An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Evaluation for Child Mental Health
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D.
University of New Orleans
In this overview, Dr. Frick describes an evidence-based approach to mental health assessment. In addition, he identifies the types of measures that can support evidence-based assessment of child mental health. Lastly, he provides examples of ways to apply an evidence-based approach to assessment in the field of youth mental health.
Paul J. Frick, Ph.D is a University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Frick has published over 160 manuscripts in either edited books or peer-reviewed publications and he is the author of 6 additional books and test manuals. A continuing line of research focuses on understanding the different pathways through which youth develop severe antisocial behavior and aggression and the implications of this research for assessment and treatment. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. Dr. Frick is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, the official journal of Division 53 of the American Psychological Association. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-V Workgroup for ADHD and the Disruptive Behavior Disorders. Dr. Frick's expertise also encompasses assessment of youth mental health as evidenced by his recent publication of "Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Personality and Behavior."