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Clinical Guide to Psychiatric Assessment of Infants and Young Children

Clinical Guide to Psychiatric Assessment of Infants and Young Children

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030106348
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 367
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Karen Frankel, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Director of the Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health. Dr. Frankel is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in the assessment and treatment of young children for more than 30 years. She is the supervising psychologist for the University of Colorado Young Child Clinic, the Executive Director for Fussy Baby Network Colorado, and a national trainer for the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–3R™). Dr. Frankel received her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Indiana University. She completed an internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship through the Developmental Psychobiology Research Group at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.


Joyce Harrison, M.D., is Assistant Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from Harvard University and her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed an internship in pediatrics in the Triple Board Program at Tufts/New England Medical Center, residency in adult psychiatry at University of Maryland Medical Center, and child psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was chief resident. Dr. Harrison has received numerous grants and teaching awards, most recently a Special Achievement Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Harrison has been a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Infant and Preschool Committee since 2010. She is a staff psychiatrist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Preschool Interdisciplinary Clinic and is currently Project Director for a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funded project of Early Childhood Mental Health Tele-education.


Wanjiku Njoroge, M.D., is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Young Child Clinic at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Njoroge is the Program Director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP. She received her bachelor’s at Columbia University and her M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Pennsylvania, and child psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Njoroge also completed postgraduate training programs with the Harris Infant Psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center as well as a postdoctoral, NIMH research fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. In addition, she was also a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy, and a Solnit fellow in the Zero to Three program based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Njoroge successfully received multiple research development awards from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development (NICHD), and teaching awards, most recently from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.



Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Assessment of Infants and Young Children.- Chapter 2. The Art and Science of Obtaining a History in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Assessment.- Chapter 3. Caregiver Perceptions of the Young Child: Assessment and Treatment Implications.- Chapter 4. Observational Assessments of the Dyad.- Chapter 5. Observational Assessments of the Young Child.- Chapter 6. Assessing the Inner World of the Young Child.- Chapter 7. Rating Scales for Social-Emotional Behavior and Development.- Chapter 8. Diagnosis in Young Children: The use of the DC:0-5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood.- Chapter 9. Psychopharmacologic Considerations in Early Childhood.- Chapter 10. Constructing the Joint Formulation and Treatment Plan.