I am excited to report that the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (JCCAP) has published a special issue on the most common outcome of assessments of youth mental health, namely discrepancies among the reports provided by informants such as parents, teachers, and youth themselves. This is a special issue that is 12 years in the making, as it serves as a sequel to a special section JCCAP published on this same topic, back in 2011.
The publisher agreed to make all 9 articles in the issue free to access until the end of 2023! I pasted below the link to the full issue, where you will find all 9 articles:
A big thanks to all of the contributors. From start to finish I could not be prouder of the work published in this issue. The issue includes:
- A new measurement validation paradigm designed to address problems with using the multitrait-multimethod matrix when assessing youth
- Two authoritative reviews on multi-informant approaches to assessing therapeutic processes, namely the therapeutic alliance and treatment fidelity
- Papers that represent the latest work on informant discrepancies when planning treatment, assessing autism spectrum concerns, and assessing limited prosocial emotions
- A Future Directions piece focused on “next steps” in research on discrepant reports when assessing suicide risk
- An editorial statement co-authored by 70 scholars in youth mental health, that discusses the special issue in the context of the 60-year history of research and theory on informant discrepancies in youth mental health assessments
I hope you find the work exciting and inspiring, and please feel free to forward this to anyone in your respective networks who you think might be interested in this work! Best wishes,
Andres De Los Reyes, Ph.D.
Editor, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology