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Temperament In Clinical Practice - Stella Chess

Temperament In Clinical Practice

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Published: 8th May 1995
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The reissue of this classic text, which features a context-setting new foreword and preface, was designed to fill the growing need of today's health maintenance organizations, community family services, and individual clinicians for a reference and guide to the application of temperament theory to clinical practice.

"Chess and Thomas' masterly intuition led to the scientific discovery that innate temperament has a major influence on the child's development and behavior as well as on the parents' attitude. This notion has now impacted the whole field of child psychiatry and psychology and allied disciplines. Clinical practitioners involved with children and families must read this book, eminently practical and humanistic, and especially written for them." --Michel Maziade, M.D., FRCPC, Scientific Director and Professor of Psychiatry, Laval University, Quebec, Canada "The reissue of this seminal book in a paperback format should attract a wide readership among those professionals who work with children and their families. We have the opportunity to amplify the work of Chess and Thomas by extending it into the wider community of health care settings, schools, and parent organizations. Chess and Thomas have given us a remarkable legacy of understanding and knowledge which we in turn can use for the positive growth and well-being of those in our care." --From the Foreword by Marc A. Forman "This book serves as a useful reference for practicing professionals and for students in a variety of educational programs. This book is useful to graduate students as they work to make the transition in understanding temperament from the classroom to the clinic setting. Through the years, Drs. Chess and Thomas have generously given their time to help researchers, clinicians, and students understand and apply their research and clinical findings. The case studies show how uniquely sensitive they are to the needs of both children and their parents--a hard balance for many professionals who work with children and their parents." --Nancy Melvin, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Professor & Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Research, Arizona State University, College of Nursing "All clinicians treating children should understand how temperament 'works.' To that end, Drs. Stella Chase and Alexander Thomas have packed over forty years of clinical wisdom into the pages of Temperament and Clinical Practice. This is essential reading, not just for pediatricians and nurse practitioners, but for teachers, pediatric social workers, health educators, and any other professional dealing with children. A definite must on the Required Reading List for training in these fields." --James R. Cameron, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente Temperament Program

The Functional Significance of Temperament
The Significance of Temperament
Goodness of Fit: Control and Mastery versus the Controlling Parent or Child
Parental Reactions to the Child's Temperament
Temperament in Infancy
Temperament in the Toddler Stage
Temperament in Middle Childhood
Temperament in Adolescence
Temperament in Adult Life
Clinical Applications
Obtaining Data on Temperament in Clinical Practice
Prevention and Treatment ? General Considerations
Parent Guidance
Direct Treatment of Child and Adult
Special Areas
Temperament and School Functioning
W. B. Carey, Temperament and Pediatric Practice
Temperament and Nursing Practice
Temperament and the Handicapped Child
Overview
The Clinical Significance of Temperament
Temperamental Categories and Their Definitions
Consistence and Inconsistency of Temperament over Time
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780898628135
ISBN-10: 089862813X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 315
Published: 8th May 1995
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54