Behavioral Assessment and Case Formulation
Behavioral Assessment and Case Formulation thoroughly outlines the underlying principles of the behavioral assessment process. This book clearly explains how the principles and methods of behavioral assessment central to the formulation of functional analysis are also helpful in guiding strategies for determining interventions and measuring the processes and outcomes.
This comprehensive resource offers up-to-date answers to relevant questions of the clinical assessment process, including:
What is the best assessment strategy to use with a particular client?
Which assessment methods will best capture a client's unique strengths,limitations, behavior problems, and intervention goals?
How can data from multiple sources be integrated in order to yield a valid and clinically useful case formulation?
Which procedures should be enacted in order to insure a positive clinician-client relationship?
How should intervention processes and outcomes be measured and monitored?
Filled with case studies, Behavioral Assessment and Case Formulation provides guidelines for the application of behavioral assessment strategies and methods that can strengthen the validity and utility of clinical judgments, as well as improve the delivery of care.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Behavioral Assessment and Case Formulation 1
Chapter 2 Introduction to the Functional Analysis as a Paradigm for Behavioral Case Formulation 35
Chapter 3 Illustrating the Functional Analysis With Functional Analytic Clinical Case Diagrams 63
Chapter 4 Conceptual and Empirical Foundations of Behavioral Assessment and the Functional Analysis I: The Complex Nature of Behavior Problems 85
Chapter 5 Conceptual and Empirical Foundations of Behavioral Assessment and the Functional Analysis II: The Complex Nature of Causal Variables and Causal Relations 121
Chapter 6 Conceptual and Empirical Foundations of Behavioral Assessment and the Functional Analysis III: Characteristics of Causal Variables and Causal Relations in the Functional Analysis 149
Chapter 7 Principles of Behavioral Assessment 185
Chapter 8 Self-Report Methods in Behavioral Assessment 213
Chapter 9 Direct Methods in Behavioral Assessment 245
Chapter 10 Identifying Causal Relations in Behavioral Assessment 287
Chapter 11 Twenty-Two Steps in Preintervention Behavioral Assessment and the Development of a Functional Analysis 307
Author Index 381
Subject Index 389
William H. O'Brien, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Joseph Keawe'Aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Research and Evaluation in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in Honolulu.