The Practice of Child Therapy / Edition 4

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Consistent with previous editions, this book assembles in a single volume summaries of the treatment literature and treatment procedures of the most common childhood behavior disorders facing persons who practice in applied settings-clinics, schools, counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers. Its 16 chapters cover the historical context of child and adolescent therapy; obsessive compulsive disorders; childhood depression; childhood fears, phobias and related anxieties; attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; academic problems; conduct disorder; somatic disorders; autism spectrum disorder; intellectual disabilities; children medically at risk; sexual and other abuse of children; child and adolescent psychopharmacotherapy; prevention; and child therapy and the law. Key features include: Treatment Orientation-Although some chapters include a discussion of theoretical issues, the primary emphasis is on intervention techniques and strategies for changing various behavior and learning problems. Case examples are often used to illustrate treatment procedures. Empirical Orientation-While most authors have adopted a broad-based behavioral or cognitive-behavioral orientation, they were encouraged to review the entire treatment literature and to construct their presentations on the basis of empirically supported treatment techniques and procedures. Psychopharmacotherapy Chapter-The chapter on child and adolescent psychopharmacotherapy focuses on psychopharmacological interventions rather than on which drugs should be prescribed for specific behavior or learning problems. Author Expertise-Each chapter is written by experts who are well qualified to discusstreatment practices for the specific topic under discussion.

This book is intended for individuals who have entered or plan to enter the mental health profession or such related professions as counseling, special education, nursing and rehabilitation. It is especially useful for individuals taking child and adolescent therapy and intervention courses and practicum courses. Finally, it is suitable for persons who work in applied settings including clinics, schools, counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, and residential treatment centers.

Incl. obsessive compulsive disorders, fears & phobias, academic problems, sexual abuse, psychopharmacotherapy etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Presents a systematic review and detailed discussion of treatment procedures for children's learning and behavior disorders, in which discussion of available treatment techniques takes precedence over conceptual and theoretical issues. After an overview of the historical context of child therapy, a section on intervention strategies for specific behavior disorders covers areas including obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, phobias, ADHD, autism, mental retardation, and PTSD. A third section reviews psychopharmacotherapy and discusses behavioral informatics, prevention, and related legal issues. This third edition is enlarged and expanded. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805853285
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/22/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Morris is the Meyerson Distinguished Professor of Disability and Rehabilitation and chair of the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology at the University of Arizona.

Thomas R. Kratochwill is Professor of School Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the School Psychology program and Psychoeducational Clinic.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors and Contributors
1 Historical Context of Child Therapy 1
2 Obsessive Compulsive Disorders 5
3 Childhood Depression 48
4 Childhood Fears and Phobias 91
5 Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 132
6 Academic Problems 167
7 Conduct Disorder 199
8 Somatic Disorders 231
9 Childhood Autism 271
10 Mentally Retarded Children 303
11 Children Medically at Risk 325
12 Sexual and Other Abuse of Children 367
13 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 390
14 An Overview of Psychopharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents 419
15 Integrating Behavioral Informatics into the Practice of Child Therapy 471
16 Prevention 510
17 Informed Consent, Confidentiality, and Duty to Report Laws in the Conduct of Child Therapy 540
Author Index 561
Subject Index 587
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