Effective and Emerging Treatments in Pediatric Psychology

Effective and Emerging Treatments in Pediatric Psychology

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This volume provides practicing clinicians and researchers with an update on treatments found to be effective in pediatric psychology, as well as those that are emerging in the field and have promise of being proven effective as additional research is conducted. Several chapters contain descriptions of different treatment protocols as well as specific scripts for certain procedures. These materials will be useful to clinicians in their day-to-day practice and clinical researchers in implementing and/or developing research protocols. Leading pediatric psychology intervention researchers generously provide details of their treatments for a number of pediatric problems. This book provides a means by which treatment manuals and related data on the outcomes of interventions can be disseminated to practicing pediatric psychologists and to investigators. Readers can gain access to treatment protocols developed by leading pediatric psychology researchers at a website specifically developed for this book. Readers may use these manuals in clinical work or contact the manual developers if interested in using/adapting the manuals for research protocols.This website will be updated with additional treatment manuals for problems encountered in the practice of pediatric psychology.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 line illustrations
  • 0195156153
  • 9780195156157

About Anne E. Kazak

Anthony Spirito, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Brown University. He is Past President of the Society for Pediatric Psychology and was Action Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology's series on Empirically Supported Treatments. Dr. Spirito has published on a wide variety of topics in pediatric psychology such as social adjustment in chronic illness and sleep disorders, but is best known for the development of a widely-used brief screening measure of coping. He is currently involved in several intervention projects that address a broad range of adolescent health risk behaviors. One study is a multi-site, randomized controlled trial of SSRIs alone or in combination with cognitive-behavioral therapy for treatment-resistant adolescent depression. He is also conducting a combined individual/family motivational interview for alcohol-positive adolescents seen in the emergency room. Additionally, he is a member of a research team testing cognitive-behavioral treatment for adolescents with both suicidality and substance abuse. Anne E. Kazak, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor and Director of Psychology Research in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Department of Psychology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Director of the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at CHOP.Additionally, she serves as Deputy Director of the Behavioral Health Center at CHOP. Dr. Kazak is the current Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology and the immediate past editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. She is the current President-Elect of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. Dr. Kazak and her research team focus on families of children with serious pediatric illness. Using developmental and social ecological perspectives, this work is directed toward understanding how children, families, and other systems respond to the demands of illness and treatment over time. Her current research is focused on psychosocial assessment and interventions to promote competence in families facing the adversities associated with pediatric illnesses, with a particular emphasis on childhood cancer. Assessing risk in families and interventions targeted at pain, posttraumatic stress, and family distress during acute phases of treatment are current federally funded studies in her laboratory.show more

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"The book does a nice job reviewing the literature of available intervention alternatives. It addresses common childhood problems and it is easy to read."--Doody's"Graduate students, clinicians, and researchers will appreciate the concise, albeit detailed, summary of the current research literature...Spirito and Kazak's book provides excellent information about empirically supported interventions for pediatric patients."--APA PsycCritiques"For the practitioner who works with children in health care settings, Effective and Emerging Treatments in Pediatric Psychology is an excellent new resource. [It] contains an enormous amount of information and material on empirically supported interventions for use with children and their parents...Graduate students, clinicians, and researchers will appreciate the concise, albeit detailed, summary of the current research literature, along with specific intervention strategies. Practitioners will also value the authors' efforts to illustrate how many of the manualized interventions could be individualized to the developmental needs and preferences of the patient."--APA PsycCritiques..".contains an enormous amount of information...provides excellent information about empirically supported interventions for pediatric patients."--PsycCRITIQUESshow more

Table of contents

Introduction and Overview; PART 1: TREATMENT RESEARCH AND PRACTICE; 1. Effective treatments in pediatric psychology; 2. Treatment manuals and clinical practice; PART 2: INTERVENTION APPROACHES; 3. Individual therapies; 4. Multi-person and systemic interventions; COMMON TOPICS IN PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTION; 5. Pain; 6. Adherence; PART 4: INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIFIC DISORDERS; 7. Enuresis; 8. Encopresis; 9. Sleep problems in young children; PART 5: PROMISING INTERVENTIONS FOR SPECIFIC DISORDERS; 10. Cystic Fibrosisshow more

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