Inpatient Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
  • David J. Kolko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David J. Kolko
      Pages 3-21
    3. John J. McGonigle
      Pages 23-51
  3. Treatment of Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Greta Francis, Kathleen J. Hart
      Pages 93-111
    3. Rowland P. Barrett, Anne S. Walters, Arthur F. Mercurio, Margaret Klitzke, Carl Feinstein
      Pages 113-149
    4. Stephen C. Luce, Walter P. Christian
      Pages 151-181
    5. Gary A. Walco, Lawrence J. Siegel, Michael J. Dolgin, James W. Varni
      Pages 183-203
    6. David J. Kolko
      Pages 205-237
    7. Mark D. Rapport, Caroly S. Pataki, Gabrielle A. Carlson
      Pages 239-274
  4. Treatment of Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. John E. Lochman, Karen J. White, John F. Curry, Richard R. Rumer
      Pages 277-312
    3. Donald A. Williamson, C. J. Davis, Erich G. Duchmann
      Pages 341-364
  5. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Chris Braden, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 367-383
    3. Linda L. Loar
      Pages 385-402
    4. Jack Fundanish
      Pages 403-419
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-436

About this book


Behavior therapists on child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units have played an increasing role in the treatment of a wide range of disorders. Indeed, behavioral assessment and treatment strategies in these settings have been applied to a diversity of problems, including depression, mental retardation, autism, conduct disorders, attention­ deficit hyperactivity disorder, anorexia, and bulimia. More recently, the heuristic value of behavioral methods with substance abuse, pediatric pain, and child maltreatment has been documented as well. Because of the multifaceted and complex challenges posed by children and adoles­ cents who reach inpatient units, behavioral clinicians have worked close­ ly with other professionals (e. g. , psychiatrists, social workers, psychi­ atric nurses) in an effort to provide broad-spectrum, comprehensive intervention. However, as a burgeoning body of clinical research attests, the significant contribution of behavior therapy to successful treatment outcome is now indisputable. Yet, surprisingly few texts have been published concerning inpa­ tient treatment of children and adolescents. The few extant efforts in this area have not covered the broad array of issues and diagnostic popula­ tions treated, nor have they considered the pragmatic day-to-day diffi­ culties encountered by behaviorally oriented practitioners working in child and adolescent inpatient settings. This text is an attempt to remedy such shortcomings by providing a comprehensive yet practical approach to the functions of behavior therapists on inpatient psychiatric services for children and youth.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  • David J. Kolko
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Psychological StudiesNova UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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