Adolescent Assessment: Identifying Developmental, Psychological, and Behavioral Issues

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A practical guide to psychological testing and assessment of adolescents

Grounded in a solid foundation of theory, scientific research, and ethics, Adolescent Assessment assists mental health professionals to conduct more thorough, informed assessments; reach more accurate diagnoses; and design more effective interventions.

Featuring practical information on healthy adolescent development, adolescent mental health issues, basic psychometrics, general assessment principles, and ethics, this compact resource also provides guidelines for selecting appropriate assessment instruments, developing effective reports, and preparing for courtroom testimony.

Adolescent Assessment also includes a summary of the following popular assessment instruments for teens:

  • Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA)
  • Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI®-II)
  • Conner's Rating Scales, Revised (CRS-R)
  • The Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test
  • MacAndrew Alcoholism Scale, Revised (MAC-R)
  • Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI™)
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A™)
  • Rotter Incomplete Sentences Blank (RISB®)
  • The Strong Interest Inventory (SII®)
  • The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Third Edition (WISC-III®)
  • The Wide Range Achievement Test-3 (WRAT3™)
  • The Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (WJ III® ACH)
  • The Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities (WJ III® COG)
Five helpful appendices include a list of the most commonly used assessment tests for adolescents and when to use them, a description of problem-based assessment, case studies and suggested test batteries, test-ordering information, and the American Psychological Association's revised Ethical principles of Psychologists and Code of conduct, section 9.

Adolescent Assessment is an essential reference for school and child psychologists, school counselors, and school social workers.

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JANN GUMBINER, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, and served on the faculty at Chapman University, where she specialized in adolescent and child development. She has published extensively on the subject of testing and adolescents, focusing on the MMPI-A™.

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"I enjoyed reading the book and I believe it represents an important contribution to the understanding of the psychological assessment of adolescents. The book is comprehensive and will be valuable to all practitioners in the field."—Jack P. Lipton, J.D., Ph.D.,Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University

"This is an exceptionally clear and thoughtful overview of the assessment of adolescent mental health. Dr. Gumbiner has both the academic and clinical skills to provide very useful information in a straightforward fashion. I highly recommend it."--Howard S. Friedman, Distinguished Professor of Psychology University of California, Riverside

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