4. Integration of Physical and Psychiatric Assessment

  1. Edilma L. Yearwood PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN,
  2. Geraldine S. Pearson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN and
  3. Jamesetta A. Newland PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
  1. Barbara Schoen Johnson and
  2. Jamesetta A. Newland

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch4

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health

How to Cite

Johnson, B. S. and Newland, J. A. (2012) Integration of Physical and Psychiatric Assessment, in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (eds E. L. Yearwood, G. S. Pearson and J. A. Newland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118704660.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813807867

Online ISBN: 9781118704660



  • Central nervous system (CNS);
  • Child and adolescent psychiatric assessment (CAPA);
  • Child behavior checklist (CBCL);
  • Diagnostic interview for children and adolescents (DICA);
  • Integration of physical and psychiatric assessment;
  • Mental status examination (MSE);
  • Pediatric symptom checklist (PSC)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Overview of Chapter

  • Integrating Psychiatric and Physical Assessment Approaches

  • Who Initially Assesses the Child?

  • Elements of an Assessment

  • Observation of the Child, Adolescent, and Family

  • Impact of the Problem or Disorder

  • Eliciting Information

  • Areas of Psychiatric Assessment of Children and Adolescents

  • Use of Assessment Tools

  • Ethnic Differences Using Behavioral Rating Scales

  • Review of Specific Evaluation Tools for Use in Primary Care

  • Identifying Risk and Protective Factors

  • Teaching Needs

  • Communicating Findings to Children, Adolescents, and Families

  • Establishing Trust with the Child or Adolescent and Family

  • Implications for Nursing Practice, Research, and Education

  • Case Exemplar

  • Resources for Primary Care Providers and Families

  • References