Specialty Competencies in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Paperback | January 26, 2012

byAlfred J. Finch, Jr., John E. Lochman, W. Michael Nelson, III

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The specialty of clinical child and adolescent psychology has a history that dates back to the turn of the century when the first psychological clinic for children was reportedly established. As it is currently applied, this broad and wide-ranging specialty took organizational shape from the1960s through the 1990s, and today child and adolescent psychology shares many characteristics and plays a collaborative role other specialties within professional psychology. These include clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioral psychology, school psychology, and clinical health psychology. In this volume, Dr. Finch and his co-authors provide a comprehensive demonstration of the competencies involved in this specialty, extending far beyond the scope of the age of its identified patient population. Offering an evidence-based best practices model of intervention informed by anintegration of multiple professional competencies from a range of other specialty areas, this book is an invaluable resource for all those interested in pursuing the clinical child and adolescent specialty practice.Series EditorsArthur M. Nezu and Christine Maguth NezuAs the field of psychology continues to grow and new specialty areas emerge and achieve recognition, it has become increasingly important to define the standards of professional specialty practice. Developed and conceived in response to this need for practical guidelines, this series presentsmethods, strategies, and techniques for conducting day-to-day practice in any given psychology specialty. The topical volumes address best practices across the functional and foundational competencies that characterize the various psychology specialties, including clinical psychology, cognitive andbehavioral psychology, school psychology, geropsychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology, couples and family psychology, and more. Functional competencies include common practice activities like assessment and intervention, while foundational competencies represent core knowledge areas such as ethical and legal issues, cultural diversity, and professional identification. In addition to describing these competencies, each volumeprovides a definition, description, and development timeline of a particular specialty, including its essential and characteristic pattern of activities, as well as its distinctive and unique features. Written by recognized experts in their respective fields, volumes are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.

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The specialty of clinical child and adolescent psychology has a history that dates back to the turn of the century when the first psychological clinic for children was reportedly established. As it is currently applied, this broad and wide-ranging specialty took organizational shape from the1960s through the 1990s, and today child and ...

Alfred J. Finch, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP is Professor of Psychology at The Citadel where he was previously Head of the Psychology Department and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He was the founding president of the clinical child and adolescent psychology board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). J...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199758700

ISBN - 13:9780199758708

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PART I Introduction to Clinical Child and Adolescent Practice in Professional Psychology1. Clinical child and adolescent psychology: Specialty definitions and historical foundations2. Conceptual and scientific foundations of clinical child and adolescent psychologyPART II Functional Competency- Assessment3. Clinical assessment of children, adolescents, and their families4. Case formulation models with children, adolescents, and their familiesPART III Functional Competency- Intervention5. Clinical child and adolescent intervention strategiesPART IV Other Functional Competencies6. Consultation in clinical child and adolescent psychology7. Supervision and teachingPART V Foundational Competencies8. Ethical issues when working with children and adolescents9. Interpersonal and cultural competencies10. nal identification in clinical child and adolescent psychologyAPPENDICESA Collaborative Problem-Solving WorksheetB Case Formulation Summary Form for Children and Adolescents: Behavioral VersionC Case Formulation Summary Form for Children and Adolescents: Cognitive-Behavioral VersionReferencesKey TermsIndexAbout the AuthorsAbout the Series Editors