5th Edition

Assessment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence

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ISBN 9781462543632
Published September 8, 2020 by Guilford Press
730 Pages

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Book Description

This leading course text and practitioner reference has been extensively revised with 90% new content, covering a broader range of child and adolescent problems in more concise chapters. Prominent authorities provide a comprehensive framework for evidence-based assessment. Presented are methods and tools for developing effective diagnoses and case formulations, building strong treatment plans, monitoring progress, and documenting outcomes. Chapters are packed with practical guidance, handy tables, and sample instruments. Illustrative case material is included. Prior edition title: Assessment of Childhood Disorders, Fourth Edition, edited by Eric J. Mash and Russell A. Barkley.

New to This Edition
*Many new authors and topics, reflecting over a decade of research and clinical advances.
*Updated for DSM-5 and ICD-11.
*Chapters on additional disorders: obsessive–compulsive disorder, persistent complex bereavement, and body dysmorphic disorder.
*Chapters on transdiagnostic concerns: sleep problems, risky behaviors, and life stressors.
*Four chapters on the "whys" and "hows" of using assessment in each phase of treatment.
*Disorder-specific "starter kits"--lists of essential checklists, rating scales, interviews, and progress measures, including links to exemplary free measures online.

See also the editors' Treatment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence, Fourth Edition.

Table of Contents

I. General Principles and Skills
1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Assessment: A Recipe for Success, Eric A. Youngstrom & Mitchell J. Prinstein
2. The Prediction Phase of Evidence-Based Assessment, Anna Van Meter
3. The Prescription Phase of Evidence-Based Assessment, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Zabin Patel, Elizabeth Casline, & Bryce D. McLeod
4. Assessing Process: Are We There Yet?, Andrew Freeman & John Young

II. Behavior Disorders
5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Julie Sarno Owens, Steven W. Evans, & Samantha M. Margherio
6. Conduct and Oppositional Disorders, Toni M. Walker, Paul J. Frick, & Robert J. McMahon

III. Internalizing Problems and Self-Harm
7. Depression, Benjamin L. Hankin & Joseph R. Cohen
8. Bipolar Spectrum Disorders, Eric A. Youngstrom, Emma E. Morton, & Greg Murray
9. Self-Injurious Thoughts and Behaviors, Alexander J. Millner & Matthew K. Nock

IV. Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
10. Anxiety Disorders, Nicole Fleischer, Margaret E. Crane, & Philip C. Kendall
11. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder, Jonathan S. Abramowitz & Jennifer L. Buchholz

V. Developmental and Cognitive Disorders
12. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Elisabeth Sheridan & Catherine Lord
13. Intellectual Disability, Randy J. Kamphaus & Emily Walden
14. Learning Disabilities, Ryan J. McGill, Kara M. Styck, & Stefan C. Dombrowski

VI. Stressful Events, Maltreatment, Trauma, and Loss
15. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Annette M. La Greca and BreAnne A. Danzi
16. Life Events, Kathryn Grant, Jocelyn Smith Carter, Emma Adam, & Yo Jackson
17. Assessing Bereavement and Grief Disorders, Christopher M. Layne & Julie B. Kaplow
18. Child Maltreatment, Helen M. Milojevich & Vicky Veitch Wolfe

VII. Problems of Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
19. Substance Use Problems, Tammy A. Chung & Frances L. Wang
20. Early-Onset Schizophrenia, Aditi Sharma & Jon M. McClellan
21. Eating and Feeding Disorders, Anna M. Bardone-Cone & Kristin M. von Ranson
22. Adolescent Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Berta J. Summers, Ilana E. Ladis, Hilary Weingarden, & Sabine Wilhelm

VIII. Health-Related Issues
23. Pediatric Sleep, Lisa J. Meltzer
24. Risky and Impulsive Behaviors, Kevin M. King, Madison C. Feil, Katherine Seldin, Michele R. Smith, Max A. Halvorson, & Kevin S. Kuehn

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Eric A. Youngstrom, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also Acting Director of the Center for Excellence in Research and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder. He was the inaugural recipient of the Early Career Award from the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), and is an elected full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Youngstrom has consulted on DSM-5 and ICD-11. He is past president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and currently chairs the Work Group on Child Diagnosis for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and serves as President (2020) of APA Division 5, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.

Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, ABPP, is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health-risk behaviors among adolescents, with a focus on the unique role of peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression, self-injury, and suicidality. An Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Study Section on Psychosocial Development, Risk, and Prevention, Dr. Prinstein is a recipient of the Theodore Blau Early Career Award from the Society of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), among other honors. He is a Fellow of the APA Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Eric J. Mash, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Calgary and Affiliate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and of the Society of Clinical Psychology, the Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice, the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Mash is also a Fellow and Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. He has served as an editor, editorial board member, and editorial consultant for numerous journals and has published widely on child and adolescent psychopathology, assessment, and treatment.

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 280 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.


"The editors have done a terrific job of producing a fifth edition that is current and cohesive, and that provides strong coverage of both theory and practice. The chapters are all guided by evidence-based practices in child and adolescent assessment, but not to the point of mindlessly adhering to the newest paper in the field--rather, they are conceptually strong at every turn. Instructors will find this work to be a tremendous foundation for lectures as well as an aid to extending students’ knowledge into practice. Practitioners who have been away from the classroom for more than a few years will find it an excellent update and conceptual base for current diagnostic work in the clinic and school."--Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and Neuroscience, Texas A&M University; Editor-in-Chief, Archives of Scientific Psychology

"A comprehensive update of a seminal work. Leading experts provide concise, wide-ranging recommendations on assessment of a broad array of disorders in children and adolescents. Using a principles-based approach, each chapter carefully walks the reader through specific steps in the assessment process, with abundant case examples and suggestions for constructing a wisely selected assessment battery. The fifth edition will be a wonderful text for a graduate course on child psychopathology and assessment, an indispensable resource for researchers, and a valuable reference for practicing clinicians. I highly recommend this book!"--J. Gayle Beck, PhD, Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence, Department of Psychology, The University of Memphis

"Having taught psychopathology and assessment to child and adolescent clinicians, I appreciate having a well-written, user-friendly text to scaffold and simplify my task. Chapters describe each condition and the basic measures the clinician needs, giving attention to necessary psychometrics while remaining readable and engaging. There is also a concerted effort to explain how the various assessment components fit together. The result is a text that is accessible and very informative."--Gabrielle A. Carlson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University

"The fifth edition of this classic text, with an expanded editorial team, is destined to become the reference for the clinical assessment of children and adolescents. The outstanding chapter authors are all top researchers in their fields. Graduate students, clinical researchers, and clinicians will benefit from the book's extensive information and implementation guidance. Consistent with the direction taken in numerous evidence-based assessment initiatives, the contributors have been tasked with presenting instruments and practices that can be used, at minimal cost, in almost any clinical setting. This volume is certain to influence the psychological services provided to children and adolescents; it also sets a new standard against which all subsequent books on evidence-based psychological assessment will be judged."--John Hunsley, PhD, CPsych, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada-