Mental health practitioners use behavioral assessment methods in their treatment of clients to target the behavior that is desired, select appropriate treatment strategies, and evaluate treatment outcome. This textbook describes the evidence-based principles and underlying theories of behavioral assessment; demonstrates behavioral assessment methods including behavior observation, interviewing, and client self-report assessments; and provides applications of behavioral assessment. Extensive case study illustrations, sidebar callouts, and other pedagogical tools make this a perfect textbook for courses in psychological assessment, particularly those focusing on behavioral assessment methods.
Stephen N. Haynes, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Ma?noa in Honolulu. 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.
Preface ix 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 References 347 Author Index 381 Subject Index 389