Treatments that Work with Children: Empirically Supported Strategies for Managing Childhood Problems

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American Psychological Association, 2001 - Psychology - 309 pages
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Annotation Parents frequently consult both psychologists and pediatricians about a variety of childhood problems. But today there are so many theories about which therapies work best that it is hard to make informed choices. In this book, psychologists Edward R. Christophersen and Susan L. Mortweet -- both seasoned clinicians -- help readers assess available treatments that have documented records of success. Eight comprehensive, engaging chapters cover the common problems of disruptive behavior, anxiety, sleep disorders, nocturnal enuresis, encopresis, habit disorders (such as tics and thumbsucking), the treatment of pain, and helping children adhere to medical regimens. The book describes diagnosis and treatment, with an emphasis on practicality. Summaries and handouts are useful for training purposes as well as for daily office use. This book will also be enormously useful to pediatricians who want the latest information on behavioral treatments that really work.

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