Administration Manual for the Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes (ChIPS & P-ChIPS)
Covering both the ChIPS and P-ChIPS, the Administration Booklet is informative and user-friendly. It presents background information about the interview's development, detailed instructions for conducting the interview and recording its results, explicit criteria for assessing interviewee responses, complete specifications for preparing mental health paraprofessionals to administer the interview, and illustrative case studies.
- Introduction. Theoretical foundations. Development of the interview. Administration and scoring. Psychometric properties: studies of reliability and validity. Interpretations and case examples. Training. References.
About the Authors
Elizabeth Weller, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and Frederick H. Allen Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Ronald A. Weller, M.D., is at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a Past President of The American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Ohio State University. She is also the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the Ohio State University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Marijo Teare Rooney, Ph.D., is currently in private practice. She is a member and serves as Secretary of the Kansas Psychological Association and is active promoting its agenda at the state legislative level.
The most user-friendly interview that we know. We recommend it highly to use on a regular basis in pediatric and child psychiatry clinics. It is an excellent teaching tool for psychology interns and child psychiatry fellows as they master diagnosis and assessment in child psychiatry.—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
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