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Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Adolescents : Nature, Assessment, and Treatment
Edited by David A. Wolfe and Eric J. Mash
Guilford Press / Softcover / Nov 2008
9781606231159 (ISBN-10: 1606231154)
Infant, Child & Adolescent / Child Psychiatry
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Systematic, authoritative, and timely, this is an outstanding reference and text for anyone working with or studying adolescents. More than 50 leading experts comprehensively review current knowledge on adolescent externalizing disorders, internalizing disorders, developmental disorders, personality and health-related disorders, gender identity and sexual disorders, and maltreatment and trauma. Chapters identify the core features of each disorder; explore its etiology, course, and outcome; address diagnostic issues specific to adolescents; and describe effective assessment and treatment approaches. The book also provides an integrative conceptual framework for understanding both healthy and maladaptive adolescent development.


"I am grateful to the authors for their timely, well-researched, and cohesive text....I really like this book. The authors have done a remarkable job of putting together a thought-provoking text that is a genuine contribution to helping all of us understand the complex, fast-changing world of adolescence."

"Knowledge and interest in psychopathology during adolescence is exploding, and this timely volume provides an excellent overview of this rapidly growing field. Chapters by a stellar group of authors systematically address state-of-the-art science and practice for a wide array of specific disorders and behavioral health problems faced by adolescents and their families and communities. An invaluable resource."
--Ann S. Masten, PhD, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

"Unlike problems of early childhood, adolescent problems are frequently seen as already 'fixed' and too late to change. This volume repeatedly challenges this misconception....Going beyond typical texts, the chapters deal with how development and health interact over time to present both challenges and opportunities for change at this pivotal life stage. This is an excellent text for courses in adolescent psychopathology and abnormal psychology, particularly as it takes cutting-edge research concerns and grounds them effectively in existing knowledge."
--Bonnie Leadbeater, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Canada

"Scholarly, evidence-based, and up to date.... Simultaneously accessible and practical."
--Robert E. Emery, PhD, Center for Children, Families, and the Law, and Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

"Wolfe and Mash bring their professional and editorial expertise to this superb handbook...This volume is a tour de force that is exceptionally founded in research and well written for students as well as for fledgling and seasoned professionals."
--Michael C. Roberts, PhD, Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas


I. Introduction
1. Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Adolescents: Overview and Issues, David A. Wolfe and Eric J. Mash
2. Development and Psychopathology in Adolescence, Grayson N. Holmbeck, Deborah Friedman, Mona Abad, and Barbara Jandasek
3. Interventions for Adolescent Psychopathology: Linking Treatment and Prevention, Jody Kamon, Patrick H. Tolan, and Deborah Gorman-Smith

II. Externalizing Disorders
4. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Russell A. Barkley
5. Conduct Problems, Robert J. McMahon and Julie S. Kotler
6. Substance Use Disorders, Sandra A. Brown and Ana M. Abrantes

III. Internalizing Disorders
7. Anxiety Disorders, Philip C. Kendall, Kristina A. Hedtke, and Sasha G. Aschenbrand
8. Mood Disorders, Karen D. Rudolph, Constance Hammen, and Shannon E. Daley
9. Suicidal and Nonsuicidal Self-Harm Behaviors, David B. Goldston, Stephanie Sergent Daniel, and Elizabeth Mayfield Arnold

IV. Developmental Disorders
10. Mental Retardation, Robert M. Hodapp, Ellie Kazemi, Beth A. Rosner, and Elisabeth M. Dykens
11. Learning Disabilities, Orly Lipka and Linda S. Siegel
12. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Steven G. Spector and Fred R. Volkmar
V. Personality and Health-Related Disorders
13. Personality Disorders, Jeffrey G. Johnson, Elizabeth Bromley, Robert F. Bornstein, and Joel R. Sneed
14. Eating Disorders, James Lock and Daniel le Grange
15. Health and Chronic Illness, Ronald T. Brown, Alexandra Boeving, Angela LaRosa, and Laura Arnstein Carpenter

VI. Gender Identity and Sexual Disorders
16. Gender Identity Disorder, Kenneth J. Zucker
17. Sexual Risk Behavior, Beth A. Kotchick, Lisa Armistead, and Rex L. Forehand
18. Deviant Sexual Behavior, Howard E. Barbaree and Calvin M. Langton

VII. Maltreatment and Trauma
19. Relationship Violence, Ernest N. Jouriles, David A. Wolfe, Edward Garrido, and Anna McCarthy
20. Abuse and Trauma, David A. Wolfe, Jennine S. Rawana, and Deborah Chiodo

About the Editors:

David A. Wolfe, PhD, holds the RBC Chair in Children's Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and past president of Division 37 (Child, Youth, and Family Services). Dr. Wolfe has broad research and clinical interests in abnormal child and adolescent psychology, with a special focus on child abuse, domestic violence, and developmental psychopathology, and he has published widely on these topics. Dr. Wolfe is the 2005 recipient of the Donald O. Hebb award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology from the Canadian Psychological Association.

Eric J. Mash, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is a fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations; has served as an editor, editorial board member, and editorial consultant for many scientific and professional journals; and has published widely on children's mental health, child and adolescent psychopathology, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and child and family assessment. Dr. Mash's research has focused on family relationships across a variety of child and family disorders. He is a recipient of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Oregon Health & Science University.

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