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Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavior

ISBN: 978-0-471-38046-7
576 pages
March 2001
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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
* Communicative disorders
* 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
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Contributor List.

PROCESSES AND TECHNIQUES.

The Assessment Process: An Introduction.

Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Place to Begin.

Functional Analysis and Behavioral Assessment of Children and Adolescents.

The Mental Status Exam in Child and Adolescent Evaluation.

Issues in the Forensic Evaluation of Children and Youth.

The Assessment of Motor Deficits Following Pediatric Brain Injury.

DISORDERS OF BEHAVIORS, EMOTIONS, AND COMMUNICATIONS.

Learning Disorders: Real Children, Real Problems.

Communicative Disorders.

Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Assessment and Intervention.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Eating Disorders: Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa.

Child Abuse and Psychic Trauma in Children.

Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Childhood Mood Disorders: History, Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Treatment.

Socially and Emotionally Maladjusted Youth.

SPECIAL INTERVENTIONS WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS.

Psychopharmocological Interventions for Children with Challenging Behaviors.

Cultural Competence in Treatment Interventions.

Systems of Care for Children and Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbance.

Author Index.

Subject Index.
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Author Information

H. BOONEY VANCE, PhD, is Research Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee. He is the author of Psychological Assessment of Children: Best Practices in Assessment for School and Clinical Settings (Wiley).

ANDRES PUMARIEGA, MD, is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.

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"...who should read this book? Anyone who wants to hone their skills in assessment..." (Jnl of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol 7(4))
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