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Author Simmons, Catherine A.

Title Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation / Catherine A. Simmons, Peter Lehmann
Published New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 534 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Foreword:Why We Need a More Positive Social Science in These Troubling Times; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Strengths and Psychotherapy; 2 Incorporating Strengths Into Assessment and Evaluation: Striking a Balance Between "What Is Right" and "What Is Wrong"; 3 Selecting "Tools" for Clinical Practice; 4 Happiness and Subjective Well-Being; 5 Health, Wellness, andHealth-Related Quality of Life; 6 Acceptance, Mindfulness, andSituational Affect; 7 Hope, Optimism, and Humor; 8 Resilience, Coping, andPosttraumatic Growth; 9 Aspirations, Goals, and Values
10 Self-Effi cacy11 Social Support, Social Relationships, and Emotional Intelligence; 12 Empowerment Tools for Strengths-BasedAssessment and EvaluationEmpowerment; 13 Couples; 14 Families; 15 Children and Adolescents; Index; Back Cover
Summary Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a client's presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ""right"" in a person's life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Evaluation research (Social action programs)
Needs assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author Lehmann, Peter, 1950-
ISBN 0826107621 (electronic bk.)
9780826107626 (electronic bk.)