Bringing together leading authorities, this volume synthesises the breadth of current research on child and adolescent treatment into a practical handbook for students and clinicians. The book was inspired by the preeminent work on adult disorders, Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (now in its fifth edition). It provides a concise overview of the disorders most commonly encountered in clinical practice and details evidence-based treatment approaches, largely grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Procedures for assessment, diagnosis, case formulation, intervention, and progress monitoring are illustrated with rich extended case examples, including session transcripts. The book addresses nuts-and-bolts issues such as how to set up each session, what to cover, and how to broach difficult topics with children and parents.
AUDIENCE: Graduate students and clinicians in child/adolescent psychology, counseling, social work, psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, and school psychology.
COURSE USE: Serves as a text in graduate-level courses on child and adolescent psychotherapy, evidence-based practice, and child psychopathology.