Autism and Child Psychopathology Series

Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Disorders

Editors: Matson, Johnny L. (Ed.)

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  • Examines functional behavior assessment (FBA) techniques (e.g., interviewing, scaling, experimental, and in vivo methods)
  • Describes interview and observation methods in functional behavior assessment
  • Addresses treatments for vulnerable populations and challenging behaviors
  • Explores informed consent and legal and ethical considerations related to treatment of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities
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About this book

This Second Edition updates and expands on the original editorial content and coverage, including new chapters on definitions and rationale, a general overview, research on mental health disorders, report writing, the role of treatment planning, and treatment associated with mental health disorders. The Second Edition builds on the knowledge base by providing the most current information on all aspects of each topic. This unique volume addresses basic questions in salient detail, from types and rates of challenging behaviors to populations that warrant functional assessment. In addition, it examines typical assessment techniques, including interview, scaling, experimental, and in vivo methods. The use of functional assessment in treatment planning – and in combination with other interventions – is covered in depth. Given the vulnerable populations and challenging behaviors (e.g., individuals with autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health issues), the book provides detailed coverage of informed consent as well as legal and ethical issues.

Key areas of coverage include:

  • The history of behavior analysis and functional assessment.
  • The nature, prevalence, and characteristics of challenging behaviors.
  • Interview and observation methods in functional assessment and analysis.
  • Experimental functional analysis for challenging behaviors.
  • Treatment methods commonly used with functional assessment.
  • Using functional assessment in treatment planning.

Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors, Second Edition, is an essential updated resource for researchers, clinicians and other practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatric psychiatry and medicine, social work, rehabilitation, developmental psychology as well as other interrelated disciplines.


About the authors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at LSU. He has served as major professor for 71 Ph.D.’s during a 42-year career and has more than 850 publications, including 48 books. He is founding editor of the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook 71,68 €
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-66269-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Disorders
Editors
  • Johnny L. Matson
Series Title
Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66270-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66270-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66269-1
Series ISSN
2192-922X
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
IX, 428
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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