Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behavior.
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Editorial Reviews

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"In the truly remarkable introductory chapter, the book describes a uniquely comprehensive and well-thought-through model for integrating evidence-based assessment with knowledge on the multiple contexts and domains of child and family functioning. Subsequent chapters, organized by this overarching model, present diverse measures across common developmental themes. The book will guide researchers and clinicians in comprehensive case formulation and evaluation of clinical and adaptive functioning. It would also be an excellent core text for graduate-level courses in psychopathology or clinical assessment."—Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University

"Mash and Barkley offer the field an incredible resource with this fourth edition. Leading experts provide the latest information on assessing a broad range of disorders, covering diagnostic criteria and processes; parent, teacher, and self-report instruments; reliability and validity of measures; and strategies for working with individuals, families, and other practitioners. The developmental systems approach taken throughout the text represents a cutting-edge perspective on child and adolescent assessment. Professionals and graduate students will find this an up-to-date, forward-thinking work that will have a strong impact on both research and practice."—Karen R. Harris, EdD, Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University
"Synthesizing a wealth of theoretical, empirical, and practical information, this fourth edition is a tour de force. Despite the title’s emphasis on assessment, the volume moves beyond diagnosis per se to address the many biological and contextual influences on children’s functioning. Its recommendations are informed by current perspectives on converging etiological factors, developmental and situational variations in the manifestations of problems, and the importance of considering both dimensional and categorical models of problem behavior. All serious scholars of child and adolescent psychopathology will want to have this classic work in their library."—Susan B. Campbell, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
"Emphasizing a developmental systems approach, and written by experts in the field, this fourth edition is a 'must read' for experienced professionals and students alike. Comprehensive in scope and highly readable, the text is well suited for use in the upper-level undergraduate or graduate classroom. Within its pages, professionals will find a wealth of practical information to guide their work with children, adolescents, and families suffering from early-onset behavioral health disorders. I highly recommend this book."—Daniel F. Connor, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Medical School

Metapsychology Online Reviews
"For almost 30 years, Assessment of Childhood Disorders has served as a guide to the tools used in clinical assessments as well as the issues....Perfect for graduate students and practicing clinicians, as well as behavioral science researchers interested in getting up to date on conditions that may relate to their own work....Much has changed since the last time the text was published (in 1997), and so those who benefited from the earlier edition would do well to update their libraries with this one."—Metapsychology Online Reviews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593854935
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/26/2007
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric J. Mash, PhD, is Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. He has served as an editor, editorial board member, and editorial consultant for many scientific and professional journals; and has published numerous books and journal articles.

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Assessment of Child and Family Disturbance: A Developmental–Systems Approach, Eric J. Mash and John Hunsley

II. Behavior Disorders

2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bradley H. Smith, Russell A. Barkley, and Cheri J. Shapiro

3. Conduct and Oppositional Disorders, Robert J. McMahon and Paul J. Frick

4. Adolescent Substance Use and Abuse, Ken C. Winters, Tamara Fahnhorst, and Andria Botzet

III. Mood Disorders and Suicide Risk

5. Child and Adolescent Depression, Karen D. Rudolph and Sharon F. Lambert

6. Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Eric Youngstrom

7. Adolescent Suicidal and Nonsuicidal Self-Harm Behaviors and Risk, David B. Goldston and Jill S. Compton

IV. Anxiety Disorders

8. Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, Michael A. Southam-Gerow and Bruce F. Chorpita

9. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Kenneth E. Fletcher

V. Developmental Disorders

10. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sally Ozonoff, Beth L. Goodlin-Jones, and Marjorie Solomon

11. Early-Onset Schizophrenia, Michael G. McDonell and Jon M. McClellan

12. Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation), Benjamin L. Handen

13. Learning Disabilities, Deborah L. Speece and Sara J. Hines

VI. Children at Risk

14. Child Abuse and Neglect, Claire V. Crooks and David A. Wolfe

15. Child Sexual Abuse, Vicky Veitch Wolfe

VII. Problems of Adolescence

16. Eating Disorders, Eric Stice and Carol B. Peterson

17. Personality Disorders, Rebecca L. Shiner

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