Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Psychiatric clinicians should use rating scales and questionnaires often, for they facilitate targeted diagnoses and treatment; they facilitate links to empirical literature and systematize the entire process of management

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Psychiatric clinicians should use rating scales and questionnaires often, for they facilitate targeted diagnoses and treatment; they facilitate links to empirical literature and systematize the entire process of management
  • Oriented and highly practical, the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an ideal tool for the busy psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, family physician, or social worker
  • The full range of psychiatric disorders are covered in brief but thorough chapters, each of which provides a concise review of measurement issues related to the relevant condition, along with recommendations on which dimensions to measure – and when
  • The Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an invaluable resource for all clinicians who care for patients with psychiatric disorders
  • Psychologists … have edited a useful and practical handbook for mental health professionals. … ‘The overarching goal of this handbook is to provide you, as a mental health clinician, with the knowledge and tools necessary to integrate measurement into your ongoing clinical practice.’ … the Handbook of Clinical Rating Scales and Assessment in Psychiatry and Mental Health is a wonderful resource for students, trainees and established professionals. … read the book to become or to improve your skills as an empirical clinician.”
  • “It offers clinicians a guide for practicing by this gold standard. … the handbook should be helpful for many practicing clinicians and serve their purposes. … the greatest usefulness of this book will be to those who have basic knowledge of selecting an instrument on the basis of its psychometric properties. … may be of greatest value as a quick reference guide for practitioners who work with persons who have mental health disorders. … this volume can help readers select tools for client assessment.”

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