The third edition of the hugely successful Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology incorporates important advances in the field to provide a reliable and accessible resource for clinical psychologists. Beginning with a set of general conceptual frameworks for practice, the book gives specific guidance on the management of problems commonly encountered in clinical work with children and adolescents drawing on the best practice in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy. In six sections thorough and comprehensive coverage of the following areas is provided:

Frameworks for practice

Problems of infancy and early childhood

Problems of middle childhood

Problems of adolescence

Child abuse

Adjustment to major life transitions

Thoroughly updated throughout, each chapter dealing with specific clinical problems includes cases examples and detailed discussion of diagnosis, classification, epidemiology and clinical features. New material includes the latest advances in: child and adolescent clinical psychology; developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology; assessment and treatment programmes. This book is invaluable as both a reference work for experienced practitioners and as an up-to-date, evidence-based practice manual for clinical psychologists in training.

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology is one of a set of 3 books published by Routledge which includes The Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach, Second Edition (Edited by Carr & McNulty) and The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice (Edited by Alan Carr, Christine Linehan, Gary O’Reilly, Patricia Noonan Walsh and John McEvoy).

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Section 1 Frameworks for practice

chapter 1|33 pages

Normal development

chapter 2|30 pages

Influences on problem development

chapter 5|26 pages

Report writing

part |2 pages

Section 2 Problems of infancy and early childhood

chapter 6|29 pages

Sleep problems

chapter 7|25 pages

Toileting problems

chapter 9|31 pages

Autism spectrum disorders

part |2 pages

Section 3 Problems of middle childhood

chapter 10|49 pages

Conduct problems

chapter 11|33 pages

Attention and over-activity problems

chapter 12|74 pages

Fear and anxiety problems

chapter 13|36 pages

Repetition problems

chapter 14|66 pages

Somatic problems

part |2 pages

Section 4 Problems in adolescence

chapter 15|40 pages

Drug misuse

chapter 16|70 pages

Mood problems

chapter 17|41 pages

Anorexia and bulimia nervosa

chapter 18|57 pages


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Section 5 Child abuse

chapter 19|29 pages

Physical child abuse

chapter 20|25 pages

Emotional abuse and neglect

chapter 21|44 pages

Sexual abuse

part |2 pages

Section 6 Adjustment to major life transitions

chapter 22|20 pages

Foster care

chapter 23|29 pages

Separation and divorce

chapter 24|31 pages

Grief and bereavement