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Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Behavior

  • ID: 2217442
  • Book
  • April 2001
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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 identiÞcation 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 Þeld 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–DeÞcit 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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Contributor List.


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.


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.


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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H. Booney Vance
Andres J. Pumariega
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