Evidence-Based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology / Edition 1

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Presented from the increasingly popular evidence-based model of practice, and with ethical, multicultural, and training issues interwoven throughout, this edited handbook is the first of its kind to consider the complete psychological needs of infants and young children. Chapters provide thorough coverage on a variety of topics facing professionals working with infants and young children; including: treatment of particular presenting problems such as aggression and behavioral disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, and more. Mental health professionals working in both private practice as well as in schools will benefit from practical research and insightful educational recommendations interwoven throughout. Also of benefit to special education teachers and school administrators.

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"...25 clearly-written, informative, and thorough chapters...address the assessment of and intervention for typically developing and special needs infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Students, practitioners, and researchers will benefit greatly not only from reading, but applying what they read in 'Evidence-Based Practice in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology' in their respective professional activities."
Vincent C. Alfonso, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Graduate School of Education Fordham University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470395264
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/10/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 792
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara A. Mowder, PhD, is Professor and Associate Chair of the Psychology Program and Director of the Graduate Psychology Program at Pace University in New York City.

Florence Rubinson, PhD, is Associate Professor and Program Head of the School Psychologist Graduate Program at Brooklyn College in New York City.

Anastasia E. Yasik, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Pace University in New York City.

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Table of Contents



1 Infant and Early Childhood Psychology (Nancy J. Evangelista).

2 Professionals Working in Infant and Early Childhood Psychology (Susan Vig).

3 Multicultural Evidence-Based Early Childhood Practice (Madeline Fernandez).


4 Assessment of Infants and Toddlers (Michele Zaccario, K. Mark Sossin, and Jacqueline DeGroat).

5 Assessment of Preschool Children (Vincent C. Alfonso and Dawn Flanagan).

6 Neurodevelopmental Assessment (Deborah J. Walder, Janet Cohen Sherman, and Margaret B. Pulsifer).

7 Parent Assessment and Intervention (Barbara A. Mowder and Renee Shamah).

8 Family Assessment and Intervention (Barbara A. Mowder and Renee Shamah).

9 Consultation (Florence Rubinson).

10 Play Therapy (Athena A. Drewes).


11 Self Regulation (Virginia Smith Harvey and Gayle L. Macklem).

12 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Mark D. Terjesen and Robyn Kurasaki).

13 Social-Emotional Issues (Susan Chinitz and Rahil Briggs).

14 Aggression (Greta L. Doctoroff and Rachelle Theise).

15 Anxiety-and Depression in Early Childhood (Mark D. Terjesen and Robyn Kurasaki).

16 Pervasive Developmental Disorders (Gerard Costa and Molly Romer Witten).

17 Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Dianne Zager, Carol Sober Alpern, and Amanda Boutot).

18 Health-Impaired (Molly L. Nozyce and Roy Grant).


19 Psychopharmacology (Laura M. Anderson and LeAdelle Phelps).

20 Trauma (Anastasia E. Yasik).

21 Violence Prevention (Michelle Guttman).

22 Child Care and Early Education (Mary DeBey).

23 Response-to-Intervention (Paul McCabe).

24 R.I.C.H. Applications (Thomas J. Kehle, Melissa A. Bray, and Sarah E. Grigerick).

25 Current Status and Future Directions (Barbara A. Mowder, Florence Rubinson, and Anastasia E. Yasik).

Author Index.

Subject Index. 

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