Child & Adolescent Mental Health: A Practical, All-in-One Guide

W. W. Norton & Company
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Everything clinicians need to know about the emotional well-being of kids. With the number and type of mental health issues in kids on the rise, and as more and more clinicians and counselors are being pushed to the front lines of defense, now more than ever there is a need for a comprehensive, practical resource that guides professionals through the complexities of child and adolescent mental health. This practical, comprehensive book answers that call. 
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About the author

Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH, is vice chair for education and associate professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the NYU Child Study Center. He is also founder and director of the nation's largest child and adolescent mental health undergraduate studies program, and hosts "About Our Kids," a weekly radio program on Sirius/XM.

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Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Published on
Jun 29, 2015
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Pages
512
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ISBN
9780393710922
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
Psychology / Psychotherapy / Counseling
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