Where to Start and What to Ask An Assessment Handbook

Author: Susan Lukas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707016
Format: PDF
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A "sink or swim" philosophy frequently prevails in mental health settings today. As a life raft for beginners and their supervisors, Where to Start and What to Ask provides all the necessary tools for garnering information from clients. Lukas also offers a framework for thinking about that information and formulating a thorough assessment. This indispensable book helps therapeutic neophytes organize their approach to the initial phase of treatment and navigate even rough clinical waters with competence and assurance.

Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook

Author: Stefano Federici
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439838658
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The process of matching a person who has a disability with the most appropriate assistive technology requires a series of assessments, typically administered by multidisciplinary teams at specialized centers for technical aid. Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook fills the need for a reference that helps assistive technology experts perform assessments that more effectively connect the person and the technology. Emphasizing the well-being of the individual with a disability, the book proposes an ideal model of the assistive technology assessment process and outlines how this model can be applied in practice internationally. Organized into three parts, the handbook: Gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments Describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of the psychotechnologist, who is skilled in understanding individuals and their psychosocial and technological needs and preferences Reviews cutting-edge technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces and microswitches The book synthesizes information scattered throughout the international literature, focusing on aspects that are particularly representative or innovative. It also addresses the challenges posed by the variety of health and social care systems and the different ways that individuals who need aid are defined—are they users, patients, clients, or consumers, and how does that affect the assessment? Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, internationally renowned leaders in the field of assistive technology assessment, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents. Guiding readers in matching the person and the appropriate assistive technology, it offers a framework for future practice and research. Listen to Stefano Federici talk about the handbook.

Counseling in African American Communities

Author: Lee N. June
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310861527
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The gospel brings liberty to men, women, and children bound by every conceivable sin and affliction. Psychology provides a tool for applying the power of the gospel in practical ways. Drawing on biblical truths and psychological principles, Counseling in African-American Communities helps us—Christian counselors, pastors, and church leaders—to meet the deep needs of our communities with life-changing effect.Marshaling the knowledge and experience of experts in the areas of addiction, family issues, mental health, and other critical issues, this no-nonsense handbook supplies distinctively African-American insights on the problems tearing lives and families apart all around us:Domestic AbuseGambling AddictionBlended FamiliesSexual Addiction and the InternetDepression and Bipolar DisorderDivorce RecoveryUnemploymentSexual Abuse and IncestDemonologyGrief and LossSchizophreniaSubstance Abuse . . . and much more

The Student Assessment Handbook

Author: Lee Dunn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134310145
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide to current practice in assessment, particularly for those professionals coming to terms with new pressures on their traditional teaching practices. Increased use of IT, flexible assessment methods and quality assurance all affect assessment, and the need to diversify and adapt traditional assessment practices to suit new modes of learning is clearer than ever. The Student Assessment Handbook looks at the effectiveness of traditional methods in the present day and provides guidelines on how these methods may be developed to suit today's teaching environments. It is a practical resource with case studies, reflection boxes and diagnostic tools to help the reader apply the principles to everyday teaching. The book provides advice on a wide range of topics including: * assessing to promote particular kinds of learning outcomes * using meaningful assessment techniques to assess large groups * the implications of flexible learning on timing and pacing of assessment * the pros and cons of online assessment * tackling Web plagiarism and the authentication of student work * mentoring assessment standards * assessing generic skills and quality assurance.

The Security Risk Assessment Handbook

Author: Douglas J. Landoll
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420031236
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Security Risk Assessment Handbook: A Complete Guide for Performing Security Risk Assessments provides detailed insight into precisely how to conduct an information security risk assessment. Designed for security professionals and their customers who want a more in-depth understanding of the risk assessment process, this volume contains real-world advice that promotes professional development. It also enables security consumers to better negotiate the scope and rigor of a security assessment, effectively interface with a security assessment team, deliver insightful comments on a draft report, and have a greater understanding of final report recommendations. This book can save time and money by eliminating guesswork as to what assessment steps to perform, and how to perform them. In addition, the book offers charts, checklists, examples, and templates that speed up data gathering, analysis, and document development. By improving the efficiency of the assessment process, security consultants can deliver a higher-quality service with a larger profit margin. The text allows consumers to intelligently solicit and review proposals, positioning them to request affordable security risk assessments from quality vendors that meet the needs of their organizations.

The Biomass Assessment Handbook

Author: Frank Rosillo-Calle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131752747X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The increasing importance of biomass as a renewable energy source has led to an acute need for reliable and detailed information on its assessment, consumption and supply. Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardised measurement and accounting procedures, this best-selling handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and explores the pros and cons of exploitation. This new edition has been fully updated and revised with new chapters on sustainability methodologies. Topics covered include assessment methods for woody and herbaceous biomass, biomass supply and consumption, land use change, remote sensing techniques, food security, sustainability and certification as well as vital policy issues. The book includes international case studies on techniques from measuring tree volume to transporting biomass, which help to illustrate step-by-step methods. Technical appendices offer a glossary of terms, energy units and other valuable resource data.

Family Assessment Handbook An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment

Author: Barbara Thomlison
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305687884
Format: PDF
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Providing practical information and theoretical foundations established on evidence-based methodology, Thomlison's text presents a step-by-step approach to family practice that teaches students to be critical thinkers for the study and practice of family work. Focusing on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTION AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT, Fourth Edition, is based on family systems theory as well as the family and environmental contexts in which family functioning is influenced. Within the family setting, evidence-based interventions are identified for guiding practice decisions. This practical guide illustrates the interplay of family structure and processes, family dynamics, and patterns of interaction to show how those patterns influence family and child development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Odour Impact Assessment Handbook

Author: Vincenzo Belgiorno
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118481283
Format: PDF, ePub
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Odours have become a priority concern for facility operators,engineers and urban planners who deal with waste and industrialtreatment plants. The subjectivity of smell perception, itsvariability due to frequency and weather conditions, and thecomplex nature of the substances involved, has long hampered theregulation of odour emissions. This book provides a comprehensive framework for the assessment,measurement and monitoring of odour emissions, andcovers: Odour characterization and exposure effects Instruments and methods for sampling and measurement Strategies for odour control Dispersion modelling for odour exposure assessment Odour regulations and policies Procedures for odour impact assessment Case studies: Wastewater treatment, composting, industrial andCAFO plants, and landfill Intended for researchers in environmental chemistry,environmental engineering, and civil engineering, this book is alsoan invaluable guide for industry professionals working inwastewater treatment, environmental and air analysis, and wastemanagement.