Child Psychology and Psychiatry: Frameworks for Practice

Author: David H. Skuse


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  • ISBN: 9780470973820
  • Author: David H. Skuse
  • Publ Date: 2011-06-17
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 318
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5861

Table of Contents :

List of Contributors vii
Preface xi
Section 1: Developing Competencies.
1a: Contextual Influences upon Social and Emotional Development.
1. Family and Systemic Influences 3 Barbara Maughan
2. Sibling Influences 8 Judy Dunn
3. Culture and Child Development 13 Ruma Bose and Sanjida Sattar
4. Neurobehavioural Development in Infancy 18 Cindy H. Liu and Ed Tronick
5. Genetic and Biological Influences 23 David Skuse
1b: General Patterns of Development.
6. Clinical Evaluation of Development fromBirth to Five Years 32 Ajay Sharma and Tony O Sullivan
7. Early Social and Emotional Experience Matters: The First Year of Life 41 Howard Steele
8. Language Development 45 Thomas Klee and Stephanie F. Stokes
9. Development of Social Cognition 51 Virginia Slaughter
10. Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood 56 Alan Carr
11. Social-Cognitive Development During Adolescence 62 Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Section 2: Promoting Well-Being.
12. Promoting Infant Mental Health 68 Christine Puckering
13. Promoting Children sWell-Being 72 Paul Stallard
14. Fostering Resilience in Adolescents 78 Angela Veale
Section 3: Attachment and Separation
15. Attachment Theory: Research and Clinical Implications 85 Pasco Fearon
16. Children Bereaved by Parent or Sibling Death 92 Linda Dowdney
17. Adoption and Fostering 100 Jill Hodges
Section 4: The Impact of Trauma and Maltreatment.
18. Stress and Reactions to Stress in Children 107 Guinevere Tufnell
19. Child Maltreatment 114 Danya Glaser
20. The Neuroscience and Genetics of Childhood Maltreatment 121 Eamon McCrory, Stephane A. De Brito, and Essi Viding
Section 5: Atypical Development.
5a: Infancy and Early Childhood.
21. Feeding and Eating Disorders in Infancy and Childhood 128 Rachel Bryant-Waugh
22. Literacy Disorders 134 Valerie Muter and Margaret J. Snowling
5b: Middle Childhood.
23. Autism Spectrum Disorders 141 Tony Charman
24. Somatization and Somatoform Disorders 147 Elena Garralda
25. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 153 Anita Thapar and Antonio Munoz-Solomando
26. Challenges in Child and Adolescent Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 161 Elaine Chung and Isobel Heyman
27. Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents 169 Aaron Vallance and Elena Garralda
28. Childhood Behavioural Disorders 175 Graeme Lamb
29. Specific Language Impairment 180 Gina Conti-Ramsden and Kevin Durkin
5c: Adolescence.
30. Depression and Suicidal Behaviour in Children and Adolescents 187 Julia Gledhill and Matthew Hodes
31. Eating Disorders in Adolescence 194 Dasha Nicholls
32. Substance Misuse in Young People 201 K.A.H. Mirza, Roshin M. Sudesh, and Sudeshni Mirza
33. Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder 210 Anthony James
34. Emerging Personality Disorder 217 Eileen Vizard
Section 6: Assessment.
35. Diagnostic Classification: Current Dilemmas and Possible Solutions 224 Eric Taylor
36. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment I: An Assessment Framework 229 Judith Middleton
37. Paediatric Neuropsychological Assessment II: Domains for Assessment 234 Jane Gilmour and Bettina Hohnen
38. Assessment of Child Psychiatric Disorders 245 Helen Bruce and Navina Evans
39. Psychological Assessment 251 Michael Berger
40. Family Therapy Assessment 255 Alexandra Mary John
Section 7: Approaches to Intervention.
41. Discovering Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics 261 David A. Mrazek
42. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Adolescents 265 Cathy Creswell and Thomas G. O'Connor
43. Parenting Programmes for Conduct Problems 271 Stephen Scott and Sajid Humayun
44. Systemic and Family Approaches to Intervention 276 Philip Messent
45. Psychotherapeutic Approaches: A Psychodynamic Perspective 281 Eilis Kennedy
46. Paediatric Psychopharmacology: Special Considerations 286 Paramala J. Santosh and Rakendu Suren
Index 295


Written by leading clinicians and research experts in the fields of child development and psychopathology, this book is an authoritative and up to date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable children. The opening chapters outline neurobiological, genetic, familial and cultural influences upon child development, especially those fostering children's resilience and emotional wellbeing. Discussion of the acquisition of social and emotional developmental competencies leads on to reviews of child psychopathology, clinical diagnoses, assessment and intervention.

Developed with busy professionals and trainees in mind, it is comprehensively yet concisely written, using visual aids to help the reader absorb information rapidly and easily. This book is an essential purchase for those working or training in all clinical and community child settings.


"This review would suggest that it would be useful for studentsand advanced trainees in the fields of psychology, psychiatry,pediatrics, or other disciplines that require a solid grounding inchild development. Active practitioners will also find it useful inupdating their knowledge base with a user-friendly reference book".(Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, October 2012) This timely second edition should prove an accessible andvaluable reference for experienced professionals in child andadolescent mental health by providing excellent updates on topicsthat are not always well covered in standard textbooks. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, May2012)
"..Mutter & Snowling provide a first-rate account ofliteracy disorders that includes both dyslexia and readingcomprehension disorder. Conti-Ramsden & Durkin s chapteron specific language impairment is an elegant summary of the topic.Early-onset bipolar disorder by James is an admirable account ofthe current state of knowledge on the subject, and Taylor schapter on diagnostic classification describes the issues facingchild and adolescent psychiatry masterfully and is opportune at amoment when DSM and ICD are going through revisions. For thesechapters alone, the book is worth buying. A strength of the book isthat the 46 short chapters provide something for everyonepractising child psychology and psychiatry." (The BritishJournal of Psychiatry, February 2012)

Author Biography:

Dr David Skuse is Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the UCL Institute of Child Health, and an Honorary Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry. He runs the National Centre for High Functioning Autism at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a diagnostic service offering best practice treatment plans for children referred by other clinicians. Professor Skuse's main research interests include complex social communication disorders (autism spectrum conditions), and individual differences in cooperative styles of behaviour that could be influenced by genetic variation. His research focuses on psychiatric endophenotypes - cognitive, behavioural and neurophysiological indicators of dysfunctional biological processes in children and adolescents who are vulnerable to psychiatric disorders, and Professor Skuse is internationally known for his work in these fields. Dr Helen Bruce, is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for East London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 1992 and has worked as a Consultant in acute and low secure settings. Her particular interests in Adult Psychiatry are Psychiatric Intensive Care and Court Diversion. She was the Consultant responsible for a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Court Diversion Scheme for six years. Dr Bruce then undertook further training at the Royal London/Great Ormond Street SPR training scheme to be dual accredited in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, which she completed in December 2002. She has worked in East London since then as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, first for North East London Mental Health Trust and then in her current post at the Emanuel Miller Centre since 2004. She has a particular interest in transition issues at the interface between Child Mental Health Services and Adult Services, Parental Mental Health and in Medical Education. Dr Linda Dowdney , Ph.D. (Psychology), M.A. (Developmental Psychology), M.Phil (Clinical Psychology) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Dowdney moved into research following her training in developmental psychology at Columbia University. As part of her research PhD, she developed an observational scheme for assessing the parenting skills of a group of women raised in institutions. Clinically trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, she worked with children and families in a variety of community and hospital settings both in inner and outer London areas, becoming head of Child and Adolescent Psychology at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton. Subsequently, Dr Dowdney became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Surrey where she was director of the Clinical Psychology doctoral training course and a member of the BPS Committee on Training in Clinical Psychology. Dr Dowdney's clinical and research interests have centred on parenting skills, failure to thrive and childhood bereavement, and she has national and international publications in these areas. She was a founding editor of the journal Child Psychology & Psychiatry Review (now renamed Child and Adolescent Mental Health ). Dr David A. Mrazek , M.D., F.R.C. Psych. Is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Mrazek has initiated a psychiatric pharmacogenomic research program and implemented clinical psychiatric pharmacogenomic services. Dr. Mrazek is the principal investigator of the SSRI Pharmacogenomic Project within the NIH funded Pharmacogenetics Research Network and a Developing Alcohol Research Center funded by the NIAAA. He also serves as the Director of the S.C. Johnson Genomics of Addictions Program at the Mayo Clinic and is the author of a new textbook published by Oxford University Press entitled, "Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics". Dr. Mrazek has received numerous awards including the Simon Wile Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Creativity in Psychiatric Education from the American College of Psychiatry, and the Agnes Purcell McGavin Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in Child Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


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