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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
A Casebook

Fourth Edition

September 2017 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook provides 25 real-life cases to give students a deeper understanding of a wide range of disorders within the context of the DSM–5. As they explore complex cases, students learn to integrate theory into research-based assessments and interventions. Each case provides opportunities to practice clinical skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood disorders from a number of theoretical perspectives and at various levels of interest and expertise. Reflecting the latest developments in the field, the Fourth Edition now includes a new case study on social phobia/social anxiety disorder, additional post-case questions, and an expanded introductory chapter discussing trends in case formulation.

About the Author
1 Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
1. Terry Hogan: The Avoidance Trap

2. Jeremy Jones: Mommy and Me and Grandma Makes Three

3. Neesha Wilson: Phoenix Rising

2 Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Disorders
4. Colby Tyler: Attention Problems or Distracted by Life?

5. Thomas McLearn: Read Me a Story

6. Sandy Smith: Marching to the Tune of a Different Drummer

7. Dylan Bach: The World According to Dylan

8. Arthur Watson: Won’t or Can’t: a Case of Mistaken Identity

9. Brian Williams: My Name Is Williams, Too

10. Bradley Hunter: Not Yet Diagnosed

3 Introduction to Disruptive Behavior Disorders
11. Scott Michaels: Boys Will Be Boys?

12. Tyrone Wilson: The Gang’s All Here

4 Introduction to Anxiety and Compulsive Disorders
13. Winnie Kent: Silence Is Not Golden

14. Shirley Yong: Worried to Perfection

15. Jordan Neeson: Let Me Count the Ways

16. Sandra Silver: Shy or Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)

5 Introduction to Problems of Mood: Depression and Bipolar Disorders
17. David Steele: Hopelessness and Despair

18. Matthew Morgan: Out of Control and In Control

19. Jenny Sloan: The All-American Girl

6 Introduction to Disorders of Emotion and Behavior Dysregulation
20. Alex Bishop: The Slippery Slope

21. Sarah Burke: Food for Thought

22. Tori Benson: Skin Deep: Cutting Through the Pain

7 Introduction to Traumatic and Stress-Related Disorders
23. Juan Hernendez: The Crash

24. Jason Coleman: Disconnected Connections

25. Ericka White: Not Yet Diagnosed

APPENDIX A: Supplemental Case Information
APPENDIX B: Systems of Classification
APPENDIX C: Guidelines to the Interpretation of Test Scores and Assessment Information

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology is easy to read and understand. It provides a solid discussion of case conceptualization, which is lacking in many textbooks. Additionally, the book provides discussions of the various factors that may have impacted the individual in the case study.”

Wendy K. Killam
Stephen F. Austin State University

“This text allows students to learn DSM in all its technicality, but provides the practicality of modeling assessment (information gathering) and diagnosis (clinical decision-making) within realistic and contemporary cases.”

Jeffrey M. Smith
Creighton University

“These sections are exceptionally well written and could be readily used in an assessment or testing class to understand differential diagnosis.”

Eraina Schauss
University of Memphis

“Each chapter is well organized and, easy to read, offering the student an opportunity to connect theory with practice.”

Gregory Canillas
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology provides an exemplary variety of case studies that an education specialist or school psychologist would encounter throughout their career.”

Lisa Clark Keith
Fresno Pacific University

“I think the organization is excellent and the scope of topics covered is appropriate.”

Martha Mendez-Baldwin
Manhattan College

The multiple perspectives provided to interpret these case studies is excellent for applying psychological and developmental principles to understanding psychopathology in childhood. These varied examples give students a deeper understanding of how various cognitive, biological and social factors may be coming into play with different people experiencing the same disorder.

Dr Michelle Abraham
Psychology Dept, Valparaiso University
September 25, 2017

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