Behavioral Assessment and Case Formulation

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.