Assessing Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health: Integrating the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) within a Comprehensive Assessment Framework

Building G7, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi

Training Announcement
Assessing Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health: Integrating the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) within a Comprehensive Assessment Framework
Thomas M. Achenbach & Leslie A. Rescorla

ASEBA rating forms, including the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), have been translated into more than 85 languages and are used worldwide for clinical assessment and research. This workshop will begin by describing the conceptual framework for the ASEBA including how to integrate it with other forms of assessmen including observations and clinical interviews. Then, forms for assessing behavioral and emotional problems in children (ages 11?2-5 and 6-18), adults (ages 18-59), and older adults (60-90+) will be presented. The Language Development Survey for identifying language delays in children ages 11?2-3, and the Semistructured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents and Direct Observation Form for ages 6-18 will also be described. Participants will learn (1) how to conduct multifaceted assessments that include the ASEBA standardized rating forms, behavioral observations and clinical interviews, (2) how to interpret ASEBA profiles that display ratings of each item as well as scores for each scale in relation to norms for the age and gender of the person being assessed and the kind of informant (parent, teacher, self, adult collateral), and (3) how to systematically compare the reports from different informants in order to obtain a comprehensive picture of the client. Case illustrations will be used throughout the workshop to demonstrate how information from rating forms, direct observations, clinical interviews, and psychological tests can be integrated to assist in case formulation and treatment planning and monitoring. The workshop will also address how multi-generational use of ASEBA forms can be used for family-based assessment. The workshop will close with presentation of multicultural research findings for the ASEBA and with discussion of how ASEBA forms can be used to compare treatments and evaluate treatment efficacy.
Thomas Achenbach, PhD. Dr. Achenbach is a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont in the United States. He is also the Director of the Research Center for Children, Youth and Families.
He is the author of the ASEBA assessment rating forms, including the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Youth Self-Report. Dr. Achenbach is an internationally recognized expert in the field of assessment and he has published extensively on this topic. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association. His research focuses on multicultural methods for assessing behavioral, emotional and social problems and adaptive functioning. This work includes collaboration with colleagues in many cultures to apply standardized assessment methods, perform multicultural comparisons, and improve understanding, assessment, and treatment of psychopathology throughout the world.
Leslie Rescorla, PhD. Dr. Rescorla is a Professor of Psychology at Bryn Mawr College in the United States. She is also the Director of the Child Study Institute of Bryn Mawr College. In the past Dr. Rescorla served as Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Clinical Developmental Psychology Doctoral Program.
Dr. Rescorla is an expert on language delay, individual differences in early reading, and empirically-based assessment of emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. She has authored over 100 books and articles and has lectured around the world on these topics.

Time: Thursday May 18, 2011 8:00-5:00 and Friday May 19th, 8-11:30
Language: English with Vietnamese interpretation
Place: Vietnam National University, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Ha Noi (Building G7, Room 401)
Participants: Professionals from a variety of fields, including psychiatry, psychology, nursing, education, social work, and community-based services. Participants may come from various service sectors including medical, NGOs, educational (including primary and secondary schools and specialized education), and social support organizations.
Fee: 700,000VND/person
Deadline: 5pm, May 12, 2011
Contact Person: Nguyen Cao Minh [email protected]
Doan Thi Men [email protected]