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Instruction in Functional Assessment by Marcie Desrochers; Marcie Desrocher; Moira Fallon
Publication Date: 2014-08-08
"Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual's challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals. The purpose of this textbook is to provide instruction in FA skills for pre-professionals in the fields of education and psychology. This supplemental resource provides the context, background, and knowledge to facilitate students' acquisition of the methods, decision-making, and skills involved in conducting FA. Each chapter begins with focus questions designed to promote reflective thinking and ends with discussion questions. To promote application of FA in diverse situations and teach important lessons, case studies of individuals with challenging behaviors, interactive activities, and opportunities for practice are embedded in the chapters. Moreover, the text includes the ingredients to facilitate students' role play and rehearsal of appropriate FA skills while working in cooperative groups and using performance-based training." (note: also available at Open Textbooks Suny
Introduction to Community Psychology by Leonard A. Jason, Olya Glantsman, Jack F. O'Brien, and Kaitlyn N. Ramian (Editors)
Publication Date: June 21, 2019
This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities. Please email us at email@example.com with any feedback or to request downloadable versions of the chapter lecture slides and quizzes for instructor use.
JM Rey’s IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health by Joseph M. Rey (editor); Andrés Martin (editor)
Publication Date: 2012, Updated 2020
2012 Forward: "An electronic textbook on child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) that is free of charge and downloadable is now available on the website of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP). It is based on best clinical practice, reflects the latest research, will be updated regularly and strives to be culturally sensitive.This feat clearly reveals the commitment of IACAPAP to make knowledge about CAMH widely available, whilst advocating for access to quality CAMH care globally..."
Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness by Sherri Melrose
Publication Date: 2015
"This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing ‘Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in ‘what to do,' we provided text box summaries for reading and listening." - works with HUS 112
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