Children With Multiple Mental Health Challenges: An Integrated Approach to Intervention

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"...[T]his book provides valuable information on taking care of children with complex mental health challenges. Chapters present information in tabular format, which makes the book easy to use in practice. The case vignettes are practical and helpful in understanding a child as a unique case and not just a diagnosis. The list of the most valid and reliable screening and assessment tools is valuable, as is the information on useful websites. The book also clearly provides up-to-date, basic information on neurobiology and genetics, as well as ongoing research in the field."--Doody's Medical Reviews

Mental health practitioners who work with children are often confronted with complex, difficult-to-treat mental health issues that do not respond to conventional methods of psychotherapy. These children have a web of multiple impairments that are comprised not just of emotional and behavioral issues, but also learning and other cognitive disorders.Children With Multiple Mental Health Challenges presents an innovative, evidence-based approach to understanding and treating this difficult population that integrates the child's development and functioning into diagnosis and treatment. It does not rely on diagnostic categories alone, but explores the functioning of children in several dimensions of development and considers multiple levels of influence.

The book builds on an individualized, integrated approach to present a variety of evidence-based strategies for working with children with multiple challenges. It considers children from preschool age to adolescence with a number of severe difficulties. These may include extreme aggression, oppositional defiant behavior, significant anxiety and depression, cognitive and academic challenges, delays in speech and language, problems with attention and concentration, sensory integration problems, and unresolved trauma. The treatment strategies included can be used by various specialists within the intervention team, as well as by parents and teachers.

Key Features:

  • Presents an innovative approach to working with children with multiple disorders, often the most challenging cases for clinicians
  • Moves beyond standard "recipes" for treatment planning to encompass developmental (including social and biological factors) and functional aspects of working with children
  • Includes case studies as well as detailed treatment plans
  • Offers treatment strategies that can be used by the intervention team, teachers and parents

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Sarah Landy, PhD, CPsych, is a developmental-clinical psychologist who has worked for more than 35 years in children's mental health. She has a PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and completed training at the Child Development Unit, Harvard University with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and at the University of Washington with Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Dr. Landy has worked as a clinician, home visitor, program developer, clinical and program director, researcher, and teacher. She is an Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, York University in Ontario and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Western Australia. While on the staff of the Hincks-Dellcrest Child Treatment Centre in Toronto, Dr. Landy co-founded the "Growing Together" program, an early intervention program for high-risk children and their families who came from many cultures and countries throughout the world. She has received the YWCA award for professional women and the Canadian Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service. Dr. Landy has published three books on early childhood development and intervention: Pathways to Competence: Enhancing the Emotional and Social Development of Young Children, 2nd ed. (2009); Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach (2006), and Pathways to Competence: A parenting program (2007). Pathways to Competence: A parenting program has been adopted by the American Academy of Pediatricians in parts of California, and Florida, and is used in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Latvia. Dr. Landy recently joined the Circle for Children Foundation in Ontario, Canada as a consultant. She also consults for the Mindwerx4kids Early Learning Centre and Prep School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the Child and Adolescent Health Service at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia.

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Publisher
Springer Publishing Company
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Published on
Oct 15, 2013
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Pages
576
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ISBN
9780826199614
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Clinical Psychology
Psychology / Psychopathology / General
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
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Len Cruz is the Editor-in-Chief of Chiron Publications, a book publishing company specializing in psychology, mythology, religion, and culture and a co-founder of the Asheville Jung Center. He is a psychiatrist who resides in Western North Carolina.

Luke Sloan was a 5th grade student in Asheville, NC when he completed the illustrations for this book. When he's not drawing, Luke enjoys playing soccer, reading books, snow-skiing, and just plain having fun!
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