Handbook for Trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology.
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Reviews the book, Child and adolescent psychiatry: A practical guide by Dorothy Stubbe (see record 2006-20528-000). Stubbe's guide conveys the feeling and care that Stubbe has for the children that she treats, for her profession (child psychiatry), and is an example of her diligence in teaching and supervising young professionals. This guide is complete with Stubbe's special advice, tips, and key points outlined in each chapter for each of the major childhood and adolescent disorders, along with their DSM-IV-TR criteria, general characteristics, etiology, prognosis, and epidemiology. A pleasant surprise in this coherently written and highly readable book is the clinical vignettes that she offers in her chapters. Her tips for establishing rapport with clients and her methods for approaching the child and the parents are quite possibly the best features of this book. She does not forget to present the readers with assessment techniques and strategies and empirically supported psychological treatments and psychopharmacological regimens. Throughout the book, she makes a conscious effort to focus not only on psychopathology but also on resilience and protective environmental factors. Special issues and challenges that deserve to be taken into consideration in assessments, case conceptualizations, and treatments of special populations and matters of comorbidity are also discussed. All in all, this handbook succeeds greatly in being a quick and to-the-point reference manual that overviews the general characteristics of many childhood disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)