By Donald P. Hartmann, Brenda L. Roper (auth.), Benjamin B. Lahey, Alan E. Kazdin (eds.)
Psychologists have lengthy been drawn to the issues of kids, yet within the final twenty years this curiosity has elevated dramatically. The in tensified specialise in medical baby psychology displays an elevated trust that many grownup difficulties have their starting place in adolescence and that early therapy is usually greater than therapy at later a long time, however it additionally turns out to mirror an elevated feeling that kids are inherently vital of their personal correct. because of this shift in emphasis, the variety of courses in this subject has elevated to the level that even full-time experts haven't been capable of maintain abreast of all new advancements. Researchers within the extra simple fields of kid psychol ogy have quite a few annual guides and journals to combine examine of their components, yet there's a marked want for such an integra tive ebook within the utilized section of kid and developmental psychology. Advances in medical baby Psychology is a serial booklet designed to compile unique summaries of crucial advancements every year within the box. each one bankruptcy is written through a key determine in an leading edge quarter of analysis or perform or by means of someone who's relatively good certified to touch upon a subject of significant modern significance. every one writer has the stan dard layout during which his or her zone of study used to be reviewed and the medical implications of the experiences have been made explicit.
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The second concern relates to the warning mentioned in the discussion of reliability. No measurement technique is inherently valid, not even direct behavioral observation (see Johnson & Bolstad, 1973, for a discussion of validity issues in direct behavior observation). 5. Follow-up Assessments The need for long-term follow-up data has been emphasized with such consistency that it has taken on the characteristics of dogma (Paul, 1969). , Bijou & Redd, 1975; Atthowe, 1973; Johnson & Katz, 1973). Of course, the booster treatments administered preclude unambiguous interpretation of the results of subsequent followup evaluations.
Treatments are given in reasonable amounts and, if applicable, in equal amounts. Therapists are experienced, and therapists for compared groups are equally competent. Measures Outcome variables include specific measures of the target behavior as well as measures of general functioning. Evidence presented that outcome measures are unbiased, sensitive, reliable, and valid. Follow-up Assessments Follow-up assessments are included, and are obtained at appropriate time periods. Comparable measures are used during follow-up and previous assessments.
ALTERNATIVE MODES OF CHILD PSYCHOTHERAPY 21 5. Differ in their setting (home, school, and clinic). 6. Differ in the times at which they are obtained. , method, source, locus, and time), multiple indexing for each dependent variable is certainly desirable whenever possible. , 1970; Nunnally, 1967). Standardized procedures facilitate interstudy comparisons and also have known psychometric properties. This position is not meant to provide support, however, for the indiscriminate use of standardized measures.
Advances in Clinical Child Psychology: Volume 1 by Donald P. Hartmann, Brenda L. Roper (auth.), Benjamin B. Lahey, Alan E. Kazdin (eds.)