Treatments that Work with Children

Author: Edward R. Christophersen
Publisher: APA Books
ISBN: 9781433813047
Format: PDF
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Parents frequently consult both psychologists and pediatricians about a variety of childhood problems, ranging from sleep disorders to anxiety. But today there are so many theories about which therapies work best that it is hard for practitioners to make informed choices. In this book, psychologists Edward R. Christophersen and Susan L. Mortweet-both seasoned clinicians-help the reader assess available treatments that have documented records of success.

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems Third Edition

Author: Carolyn S. Schroeder
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530729
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This highly accessible work, now thoroughly revised, has shown thousands of students and clinicians how to assess and treat children's emotional and behavioral difficulties from a developmental perspective. The authors provide a sound understanding of typical development (ages 2-12) and the risk and protective factors for psychopathology. Chapters on common psychological disorders and family stressors describe the nature of each problem, review evidence-based treatments, and offer step-by-step guidelines for intervention, illustrated with helpful case examples. A comprehensive framework for assessing children and planning treatment is used throughout. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 24 reproducible forms and handouts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition: *Chapters on developmental disabilities and trauma. *Significantly revised to reflect advances in assessment, treatment, and developmental psychopathology research. *Additional material on pharmacological treatments in each disorder-specific chapter. *Sibling rivalry chapter expanded to include difficulties with peers. *Updated for DSM-5.

Elimination Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Author: Edward C. Christophersen
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
ISBN: 1613343345
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A compact, “how-to” manual on effective, evidence-based treatments for enuresis and encopresis. The aim of this book is to provide readers with a practical overview of the definitions, characteristics, theories and models, diagnostic and treatment recommendations, and relevant aspects and methods of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for encopresis and enuresis, primarily in children. Although treatments and research for elimination disorders are reviewed in general, particular attention is directed at constipation and encopresis, toileting refusal, and diurnal and nocturnal enuresis due to the high incidence of these conditions in children. Case vignettes, websites, and suggestions for further reading are provided for the interested reader.

Handbook of Pediatric Psychology in School Settings

Author: Ronald T. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135645701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In recent years the escalating costs of health care have caused managed care programs to shift the delivery of pediatric psychological services away from specialized medical centers and into primary care and school settings. One result has been a radical expansion of school psychology into issues of clinical intervention, health promotion, and the assessment of psychotropic medications. School psychologists are now expected to either deliver or (more likely) to provide consultation regarding a wide variety of pediatric psychological services. Because this is a recent phenomenon, very few school-based psychologists or allied health practitioners (school counselors and social workers) have received training in pediatric psychology. The mission of this book is to provide them with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to their newly acquired responsibilities in such areas as psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, health promotion, and prevention of disease. This book is appropriate for anyone concerned with issues of pediatric psychology in school settings: school psychologists, pediatric psychologists, clinical child psychologists, as well as pediatricians and child psychiatrists.

Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children

Author: Johnny L. Matson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319645927
Format: PDF
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This handbook addresses a broad range of topics relating to children’s social behaviors and skills. It examines numerous disorders and problems that are directly affected by excesses and deficits of social skills. The book begins by providing an overview of the history and definition of social skills, citing it as a critical aspect of children’s development. Chapters discuss developmental issues, provide theories of social competence, and assemble proven strategies for promoting the growth of social skills and for treating their deficits. The handbook also reviews a variety of methods for assessing various social competencies, including direct and naturalistic observation, skills checklists, self-reports, and functional behavior analysis. In addition, it provides a comprehensive overview of various training methods, including social learning, parent and peer treatments, self-control methods, social skill group programs, and curricula. Topics featured in the Handbook include: Current research and practical strategies for promoting children’s social and emotional competence in schools. Social skills in children with autism spectrum disorder. Intellectual disabilities and their effect on social skills. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and its effect on the development of social skills in children. Evidence-based methods of dealing with social difficulties in conduct disorder. The Handbook of Social Behavior and Skills in Children is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.

A Guide to Treatments that Work

Author: Peter E. Nathan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199727651
Format: PDF, Docs
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Much about this third edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work remains as it was in the first and second editions. Like its predecessors, this edition offers detailed evaluative reviews of current research on empirically supported treatments, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who are major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. As before, they provide information on the quality of the research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness that is reviewed.

Practitioner s Guide to Evidence Based Psychotherapy

Author: Jane E. Fisher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387283706
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is to help clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists and counselors achieve the maximum in service to their clients. Designed to bring ready answers from scientific data to real life practice, The guide is an accessible, authoritative reference for today’s clinician. There are solid guidelines for what to rule out, what works, what doesn’t work and what can be improved for a wide range of mental health problems. It is organized alphabetically for quick reference and distills vast amounts of proven knowledge and strategies into a user friendly, hands-on reference.

Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents

Author: Paula M. Barrett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470090715
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents, considers evidence-based practice to assess the developmental issues, aetiology, epidemiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent psychopathology. World-leading contributors provide overviews of empirically validated intervention and prevention initiatives. Arranged in three parts, Part I lays theoretical foundations of “treatments that work” with children and adolescents. Part II presents the evidence base for the treatment of a host of behaviour problems, whilst Part III contains exciting prevention programs that attempt to intervene with several child and adolescent problems before they become disorders. This Handbook presents encouraging evidence that we can intervene successfully at the psychosocial level with children and adolescents who already have major psychiatric disorders and, as importantly, that we can even prevent some of these disorders from occurring in the first place.

Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD

Author: Richard Gallagher
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462513794
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This indispensable manual presents an easy-to-implement intervention with proven effectiveness for children with ADHD in grades 3 to 5. Organizational skills training helps kids develop essential skill sets for organizing school materials, tracking assignments, and completing homework and other tasks successfully. Clinicians are provided with detailed session-by-session instructions and all of the tools needed to implement the program in collaboration with parents and teachers. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes nearly 100 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. See also the related parent guide from Gallagher et al., The Organized Child: An Effective Program to Maximize Your Kid's Potential/m-/in School and in Life.

Parenting that Works

Author: Edward R. Christophersen
Publisher: Magination Press
ISBN: 9781557989246
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on nearly 40 years of combined professional experience, the authors explain that from babyhood through the school years, children learn by observing and interacting with their parents. In these easy-to-follow chapters, Dr. Christophersen and Dr. Mortweet offer practical adivce, explain proven strategies, and identify the fundamental skills parents need to encourage positive behavior without the need for punishment.