Case Formulation with Children and Adolescents

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Guilford Publications, May 19, 2014 - Psychology - 244 pages
"Highly practical and accessible, this book shows how to synthesize complex information about child and adolescent mental health problems into clinically useful case formulations that complement diagnosis. Provided are strategies and tools for analyzing the biological, psychological, social, cultural, and developmental factors that may be contributing to a child's or adolescent's difficulties (ages 4-18). Numerous case examples illustrate the steps in crafting a comprehensive formulation and using it to plan effective, individualized treatment. Helpful reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"--
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Benefits of Case Formulation and a Conceptual Framework
1
Key Assessment Strategies
24
Chapter 3 Biological Aspects of the Formulation
48
Chapter 4 Psychological Aspects of the Formulation
68
Chapter 5 Social Aspects of the Formulation
92
Chapter 6 Spiritual and Cultural Aspects of the Formulation
112
Chapter 7 The Process of Case Formulation and Considerations for Preschoolers
132
Chapter 8 Case Formulation for SchoolAge Children
151
Chapter 9 Case Formulation for Adolescents
165
Chapter 10 Communicating the Case Formulation and Its Treatment Implications
184
Chapter 11 Using the Formulation to Inform the Treatment Plan
198
Chapter 12 Formulation Challenges and the Need to Monitor Progress
215
References
229
Index
237
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Katharina Manassis, MD, FRCPC, is Staff Psychiatrist and Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where she founded and continues to work in the Anxiety Disorders Program for children and youth. The Program focuses on the development and scientific evaluation of cognitive-behavioral treatments. Dr. Manassis is also Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a member of the Human Development and Applied Psychology Department at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. These appointments allow her to supervise graduate students, residents, and fellows in the treatment and study of childhood anxiety. Dr. Manassis leads several funded research studies to better understand and treat childhood anxiety disorders. She has written over 70 papers in professional journals in this field and is the author of two widely read books for parents, Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child and Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression, as well as books for child mental health professionals, including Problem Solving in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

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