09 July 2012, 09:00 — 12:00

Multi-Informant and Multicultural Assessment of Psychopathology

The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, Senate Hall, ul. Szczęśliwicka 40, 2nd floor, "C" building

Dear Students,

You are invited to take part in a meeting with Prof. Thomas M. Achenbach (President of Research Center for Children, Youth and Families, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont) and Professor Leslie Altman Rescorla (Director Child Study Institute in Bryn Mawr College) who will talk about the development and practical applications of the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA).

The ASEBA includes standardized forms for reporting and rating the behavioral, emotional, and social problems and adaptive functioning of people from 1½ to over 90 years of age. The presentation will focus mainly on ages 1½ to 18 years, but will also include assessment of adults, especially assessment of parent figures who are involved in services for children. Because agreement between different informants tends to be modest, methods for obtaining, comparing, and using data from multiple informants will be presented and illustrated with case examples.

ASEBA instruments have been translated into 89 languages and their use has been reported in publications from over 80 societies and cultural groups. Collaboration with international colleagues in many societies has made it possible to construct multicultural norms for ages 1½-18 based on epidemiological data from 48 societies. The presentation will include multicultural research findings and applications of the findings to assessment of individual children and adolescents. Current research on multicultural norms for ages 18-59 will also be outlined.

Questions and comments from participants will be welcome.  

The meeting will take place on Mon, 09 July, at 09:00, at The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, ul. Szczęśliwicka 40, Senate Hall, 2nd floor, "C" building.