Written with the whole child in mind, this text discusses disorders in connection with the different stages of development, providing both a meaningful framework to promote students' learning and a practical, true-to-life approach for organizing the course. Four themes recur throughout the text, each informed by the principles and practices of developmental psychopathology. The authors emphasize multi-factor explanations of disorders as well as developmental frameworks and developmental pathways--presenting disorders and sets of disorders in the order in which they typically appear in a child's life. They also focus on the child-in-context (calling attention to the multiple settings in which the child is embedded) and emphasize the importance of taking a broad view that considers the whole child and his or her patterns of interest, abilities, and strengths, rather than a narrow view of a disorder or developmental delay. As a result of this holistic approach, which reflects the most up-to-date understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology, students learn to think about disorders in the same way that caring adults think about disorders they encounter every day--in terms of an individual child who is coping with distress and dysfunction.
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Table of Contents
2. Models of Child Development, Psychopathology, and Treatment.
3. Principles and Practices of Developmental Psychopathology.
4. Classification, Assessment and Diagnosis, and Intervention.
5. Disorders of Early Development.
6. Disorders of Attachment.
7. Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Learning Disorders.
8. Autism Spectrum Disorder.
9. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
10. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
11. Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Somatic Symptom Disorders.
12. Mood Disorders and Suicidality.
13. Maltreatment, and Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
14. Substance Use and Addictive Disorders.
15. Eating Disorders.