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Designed for professionals in the field of child maltreatment, this authoritative book presents a compelling theoretical framework that guide’s assessment of children and adolescents who have been sexually abused and their parents. The book is designed to make it easier for clinicians to select a number of measures or procedures across three dimensions that have considerable clinical relevance – attachment, dysregulations, and self-perception. Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families features in particular the assessment of sexually aggressive children and an extensive set of interview formats, checklists, and other forms that clinicians will find especially useful in evaluating children and their families. The book is also richly illustrated with case studies.  

Assessment of Dysregulation
Assessment of dysregulation

This chapter reviews measures used to assess a range of dysregulation issues in both child and parent (see Table 5.1). Dysregulation subsumes the two most common sequelae of maltreatment, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and sexual behavior problems, with the latter cluster of behavior problems discussed in Chapter 6. Chronic dysregulation has also been associated with dissociation (Ogawa, Sroufe, Weinfeld, Carlson, & Egeland, 1997). However, that does not exclude the role of affect regulation problems in the etiology of a range of internalizing and externalizing disorders (Bradley, 2000).

Table 5.1 Measures and Techniques to Assess Dysregulation

The case that was initially presented in Chapter 4 is continued here. A number of dysregulation-specific issues were relevant and related to A. B.'s overall level of ...

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