Retaining the fifth edition's structure and content coverage, incorporation of DSM-5 and federal standards, and integrated approach to culturally responsive assessment, this lightly refreshed 2023 reprint offers readers a select batch of further updates. The book now includes new references to NASP's 2020 Professional Standards and APA's amended Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as well as modernized research, data, and terminology pertaining to racial, ethnic, and other identity-based contexts. In Part I, Foundations and Methods of Assessment, the author provides a general foundation for assessment practice and outlines basic professional and ethical issues, cultural considerations, and classification and diagnostic problems. Part II, Assessment of Specific Problems, Competencies, and Populations, features material on assessing specific social-emotional behavior domains, including externalizing problems, internalizing problems, social skills and social-emotional strengths, and the unique needs of young children. A chapter on school-wide screening methods was also added to the fifth edition.By weaving together the most recent research evidence and common application issues in a scholarly yet practical matter, Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents continues to be the pre-eminent foundation for assessment courses. Whitcomb is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. There is no better text describing evidence-based assessment methods for students' social and emotional behavior.
The author comprehensively describes contemporary diagnostic methods and preventative approaches, including universal social-emotional screening. This text has broad applicability to professional programs in school, clinical, and counseling psychology, as well as psychiatry and social work. Eckert, Associate Professor, Psychology, Syracuse University, USA Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Assessment of Children and Adolescents continues to be an indispensable resource for graduate students and practitioners. Rich information is provided regarding the broader categories of assessment as well as specific evidence-based tools. Updates to the book include content related to crucial practices within multi-tiered systems of support, such as universal screening.- Stephen Kilgus, Assistant Professor, School Psychology Program, University of Missouri, USA. Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd. Imprint Taylor & Francis Ltd. Country of Publication United Kingdom.
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