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February/March 2002Vol. 3, No. 2Psychological Assessment of Sexually Abused Children and Their Families. Interpersonal Violence: The

Friedrich, William N. Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. 384 pp. $34.95. Paperback.

Friedrich outlines a theoretical framework for psychological assessments and includes in depth case studies and reviews current literature covering attachment theories, dysregulation, and self-perception hypotheses. He addresses variability in sexually abused children and in their accounts of abuse, and outlines the overall purposes and goals of a psychological evaluation, showing in detail how to examine an evaluation of sexual behavior problems. The appendices contain copies of the various reports, checklists, and questionnaires that are discussed, including:

  • Family Evaluation Checklist
  • Risk Factor Checklist
  • Attachment Story Stems
  • Adolescent Sexual Behavior Inventory -- self, and parent reports
  • Self-Injurious Behavior Checklist and Interview.

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Sage Publications Inc.
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Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218
Phone: 805-499-9774
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