Exploring the clinical implications of the international CS reference data for children and adolescents (Meyer, Erdberg, Shaffer, 2007)

Shira Tibon, Lily Rothschild

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Abstract

Meyer, Erdberg, and Shaffer (2007) pointed to significant variability across nonpatient samples of children and adolescents included in the Comprehensive System (CS; Exner, 2003) international project. Consequently, Meyer et al. stated that applying standard interpretive guidelines for children and adolescents would result in some inaccurate inferences about mental health and recommended inferring difficulties in a child's protocol in cases in which a score on a given variable deviates from the most extreme normative samples' mean. In this Comment, we explore this idea and provide the clinician with basic guidelines for interpreting young patients' protocols in which structural data are used jointly with developmental and contextual factors. We present these guidelines in relation to a case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-499
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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