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Essentials of child psychopathology /
Linda Wilmshurst.
imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
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viii, 307 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0471656240 (pbk.)
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imprint
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2005.
isbn
0471656240 (pbk.)
catalogue key
5394523
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-296) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2006-05-01:
Both of these books are essentially textbooks and both were released in the "Essentials of Behavioral Science" series, which aims to deliver practical information in a concise, accessible format. Only Wilmshurst is successful in meeting that goal. Marczyk, DeMatteo, and Festinger intend their book to address readers at all levels, but this is an impossible task that results in a book that will bore many and leave others feeling ill prepared. Though the authors include the standard material, they place the ethics chapter near the end, an arrangement that would seem to minimize the importance of ethics and its role in behavioral science research. With the exception of "Rapid Reference" boxes, many overloaded, the authors include no sidebar definitions and no glossary to help students digest and learn the key concepts. The answers to the "Test Yourself" boxes (fill in the blank or true/false) appear immediately below the questions, which does not facilitate learning. Wilmshurst sets a better pace, providing a useful overview of child and adolescent disorders. Although this volume too lacks a glossary, it includes appendixes, references, and an annotated bibliography that lists recent sources. The user-friendly language and approach make the book accessible (if sometimes less detailed than advanced readers would prefer), and helpful Rapid Reference sections offer time lines, tables, and charts. The Test Yourself boxes contain multiple-choice questions, a more useful format than fill in the blank and true/false. The overall organization is cohesive, but the placement of the chapter titled "Children of Diverse Cultures" is troublesome. In placing it last, Wilmshurst seems to be offering this discussion as an afterthought. ^BSumming Up: Both recommended. Wilmshurst: lower-division undergraduates and above; Marczyk et al.: graduate students through professionals. C. J. Speaker Elmira College
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The only concise, comprehensive overview of child psychopathology covering theory, assessment, and treatment as well as issues and trends Essentials of Child Psychopathology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. The text covers the major theories, assessment practices, issues, and trends in this important field. Author Linda Wilmshurst also includes chapters on specific disorders prevalent among this age group and covers special topics such as diversity, abuse, and divorce. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need in order to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Child Psychopathology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. An excellent review guide, Essentials of Child Psychopathology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals. Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: * Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences * Essentials of Psychological Testing * Essentials of Research Design and Methodology
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Professionals & students are offered an overview of critical conceptual issues in child & adolescent psychopathology.
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The only concise, comprehensive overview of child psychopathology covering theory, assessment, and treatment as well as issues and trends Essentials of Child Psychopathology provides students and professionals with a comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. The text covers the major theories, assessment practices, issues, and trends in this important field. Author Linda Wilmshurst also includes chapters on specific disorders prevalent among this age group and covers special topics such as diversity, abuse, and divorce. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book provides information mental health professionals need in order to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Child Psychopathology is the only available resource to condense the wide-ranging topics of the field into a concise, accessible format for handy and quick reference. An excellent review guide, Essentials of Child Psychopathology is an invaluable tool for learning as well as a convenient reference for established mental health professionals. Other titles in the Essentials of Behavioral Science series: Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Essentials of Psychological Testing Essentials of Research Design and Methodology
Table of Contents
Series Preface
Introduction to Child Psychopathology: Development, Theories, and Influences
Issues in Child Psychopathology: Ethical Issues in Research and Practice and Research Methodology
Issues in Clinical Decision Making: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Treatment of Childhood Disorders
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety Disorders
The Mood Disorders: Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Problems of Conduct
Eating Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Retardation and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Specific Learning Disabilities 209
Children and Trauma: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Children of Diverse Cultures
Codes of Ethical Conduct
References for Assessment Instruments and Resources
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA04)
References
Annotated Bibliography
Index
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