Written from a developmental perspective, Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology is organized around five prominent and recurring themes: the course of normal development proceeds in an orderly and predictable direction; maladaptive behaviors represent deviations from the normal path; maladaptive behavior is represented by a continuum of severity (symptoms, syndromes, disorders) based on the degree to which behaviors deviate from the norm; individual, interpersonal, contextual and cultural factors interact in a reciprocal way to influence normal development and abnormal deviations; theoretical input from diverse perspectives can guide our understanding of underlying processes that precipitate and maintain behaviors and the different developmental pathways that might result. The revision will be divided into five sections, all integrating the DSM-5, and will include a new chapter on child maltreatment and self-injurious behavior.
Linda Wilmshurst, PhD, ABPP, is in Private Practice and teaches graduate students online at Capella University. She has previously taught in graduate programs and practiced internationally. Linda is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a licensed clinical and school psychologist in Florida.
List of Figures List of Tables Preface Part I. The Foundations of Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology 1. Abnormal Child Psychology: Past, Present and Future 2. Understanding Abnormal Development: Theoretical Perspectives 3. Understanding Abnormal Development: Risks, Protective Factors and Culturally Diverse Youth 4. Developmental Considerations in Research and Practice: Ethical Issues and Research Methods 5. Issues in Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment Part II. Emotional, Behavioral, and Learning Difficulties in Children and Youth: Their Nature and Their Course Section 1. Neurodevelopmental Disorders (An Introduction) 6. Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder, IDD) 7. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 8. Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) 9. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Section II. Internalizing Disorders 10. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders 11. The Mood Disorders: Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide (and Non-suicidal Self Injury) and Suicide Prevention. Section III. Externalizing Problems 12. Behavioral Problems and Disruptive Disorders Section IV. Problems with Onset in Later Childhood or Adolescence 13. Eating and Feeding Disorders 14. Substance Related Disorders Section V. Stress, Trauma Related Disorders and Child Maltreatment: An Introduction 15. Stress, Trauma-Related Disorders and Child Maltreatment