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Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Critical Issues in Clinical, Forensic and School Settings (Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment)This book offers clear best-practice guidelines for the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It discusses both the rising rates of autism and the growing need for appropriate, effective treatments and services. The book examines measures and methods used in assessing for core symptoms of ASD as well as memory, attention, visual and spatial skills, and other areas relevant to autism assessment. In-depth material on differential diagnosis and a range of comorbid conditions depict the complexiti…

Mental Health Screening at School: Instrumentation, Implementation, and Critical Issues (Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment)This book examines critical clinical assessment and scientific issues involved in child mental health screening and addresses the implications for future research and practice. To begin, the book presents the history of child mental health assessment and diagnosis, including the role of government and the legal system in guiding mental health practices. In addition, it discusses the importance of early identification and treatment of child mental health problems in context of the current system …

Diagnostic Assessment of Learning Disabilities in Childhood: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (Contemporary Issues in Psychological Assessment)Diagnosing learning disabilities (LD) in children has never been an easy task. The multiple approaches in use complicate the assessment process, raising the risk of young students getting the wrong services, or none at all. It is clear that more accurate diagnosis and classification methods are needed to advance the prevention and treatment of difficulties in reading and mathematics.Diagnostic Assessment of Learning Disabilities in Childhood takes important steps to cut through the confusion. Th…

Measuring the Mind: Conceptual Issues in Contemporary PsychometricsIs it possible to measure psychological attributes like intelligence, personality and attitudes and if so, how does that work? What does the term ‘measurement’ mean in a psychological context? This fascinating and timely book discusses these questions and investigates the possible answers that can be given response. Denny Borsboom provides an in-depth treatment of the philosophical foundations of widely used measurement models in psychology. The theoretical status of classical test theory, laten…

Mental Health and Crime (Contemporary Issues in Public Policy)Does mental disorder cause crime? Does crime cause mental disorder? And if either of these could be proved to be true what consequences should stem for those who find themselves deemed mentally disordered offenders? Mental Health and Crime examines the nature of the relationship between mental disorder and crime. It concludes that the broad definition of what is an all too common human condition – mental disorder – and the widespread occurrence of an equally all too common human behaviour …

House of Pleasure: A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama (There Was a House Series Book 1)There Was a House saga is a gripping story about a very real crime taking place all around us. Set in the dark, depraved world of sex-trafficking, this epic continuing psychological thriller and drama spans four novel-length books, digging deep to tell the in-depth story of six victims and their hope for revenge and redemption. Book One: House of PleasureBRUTALITY Fueled by rage and disgust, Phoenix runs away from home. The situation there had become unbearable. In fact, things couldn’t get an…

In The Crosshairs: A BWWM Billionaire RomanceShe’s a political activist hoping to change the world…The only thing Imani Colbert wanted was a large cup of gourmet coffee from her favorite place in town. Instead she got into an argument with a sinfully gorgeous one percenter, got to dodge bullets and small town bigots. To top it all off, she got to find out what it felt like to really fall in love.He’s an ultra rich billionaire with the world at his fingertips…Daniel St. James was used to people doing his bidding and falling at his f…

House of Shame: A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama (There Was a House Series Book 4)There Was a House saga is a gripping story about a very real crime taking place all around us. Set in the dark, depraved world of sex-trafficking, this epic continuing psychological thriller and drama spans four novel-length books, digging deep to tell the in-depth story of six victims and their hope for revenge and redemption. Book Four (Conclusion): House of ShameREVENGE Phoenix and Jamie have been plotting to devastate her captor and destroy his brothel of under-aged sex-trafficking victims e…

The Secrets Between Sisters ‘A story about love, betrayal, family’ – Bookaholic ConfessionsIf you could see me now…Lizzie and Bea Harris were always very close. They were sisters and nothing could tear them apart. Until Bea dies, leaving her sister twelve letters, one for every month.Alone for the first time Lizzie is left trying to pull together the pieces of a life she has for so long ignored and find a place for herself…out from under the shadow of her sister.But the letters are revealing a sister Lizzie isn’…