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R. Bob Smith III Excellence in Assessment Award Webinar; Improving Mental Health Services with Multicultural Assessment of Child, Youth & Parent Psychopathology – 11/12/19

R. Bob Smith III Excellence in Assessment Award Webinar;  Improving Mental Health Services with Multicultural Assessment of Child, Youth & Parent Psychopathology

Webinar Overview:

The webinar will present assessment tools designed to identify people’s problems and strengths, to provide baselines against which to measure change, and to evaluate progress and outcomes.

The Achenbach System of empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) obtains self-and collateral-reports of problem and strengths for ages 1.5-90+ years.  We and PC software scores empirically derived syndromes, DSM-oriented scales, Internalizing, Externalizing, Total Problems, and strengths scales and compares scores from multiple formats.

ASEBA instruments are translated into over 100 languages. Population samples from 57 societies provide multicultural norms.  The Multicultural Family Assessment Module (MFAM) displays bar graphs of scale scores for children and their parents.  The Progress & Outcomes App (P&O App) displays intake, progress, and outcome scores with text stating whether changes exceed chance.

This webinar is designed to help you:

  1. Summarize ways in which multicultural assessment of child, youth, and parental psychopathology can improve mental health services
  2. Apply evidence-based intake, progress, and outcome assessment
  3. Compare assessment of child and parent psychopathology

This webinar is past and may be downloaded for viewing from the SCCAP website

CE credits are not an option when viewing a recorded video.

PowerPoint Slides


About the Speaker

Thomas Achenbach is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and President of the Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families at the University of Vermont. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Achenbach taught at Yale and was a Research Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been a DAAD Fellow at the University of Heidelberg, Germany; an SSRC Senior Faculty Fellow at Jean Piaget’s Center in Geneva; Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Child Psychopathology; and a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM‑III‑R committee. He has given over 400 invited presentations in 45 countries and has authored over 300 publications, including Developmental Psychopathology; Research in Developmental Psychology; Empirically Based Assessment of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (with Stephanie McConaughy); Multicultural Understanding of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology (with Leslie Rescorla); and Manuals for the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA). ASEBA instruments have been translated into over 100 languages. Over 10,000 publications report their use in 100 societies and cultural groups. Dr. Achenbach’s honors include the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contribution Award for Clinical Child Psychology; the University of Vermont’s University Scholar Award; the Institute for Scientific Information’s Most Highly Cited Authors in the World Psychiatry/Psychology Literature; Honorary Professor, Autonomous University of Peru; AITANA Award, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain; and election as a Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association and 4 Divisions of the American Psychological Association.

American Psychological Association Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 53 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For registration questions, contact Sonja Wiggins, MBA, APA Division Services Office, at or 202-336-5590.