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Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice, 2nd Edition

Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice, 2nd Edition

David Skuse, Helen Bruce, Linda Dowdney, David Mrazek

ISBN: 978-1-119-99397-1 May 2011 320 Pages


Written by leading clinicians and research experts in the fields of child development and psychopathology, this book is an authoritative and up to date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable children. The opening chapters outline neurobiological, genetic, familial and cultural influences upon child development, especially those fostering children's resilience and emotional wellbeing. Discussion of the acquisition of social and emotional developmental competencies leads on to reviews of child psychopathology, clinical diagnoses, assessment and intervention.

Developed with busy professionals and trainees in mind, it is comprehensively yet concisely written, using visual aids to help the reader absorb information rapidly and easily. This book is an essential purchase for those working or training in all clinical and community child settings.

List of Contributors vii

Preface xi

Section 1: Developing Competencies.

1a: Contextual Influences upon Social and Emotional Development.

1. Family and Systemic Influences 3
Barbara Maughan

2. Sibling Influences 8
Judy Dunn

3. Culture and Child Development 13
Ruma Bose and Sanjida Sattar

4. Neurobehavioural Development in Infancy 18
Cindy H. Liu and Ed Tronick

5. Genetic and Biological Influences 23
David Skuse

1b: General Patterns of Development.

6. Clinical Evaluation of Development fromBirth to Five Years 32
Ajay Sharma and Tony O’Sullivan

7. Early Social and Emotional Experience Matters: The First Year of Life 41
Howard Steele

8. Language Development 45
Thomas Klee and Stephanie F. Stokes

9. Development of Social Cognition 51
Virginia Slaughter

10. Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood 56
Alan Carr

11. Social-Cognitive Development During Adolescence 62
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Section 2: Promoting Well-Being.

12. Promoting Infant Mental Health 68
Christine Puckering

13. Promoting Children’sWell-Being 72
Paul Stallard

14. Fostering Resilience in Adolescents 78
Angela Veale

Section 3: Attachment and Separation

15. Attachment Theory: Research and Clinical Implications 85
Pasco Fearon

16. Children Bereaved by Parent or Sibling Death 92
Linda Dowdney

17. Adoption and Fostering 100
Jill Hodges

Section 4: The Impact of Trauma and Maltreatment.

18. Stress and Reactions to Stress in Children 107
Guinevere Tufnell

19. Child Maltreatment 114
Danya Glaser

20. The Neuroscience and Genetics of Childhood Maltreatment 121
Eamon McCrory, Stephane A. De Brito, and Essi Viding

Section 5: Atypical Development.

5a: Infancy and Early Childhood.

21. Feeding and Eating Disorders in Infancy and Childhood 128
Rachel Bryant-Waugh

22. Literacy Disorders 134
Valerie Muter and Margaret J. Snowling

5b: Middle Childhood.

23. Autism Spectrum Disorders 141
Tony Charman

24. Somatization and Somatoform Disorders 147
Elena Garralda

25. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 153
Anita Thapar and Antonio Munoz-Solomando

26. Challenges in Child and Adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 161
Elaine Chung and Isobel Heyman

27. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 169
Aaron Vallance and Elena Garralda

28. Childhood Behavioural Disorders 175
Graeme Lamb

29. Specific Language Impairment 180
Gina Conti-Ramsden and Kevin Durkin

5c: Adolescence.

30. Depression and Suicidal Behaviour in Children and Adolescents 187
Julia Gledhill and Matthew Hodes

31. Eating Disorders in Adolescence 194
Dasha Nicholls

32. Substance Misuse in Young People 201
K.A.H. Mirza, Roshin M. Sudesh, and Sudeshni Mirza

33. Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder 210
Anthony James

34. Emerging Personality Disorder 217
Eileen Vizard

Section 6: Assessment.

35. Diagnostic Classification: Current Dilemmas and Possible Solutions 224
Eric Taylor

36. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment I: An Assessment Framework 229
Judith Middleton

37. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment II: Domains for Assessment 234
Jane Gilmour and Bettina Hohnen

38. Assessment of Child Psychiatric Disorders 245
Helen Bruce and Navina Evans

39. Psychological Assessment 251
Michael Berger

40. Family Therapy Assessment 255
Alexandra Mary John

Section 7: Approaches to Intervention.

41. Discovering Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics 261
David A. Mrazek

42. Cognitive–Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents 265
Cathy Creswell and Thomas G. O'Connor

43. Parenting Programmes for Conduct Problems 271
Stephen Scott and Sajid Humayun

44. Systemic and Family Approaches to Intervention 276
Philip Messent

45. Psychotherapeutic Approaches: A Psychodynamic Perspective 281
Eilis Kennedy

46. Paediatric Psychopharmacology: Special Considerations 286
Paramala J. Santosh and Rakendu Suren

Index 295

"This review would suggest that it would be useful for students and advanced trainees in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, pediatrics, or other disciplines that require a solid grounding in child development. Active practitioners will also find it useful in updating their knowledge base with a user-friendly reference book". (Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, October 2012)

“This timely second edition should prove an accessible and valuable reference for experienced professionals in child and adolescent mental health by providing excellent updates on topics that are not always well covered in standard text books.”  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, May 2012)

"..Mutter & Snowling provide a first-rate account of literacy disorders that includes both dyslexia and reading comprehension disorder. Conti-Ramsden & Durkin’s chapter on specific language impairment is an elegant summary of the topic. Early-onset bipolar disorder by James is an admirable account of the current state of knowledge on the subject, and Taylor’s chapter on diagnostic classification describes the issues facing child and adolescent psychiatry masterfully and is opportune at a moment when DSM and ICD are going through revisions. For these chapters alone, the book is worth buying. A strength of the book is that the 46 short chapters provide something for everyone practising child psychology and psychiatry." (The British Journal of Psychiatry, February 2012)