Essentials of Child Psychopathology

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  • Copyright: 2005-04-08
  • Publisher: WILEY
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The only concise, comprehensive overview of child psychopathology covering theory, assessment, and treatment as well as issues and trends Essentials of Child Psychopathology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. The text covers the major theories, assessment practices, issues, and trends in this important field. Author Linda Wilmshurst also includes chapters on specific disorders prevalent among this age group and covers special topics such as diversity, abuse, and divorce. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need in order to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Child Psychopathology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. An excellent review guide, Essentials of Child Psychopathology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals. Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Essentials of Psychological Testing Essentials of Research Design and Methodology

Author Biography

Linda Wilmshurst, PhD, ABPP, is a former professor of clinical child and school psychology at Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas; University of Houston–Victoria, Victoria, Texas; and the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. She has practiced as a child clinician in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and is currently a school psychologist in the Florida public school system. She is the author of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook.

Table of Contents

Series Preface.
One: Introduction to Child Psychopathology: Development, Theories, and Influences.
Two: Issues in Child Psychopathology: Ethical Issues in Research and Practice and Research Methodology.
Three: Issues in Clinical Decision Making: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood Disorders.
Four: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Five: Anxiety Disorders.
Six: The Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
Seven: Somatoform Disorders.
Eight: Problems of Conduct.
Nine: Eating Disorders.
Ten: Substance-Related Disorders.
Eleven: Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Twelve: Specific Learning Disabilities 209
Thirteen: Children and Trauma: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Fourteen: Children of Diverse Cultures.
Appendix A: Codes of Ethical Conduct.
Appendix B: References for Assessment Instruments and Resources.
Appendix C: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA04).
Annotated Bibliography.

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