This instructive clinical resource has given thousands of clinicians and students essential skills for evaluating infants through adolescents with any type of mental health issue. Principles for conducting age-appropriate clinical interviews with children of varying ages and their parents--including the use of toys, drawing, dolls, and other forms of play--are illustrated with annotated sample transcripts. The book provides crucial information for accurately diagnosing a wide range of mental and behavioral disorders. User-friendly features include concise explanations of diagnostic criteria, coding notes, interview pointers for specific disorders, vivid vignettes, and a sample written report.
New to This Edition
*Current terminology, codes, and diagnostic criteria integrated throughout the case examples and disorder-specific discussions.
*Features both DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM codes.
*Essential Features--prototypes that encapsulate the symptoms and other diagnostic elements of each disorder.
*Reproducible tool (Questionnaire for Parents) that can be downloaded and printed for repeated use.
*Additional disorders and vignettes.