Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Sponsored by the Society of Pediatric Psychology, this state-of-the-science work is recognized as the definitive reference in the field. In concise, peer-reviewed chapters, leading authorities comprehensively examine links between psychological and medical issues from infancy through adolescence. Psychosocial aspects of specific medical problems and developmental, emotional, and behavioral disorders are reviewed. The volume showcases evidence-based approaches to intervention and prevention. It describes innovative ways that professionals can promote positive health behaviors; help children and families cope with medical conditions and their treatment; and collaborate across disciplines to deliver effective clinical services in primary care, mental health, and school settings.

"...now in paperback...a comprehensive resource focusing on those issues most important in the day-to-day activities of pediatric psychology research and practice...sponsored by the Society of Pediatric Psychology."

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Editorial Reviews

A comprehensive reference on scientific, professional, and applied issues in pediatric psychology, produced by the Society of Pediatric Psychology. This revised edition (the first was in 1988, edited by Donald K. Routh) contains 40 contributed chapters in six sections: professional issues; cross-cutting aspects; prevention and promotion; physical conditions--research and clinical applications; developmental, behavioral, and emotional problems; and special issues. The emphasis is on review of the research literature, and the references are extensive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: The field of pediatric psychology is incredibly vast and complex. This book provides a comprehensive look at major theories, practices, and issues in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide cutting-edge information to pediatric psychologists across the wide range of critical and complex areas in the field.
Audience: Pediatric psychologists are the primary audience, but other mental health professionals also will likely find it of interest as it provides information about a wide range of disorders and diseases encountered in pediatric practice. Students of clinical psychology will find this a handy reference.
Features: The book begins with a look at a huge range of professional issues in the field, from basic ethical concerns to legal concerns in practice with children and professional development, as psychologists' roles expand into medical environments. The second section discusses broader issues relevant to patients, such as trauma due to medical procedures, chronic pain, and end-of-life coping. There are descriptions of manualized treatment approaches and pertinent references so that readers can look into them in more detail if they wish. The book continues to expand its excellent coverage in the section on medical illnesses and psychological disorders in children, which range from spinal cord injury to diabetes to eating disorders. Later chapters look at emerging issues, public health concerns, and the influence of social systems. The chapters are generally brief and easy to read in a short period of time. Plenty of current references guide readers to more details if desired. The one weakness is the scarcity of tables or figures to summarize the vast amount of information.
Assessment: This is a complete and comprehensive account of pediatric psychology. It hits upon all the major areas of interest to both practitioners and students, while maintaining concise chapters that can be referenced in 30 minutes or less. This is well worth owning as a primary resource on pediatric psychology and this update is an advisable purchase.
Child and Family Behavior Therapy

"A thorough introduction and overview of pediatric psychology....A good reference source for this burgeoning and complex field. It could be a good text for any graduate behavioral medicine program, especially where there is a focus on children."--Child and Family Behavior Therapy
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"In the tradition of prior editions, the Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, Fourth Edition, is an essential reference for mental health and medical professionals who work with children and adolescents experiencing health-related difficulties. The contributors are a virtual 'who's who' of the field, and their chapters are uniformly up to date and of exceedingly high quality. One is hard-pressed to find a major topic of relevance to pediatric psychology that is not covered in this volume. It is an ideal text for graduate courses in pediatric and child health psychology, as well as courses that attempt to provide a broad perspective on clinical child psychology."--James H. Johnson, PhD, ABPP, Director of Clinical Training, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida

"This extraordinary book conveys the breadth and excitement of the field of pediatric psychology. The fourth edition captures many advances in the field and includes new chapters on 21st-century issues such as the integration of behavioral health into primary care settings, inpatient consultation-liaison services, evidence-based practice, and much more. The updated chapters on cultural and diversity issues are important, given trends in population diversity. A remarkable, monumental work."--Diane J. Willis, PhD, Department of Pediatrics (Emeritus), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

"An invaluable resource for psychologists and other health care professionals who provide clinical care, conduct research, or teach courses in pediatric or child health psychology. The editors have enlisted the talents of outstanding scholars who describe the latest in science and practice. Readers will greatly appreciate the fourth edition's scholarship, utility, and comprehensive coverage. An outstanding accomplishment and a 'must read,' this book reflects the continuing growth and vibrancy of the field."--Dennis Drotar, PhD, Director, Center for Adherence Promotion and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609181758
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/22/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 808
  • Sales rank: 631,017
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He holds academic appointments in the Departments of Psychology, Applied Behavioral Science, and Pediatrics. Dr. Roberts has published close to 200 journal articles and book chapters related to the application of psychology to understanding and influencing children’s physical and mental health. He has authored or coedited 18 books. Currently the Editor of the American Psychological Association journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Dr. Roberts is a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training from the American Psychological Association and the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Ric G. Steele, PhD, ABPP, is Associate Professor in the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Child and Family Studies and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Children’s Health Care, and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Dr. Steele has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters and has coedited several handbooks related to health and mental health services for children and youth. His empirical research examines the promotion of physical and mental health across a continuum of health risk categories, with particular emphasis on the promotion of weight-related health.

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Table of Contents

1 Historical and Conceptual Foundations of Pediatric Psychology 3
2 Ethical and Legal Issues in Pediatric Psychology 19
3 The Developmental Progress of Pediatric Psychology Consultation 39
4 Adherence to Prescribed Medical Regimens 55
5 Pediatric Psychology Research and Practice A Family/Systems Approach 84
6 Management of Pain and Distress 105
7 Psychosocial Adjustment of Children with Chronic Physical Conditions 124
8 Anticipatory Grief and Bereavement 142
9 Prevention of Emotional and Behavioral Distress in Children Experiencing Hospitalization and Chronic Illness 167
10 Prevention of Injuries and Disease 185
11 Health Promotion 200
12 Pediatric Asthma 219
13 Cystic Fibrosis 241
14 Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in Childhood 263
15 Diseases of the Circulatory System: Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia 286
16 Leukemia and Other Childhood Cancers 310
17 Sexual Behaviors and Problems of Adolescents 327
18 Neuropsychological Aspects of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 342
19 Neurobehavioral Effects of Brain Injury in Children: Hydrocephalus, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Cerebral Palsy 362
20 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Neuromuscular Conditions: Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Injury, and Muscular Dystrophy 384
21 Cardiovascular Disease 403
22 Renal and Liver Disease: End-Stage and Transplantation Issues 425
23 Pediatric Burns 446
24 Prematurity and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 463
25 Pediatric Abdominal Disorders: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rumination/Vomiting, and Recurrent Abdominal Pain 479
26 Pediatric Feeding Disorders 501
27 Failure to Thrive (Growth Deficiency) 516
28 Elimination Disorders: Enuresis and Encopresis 537
29 Habit Disorders: Bruxism, Trichotillomania, and Tics 558
30 Sleep Disturbances of Children 575
31 Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect 589
32 Behavioral Compliance in a Pediatric Context 617
33 The Assessment and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children 633
34 Autism and Mental Retardation 655
35 Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Obesity 676
36 Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation 703
37 Adolescent Health Issues 723
38 Pediatric Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology 741
39 Psychoneuroimmunology 759
40 Environmental Toxins 774
Index 791
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