• Jason E. Vogler
  • William D. Spaulding
  • Petra Kleinlein
  • Robert Johnson
Part of the ABCT Clinical Assessment Series book series (ABCT)


This chapter describes assessment of social skills and social competence in people with schizophrenia and other severe and disabling psychiatric conditions. The sections of this chapter cover (1) a brief discussion of the construct of schizophrenia including the importance of addressing social skill deficits, (2) the impact of social skills deficits on mental health policy and services, (3) the evolution of key concepts and principles relevant to a behavioral, social learning-oriented perspective on schizophrenia, (4) assessment of social skills and competence in the context of comprehensive biopsychosocial case formulation, and (5) descriptions of instruments that assess the cognitive and behavioral levels of social skill and social competence.


Social Skill Social Competence Attributional Style Serious Mental Illness Social Skill Training 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason E. Vogler
    • 1
  • William D. Spaulding
    • 2
  • Petra Kleinlein
    • 2
  • Robert Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

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