The Child Clinician's Handbook / Edition 2

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A practical, clinical resource that shows practitioners how to assess and treat childhood mental disorders in an office or hospital setting. This book focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation, testing, and treatment of childhood mental disorders, integrating major advances in theory and research. A unified organizational structure for each major disorder presents descriptions of the disorder, sample assessments, and treatment sections, resulting in a practical text and professional reference. For child psychologists.

Offers clinical descriptions of childhood disorders/incl. complete discussions of assessment & trmt options/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205296217
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/26/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 557
  • Sales rank: 1,412,528
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1.Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment in Clinical Practice.



Some Assumptions.

Basic Organization.


2.Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

3.Disruptive Behavior Disorders.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Conduct Disorder.

4.Elimination Disorders.



5.Mood Disorders.

Bipolar Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.

Major Depressive Disorder and Dysthymic Disorder.

6.Anxiety Disorders.

Separation Anxiety Disorder.

Specific Phobia.

Social Phobia.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

7.Eating Disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa.

Bulimia Nervosa.


Rumination Disorder.

Feeding Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood.

8.Somatoform Disorders.

Somatoform Disorders.

Conversion Disorder.

Pain Disorder.

Hypochondriasis, Somatization Disorder and Undifferentiated Somatoform Disorder.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder.


Schizophrenia and Psychosis.

10.Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Rett's Disorder.

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

Asperger's Disorder.

Autistic Disorder.

11.Learning, Motor Skills, and Communication Disorders.

Motor Skills Disorder.

Communication Disorders.

Learning Disorders.

12.Mental Retardation.

Mental Retardation.

13.Tic Disorders.

Tic Disorders.

14.Selective Mutism.

Selective Mutism.

15.Gender Identity Disorder.

Gender Identity Disorder.

16.Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Appendix A: Child Clinician's Intake Summary Form (CISF)

Appendix B: Semistructured Mental Status Examination (SMSE)

Appendix C: Sample Parent Behavior Modification Training Handouts

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