Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Infant Mental Health, Fourth Edition

by Charles H. Zeanah Jr. MD (Editor)

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The definitive reference in the field--now significantly revised with 75% new material--this volume examines typical and atypical development from birth to the preschool years and identifies what works in helping children and families at risk. Foremost experts explore neurobiological, family, and sociocultural factors in infant mental health, with a major focus on primary caregiving relationships. Risk factors for developmental problems are analyzed, and current information on disorders and disabilities of early childhood is presented. The volume showcases evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, child care, and child welfare settings.
New to This Edition:
*Chapters on genetic and epigenetic processes, executive functions, historical trauma, and neglect.
*Chapters on additional clinical problems: hyperactivity and inattention, sensory overresponsivity, and relationship-specific disorder.
*Chapters on additional interventions: attachment and biobehavioral catch-up, video-feedback intervention to promote positive parenting and sensitive discipline, parent–child interaction therapy, and home visiting programs.
*Existing chapters all rewritten or revised to reflect a decade's worth of empirical and clinical advances.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462537105
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 678
Sales rank: 205,629
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is the Mary Peters Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine. He serves as Executive Director of the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. He also directs the Tulane Infant Team, a community-based intervention program for abused and neglected infants and toddlers in the New Orleans area. Dr. Zeanah has a longstanding interest in infant mental health, with clinical and research foci including the effects of adverse early experiences on the development of young children, attachment and its development in high-risk environments, psychopathology in early childhood, and infant–parent relationships. He is the recipient of honors including the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Prevention from the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the Blanche F. Ittelson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry from the APA. Dr. Zeanah is a Distinguished Life Fellow of AACAP and the APA and a Board Member of Zero to Three. He is Visiting Professor at the University of Bucharest and the University of Glasgow.

Table of Contents

I. Development and Context
1. Infant Mental Health: The Clinical Science of Early Experience, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. & Paula Doyle Zeanah
2. Pregnancy and Infant Mental Health, Arietta Slade & Lois S. Sadler
3. Neurobiology of Fetal and Infant Development: Implications for Infant Mental Health, Anne E. Berens & Charles A. Nelson
4. Genetic and Epigenetic Processes in Infant Mental Health, Andrew R. Dismukes, Elizabeth A. Shirtcliff, & Stacy S. Drury
5. The Neurobiology of Stress and Adversity in Infancy, Stephanie F. Thompson, Cara J. Kiff, & Katie A. McLaughlin
6. Infant Social and Emotional Development: Emerging Competence in a Relational Context, Katherine L. Rosenblum, Carolyn J. Dayton, & Maria Muzik
7. Emerging Executive Functions in Early Childhood, Jennifer M. McDermott & Nathan A. Fox
8. Wounds from the Past: Integrating Historical Trauma into a Multicultural Infant Mental Health Framework, Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen
II. Risk and Protective Factors
9. Poverty, Early Experience and Brain Development, Luciane R. Piccolo & Kimberly G. Noble
10. Postnatal Depression and Young Children’s Development, Lynne Murray, Sarah Halligan, & Peter Cooper
11. Parental Substance Abuse, Neil W. Boris, Kimberly Renk, Amanda Lowell, & Ellen Kolomeyer
12. Prematurity: Identifying Risks and Promoting Resilience, Prachi E. Shah, Joy Browne, & Julie Poehlmann-Tynan
13. The Effects of Violent Experiences on Infants and Young Children, Daniel S. Schechter, Erica Willheim, Francesca Suardi, & Sandra Rusconi Serpa
14. Neglect, Kathryn L. Humphreys, Lucy S. King, & Ian H. Gotlib
III. Assessment
15. Caregiver Report Measures of Early Childhood Social Emotional Functioning, Leandra Godoy, Annie Davis, Amy Heberle, Margaret J. Briggs-Gowan, & Alice S. Carter
16. Assessing the Relational Context of Infants and Young Children, Julie A. Larrieu, Melissa A. Middleton, Anna C. Kelley, & Charles H. Zeanah, Jr.
IV. Psychopathology
17. Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, and Inattention in Young Children, Mary Margaret Gleason & Kathryn L. Humphreys
18. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Marianne L. Barton & Julia Chen
19. Sensory Overresponsivity, Timothy W. Soto, Vivian M. Ciaramitaro, & Alice S. Carter
20. Communication Disorders in Infants and Toddlers, Meredith Saletta & Jennifer Windsor
21. Intellectual Disabilities, Robert M. Hodapp & Elisabeth M. Dykens
22. Sleep Disorders, Judith Owens & Melissa M. Burnham
23. Eating and Feeding Disorders in Early Childhood, Miri Keren
24. Developmental Emergence of Disruptive Behaviors Beginning in Infancy: Delineating Normal/Abnormal Boundaries to Enhance Early Identification, Dorota Biedzio & Lauren S. Wakschlag
25. Depression in Early Childhood, Joan L. Luby & Diana Whalen
26. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Young Children, Devi Miron & Whitney Sturdy
27. Attachment Disorders in Early Childhood, Julianna Finelli, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. & Anna T. Smyke
28. Relationship-Specific Disorder of Early Childhood, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. & Alicia F. Lieberman
V. Intervention
29. Child–Parent Psychotherapy: A Trauma-Informed Treatment for Young Children and Their Caregivers, Alicia F. Lieberman, Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, & Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen
30. The Circle of Security, Joe Coyne, Bert Powell, Kent Hoffman, & Glen Cooper
31. Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up, Mary Dozier & Kristin Bernard
32. Reflections on the Mirror: On Video Feedback to Promote Positive Parenting and Infant Mental Health, Marian J. Bakersmans-Kranenberg, Femmie Juffer, & Marinus H. van IJzendoorn
33. Parent–Child Interaction Therapy, Monica Stevens & Amanda N’zi
34. Foster Care in Early Childhood, Anna T. Smyke & Angela S. Breidenstine
VI. Applications of Infant Mental Health
35. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training: Updates, New Directions, Sarah Hinshaw-Fuselier, Paula Doyle Zeanah, & Julie A. Larrieu
36. Infant Mental Health in Primary Care, Mary Margaret Gleason
37. Child Care and Early Education as Context for Infant Mental Health, Allison Boothe Trigg & Angela W. Keyes
38. Infant Mental Health and Home Visiting: Needs, Approaches, Opportunities and Cautions, Paula Doyle Zeanah & Jon Korfmacher
39. Investing in Early Childhood Development and Infant Mental Health, Geoffrey A. Nagle


Clinicians who work with parents and infants (ages 0–3), as well as students and researchers in clinical and developmental psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, pediatrics, and psychiatric nursing. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses.

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