Description

This book on evidence-based practice with children and adolescents focuses on best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with a range of emotional problems including ADHD; Bi-Polar Disorder; anxiety and depression; eating disorders; Autism; Asperger’s Syndrome; substance abuse; loneliness and social isolation; school related problems including underachievement; sexual acting out; Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders; Childhood Schizophrenia; gender issues; prolonged grief; school violence; cyber bullying; gang involvement, and a number of other problems experienced by children and adolescents.

The psychosocial interventions discussed in the book provide practitioners and educators with a range of effective treatments that serve as an alternative to the use of unproven medications with unknown but potentially harmful side effects. Interesting case studies demonstrating the use of evidence-based practice with a number of common childhood disorders and integrative questions at the end of each chapter make this book uniquely helpful to graduate and undergraduate courses in social work, counseling, psychology, guidance, behavioral classroom teaching, and psychiatric nursing.

Key Features

  • Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices
  • Offers detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques
  • Cites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapter
  • Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter

Readership

Primary: Practicing clinicians, social workers and school counselors working with children and adolescents. Secondary: Supplemental reading for graduate students in clinical, counseling, social work, and human services programs.

Details

No. of pages:
664
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123745231
Electronic ISBN:
9780080923062

About the editor

Morley Glicken

Dr. Morley D. Glicken is the former Dean of the Worden School of Social Service in San Antonio; the founding director of the Master of Social Work Department at California State University, San Bernardino; the past Director of the Master of Social Work Program at the University of Alabama; and the former Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Greater Tucson. He has also held faculty positions in social work at the University of Kansas and Arizona State University. He currently teaches in the Department of Social Work at Arizona State University West in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Glicken received his BA degree in social work with a minor in psychology from the University of North Dakota and holds an MSW degree from the University of Washington and the MPA and DSW degrees from the University of Utah. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Social Work, Arizona State University West, Phoenix, AZ, USA