Best Assessment Practices in Clinical Psychology

Book series developed and edited with the support of Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

The series

The series Best Assessment Practices in Clinical Psychology has been designed to present practitioners and researchers with accessible and concise information on the state-of-the-art of psychological assessment procedures in specific domains of clinical psychology. Editors and contributors are leading authorities in their respective fields. Each volume discusses, in a reader-friendly manner, the critical issues and developments in the assessment of a particular area, and provides all the necessary information on the utility, psychometrics, applicability, and accessibility of the measures. The series is an ideal resource for graduate students, early-career professionals, as well as seasoned practitioners and researchers.

Main features

The main emphasis is guiding therapists and practitioners to the most appropriate assessments they can use in their daily practice.

The most important information is summarized in tables, illustrations, or displayed boxes, and marginal notes.

Each volume consists of 120–150 pages.

Expert authors
We will recruit genuine authorities to write for the series; many of our authors are leaders in the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Regular publication
We want to publish 3 volumes each year.

Reasonably priced
The list price is expected to be less than $40 per volume. A 15% discount will be available for members of ABCT.

Available in print and as eBooks
All volumes will be available as classic print books and as eBooks.

Series Editors Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP, and Amitai Abramovitch, PhD

In the context of mental health, clinicians face a daunting range of situations requiring reliable assessment tools and procedures, and determining the best practices for the full array of presenting problems can be overwhelming. Therefore, the Best Assessment Practices in Clinical Psychology book series aims to provide clinicians with a user-friendly road map for adopting the state-of-the-art methodology and tools for assessing a wide range of presenting problems.

The editors

Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP

is Professor of Psychology at Fordham University and Chief Clinical Science Officer for Better Living Center for Behavioral Health. He is Past President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has edited or co-edited 22 books and published over 350 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. McKay is a licensed psychologist in NY and CT, and board certified from the American Board of Professional Psychology in both cognitive-behavioral and clinical psychology. His expertise is in anxiety disorders, OCD, and the role of disgust in psychopathology.

Amitai Abramovitch, PhD

is a licensed psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist, and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology at Texas State University. He is also affiliated with the CORD center at the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and serves on several journal editorial boards including in editorial roles, as well as on national and international scientific and grant committees. His research interests include the cognitive neuroscience of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, the impulsive–compulsive continuum, the impact of psychopathology on cognition, as well as assessment and psychometrics.

Volumes in planning

  • Best Assessment Practices for Anxiety Disorders
  • Best Assessment Practices for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
  • Best Assessment Practices for Childhood Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Best Assessment Practices for Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Best Assessment Practices for Adult Self-Harm and Suicidal Behaviors
  • Best Assessment Practices in Assessing Performance and Symptom Validity
  • Best Assessment Practices for Chronic Pain in Youth
  • Best Assessment Practices Utilizing Ecological Momentary Assessments for Anxiety

Volume proposals

If you are interesting in submitting a proposal for a volume in the series, then please take a look at the general submission guidelines for Hogrefe Publishing as well as the style manual for preparing a manuscript for the series. Please forward your proposal or any questions you have to Prof. Dean McKay or Prof. Amitai Abramovitch.

Content and structure

The contents of each volume are structured as follows:

Chapter 1. Description and Definitions

Chapter 2. Theoretical Framework

Chapter 3. Measurement Review

Chapter 4. Professional Issues and Evaluation and Assessment

Chapter 5. Assessment Vignettes

Chapter 6. Recent Developments and Areas of Emerging Research

Suggested Additional Readings
Appendix: Tools and Resources

Do you have any questions?

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