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Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents : Bridging Science and Practice - Ric G. Steele

Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents

Bridging Science and Practice

By: Ric G. Steele (Editor), T. David Elkin (Editor), Michael C. Roberts (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2007
ISBN: 9780387736907
Number Of Pages: 585

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Growing numbers of young people-some 10% to 20% of school-age populations-have mental health problems requiring intervention, and current policy initiatives identify evidence-based therapies as the most effective and relevant forms of treatment. By reviewing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) across a wide spectrum of conditions, the Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Bridging Science and Practice closes the gaps between children's needs and services as well as those between research, training, and practice,

Several EBT options, both proved and promising, are offered for each covered disorder and are bolstered by case examples, tables, and reference lists. Features include chapters on implementation issues such as diversity, family treatment, assessment strategies, and community settings, and step-by-step guidance for the researcher looking to gather empirical support for therapies.

With comprehensive coverage provided by numerous leading experts in the field, this volume covers the broadest range of disorders over the widest pediatric-adolescent age range, including:

  • Behavioral disorders, ADHD, aggression, bullying.
  • Phobias, panic disorders, school refusal, and anxiety.
  • Autism and pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Depression, mood disorders, and suicidal behavior.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Eating disorders and obesity.
  • PTSD.

With its emphasis on flexibility and attention to emerging issues, the Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents is essential reading for anyone who works to address the mental health needs of children, including clinical child, school, and counseling psychologists; clinical social workers; and child psychiatrists as well as advanced-graduate level students in these and other related fields.

Industry Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book provides a review of the literature on treatments for various diseases and disorders specific to children and adolescents. It specifically focuses on therapies for children and adolescents with strong empirical support and is intended to deliver a thorough review and discussion of their uses in a wide range of diagnoses. Clinical psychologists are an obvious target for this book, but child psychiatrists and other mental health professionals will also find it relevant to their work. ... superb resource for clinicians working with children." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody's Review Service, September, 2008)

"Steele, Elkin, and Roberts ... continue this highly needed job of disseminating evidencebased therapies (EBTs) for children and adolescents with Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Bridging Science and Practice. ... a book for advanced students of applied psychology, such as graduate students in terminal master's or doctoral programs. This book is an excellent and sharp tool for every clinician (psychologist or psychiatrist) who is in search of bridging science and practice." (Marios Constantinou, Christiana Dipli and Maria Karekia, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (49), December, 2008)

Establishing the Need and Criteria for Evidence-Based Therapies
Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Problems and Prospectsp. 3
Empirically Supported Treatments and Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescentsp. 9
Methodological Issues in the Evaluation of Therapiesp. 25
Evidence-Based Therapies: Translating Research into Practicep. 45
Evidence-Based Therapies for Specific Disorders or Conditions
Anxiety Disorders
Psychosocial Treatments for Phobic and Anxiety Disorders in Youthp. 65
Panic Disorder in Adolescentsp. 83
Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderp. 103
Interventions for Posttraumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents Following Natural Disasters and Acts of Terrorismp. 121
Mood Disorders and Problems
Mood Disorders in Childhoodp. 145
Empirically Supported Psychotherapies for Adolescent Depression and Mood Disordersp. 161
Evidenced-Based Therapies for Adolescent Suicidal Behaviorp. 177
Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Related Problems
Evidence-Based Treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)p. 197
Evidence-Based Therapies for Oppositional Behavior in Young Childrenp. 221
Treating Conduct Problems, Aggression, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: An Integrated Viewp. 241
Components of Evidence-Based Interventions for Bullying and Peer Victimizationp. 261
Pediatric/Medically Related Disorders
Pain and Pain Managementp. 283
Evidence-Based Treatments for Children with Chronic Illnessesp. 297
Evidence-Based Therapies for Enuresis and Encopresisp. 311
Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disordersp. 335
Evidence-Based Therapies for Pediatric Overweightp. 355
Others Disorders and Problems
Evidence-Based Therapies for Autistic Disorder and Pervasive Developmental Disordersp. 373
Evidence-Based Treatment for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbancep. 389
Evidence-Based Approaches to Social Skills Training with Children and Adolescentsp. 409
Evidence-Based Treatments for Adolescent Substance Use Disordersp. 429
Implementation Issues
Dissemination of Evidence-Based Manualized Treatments for Children and Families in Practice Settingsp. 447
Client, Therapist, and Treatment Characteristics in EBTs for Children and Adolescentsp. 471
Implementing Evidence-Based Treatments with Ethnically Diverse Clientsp. 487
Evidence-Based Therapy and Ethical Practicep. 505
Adoption of Evidence-Based Treatments in Community Settings: Obstacles and Opportunitiesp. 521
Evidence-Based Assessment for Children and Adolescentsp. 537
Graduate Training in Evidence-Based Practice in Psychologyp. 551
Emerging Issues in the Continuing Evolution of Evidence-Based Practicep. 569
Indexp. 577
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ISBN: 9780387736907
ISBN-10: 0387736905
Series: Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 585
Published: 1st November 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.73 x 18.29  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.18