Treating Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities / Edition 1

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* Provides a wide range of evidence-based treatments in an immediately useful presentation from infancy through adolescence
• Explores interventions for significant childhood pathologies, developmental disabilities, and behavioral medicine
• Examines emerging trends, new technologies, and treatment issues
• Discusses the effects of parenting in treatment outcomes
• Examines techniques for improving communication, language, and literacy in children with developmental disabilities
• Provides a critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of current assessment tools and techniques, as well as future trends
• Companion volume focuses on empirically based treatments Child psychology is a constantly expanding field, with dozens of specialized journals devoted to major disorders springing up in recent years. With so much information available - and the prospect of overload inevitable - researchers and clinicians alike need to navigate the knowledge base with as much confidence as they do the nuances of diagnosis and their young clients' complex social, emotional, and developmental worlds. Treating Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities fills this need by summarizing and critiquing evidence-based treatment methods for pediatric patients from infancy through adolescence. After a concise history of evidence-based treatment, promising new trends, and legal/ethical issues involved in working with young people, well-known professors, practitioners, and researchers present the latest data in key areas of interest, including:
• Cognitive-behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis.
• The effects of parenting in treatment outcomes.
• Interventions for major childhood pathologies, including ADHD, PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and conduct disorder.
• Interventions for autistic spectrum disorders and self-injuring behaviors.
• Techniques for improving communication, language, and liter

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“Chapters begin with a clear statement about the importance of the topic, flowing smoothly to key issues, subtopics, and a wealth of research findings. … Psychologists who want to support their decisions scientifically, ethically and legally will find the information enormously valuable. The writing is smooth and easy to absorb with surprising consistency throughout considering the depth and breath of the contributors. The get to the point presentation makes the narrative interesting and comfortable to use as a reference.” (The Psychology Times, Vol. 2 (3), November, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387095295
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 457
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D. is Professor and Distinguished Research Master and Director of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the author of 29 books and more than 350 scientific papers and book chapters. His area of clinical and research interests are developmental disabilities, autism, and severe child psychopathology.
Frank Andrasik, Ph.D. holds the positions of Professor of Psychology at the University of West Florida and Senior Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He has published approximately 200 articles and chapters and has delivered more than 450 talks on the topics of pain, stress, biofeedback, developmental disability, psychiatry, and organizational behavior management; he has also produced several texts for professionals. His most recent published texts are Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide, 3rd edition (Guilford, $80), co-edited with Mark S. Schwartz in 2003, and Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology, Volume Two: Adult Psychopathology (Wiley, $200), an edited volume that has just been released (with a publication date of 2006). He belongs to a number of professional societies, holding the status of Fellow in the American Psychological Association (Division of Health Psychology and Society of Clinical Psychology), American Psychological Society, and Society of Behavioral Medicine, and serving as President of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback in 1993-1994.
Michael L. Matson is a student at Louisiana State University. He is co-author of 2 books and 7 scientific papers. His research interests are in the area of developmental disabilities.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction

Ch. 1 History of Treatment in Children with Developmental Disabilities and Psychopathology Jonathan Wilkins Wilkins, Jonathan Johnny L. Matson Matson, Johnny L. 3

Ch. 2 Applied Behavior Analysis and the Treatment of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Joel E. Ringdahl Ringdahl, Joel E. Terry S. Falcomata Falcomata, Terry S. 29

Ch. 3 Cognitive Behavior Therapy Ellen Flannery-Schroeder Flannery-Schroeder, Ellen Alexis N. Lamb Lamb, Alexis N. 55

Ch. 4 Parent-training Interventions Nicholas Long Long, Nicholas Mark C. Edwards Edwards, Mark C. Jayne Bellando Bellando, Jayne 79

Pt. II Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities

Ch. 5 Conduct Disorders Christopher T. Barry Barry, Christopher T. Lisa L. Ansel Ansel, Lisa L. Jessica D. Pickard Pickard, Jessica D. Heather L. Harrison Harrison, Heather L. 107

Ch. 6 Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Ditza Zachor Zachor, Ditza Bart Hodgens Hodgens, Bart Cryshelle Patterson Patterson, Cryshelle 139

Ch. 7 PTSD, Anxiety, and Phobia Thompson E. Davis III Davis, Thompson E., III 183

Ch. 8 Treatment Strategies for Depression in youth Martha C. Tompson Tompson, Martha C. Kathryn Dingman Boger Boger, Kathryn Dingman 221

Ch. 9 Medication Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Developmentally Disabled Children and Adolescents Zinoviy A. Gutkovich Gutkovich, Zinoviy A. Gabrielle A. Carlson Carlson, Gabrielle A. 253

Ch. 10 Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders Mary Jane Weiss Weiss, Mary Jane Kate Fiske Fiske, Kate Suzannah Ferraioli Ferraioli, Suzannah 287

Ch. 11 Treatment of Self-Injurious Behaviour in Children with Intellectual Disabilities Frederick FurnissFurniss, Frederick Asit B. Biswas Biswas, Asit B. 333

Ch. 12 Communication, Language, and Literacy Learning in Children with Developmental Disabilities Erna Alant Alant, Erna Kitty Uys Uys, Kitty Kerstin Tonsing Tonsing, Kerstin 373

Pt. III Behavioral Medicine

Ch. 13 Eating Disorders David H. Gleaves Gleaves, David H. Janet D. Latner Latner, Janet D. Suman Ambwani Ambwani, Suman 403

Ch. 14 Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders Cathleen C. Piazza Piazza, Cathleen C. Henry S. Roane Roane, Henry S. Heather J. Kadey Kadey, Heather J. 435

Index 445

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