A to Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues

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A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel, and all who have regular contact with children, the A-Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues contains hundreds of entries dealing with virtually every issue relevant to the psychology of young people. Modeled after medical desk references, this "user-friendly" guide is specifically designed to provide detailed information and valuable guidance that anyone can understand and benefit from. Entries range from commonly occurring behaviors, such as thumb-sucking and temper tantrums, to those which are more pathological in nature, such as adolescent suicide and childhood schizophrenia. Each entry contains a detailed definition in non-technical language; concrete, real-life examples of the topic being discussed; and information on differentiating "normal" behaviors from those rightly-considered reason for concern. For those issues which may require professional intervention and treatment, the book offers in-depth yet understandable analyses of theories of cause, typical symptom presentation and clinical course, advice on when it is appropriate to seek professional help, and practical suggestions for successful intervention.Unique in its completeness and content, this is an essential reference for anyone who interacts with young people - an A-Z guide to the complete childhood experience.

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A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel, and all who have regular contact with children!


* Comprehensive in its scope, covering virtually all topics relevant to the psychology of young people
* Suggestions provided for common behavioral problems, and practical guidelines as to when to seek professional intervention.
* Topics arranged alphabetically with frequent cross-referencing for easy reference access
A comprehensive reference for parents, school personnel, and all who have regular contact with children, the A-Z Handbook of Child and Adolescent Issues contains hundreds of entries dealing with virtually every issue relevant to the psychology of young people. Modeled after medical desk references, this "user-friendly" guide is specifically designed to provide detailed information and valuable guidance that anyone can understand and benefit from. Entries range from commonly occurring behaviors, such as thumb-sucking and temper tantrums, to those which are more pathological in nature, such as adolescent suicide and childhood schizophrenia. Each entry contains a detailed definition in non-technical language; concrete, real-life examples of the topic being discussed; and information on differentiating "normal" behaviors from those rightly-considered reason for concern. For those issues which may require professional intervention and treatment, the book offers in-depth yet understandable analyses of theories of cause, typical symptom presentation and clinical course, advice on when it is appropriate to seek professional help, and practical suggestions for successful intervention. Unique in its completeness and content, this is an essential reference for anyone who interacts with young people - an A-Z guide to the complete childhood experience.

Amy Beth Taublieb, Ph. D. is a Licensed Psychologist with an active private practice specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. In addition, Dr. Taublieb is the author of a weekly newspaper column ("Ask Dr. Amy"), has taught numerous undergraduate psychology courses, provides clinical supervision for advanced level psychology students, and is the sole author of the textbook The Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence.

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Amy Beth Taublieb, Ph. D. is a Licensed Psychologist with an active private practice specializing in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. In addition, Dr. Taublieb is the author of a weekly newspaper column ("Ask Dr. Amy"), has taught numerous undergraduate psychology courses, provides clinical supervision for advanced level psychology students, and is the sole author of the textbook The Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence.

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