Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Third Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-06
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this state-of-the-art Handbookoffers a comprehensive analysis of developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to the preschool years. Leading authorities explore models of development; biological, family, and sociocultural risk and protective factors; and frequently encountered disorders and disabilities. Evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment are presented, with an emphasis on ways to support strong parent-child relationships. The volume reviews the well-documented benefits of early intervention and prevention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, childcare, and child welfare settings. The chapter on psychopharmacology has been updated for the paperback edition.

Author Biography

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is the Mary K. Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is also Executive Director of the Institute for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at Tulane. Dr. Zeanah has a longstanding interest in infant mental health, especially abuse and neglect in young children, attachment and its disorders, psychopathology, and infant-parent relationships. Throughout his career, his clinical and research focus has been on early experiences and their effects. He is the recipient of honors including the Irving Phillips Award for Prevention from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Presidential Citation for Distinguished Research and Leadership in Infant Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Blanche F. Ittelson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Zeanah is a Fellow of AACAP, a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, and a Board Member of Zero to Three.

Table of Contents

I. Development and Context 1. The Scope of Infant Mental Health, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., and Paula Doyle Zeanah 2. The Psychology and Psychopathology of Pregnancy: Reorganization and Transformation, Arietta Slade, Lisa J. Cohen, Lois S. Sadler, and Maia Miller 3. Neurobiology of Fetal and Infant Development: Implications for Infant Mental Health, Margaret Sheridan and Charles A. Nelson 4. Neurobiology of Stress in Infancy, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Jessica L. Borelli, and Michelle Bosquet Enlow 5. Infant Social and Emotional Development: Emerging Competence in a Relational Context, Katherine L. Rosenblum, Carolyn J. Dayton, and Maria Muzik 6. The Sociocultural Context of Infant Mental Health: Toward Contextually Congruent Interventions, Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen 7. Applying Research Findings on Early Experience to Infant Mental Health, Thomas G. O’Connor and David B. Parfitt II. Risk and Protective Factors 8. Poverty and Infant and Toddler Development: Facing the Complex Challenges, Jane Knitzer and Deborah F. Perry 9. Infants of Depressed Mothers: Vulnerabilities, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors for the Later Development of Psychopathology, Sherryl H. Goodman and Sarah R. Brand 10. Parental Substance Abuse, Neil W. Boris 11. Prematurity, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors, Carole Müller Nix and François Ansermet 12. The Effects of Violent Experiences on Infants and Young Children, Daniel S. Schechter and Erica Willheim 13. The Relational Context of Adolescent Motherhood, Sydney L. Hans and Matthew J. Thullen III. Assessment 14. Parent Reports and Infant–Toddler Mental Health Assessment, Alice S. Carter, Leandra Godoy, Susan E. Marakovitz, and Margaret J. Briggs-Gowan 15. Clinical Use of Observational Procedures in Early Childhood Relationship Assessment, Devi Miron, Marva L. Lewis, and Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. 16. Infant–Parent Relationship Assessment: Parents’ Insightfulness Regarding Their Young Children’s Internal Worlds, David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie IV. Psychopathology 17. Classification of Psychopathology in Early Childhood, Helen Link Egger and Adrian Angold 18. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Themba Carr and Catherine Lord 19. Communication Disorders, Jennifer Windsor, Joe Reichle, and Megan C. Mahowald 20. Intellectual Disabilities, Robert M. Hodapp, Tricia A. Thornton-Wells, and Elisabeth M. Dykens 21. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Michael S. Scheeringa 22. Sleep Disorders, Judith Owens and Melissa M. Burnham 23. Feeding Disorders, Failure to Thrive, and Obesity, Diane Benoit 24. Characterizing Early Childhood Disruptive Behavior: Enhancing Developmental Sensitivity, Lauren S. Wakschlag and Barbara Danis 25. Depression, Joan L. Luby 26. Attachment Disorders, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., and Anna T. Smyke V. Intervention 27. Child–Parent Psychotherapy: A Developmental Approach to Mental Health Treatment in Infancy and Early Childhood, Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn 28. The Circle of Security, Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Bob Marvin 29. Principles of Family Therapy in Infancy, Nicolas Favez, France Frascarolo, Miri Keren, and Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge 30. The Mothers and Toddlers Program: An Attachment-Based Intervention for Mothers in Substance Abuse Treatment, Nancy Suchman, Cindy DeCoste, and Linda Mayes 31. Foster Care in Early Childhood, Anna T. Smyke and Angela S. Breidenstine 32. Psychopharmacology in Early Childhood: Does It Have a Role?, Mary Margaret Gleason VI. Applications of Infant Mental Health 33. Training in Infant Mental Health, Sarah Hinshaw-Fuselier, Paula Doyle Zeanah, and Julie Larrieu 34. Infant Mental Health in Primary Health Care, Paula Doyle Zeanah and Mary Margaret Gleason 35. Mental Health Consultation: A Transactional Approach in Child Care, Kadija Johnston and Charles Brinamen 36. The Economics of Infant Mental Health, Geoffrey A. Nagle

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