Developmental and Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Children is the first volume to address the needs of practicing clinicians and other professionals who work in applied mental health settings. It represents the first interface of clinical child psychology, developmental psychopathology, specific child disorders, and contextual issues. This text's primary purpose is to bring these areas together to build upon the current knowledge base about children, child problems, and child treatment. In summary, this compendium integrates the major clinical and developmental issues involved in the "real" treatment of children. The contents of each chapter are relevant to the needs and concerns of practitioners, while based on findings from the empirical literature.
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There are some books that focus on a particular child disorder, like conduct or behavioral disorder; others focus on a particular context, like the family, or the school; still others are geared toward a very specific audience, like school counselors, or psychiatrists. This comprehensive book covers all disorders, all contexts, and is relevant to all people -- professional and private -- who are concerned about the developmental and clinical treatment of children. This contributed book provides a basic introduction to child psychology, developmental psychopathology, and child disorders. Its primary purpose is to bring these areas together to build upon the current knowledge base about children, child problems, and child treatment. The contents of each chapter are relevant to the needs and concerns of readers who may be considering these issues either as professionals or on a personal level. The first part focuses on conceptual issues, the second on clinical issues across development, the third on the context of developmental and treatment issues, and the fourth and fifth on developmental and treatment issues in child psychopathology and with special families. Developmental psychopathologists, clinical child psychologists, school counselors, family therapists, psychiatrists, educators, and parents. A Longwood Professional Book.
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