This comprehensive, research-based introduction to childhood behavior disorders provides a sensitive and thorough examination of the field by covering its central issues, theories, and research methods, and providing descriptions and discussions of numerous disorders. Rich with illustrations and examples, it highlights the newest areas of research and clinical work, stressing supported treatments and the prevention of behavior problems. Sensitive to gender, cultural/race issues, and social influences, the newest edition of Behavior Disorders of Childhood continues to be the model book in the field. Topics include influences and risks in the developmental process, classification, assessment, and treatment, anxiety disorders, mood and conduct disorders, learning and language disorders, mental retardation, autism, and schizophrenia. An excellent reference resource for anyone employed in the field of child psychology, child psychopathology, or teachers of special education, child counselors, and those in social work.
A textbook for a course introducing childhood psychopathology. Wicks- Nelson (Marshall U., Huntington, West Virginia) and Israel (State U. of New York-Albany) assume that the developmental model can contribute much to understanding childhood behavior problems, that such problems are the result of interactions among variables, and that they require a systematic and scientific inquiry that combines empirical approaches and theoretical frameworks. Previous editions were published between 1984 and 1997. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)