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2nd Edition

Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Theory and Practice, Second Edition

ISBN 9781444145991
Published February 23, 2012 by CRC Press
528 Pages

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Book Description

The book covers all the core aspects of child and adolescent mental health, starting with the background to emotional and behavioural problems and looking at models and tools for assessment and treatment before examining specific problems encountered in children, young people, and their families from different cultural backgrounds.

Key features

  • clear theoretical framework for each topic
  • integrated disciplinary approach
  • case studies
  • information about other resources available to professionals and families, including new government initiatives

New for the second edition

  • updated and revised with the latest references and theories
  • sections on the influence of genetics on behaviour, working with children with learning difficulties, evidence-based paediatric and psychological developments
  • multiple choice questions for revision and testing
  • new quick-reference format

This is an essential text for all professionals working with children, young people, and their families, including student and practitioner psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, and social care specialists.

Table of Contents

Towards comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Early intervention services
The role of the educational psychologist
Who does what in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services?
Nurse prescriber
Primary mental health in the community
Primary mental health work within a specialist CAMHS team
Etiology and classification
Epidemiology of behavior problems
Assessing pediatric and psychological development
Emotional development and attachment
Emotional well-being and literacy
Current legal framework and relevant legislation
Making treatment decisions with young people
Fostering and adoption
The effect of early institutional deprivation on the brain
Engagement and motivation
Structured assessment of pre-school children
Parenting style
Assessment of younger children and their families
Assessment of older children, young people and their families
Family assessment
Narrative therapy
The use of questionnaires
Cognitive assessment
Speech and language assessment
OT assessment including neuro-sensory approaches
Emotionality in children and young people and links to psychopathology
Juvenile disruptive behavior disorders: ODD and CD
Forensic child and adolescent psychiatry
Substance misuse in children and young people
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Tourette’s syndrome
Autistic spectrum disorder
Education for children on the autistic spectrum
Social stories for parents of autistic children
Behavioral problems in children with learning difficulties
Anxiety and phobias
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Mood disorders
Bipolar disorder
Deliberate self-harm and suicide
School refusal behavior
Eating disorders
Behavioral sleep problems in children and adolescents
Feeding/eating problems in young children
Enuresis, constipation and soiling
Psychosomatic disorders: dissociative disorder and psychological disorders
Example of a therapeutic group intervention: The IMPACT Group
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis
Chronic illness in children and young people
Gender identity disorder
Management of grief: loss and bereavement
Working with diversity - cultural competence in CAMHS
Young carers
Asylum seeking, refugee and homeless young people and families
Young Carers from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds
Emerging sexuality
Art therapy
Play therapy
Child psychotherapy
Counseling children and young people
Counseling psychology
Applied behavioral analysis (including children with learning difficulties)
Cognitive behavior therapy
Social Stories
Family therapy models and practice
Solution focused brief therapy
Parenting programs
Principles of group work
Group work of with parents of children with ADHD
Group work with adolescents
Inpatient services
Example of a children's residential unit
Forensic CAMHS: Bluebird House

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Margaret Thompson MBChB, MD, FRCP (Glas), FRCPsy School of Psychology, University of Southampton, UK

Christine M Hooper BA (econ), CQSW, MSc Retired family and marital therapist, New Forest, Hampshire, UK

Cathy Laver-Bradbury SRN, RSCN, HV, MSc Consultant Nurse, Solent Healthcare NHS and University of Southampton, UK

Christopher Gale RNMH, MSc Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Southampton, UK