Handbook of Conceptualization and Treatment of Child Psychopathology evaluates and illustrates the integration of conceptualization and treatment of child and adolescent psychopathology. Organized into seven parts, this book first discusses the issues of conceptualization and developmental considerations in treatment. Subsequent part delineates treatment models and specific interventions for disruptive behavior disorders. Parts III-VI elucidate mood, anxiety, eating and substance use disorders. The last part covers firesetting, trichotillomania, elimination disorders, schizophrenia, sleep problems, and dissociative disorders. This handbook is an educational tool for graduate students and a resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, school counselors, social workers, and other mental health practitioners who treat children and adolescents and their families.

Table of Contents

Dedication Contributors Preface Part I Introduction 1. General Issues in Conceptualization and Treatment 2. Developmental Considerations in Treatment Part II Disruptive Disorders 3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder 4. Conduct Disorder 5. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Part III Mood Disorders 6. Childhood Depression 7. Dysthymia Part IV Anxiety Disorders 8. Separation Anxiety Disorder 9. School Phobia 10. Social Phobia 11. Treatment of Childhood Generalized Anxiety Disorder/Overanxious Disorder 12. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Conceptualization and Treatment 13. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Part V Eating Disorders 14. Anorexia Nervosa 15. Bulimia Nervosa: An Overview of Coping Strategies Therapy Part VI Substance Use Disorders 16. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Part VII Special Topics 17. Firesetting 18. Pediatric Trichotillomania: Conceptualization and Treatment Implications 19. Enuresis/Encopresis 20. Conceptualization and Treatment of Childhood-onset Schizophrenia 21. Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents 22. Dissociative Disorder Author Index Subject Index


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About the authors

Helen Orvaschel

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Psychological Studies

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

Jan Faust

Affiliations and Expertise

Nova Southeastern University