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Casebook in Child Behavior Disorders, 5th Edition

  • Christopher Kearney University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • ISBN-10: 1133490719  |  ISBN-13: 9781133490715
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2006, 2003
  • © 2013 | Published
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Reflecting the latest research from the field, CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, 5e 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. Every complex case demonstrates how each disorder is expressed--from presentation through diagnosis and treatment--in an effective way. Throughout the book, the author explores the DSM-IV-TR criteria and highlights the interaction between developmental and environmental influences for each disorder. The Fifth Edition offers an assortment of cases. Helping instructors teach the course, sample cases focus on major mental disorders in youth. In addition, mixed cases encourage independent thinking as they challenge students to draw from their knowledge to come up with their own diagnosis.

Features and Benefits

  • Enabling students to put their knowledge into practice, CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, 5E 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-IV-TR is integrated throughout the text.
  • An entire chapter is devoted to Bipolar Disorder, giving students a deeper look at the disorder.

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 Disability.
8. Conduct Disorder and Aggression.
9. Substance Abuse.
10 Family Conflict and Noncompliance.
11. Autism and Mental Retardation.
12. Pediatric Conditions.
13. Effects from Sexual Abuse.
14. Mixed Case Two.
15. Mixed Case Three.

What's New

  • Revised and completely up to date, the exciting new Fifth Edition of the popular CASEBOOK IN CHILD BEHAVIOR DISORDERS reflects the latest developments, research, and illustrations from the field.
  • All scholarly references are thoroughly updated.
  • All comorbid and biological information has been updated for each relevant chapter.
  • Expanded coverage includes such key material as Response to Intervention for learning disorders.
  • Chapter 12, "Pediatric Conditions", features a pediatric case that better reflects a hospital setting, giving students a stronger real-world perspective.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Christopher Kearney

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.