Preface. Section 1. Ambulatory Services: Clinical, Administrative, and Training Issues. Administration of Ambulatory Services for Children and Adolescents: Historical View, Present Issues, Challenges, and Solutions. The Specialty Clinic: A Bridge Between Research and Clinical Practice. Child and Adolescent Services in a Community Mental Health Center: Transition, Organization, and Staffing Issues. Training in Ambulatory Setting. Section 2. Assessment. Psychiatric Assessment of Infants and Parent-Child Interaction. Psychiatric Evaluation of School Age Children. Psychiatric Assessment of Adolescents and their Families. The Process of Psychological Assessment. Speech and Language Evaluation. Forensic Community Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Section 3. Common Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence. Affective Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tics and Tourettes Syndrome and Separation Anxiety Disorder. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Conduct and Oppositinal Defiant Disorder. Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents. Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Learning Disorders. Section 4. Therapeutic Interventions. Pharmacotherapy in Children and Adolescents. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents. Individual Psychotherapy and Use of Play with Children. Individual Psychotherapy with Adolescents. Behavioral Interventions with Children and Adolescents. Group Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents: Key Issues. Part 5. Day Treatment for Children and Adolescents. Day Hospital: Planning, Staffing and Administration. Therapeutic Milieu in a Day Hospital for Children and Adolescents. Day School for Emotionally and Behaviorally Disturbed, and Learning Disabled Children and Adolescents. Part 6. Other Community Based Programs. Mental health Services in Schools: Expanding Opportunities. Finding Our Way Home: Home and Community Based Care. Therapeutic Nursery. Foster Care.