This book provides an abundance of 'real life' cases which demonstrate methods in assessing and treating a wide spectrum of child and adolescent psychopathologies in a variety of settings. The case-formulation approach is featured throughout, with a focus on biological, psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive and family-systems frameworks. The cases provide an opportunity for students to apply and practice new knowledge and skills in the manner of a practicing clinician. The book features current trends in assessment, diagnosis, treatment and research. It is an ideal hands-on resource for a child and adolescent psychopathology course.
PrefaceAbout the Author1. Introduction: Understanding the Complexities of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Terry Hogan: The Avoidance Trap Developing a case of formulation Jeremy Jones: Mommy and Me and Grandma Makes Three Developing an Intervention Plan Neesha Wilson: Phoenix Rising Risks, Protective Factors and Psychological Well-Being2. Introduction to Neurodevelopmental Disorders a. Problems of Attention and Specific Learning Disorders Colby Tyler: Attention Problems or Distracted by Life? (14 years old) ADHD; gifted; divorce Thomas McLearn: "Read me a story" (10 years old) Dyslexia Sandy Smith: Marching to the Tune of a Different Drummer (8 years old) Nonverbal learning disability b. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability Dylan Bach: The World According to Dylan (6 years old) Mild variant of ASD Arthur Watson: Won't or Can't; a Case of Mistaken Identity (15 years old) Intellectual disability; parent denial; academic and behavior problems Brian Williams: My Name Is Williams, Too (10 years old) Williams syndrome Bradley Hunter: Not Yet Diagnosed (5 years old) Neurodevelopmental symptoms3. Introduction to Behavioral Disorders Scott Michaels: Boys Will Be Boys? (9 years old) Oppositional defiant disorder; ADHD Tyrone Wilson: The Gang's All Here (15 years old) Neesha's brother; multifinality; learning and behavior problems; gang activity, forensic assessments; fetal alcohol spectrum disorders4. Introduction to Anxiety and Compulsive Disorders Winnie Kent: Silence Is Not Golden (5 years old) Separation anxiety disorder; selective mutism Shirley Yong: Worried to Perfection (11 years old) General anxiety disorder; depression, relational aggression; cultural conflict Jordan Neeson: Let Me Count the Ways (9 years old) Obsessive-compulsive disorder5. Introduction to Problems of Mood: Depression & Bipolar Disorder David Steele: Hopelessness and Despair (17 years old) Adolescent depression; suicidal ideation Matthew Morgan: Out of Control and In Control (9 years old) Childhood-onset bipolar disorder/ mood dysregulation disorder? Jenny Sloan: The All-American Girl (16 years old) Bipolar disorder; suicide attempt6. Introduction to Later Onset Disorders: Eating Disorders & Substance Use Alex Bishop: The Slippery Slope (15 years old) Substance use; multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) Sarah Burke: Food for Thought (16 years old) Disordered eating and eating disorders7. Introduction to Traumatic, Self-Injurious and Stress Related Disorders Juan Hernendez: The Crash (16 years old) Posttraumatic stress disorder; survivor guilt Tori Benson: Skin Deep; Cutting Through the Pain (16 years old) Self-mutilation; borderline personality disorder? Jason Coleman: Disconnected Connections (16 years old) Conduct disorder; reactive attachment disorder; traumatic childhood Ericka White: Not Yet Diagnosed (10 years old) Not yet diagnosedAPPENDIX A: Supplemental Case InformationAPPENDIX B: Systems of ClassificationAPPENDIX C: Guidelines to the Interpretation of Test Scores and Assessment InformationIndex