This innovative book discusses current findings on regulatory disorders in infants and offers practical guidelines for diagnosis and intervention. Focusing on core infant and toddler concerns including crying, sleeping, feeding, clinginess, and aggression, it presents a developmental continuum from normal to disturbed behavior regulation and examines science-based strategies for halting this trajectory. Case examples and widely used tools illustrate diverse approaches to assessment and diagnosis, emphasizing nuances of parent-infant interactions and parents‘ reactions that may fail to answer, or may even exacerbate, the child’s distress. And chapters outline counseling and therapy options for infants and parents, so that persistent problems do not become entrenched in children’s future behavior or lead to long-term family dysfunction.
Among the topics covered:
- Approaches to diagnosing regulatory disorders in infants.
- Feeding disorders in infants and young children.
- Developmentally appropriate vs. persistent defiant and aggressive behavior.
- Treatment approaches for regulatory disorders.
- Video and video feedback in counseling and therapy.
Regulatory Disorders in Infants is an essential resource for clinicians and practitioners as well as researchers and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, psychiatry, and family studies.
|Publisher:||Springer International Publishing|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Prof. Dr. med. Manfred Cierpka is a Senior Professor at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. He is a Medical Doctor of Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, a Psychoanalyst, and Family Therapist. He completed his doctorate at the University of Ulm, after which he became a Professor of Psychosomatics and Family Therapy at the University of Göttingen. From 1998-2015 he was the Medical Director of the Institute for Psychosomatic Cooperation Research and Family Therapy at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. He is the author or editor of many books including the Handbuch der Familiendiagnostik, published by Springer. He is also co-editor of the journal Psychotherapeut, also published by Springer.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. From Normal Development to Developmental Crisis and Regulatory Disorder; Marisa Benz and Kerstin Scholtes.- Chapter 2. Approaches to Diagnosing Regulatory Disorders in Infants; Sarah Groß.- Chapter 3. Excessive Crying in Infancy; Consolata Thiel-Bonney and Manfred Cierpka.- Chapter 4. Sleep Disorders of Early Childhood; Kerstin Scholtes, Hortense Demant and Marisa Benz.- Chapter 5. Feeding Disorders in Infants and Young Children; Consolata Thiel-Bonney and Nikolaus von Hofacker.- Chapter 6. Developmentally Appropriate and Excessive Clinginess; Kerstin Scholtes and Marisa Benz.- Chapter 7. Developmentally Appropriate vs. Persistent Defiant and Aggressive Behavior; Manfred Cierpka and Astrid Cierpka.- Chapter 8. Disinterest in Play in Infancy: Problems in the Regulation of Attention and Play; Mechthild Papoušek.- Chapter 9. Treatment Approaches for Regulatory Disorders; Manfred Cierpka.- Chapter 10. Video and Video Feedback in Counseling and Therapy; Consolata Thiel-Bonney.- Chapter 11. Focus-Oriented Psychotherapy of Parents with Infants and Toddlers; Michael Stasch, Manfred Cierpka and Eberhard Windaus.