The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology is a comprehensive, thorough and practical guide to modern child and adolescent clinical psychology. It covers all central concerns for practitioners in a single manual, including: conduct problems, emotional problems, learning disabilities, child protection, somatic illness, major depression, suicide, drug abuse, schizophrenia, divorce, foster care and bereavement.
The book is divided into six sections, the first of which sets out developmental and diagnostic frameworks. Biological, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and family systems explanations are then considered, and guidelines for multisystemic intervention, based on evidence and best practice, are given for each clinical problem.
Written with practice in mind, including a section on report writing, The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology will be essential reading for child and adolescent clinical psychologists, and valuable to many professionals in training, including educational psychologists, counselling psychologists, health psychologists, child psychotherapists, family therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, counsellors and child-care workers.
Alan Carr is Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin, Ireland.
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