Description : Brings together, on a parallel basis, the two most empirical currents in the treatment of children (i.e., the behavioral and pharmacological approaches), with a view to determining the extent of progress made to date, the needs for the future, and the specific points at which the two strategies inte
Description : A practical guide to behavior therapy, offering syndrome-by-syndrome coverage of all the major psychiatric disorders in children Rapidly becoming a preferred intervention strategy both in inpatient and outpatient environments, behavior therapy is a relatively quick and effective method of treatment for everything from ADHD to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Edited by two acknowledged leaders in the field and including contributions from a host of distinguished clinicians and researchers, Handbook of Child Behavior Therapy: In the Psychiatric Setting arms you with state-of-the-art behavioral approaches to the assessment and treatment of child psychopathology in the psychiatric setting. Coverage includes: * A focus on behavioral methods as applied to a wide range of child psychopathologies * General assessment and treatment issues, including chapters on frequently encountered problems * Problem-specific chapters, organized according to six major categories: "Description of the Problem," "Prototypic Assessment," "Actual Assessment," "Prototypic Treatment," "Actual Treatment," and "Summary" * Topics on: mental retardation, ADHD, conduct disorders, separation anxiety disorder, phobias, anorexia and bulimia, depressive disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, tic disorders, elimination disorders, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress disorders, obesity, somatization disorders, and pediatric pain
Description : The genesis of this book occurred several years ago provide readers with not only the "what to do" of child behavior therapy, but the "how to do it" as in Seattle on the veranda of a Chilean cafe overlook well. Each of the chapters guides the reader through ing Pikes Place Market during a National Associa tion of School Psychologists conference. We were the clinical decision-making process, from identify ing a problem to evaluating the effectiveness of a discussing, along with several other behavioral school psychologists, how the field of child behavior chosen intervention. One of the difficulties in assembling an edited analysis and therapy has experienced rapid growth over the past forty years, but lamenting that books in book is ensuring a high degree of continuity and the area did not reflect the advancements made in the similarity between chapters, without infringing on assessment and treatment of a wide variety of prob the individual writing style of the authors. This lem behaviors evidenced by children. That is not to book is certainly no exception. To help with conti say that there are no good books available to the child nuity, we provided the authors with an outline to use behavior therapist. In fact, most readers of this book as a guide as they prepared their manuscripts. The undoubtedly have bookshelves lined with noteworthy operative word here is "guide.
Description : This groundbreaking work emphasizes the continuity and longitudinal nature of contemporary behavior therapy. Unlike other books in this area which make distinctions based upon adult and childhood disorders or therapeutic technique, this comprehensive handbook contains pairs of chapters which offer behavior therapy treatment modes for children and adults suffering from the same disorder. The similarities and differences of child and adult psychopathology are presented as crucial to evaluating the long-term manifestations of behavioral, emotional, and social dysfunctions. A Longwood Professional Book.
Description : In our first edition of the Handbook in 1983, we the origins and course(s) of maladaptive behav ior, whatever the causes, whatever the age of on noted that child psychopathology should no longer be viewed as a downward extension of set, whatever the transformations in behavioral adult psychopathology. Rather, we suggested expression, and however complex the develop that children should be viewed as children, not mental pattern may prove to be. It strives to inte as miniature adults, and that a merger of the dis grate these two disciplines in an intimate and of ciplines of clinical child psychology and devel tentimes complex manner. opmental psychology must occur for this evolu Careful attention to issues of development and tion to be fully realized. In the second edition of other contextual issues relevant to children, ad the Handbook in 1989, we asserted that the syn olescents, and their families guided us in our ef thesis of these two fields of inquiry was under forts to solicit contributors for this third edition.
Description : This issue provides a unique and valuable perspective on forensic matters in child and adolescent psychiatry, with an approach that adds new thinking to the discussion, rather than rehashing known facts. The issue is divided into several sections: juvenile offenders, family law/custody and visitation, child maltreatment, personal injury law suits, forensic issues in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry, and training in child and adolescent psychiatry. A wide range of topics are explored within each section. All articles are geared toward child psychiatrists in clinical practice, providing practical information in this very important area of study.
Description : It is particularly gratifying to prepare a second edition of a book, because there is the necessary impli cation that the first edition was well received. Moreover, now an opportunity is provided to correct the problems or limitations that existed in the first edition as well as to address recent developments in the field. Thus, we are grateful to our friends, colleagues, and students, as well as to the reviewers who have expressed their approval of the first edition and who have given us valuable input on how the revision could best be structured. Perhaps the first thing that the reader will notice about the second edition is that it is more extensive than the first. The volume currently has 41 chapters, in contrast to the 31 chapters that comprised the earlier version. Chapters 3, 9, 29, and 30 of the first edition either have been dropped or were combined, whereas 14 new chapters have been added. In effect, we are gratified in being able to reflect the continued growth of behavior therapy in the 1980s. Behavior therapists have addressed an ever-increasing number of disorders and behavioral dysfunctions in an increasing range of populations. The most notable advances are taking place in such areas as cognitive approaches, geriatrics, and behavioral medicine, and also in the treatment of childhood disorders.
Description : Despite the occasional outcries to the contrary, the field of behavior therapy is still growing, and the asymptote has not been reached yet. The umbrella of behavior therapy continues to enlarge and still is able to encompass new theories, new con cepts, new research, new data, and new clinical techniques. Although the number of new behavioral journals now has stabilized, we still see a proliferation of books on the subject. In the past few years, however, we have seen considerable specialization within behavior therapy. No longer is it possible to be a generalist and remain fully abreast of all the relevant developments. Thus, we see behavior therapists who deal with adults, those who deal with children, those whose specialty is hospital psychiatry, and those who see themselves as practitioners of behavioral medicine. Even within a subarea such as behavioral medicine, specialization runs supreme to the extent that there are experts in the specific addictions, adult medical problems, and child medical problems. Given the extent of specialization, there are numerous ways "to skin" the pro verbial "cat." We therefore have chosen to look at the contemporary work in behavior therapy that is being carried out with adults, in part, of course, because of our long-standing interest in this area as teachers, researchers, and clinicians. In so doing, we have chosen to highlight the clinical aspects of the endeavor but not at the expense of the rich research heritage for each of the specific adult disorders.
Description : Is it school refusal or separation anxiety disorder? Can preschoolers have panic attacks? Does food neophobia really exist? For readers seeking ways to improve assessment, case conceptualization, or treatment plans as well as a more general understanding of anxiety disorders among children, the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders addresses these and many other complex issues. A straightforward companion to the diagnostic manuals, this volume crosses theoretical boundaries to describe in depth the wide range of children’s anxiety disorders and to explain the developmental nuances that separate them from their adult analogues. Coverage includes: Diagnostic and etiological models of children’s anxiety disorders (i.e., genetic, cognitive-behavioral, taxonomic, neuropsychological, dimensional). Differential diagnosis guidelines for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobic conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth. Ancillary factors in child and adolescent anxiety (e.g., personality, temperament, parenting issues, and comorbid conditions). Psychological, pharmacological, and combined treatments for childhood anxiety disorders. Special populations and emerging areas of interest, including anxiety disorders in the contexts of chronic health problems and developmental disabilities. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology, psychiatry, social work and counseling as well as allied professionals in hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice.
Description : Thoroughly updated for its Sixth Edition, Handbook of Psychiatric Drug Therapy is one of the most popular guides to the essential facts about all drugs used to treat anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, substance abuse disorders, sleep disorders, dementia, and attention deficit disorder. Coverage of each drug includes mechanisms of action, indications, side effects, interactions, method of use, and caveats regarding special populations such as pregnant and elderly patients. The book gives specific prescribing recommendations—including dosage and duration of use—for individual drugs. Tables provide at-a-glance information and a disease-specific table of contents directs readers quickly to relevant drug chapters.