Family Assessment, edited by Jane Close Conoley and Elaine Buterick Werth (Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1995)

Copyright © 1995 by Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. Digital Edition copyright © 2012 Buros Center for Testing. This book may be downloaded, saved, and printed by an individual for their own use. No part of this book may be re-published, re-posted, or redistributed without written permission of the holder of copyright.

Assessing families suggests both interesting measurement issues and significant clinical applications. This volume is a collection of important papers to explore the topic in some depth. Some of these papers were first given at the Buros-Nebraska Symposium on Testing and Measurement. Others have been written especially for this volume. All are outstanding examples of scholarship in this very thorny area of psychological measurement beyond the individual. We commissioned papers that examined the history of measurement with families and to cover family issues that are of particular interest to both clinicians and researchers. Overall, the authors have tackled very big issues. They have illuminated issues associated with measuring more than one person, that is, creating constructs that define systems and interactions. They have considered these measurements from both clinical and research perspectives. Finally, they have created a framework that captures normal developmental milestones for families and families in reaction to significant stressors. It is an important work that continues the Buros Institute tradition of being at the cutting edge of measurement concerns.

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Title and Contents- Family Assessment, Jane Close Conoley, Linda L. Murphy, and Elaine Buterick Werth

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Preface- Family Assessment, Jane Close Conoley

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Section One: Family Assessment: History, Theory, and Applications

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1. Measurement Beyond the Individual, Charles F. Halverson

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2. Families As The Focus Of Assessment: Theoretical And Practical Issues, Cindy I. Carlson

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Section Two Investigation of Critical Elements of Family Dynamics

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3. Assessing Family Health And Distress: An Intergenerational-Systemic Perspective, James H. Bray

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4. Multicultural Family Assessment, Jane Close Conoley and Lorrie E. Bryant

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5. Sibling Relationships, Michelle C. Schicke

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6. Assessing Marital Quality In Longitudinal And Life Course Studies, David R. Johnson

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Section Three: Assessment of Special Challenges Faced by Families

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7. Issues In Measuring The Effects Of Divorce On Children, Paul R. Amato

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8. Family Assessment In Behavioral Parent Training For Antisocial Behavior, Elaine Buterick Werth

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9. Assessment Issues in Families of Individuals with Disabilities, Marjorie Ann Padula

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Family Assessment- Epilogue

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Family Assessment- Author Index

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Family Assessment- Subject Index

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Family Assessment- Test Index

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Family Assessment- Complete Work, Jane Close Conoley, Linda L. Murphy, and Elaine Buterick Werth