Children

  • Jeffrey B. Allen
  • Alan M. Gross

Abstract

The diagnostic interview with the child can be both difficult and rewarding for the behavioral assessor. The difficulty lies in the fact that children are complex and possess a communicative style very different from that of adults. While the child’s interpersonal pattern is often complicated, it is also straightforward. To the clinician who is properly prepared for the situation, the interview provides access to the child’s unique world and individual experiences. Such access allows for a more complete and accurate evaluation of the child’s presenting difficulties. The challenge inherent in child assessment and diagnosis is undoubtedly linked to the multitude of developmental changes that occur during childhood.

Keywords

Diagnostic Interview Maternal Depression Target Behavior Behavioral Assessment Depressed Mother 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey B. Allen
    • 1
  • Alan M. Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MississippiUSA

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