Section I. Frameworks for Practice. Normal Development. Influences on Problem Development. Classification, Epidemiology and Treatment Effectiveness. The Consultation Process and Intake Interviews. Report Writing. Section II. Problems of Infancy and Early Childhood. Sleep Problems. Toileting Problems. Intellectual, Learning and Communication Disabilities and Disorders. Autism Spectrum Disorders. Section III. Problems of Middle Childhood. Conduct Problems. Attention and Overactivity Problems. Fear and Anxiety Problems. Repetition Problems. Somatic Problems. Section IV. Problems in Adolescence. Drug Misuse. Mood Problems. Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa. Psychosis. Section V. Child Abuse. Physical Abuse. Emotional Abuse and Neglect. Sexual Abuse. Chapter VI. Adjustment to Major Life Transitions. Foster Care. Separation and Divorce. Grief and Bereavement.
Alan Carr is Professor of Clinical Psychology and the Director of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology at University College Dublin. He is also a consultant psychologist and family therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin. He has published other books with Routledge including The Handbook of Clinical Intervention with Young People who Sexually Abuse (co-edited with Gary O'Reilly, Bill Marshall and Richard Beckett), Clinical Psychology: An Introduction, What Works with Children, Adolescents and Adults? and Positive Psychology, Second edition. He has worked in the fields of clinical psychology and family therapy in the UK, Ireland and Canada.
"Alan Carr has pulled off, with this textbook, an unusual and extraordinary feat: unusual in managing singlehandedly to produce a guide to clinical theory and practice with such a comprehensive range; extraordinary in formulating multi-system and developmental conceptual frameworks that succeed convincingly in integrating many of the themes and `loose ends' in child and adolescent clinical psychology. The author combines impressive scholarship and clinical knowledge in a reader-friendly book which should be of inestimable value to post-graduate clinical trainees and, indeed, to experienced practitioners." - Martin Herbert, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Exeter