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(p. 19) Assessment
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(p. 19) Assessment
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Anne Marie Albano

and Patricia Marten DiBartolo

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195307764.003.0002
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date: 21 October 2020

Chapter 2 outlines a five-step assessment process. The first step is to make a diagnosis. Step 2 involves creating a hierarchy to guide treatment goals, and in step 3, youths submit self-report measures of their social anxiety. Step 4 requires the therapist to observe the client’s social anxiety, using some form of behavioral assessment, and to teach the adolescent to self-monitor using a Daily Monitoring Log. At each step, information gathered from adult informants is integrated with the youth’s self-report in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the manner in which the children’s anxiety is affecting their lives. Finally, step 5 is a feedback session in which the complete picture of the youth’s social anxiety and any concomitant issues are presented to the youth and parents within a cognitive behavioral framework

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