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Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology

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ISBN 9781462514113
Published April 30, 2014 by Guilford Press
350 Pages

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Book Description

Filled with vivid clinical material, this book describes effective practices for helping children and their families who are coping with chronic and acute health conditions and their treatment. Concise chapters on the psychosocial challenges associated with specific pediatric health conditions are organized around detailed case presentations. Demonstrating procedures for assessment, case conceptualization, brief intervention, and health promotion, the book highlights ways to collaborate successfully with medical providers and families. Chapters also discuss the varied roles that pediatric psychologists play in hospitals, outpatient clinics, primary care, and educational settings.

See also Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, Fourth Edition, edited by Michael C. Roberts and Ric G. Steele, which comprehensively examines links between psychological and medical issues from infancy through adolescence.

Table of Contents

I. Overview and Foundations of Pediatric Psychology
1. Overview of the Field of Pediatric Psychology, Michael C. Roberts, Brandon S. Aylward, and Yelena P. Wu
2. Common Presenting Concerns and Settings for Pediatric Psychology Practice, Stephen Lassen, Yelena P. Wu, and Michael C. Roberts
3. Cross-Cutting Issues in Pediatric Psychology, Yelena P. Wu, Brandon S. Aylward, and Michael C. Roberts
4. Financial and Organizational Issues of Pediatric Psychology Practice, Christina L. Duncan and Allison G. Dempsey
II. Clinical Roles in Pediatric Psychology
5. Pediatric Consultation-Liaison: The Psychological Hospitalist, Bryan D. Carter, Suzanne M. Thompson, and Aimee N. Thompson
6. Pediatric Psychology Practice in Primary Care Settings, Terry Stancin, Lynne Sturm, and Lisa Y. Ramirez
7. Pediatric Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Teams and Interventions, Caitlin Conroy and Deirdre E. Logan
8. School Reintegration: Providing Consultation to Schools and Families, Melissa A. Alderfer and Mary T. Rourke
9. The Role of Pediatric Psychology in Health Promotion and Injury Prevention, Keri J. Brown Kirschman and Bryan T. Karazsia
10. The Use of Technology in Pediatric Psychology Practice, Brandon S. Aylward, Christopher C. Cushing, and Timothy D. Nelson
III. Pediatric Conditions and the Role of the Psychologist
11. Infants Born Prematurely and/or at Biological Risk, Glen P. Aylward
12. Pediatric Procedural Pain, Elizabeth N. McLaughlin and Joanne M. Gillespie
13. Pediatric Chronic and Episodic Pain, Anne M. Lynch-Jordan
14. Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Jodi A. Mindell and Lisa J. Meltzer
15. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Catherine Butz, Kathleen Lemanek, and Cynthia A. Gerhardt
16. Pediatric Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Jerilynn Radcliffe, Linda A. Hawkins and Cindy L. Buchanan
17. Pediatric Asthma, Barbara Jandasek and David A. Fedele
18. Pediatric Diabetes, Lisa M. Buckloh
19. Pediatric Obesity, Christopher C. Cushing, Kelsey Borner, and Ric G. Steele
20. Pediatric Cancer, Lauren C. Daniel, Matthew C. Hocking, and Lamia P. Barakat
21. Pediatric Seizure Disorders, Avani C. Modi and Shanna M. Guilfoyle
22. Pediatric Organ Transplantation, Rebecca J. Johnson
23. Pediatric Feeding Disorders, Loretta A. Martin-Halpine
24. Pediatric Elimination Disorders, Susana R. Patton and Martha U. Barnard
25. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury, Shari L. Wade
26. End of Life in the Pediatric Population, Victoria W. Willard, Valerie McLaughlin Crabtree, and Sean Phipps

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Michael C. Roberts, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and former Director of the Clinical Child Psychology Program at the University of Kansas. He has published close to 200 journal articles and book chapters related to understanding and influencing children’s physical and mental health. Dr. Roberts has authored or coedited 18 books, including Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, Fourth Edition, and is currently the Editor of Training and Education in Professional Psychology. He is a recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training from the American Psychological Association and the Martin P. Levin Mentorship Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Brandon S. Aylward, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a researcher in the Sibley Heart Center and Division of Pediatric Neurology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He received his doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Aylward has published journal articles and book chapters in the areas of pediatric psychology, analytic methods, and health technology, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He is currently engaged in multidisciplinary clinics focusing on pediatric cardiology, neurodevelopmental outcomes, and self-management/adherence. He is a recipient of the C. Eugene Walker Education Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

Yelena P. Wu, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. She received her doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas. Her research interests include identifying risk and protective factors influencing pediatric medical regimen adherence and health outcomes, and dissemination of empirically based assessments and interventions for adherence. Dr. Wu has published numerous articles and book chapters on psychosocial and health outcomes among individuals with chronic conditions across the lifespan. She is a recipient of the C. Eugene Walker Education Award from the Society of Pediatric Psychology.


Fills the need for a user-friendly volume that reflects the broad scope of practice in this exciting area of psychology. Experienced practitioners provide comprehensive coverage of typical presenting concerns and settings, clinical roles, and psychological practice with specific pediatric conditions. Readers will appreciate the compelling case studies that describe assessments and interventions in rich detail. This outstanding book is a 'must read' for pediatric psychologists and other professionals working with pediatric populations. It is an excellent text for graduate students, interns, and fellows developing skills as practitioners.--Dennis Drotar, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Medical Center

This unique and important book is an important guide for pediatric psychology practice. Roberts, Aylward, and Wu cover a broad array of topics that are essential keystones of practice. It is particularly compelling to see chapters on such cutting-edge issues as technology applications and reimbursement alongside chapters on established areas of practice, including consultation-liaison services, cancer, diabetes, and asthma. The book balances the evidence base on each topic with helpful conceptualizations and descriptions of pediatric psychology treatment cases.--Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, Co-Director, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, Nemours Children's Health Network

The editors have produced a skillfully organized and comprehensive guide to practicing pediatric psychology across settings and medical conditions. Advanced students and practitioners alike will benefit from the well-crafted chapters. The book addresses practice models and clinical roles and provides excellent, up-to-date summaries of clinical approaches to the most commonly encountered medical problems. Anyone planning to practice pediatric psychology in our rapidly evolving health care system will find this volume essential.--Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP, Department of Psychology and Dean, College of Science and Health, DePaul University

-The text is packed with current foundational information and rich case examples. The text's contributors are respected professionals whose expertise and straightforward reporting style are only to be appreciated. With the book's emphasis on clinical practice, readers seeking guidance on how to function effectively in the rapidly changing health-care landscape will undoubtedly find this an invaluable resource….This long-overdue, comprehensive text serves to illustrate the essential and unique role that psychologists fulfill in a variety of pediatric settings, and the book has a place on just about any psychologist's shelf. The case reports illustrate psychological practice at its very best, which is a blend of science and the art of refining intervention to address individual patient needs. Such skill is obtained only through years of dedicated practice, and the expertise evident in this text should serve to inspire those beginning or advancing in their careers.--PsycCRITIQUES, 4/6/2015ƒƒThis is an important book covering an area of expanding focus of many psychologists.--Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 12/1/2016ƒƒThe third section, 15 short chapters, concerns particular problems ranging from pain management via elimination disorders to end of life care and seems to me to be the real value of this text. Each chapter is well referenced-and works through case examples to illustrate the principles of intervention and their practical applications.--Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 11/13/2014