As healthcare costs rise, so too do the costs of assessment instruments, critical tools for mental health professionals. While some traditional assessment instruments have become prohibitively expensive, as with many other fields, the Internet offers a host of more affordable and equitable alternative assessment tools at little or no cost. The pitfall of this alternative, thus far, has been the lack of vetting and quality assessment. Assessing Common Mental Health and Addiction Issues With Free-Access Instruments fills this gap by providing the first analysis and assessment of these tools, provided by some of the leading names in mental health assessment instruments. This resource identifies the most efficient free access instruments and provides summary information about administration, scoring, interpretation, psychometric integrity, and strengths and weaknesses. The book is organized around the most common broad range issues encountered by helping professionals, and whenever possible, a link to the instrument itself is provided. This is an essential text for all mental health professionals looking to expand the scope and range of their assessment instruments.
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1. Introduction and Use of Free Access Assessment Instruments 2. Assessment of Anxiety Disorders 3. Assessment of Mood Disorders 4. Assessment of Addiction and Related Disorders 5. Assessment of AD/HD, Disruptive, Impulse Control, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders 6. Assessment of Disorders on the Autistic and Schizophrenic Spectrums 7. Assessment of Eating Disorders 8. Assessment of Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders References