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Table of Contents

I. The Foundation 1. Development of Psychopathology 2.Assessment to Intervention II Managing Common Problems 3. Eating Problems 4. Toileting: Training, Enuresis, Encopresis 5. Habits and Tics 6. Sleep 7. Sexuality and Sexual Problems 8. Fears and Anxieties 9. Depression 10. Disruptive Behavior 11. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder PART III. Managing Stressful Life Events 12. Siblings 13. Divorce 14. Bereavement Appendices: A. Description of Assessment Instruments. B. Assessment Instruments.

About the Author

Carolyn S. Schroeder, PhD, is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas. She previously held appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Throughout her career, she has trained graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in the assessment and treatment of children and their families. She is widely recognized for the establishment of a model for psychologists' participation in primary care pediatrics. Her publications reflect her interests in pediatric psychology, service delivery in primary care settings, and the assessment and treatment of children's behavior problems. Betty N. Gordon, PhD, was Associate Professor Emerita of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until her death in 2004. She taught graduate-level courses in child assessment and treatment and undergraduate courses in developmental psychopathology. In association with Chapel Hill Pediatric Psychology, she was involved in the clinical assessment and treatment of children for many years. Her influential research focused on children who have been sexually and/or physically abused, with a primary interest in children's memory for traumatic events.


'The second edition of Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems has made one of the best books in the area even better. What makes this book stand out is its unique blend of thorough scholarship, clinical insight, and practical application tips... A 'must' for the library of any clinician who works with children.' - C. Eugene Walker, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 'This is the most comprehensive, practical, evidence-based text currently available on the problems of children. Schroeder and Gordon's systematic biopsychosocial approach is invaluable for teaching students the multiple contributors to health and dysfunction in childhood-from temperament and biology to parenting, peers, schooling, and other environmental factors. The book also offers detailed descriptions of possible treatment options, including pharmacology, behavior therapy, and parent education. It explains how to conduct a balanced assessment of child and family strengths and vulnerabilities, leading to a comprehensive treatment plan that is both supportive and effective. Also invaluable are the tables that provide practical advice to give parents.' - Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Wynne Center for Family Research, University of Rochester 'Extensively revised and expanded, this comprehensive text provides a masterful synthesis of the current research underlying evidence-based assessment and treatment for children. The book offers amazingly detailed, practical, highly readable 'how-tos' for managing virtually every psychological or behavioral

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