Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook / Edition 2

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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook provides an abundance of realistic cases in assessing and treating child psychopathologies. In Part One, students are introduced to "A Case Called Jeremy," a six-year-old hyperactive and non-compliant child, raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. Using Jeremy as a guide, students are exposed to a three-stage model of case formulation, and gain an awareness of the competencies and knowledge required to successfully accomplish the goals of each stage in the process. Developing case formulations for Jeremy based on different theoretical perspectives, students gain an increased appreciation of how case formulations evolve based on five different theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, family systems, and attachment/parenting. In Part Two, fourteen cases present dynamic illustrations of the complex and comorbid nature of childhood disorders. Each case is accompanied by a discussion of relevant evidence-based treatments and provocative questions designed to link case-based information to theory and research. Supplemental information provided in the Appendix will be of particular interest to advanced students in child assessment and child treatment.
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Editorial Reviews

Michael L. Handwerk
"Wilmshurst exhibits a firm grasp, understanding, and presentation of a broad range of current issues in the field of psychopathology. The case examples are excellent and bring to life issues typically encountered in 'real life' cases. The variety in cases was also appealing. Students (at any level) reading this book will surely learn a lot about child psychopathology. "
Eric Youngstrom
"The major strength of this book is the case studies and the way they are integrated with literature (about diagnosis, associated features, and empirically supported treatments) and with the raw clinical data (such as scores from assessment instruments). Additional strengths include the attention to empirically supported treatments, along with a variety of different theoretical perspectives in terms of case conceptualization. This book will fill an important niche. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412982498
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,132,595
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Wilmshurst, Ph D, ABPP, received her BA and MA in Psychology from the University of Windsor and her Ph D from the University of Toronto. Linda, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and a Registered Psychologist and School Psychologist in North Carolina, is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Elon University, where she teaches courses in child and adult psychopathology, developmental psychology, psychology in the schools, and introductory psychology; supervises student internships; and mentors undergraduate research, primarily in areas related to resiliency, self-perception and well-being in college students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Linda has authored a number of textbooks, including Clinical and Educational Child Psychology: An Ecological-Transactional Approach to Understanding Child Problems and Interventions, Abnormal Child Psychology: A Developmental Perspective, and Essentials of Child Psychopathology. In addition, Linda has co-authored two books with Alan W. Brue: A Parent’s Guide to Special Education and A Complete Guide to Special Education.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
About the Author xi
List of Tables xiii
Part 1 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Building a Case for Case Formulation 1
Understanding the Complexities of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 1
Overview of the Casebook 3
Building a Case for Case Formulation 4
Introducing ... A Case Called Jeremy: Segment One: The Intake 4
Case Formulation and Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 8
A Case Called Jeremy: Segment Two: Family Context 20
A Case Called Jeremy: Segment Three: Action--Enter Jeremy 23
A Case Called Jeremy: Segment Four: DSM Rating Scales 25
A Case Called Jeremy: Segment Five: Formal Psychological Assessment 27
A Case Called Jeremy: Segment Six: Meet the Parents 32
References 54
Part 2 Case Studies 65
1. Colby Tyler: "Attentional Problems or Distracted by Life?" (14 years; ADHD: Inattentive; Gifted; Family Divorce) 66
2. Scott Michaels: "Boys Will be Boys?" (9 years; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; ADHD: Hyperactive-Impulsive 76
3. Arthur Watson: "Won't or Can't: A Case of Mistaken Identity" (15 years; Mental Retardation; Academic Problems; Behavior Problems; Parent Unwilling to Accept Diagnosis) 88
4. Shirley Young: "Worried to Perfection" (11 years; General Anxiety Disorder; Depression; Relational Aggression; Cultural Conflict) 101
5. Winnie Kent: "Silence Is Not Golden" (5 years; Separation Anxiety Disorder; Selective Mutism) 112
6. Jordan Neeson: "Let Me Count the Ways" (9 years; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) 122
7. Sandy Smith: "Marching to the Tune of a Different Drummer" (8 years; Nonverbal Learning Disability) 132
8. Dylan Bach: "The World According to Dylan" (6 years; Asperger's Disorder) 143
9. Matthew Morgan: "Out of Control and In Control" (9 years; Child Onset Bipolar Disorder) 157
10. Jenny Sloan: "The All-American Girl" (16 years; Adolescent Onset Bipolar Disorder; Suicide Attempt) 163
11. David Steele: "Hopelessness and Despair" (17 years; Adolescent Depression; Suicide) 173
12. Sarah Burke: "Food for Thought" (14 years; Eating Disorder) 180
13. Jason Coleman: "Disconnected Connections" (15 years; Conduct Disorder; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Traumatic Attachment) 190
14. Neesha Williams: "Phoenix Rising: A Story of Resilience" (10 years; Neglect?; Cultural Impact) 201
Appendix A Supplemental Case Information 213
Case of Colby 213
Case of Scott 229
Case of Arthur 236
Case of Shirley 240
Appendix B Case Formulation and Classification 249
A Clinician's Guide to Educational Classification 250
Appendix C List of Assessment Instruments and Resources 267
References 271
Index 291
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