Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Author: Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D., ABPP
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Course Created: 2014
Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D., ABPP
Linda Wilmshurst, Ph.D, ABBP is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in child and adolescent disorders, and ADHD in individuals of all ages. She has authored five books and has published research on ADHD in college students. She also serves as an adjunct faculty for an on-line University where she teaches graduate courses in clinical and school psychology.
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Essentials of Child and Adolescent Psychopathology provides a brief but comprehensive overview of critical conceptual issues in child and adolescent psychopathology. It covers major theories, diagnoses, assessment and best treatment practices, ethical issues, and trends in the field. In addition, you will find coverage of the changes in the way the DSM-5 conceptualizes disorders in children and adolescents and a new chapter on child abuse, maltreatment, and self-injurious behavior. This Second Edition provides the same useful features as the previous edition—including Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don't Forget callout boxes—with a revised and up-to-date text.
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- Identify the different presentations of ADHD in children
- List the Specific Learning Disabilities mentioned in the DSM-5
- Discuss the characteristics of substance abuse.
- Explain the criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD in children
- Describe how the DSM-5 addresses culture-related diagnostic issues
- Introduction to child and adolescent psychopathology - development, theories, and influences
- Issues in child and adolescent psychopathology - ethical issues in research and practice
- Issues in clinical decision making - diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of childhood and adolescent disorders
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Specific learning disabilities
- Anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
- Disorders of mood
- depression and bipolar disorder
- Somatic symptom and related disorders
- Disruptive behavior disorders
- Feeding and eating disorders
- Substance-related disorders
- Trauma and stressor-related disorders
- Children of diverse cultures
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