Treating Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems: A Step-by-step, Evidence-based Approach

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Andrew R. Eisen
Guilford Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Psychology - 427 pages

Child clinicians often receive referrals expressing concern that a child is "easily distracted," "moody," or "socially anxious," to name just a few of the most common complaints, yet each of these symptoms can point to a wide range of potential diagnoses. This important book helps the clinician target core symptom dimensions that cut across different emotional and behavioral disorders, providing practical tools and strategies for treating children with multiple, overlapping problems. Leading contributors offer step-by-step guidelines for differential diagnosis, assessment, case formulation, treatment planning, and evidence-based intervention. Each chapter features vivid clinical illustrations, tips on avoiding misdiagnosis, and suggestions for overcoming therapeutic roadblocks.

 

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Contents

Seeking Safety
1
Social Anxiety
53
Obsessive Thoughts
102
Inattentiveness
156
Negative Affect
212
Moodiness
264
Eating Problems
309
Sleep Problems
365
Index
411
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About the author (2008)

Andrew R. Eisen, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Director of the Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His research and clinical interests include childhood anxiety and related problems, learning disorders, and sensory integration issues, with an emphasis on developing individualized treatments for these populations. Dr. Eisen has published numerous articles and chapters, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has coauthored or coedited seven books, including Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: An Individualized Approach to Assessment and Treatment, Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents, and Helping Your Socially Vulnerable Child: What to Do When Your Child Is Shy, Socially Anxious, Withdrawn, or Bullied. Dr. Eisen maintains a private practice with children and their families in Bergen County, New Jersey.

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