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The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology: A Contextual Approach

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Alan Carr

  • The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology

1066 pages
ISBN: 9781138806139

The third edition of the hugely successful Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology incorporates important advances in the field to provide a reliable and accessible resource for clinical psychologists. Beginning with a set of general conceptual frameworks for practice, the book gives specific guidance on the management of problems commonly encountered in clinical work with children and adolescents drawing on the best practice in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy. In six sections thorough and comprehensive coverage of the following areas is provided:

  • Frameworks for practice
  • Problems of infancy and early childhood
  • Problems of middle childhood
  • Problems of adolescence
  • Child abuse
  • Adjustment to major life transitions

Thoroughly updated throughout, each chapter dealing with specific clinical problems includes cases examples and detailed discussion of diagnosis, classification, epidemiology and clinical features. New material includes the latest advances in:

  • child and adolescent clinical psychology
  • developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology
  • assessment and treatment programmes.

This book is invaluable as both a reference work for experienced practitioners and as an up-to-date, evidence-based practice manual for clinical psychologists in training.

Table of Contents

Section I: Frameworks for Practice.

  • Normal Development.
  • Influences on Problem Development.
  • Classification, Epidemiology and Treatment Effectiveness.
  • The Consultation Process and Intake Interviews.
  • Report Writing.

Section II: Problems of Infancy and Early Childhood.

  • Sleep Problems.
  • Toileting Problems.
  • Intellectual, Learning and Communication Disabilities and Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Section III: Problems of Middle Childhood.

  • Conduct Problems.
  • Attention and Overactivity Problems.
  • Fear and Anxiety Problems.
  • Repetition Problems.
  • Somatic Problems.

Section IV: Problems in Adolescence.

  • Drug Abuse.
  • Mood Problems.
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.
  • Psychosis.

Section V: Child Abuse.

  • Physical Abuse.
  • Emotional Abuse and Neglect.
  • Sexual Abuse.

Section VI: Adjustment to Major Life Transitions.

  • Foster Care.
  • Separation and Divorce.
  • Grief and Bereavement.

"Alan Carr's Handbook does an admirable job in providing immensely practical approaches for the assessment and treatment of mental health problems in young people, whilst also being critically and constructively informative on the findings of research and the claims of theories. The succinct listing of further readings for both professionals and families, together with details of useful web sites, at the end of each chapter is a particular strength."
- Michael Rutter, Institute of Psychiatry, London

"Alan Carr has pulled off, with this textbook, an unusual and extraordinary feat: unusual in managing singlehandedly to produce a guide to clinical theory and practice with such a comprehensive range; extraordinary in formulating multi-system and developmental conceptual frameworks that succeed convincingly in integrating many of the themes and ‘loose ends’ in child and adolescent clinical psychology. The author combines impressive scholarship and clinical knowledge in a reader-friendly book which should be of inestimable value to post-graduate clinical trainees and, indeed, to experienced practitioners."
- Martin Herbert, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Exeter