ABCT Clinical Assessment Series

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills

Editors: Nangle, D.W., Hansen, D.J., Erdley, C.A., Norton, P.J. (Eds.)

  • This is the only book that brings together the majority of measures in social skills
  • This book is empirically-based and up-to-date
  • Contains intervention research and clinical applications
  • Offers concise and detailed descriptions
  • Covers conceptual issues and general assessment concerns
  • Addresses social skills throughout the lifespan
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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.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Defining Competence and Identifying Target Skills

    Nangle, Douglas W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Social-Cognitive Models and Skills

    Erdley, Cynthia A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • A Conceptual Basis in Social Learning Theory

    Nangle, Douglas W. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Social Skills and Psychological Adjustment

    Campbell, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Assessing Children and Adolescents

    Erdley, Cynthia A. (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0609-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0608-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
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
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0609-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0609-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0608-3
Series ISSN
1869-2281
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 538
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