"Wilmshurst exhibits a firm grasp, understanding, and presentation of a broad range of current issues in the field of psychopathology. The case examples are excellent and bring to life issues typically encountered in 'real life' cases. The variety in cases was also appealing. Students (at any level) reading this book will surely learn a lot about child psychopathology."
--Michael L. Handwerk, Director of Clinical Services, Research, & Internship Training, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home
"The major strength of this book is the case studies and the way they are integrated with literature (about diagnosis, associated features, and empirically supported treatments) and with the raw clinical data (such as scores from assessment instruments). Additional strengths include the attention to empirically supported treatments, along with a variety of different theoretical perspectives in terms of case conceptualization. This book will fill an important niche."
--Eric Youngstrom, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook provides an abundance of realistic cases in assessing and treating child psychopathologies. In part one, students are introduced to "A Case Called Jeremy," a six-year-old hyperactive and non-compliant child, raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. Using Jeremy as a guide, students are exposed to a three-stage model of case formulation, and gain an awareness of the competencies and knowledge required to successfully accomplish the goals of each stage in the process. Developing case formulations for Jeremy based on different theoretical perspectives, students gain an increased appreciation of how case formulations evolve based on five different theoretical perspectives: psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, family systems, and attachment/parenting.
In part two, fourteen cases present dynamic illustrations of the complex and comorbid nature of childhood disorders. Each case is accompanied by a discussion of relevant evidence-based treatments and provocative questions designed to link case-based information to theory and research. Supplemental information provided in the Appendix will be of particular interest to advanced students in child assessment and child treatment.
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: A Casebook is an excellent supplement for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychology, child psychology, counseling, and education. Practicing clinicians will also find this an invaluable reference in the assessment and treatment of child psychopathologies....Continua