Recent Developments in Behavioral and Personality Assessment of Children, Including How COVID-19 Affects Children’s Mental Health

This webinar will be held September 23, 10:00AM-12:00PM. A recording will be made available. Includes book.
This Webinar provides an overview of Dr. Jerome Sattler’s latest book published in 2022—Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children, Seventh Edition, and a discussion of how COVID-19 affects children’s mental health. Each participant will receive a copy of the book as part of the registration fee. See for contents, preface, reviews, and PowerPoint presentation covering each chapter of the book.

The Seventh Edition contains new material on theoretical perspectives useful for assessment, trauma and trauma-informed care, bullying and cyberbullying, child maltreatment, disruptive disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, substance-related disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, adaptive behavior, functional behavioral assessment, and executive functions. In addition, the Seventh Edition contains reviews of several standardized measures for assessing behavioral, social, and emotional functioning of children and for assessing parenting and family functioning. Dr. Martin Mrazik from the University of Alberta said, “There is not a more thorough and comprehensive assessment textbook in the fields of school and clinical psychology! Dr. Sattler continues to have a legacy of excellence with this latest work.” And Dr. Daniel Olympus from University of Utah said, “With the addition on trauma and child maltreatment, the Behavioral Seventh Edition becomes and remains a ‘must have’ for graduate students and professionals alike.”

Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and to email their questions to Dr. Sattler at least one week before the Webinar is held ( The intended audience for the Webinar includes professionals and students in the fields of school psychology, clinical psychology, counseling, and rehabilitation.

Level of Curriculum Content: Intermediate


Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss recent developments in the field of assessment of children
  • Recognize signs of trauma, bullying, and child maltreatment
  • Understand how COVID-19 affects children’s mental health


  • 15 minutes: Overview of the Behavioral 7th Edition text
  • 75 minutes: Guidelines for conducting behavioral and personality assessment of children
  • 15 minutes: How COVID-19 affects children’s mental health
  • 15 minutes: Questions and answers


Jerome M. Sattler is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. He is a Professor Emeritus and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University. In 1998, he received the Senior Scientist Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from Central Missouri State University. In 2005, he received the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the San Diego Psychological Association and a Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. In 2014, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Azusa Pacific University. His prior books include Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations and Applications, Sixth Edition.



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