Only book that brings together the majority of measures in social skills
Empirically-based and up-to-date
Contains intervention research and clinical applications
Concise and detailed descriptions
Covers conceptual issues and general assessment concerns
Addresses social skills throughout the lifespan
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: ABCT Clinical Assessment Series (ABCT)
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Table of contents (21 chapters)
Part I. Conceptual Foundations
Part II. Applied Issues and Considerations
Part III. Special Topics and Populations
Part IV. Measure Reviews
About this book
Social skills are at the core of mental health, so much so that deficits in this area are a criterion of clinical disorders, across both the developmental spectrum and the DSM. The Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills gives clinicians and researchers an authoritative resource reflecting the ever growing interest in social skills assessment and its clinical applications. This one-of-a-kind reference approaches social skills from a social learning perspective, combining conceptual background with practical considerations, and organized for easy access to material relevant to assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. The contributors’ expert guidance covers developmental and diversity issues, and includes suggestions for the full range of assessment methods, so readers can be confident of reliable, valid testing leading to appropriate interventions.
Key features of the Guide:
- An official publication of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
- Describes empirically-based assessment across the lifespan.
- Provides in-depth reviews of nearly 100 measures, their administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and references.
- Highlights specific clinical problems, including substance abuse, aggression, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and social anxiety.
- Includes at-a-glance summaries of all reviewed measures.
- Offers full reproduction of more than a dozen measures for children, adolescents, and adults, e.g. the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire and the Teenage Inventory of Social Skills.
As social skills assessment and training becomes more crucial to current practice and research, the Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills is a steady resource that clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will want close at hand.
- autism spectrum disorder
- learning theory
- problem behavior
- social anxiety
- social competence
- social learning
- social skills
Editors and Affiliations
Dept. Psychology, University of Maine, Orono, U.S.A.
Douglas W. Nangle, Cynthia A. Erdley
Dept. Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Lincoln, U.S.A.
David J. Hansen
Dept. Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, U.S.A.
Peter J. Norton
Book Title: Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills
Editors: Douglas W. Nangle, David J. Hansen, Cynthia A. Erdley, Peter J. Norton
Series Title: ABCT Clinical Assessment Series
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
eBook Packages: Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag New York 2010
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-0608-3Published: 22 December 2009
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4419-0609-0Published: 16 December 2009
Series ISSN: 1869-2281
Series E-ISSN: 1869-229X
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXII, 538
Topics: Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, School Psychology