dimensional and categorical classifications.

Assessment in counseling

a guide to the use of psychological assessment procedures


Author: Albert Bullard Hood,Richard W. Johnson

Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn

ISBN: 9781556202612

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

View: 8475

Encyclopedia of Special Education

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults


Author: Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 1998

View: 2623

The intelligence test desk reference (ITDR)

Gf-Gc cross-battery assessment


Author: Kevin S. McGrew,Dawn P. Flanagan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 485

View: 2488

Providing a step-by-step approach to conducting cross-battery assessments, here is the definitive reference on all major psychological tests. It explains the most empirically supported model of multiple human cognitive abilities (Gf-Gc theory) and contains a "desk reference" section that presents the technical, theoretical, and qualitative characteristics of all major intelligence batteries.

The ... Mental measurements yearbook


Author: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements,Rutgers University. Graduate School of Education

Publisher: N.A


Category: Research

Page: N.A

View: 4779

Tests in Print


Author: Oscar Krisen Buros

Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: N.A

View: 9333

Psychological Testing

A Practical Introduction


Author: Thomas P. Hogan

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Psychology

Page: 699

View: 7585

Psychological Testing: A Practical Introducation, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive introduction to major psychometric principles, accompanied by "real world" examples demonstrating test usage in contemporary practice. The text explores concepts including reliability, validity, norms development, approaches to both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced interpretation, methods of studying test bias, and procedures for test development. Additionally, the book is written in clear, student-friendly language, without ommitting difficult issues and concepts. The book describes examples of tests in major domains, including intelligence, personality (both objective and projective), clinical methods, achievement, interests and attitudes, and neuropsychology.

Evaluating Practice

Guidelines for the Accountable Professional


Author: Martin Bloom,Joel Fischer,John G. Orme

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205466986

Category: Political Science

Page: 721

View: 314

"Focusing on single-system designs, Evaluating Practice, 6/e presents clear guidelines on conceptualizing and measuring problems, developing practice-oriented evaluation designs, understanding and analyzing data, and ethical guidelines for practice evaluation. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation texts for bringing clarity to evaluation procedures, Evaluating Practice comes with a free CD-ROM featuring numerous programs, including the innovative SINGWIN program for analyzing data (created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University), and the CASS and CAAP programs (created by Walter Hudson) for managing cases and scoring scales."--Publisher's Website.

Wut und Hass

über die Bedeutung von Aggression bei Persönlichkeitsstörungen und sexuellen Perversionen


Author: Otto F. Kernberg

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608917437


Page: 390

View: 406

The Eighth Mental Measurements Yearbook


Author: Oscar Krisen Buros

Publisher: Buros Inst of Mental

ISBN: 9780910674249

Category: Reference

Page: 2182

View: 6198

Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English. The objectives of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of: factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the world candidly critical test reviews written for the MMY series by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpoints unique publication of each volume in the MMY series with new volumes supplementing rather than supplanting previous series volumes. Each yearbook is a unique publication, supplementing rather than supplanting the previous volumes. The Eighth Mental Measurements Yearbook is a two-volume reference work presents: Information on 1,184 tests 898 original reviews on 638 tests by 484 specialists 140 excerpted journal reviews of 96 tests 17,481 references on the construction, use, and validity of specific tests A bibliography of 576 books on testing with 381 excerpted journal reviews