Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology (2nd Revised edition)
By: Robert Weis (author)Hardback
The new edition reflects the latest changes to the DSM (DSM-V, 2013) and is updated with new research and developments in the field. Key Features: - Links research with clinical practice via a focus on evidence-based therapies for childhood disorders, balancing solid empirical science and clinical insights and thus helping students filter clinically valuable findings from those lacking utility. - An emphasis on developmental perspective to better understand psychopathology, with use of normal development as a lens through which to view abnormal behavior or emotional problems. - Case studies and real-life examples are in each chapter. New to this Edition: - Discusses new, evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents. - New chapter on child and adolescent health-related disorders.
Robert Weis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of psychology at Denison University, aselective liberal arts college near Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Chicago anda Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University. He completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral workin clinical child and pediatric psychology at Columbus Children's Hospital (Ohio) and Portage County Mental HealthCenter (Wisconsin). At Denison, he teaches courses in introductory psychology, research methods and statistics,abnormal psychology, and assessment and psychotherapy. He also supervises an undergraduate internship coursein applied psychology. His research interests are in psychometrics, children's mental health program evaluation, andthe learning disabilities. His work has been published in Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and Psychology inthe Schools. When not working, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Preface About the Author I. Principles of Science and Practice Chapter 1. The Science and Practice of Abnormal Child Psychology Chapter 2. Exploring the Causes of Childhood Disorders: Research Methods and Theories Chapter 3. Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Children's Problems II. Developmental and Learning Disorders Chapter 4. Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disorders in Children Chapter 5. Communication Disorders in Children Chapter 6. Autism Spectrum Disorder Chapter 7. Learning Disabilities and Specific Learning Disorder III. Disruptive Disorders and Substance Use Problems Chapter 8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Chapter 9. Conduct Problems in Children and Adolescents Chapter 10. Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents IV. Emotion and Thought Disorders Chapter 11. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Chapter 12. Trauma-Related Disorders and Child Maltreatment Chapter 13. Depressive Disorders and Self-Injury Chapter 14. Bipolar Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia V. Health-Related Problems Chapter 15. Feeding and Eating Disorders Chapter 16. Health-Related Disorders and Pediatric Psychology References Index
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