Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, Second Edition, adopts a developmental psychopathology approach to understanding childhood disorders. It balances the scientific aspects of child and adolescent psychopathology with vivid descriptions of how research findings are applied to help children and families in need. Now revised to include DSM-5 organization and diagnostic criteria, this text explores the emergence of disorders over time, describes the risk and protective factors that influence developmental processes and trajectories, and examines child psychopathology in the context of typical development.
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About the Author
Robert Weis is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of psychology at Denison University, aselective liberal arts college near Columbus, Ohio. He earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Chicago anda Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University. He completed his predoctoral and postdoctoral workin clinical child and pediatric psychology at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Ohio) and Portage County Mental Health Center (Wisconsin). At Denison, he teaches courses in introductory psychology, research methods and statistics,abnormal psychology, and assessment and psychotherapy. He also supervises an undergraduate internship coursein applied psychology. His research interests are in psychometrics, children’s mental health program evaluation, andthe learning disabilities. His work has been published in Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and Psychology inthe Schools. When not working, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAbout the AuthorI. Principles of Science and PracticeChapter 1. The Science and Practice of Abnormal Child PsychologyChapter 2. Exploring the Causes of Childhood Disorders: Research Methods and TheoriesChapter 3. Assessing, Diagnosing, and Treating Children’s ProblemsII. Developmental and Learning DisordersChapter 4. Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disorders in ChildrenChapter 5. Communication Disorders in ChildrenChapter 6. Autism Spectrum DisorderChapter 7. Learning Disabilities and Specific Learning DisorderIII. Disruptive Disorders and Substance Use ProblemsChapter 8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderChapter 9. Conduct Problems in Children and AdolescentsChapter 10. Substance Use Disorders in AdolescentsIV. Emotion and Thought DisordersChapter 11. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive DisorderChapter 12. Trauma-Related Disorders and Child MaltreatmentChapter 13. Depressive Disorders and Self-InjuryChapter 14. Bipolar Spectrum Disorders and SchizophreniaV. Health-Related ProblemsChapter 15. Feeding and Eating DisordersChapter 16. Health-Related Disorders and Pediatric PsychologyReferencesIndex