Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders 6th Edition

Christopher Kearney

  • Copyright 2017
  • Published

Overview

Reflecting the latest research from the field, CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, 6th Edition vividly illustrates the rich and arresting nature of disorders that first manifest themselves in childhood while also showing how a child's developmental patterns shape the expression of each disorder. Throughout the book, the author explores the DSM-5 criteria and highlights the interaction between developmental and environmental influences for each disorder. An assortment of cases, including complex cases, effectively demonstrates how each disorder is expressed -- from presentation through diagnosis and treatment. Mixed cases encourage independent thinking as they challenge students to draw from their knowledge to come up with their own diagnosis.

Meet the Author

Christopher Kearney, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Christopher A. Kearney is the Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is also Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kearney's research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, posttraumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents as well as issues of quality of life in persons with severe handicaps. The author of several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on these topics, Dr. Kearney also conducts workshops for school districts and mental health and other agencies regarding school refusal behavior and selective mutism. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 12; Clinical Psychology), he is a recipient of the William Morris Award for Scholarship, the Barrick Scholar Award, the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, the Harry Reid Silver State Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, and the Academic Advisor Award-Graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Kearney received his B.A. in psychology and sociology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. He completed his internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center before moving to Las Vegas.

Features & Benefits

  • Enabling students to put their knowledge into practice, CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, 6th Edition provides a wealth of case studies, including three unique mixed cases. For example, "Mixed Case Three" in Chapter 15 features a multiracial child of Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian descent as well as a mix of elements that could indicate schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, or tic disorder. This intriguing case leads students through an in-depth discussion of which symptoms match what criteria.
  • Offering hands-on learning, two "Diagnose the Case" exercises challenge students to come up with diagnoses on their own. The first case appears in Chapter 1, establishing the systematic process of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment that is followed throughout the book.
  • The complex "Wrap Up Case" features a child with multiple problems. This challenging mixed case enables students to apply what they have studied throughout the course -- helping them sharpen their skills and reinforce all that they learned.
  • Insightful information on the DSM-5 is integrated throughout the text.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to early-onset Bipolar Disorder, giving students a deeper look at the disorder.

Table of Contents

Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Mixed Case One.
2. Social Anxiety and Withdrawal.
3. Depression.
4. Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder.
5. Eating Disorder.
6. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
7. Learning Disorder.
8. Conduct Disorder and Aggression.
9. Substance Use Disorder.
10 Family Conflict and Noncompliance.
11. Autism and Intellectual Disability.
12. Pediatric Condition/Pain.
13. Effects from Sexual Maltreatment and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
14. Mixed Case Two.
15. Mixed Case Three.
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