An invaluable guide for working with children and adolescents with behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, or both
Featuring contributions from renowned experts such as Gerald Fuller, Eugenio Rothe, John Lockman, Charles Casat, Freddy Paniagua, and Nancy Winters, Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavior details how to use the behavioral assessment process to develop effective treatment and rehabilitation plans for various child and adolescent psychological and psychiatric disorders.
This comprehensive guide features step-by-step instruction for successful identi?cation and diagnosis of various behavioral/emotional disorders as well as suggestions for treatment on specialized topics such as Asperger's Syndrome, eating disorders, and disruptive behavior. Carefully edited by H. Booney Vance and Andres Pumariega, it offers the mental health practitioner a wealth of practical information not only on state-of-the-art clinical assessment procedures and techniques but also on applied intervention strategies for each disorder, along with instructive case studies and vignettes. The book also examines the use of medication as part of an integrated treatment approach to managing these challenging behaviors.
Addressing the critical advances made in the ?eld in recent years, Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavior represents an important step in bridging the gap between various disciplines and improving clinical practice with infants, children, and youth.
Topics covered include:
* Anxiety disorders
* Attention-De?cit disorder
* Bulimia and anorexia nervosa
* Child abuse and psychic trauma
* Disorders of infancy and early childhood
* Learning disorders
* Mood disorders
* Pediatric brain injury
* Pervasive developmental disorders
* Posttraumatic stress disorder
* Socially and emotionally maladjusted children and youth
Offers coverage of the most effective approaches to the identification and diagnosis of psychological and psychiatric disorders in infants, children, and youth, and describes treatment and intervention approaches. Perspectives from school psychology, clinical child psychology, developmental pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, and child psychopathology are presented. Each chapter describes the assessment process for specific disorders, and presents detailed case studies and treatment approaches that integrate the use of therapy and psychopharmaceutical agents. The editors are affiliated with East Tennessee State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)