The book presents summaries of the latest research findings and related treatment procedures on the disorders most often encountered by those practicing in applied settings (e.g., clinic and counseling centers, schools, homes and hospitals). The primary emphasis is on intervention techniques and strategies for changing behaviors. Etiology and assessment are also discussed. Its 17 chapters-written and updated by 37 experts in their fields-cover a wide range of topics: obsessive compulsive disorders, childhood depression, childhood fears and phobias, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, academic problems, conduct disorder, somatic disorders, childhood autism, mental retardation, children medically at risk, psychopharmacotherapy, and the legal and ethical issues in child therapy. New for the 3rd Edition are chapters on post-traumatic stress syndrome, sexual and other abuse, and behavior informatics-the use of computer technology in child therapy prevention.