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Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Treatment

  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Johnny L. Matson, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 1-9
  3. Justin B. Leaf, Joseph H. Cihon, Julia L. Ferguson, Sara M. Weinkauf
    Pages 25-42
  4. Robert D. Friedberg, Micaela A. Thordarson
    Pages 43-61
  5. Nicholas Long, Mark C. Edwards, Jayne Bellando
    Pages 63-86
  6. Corey I. McGill, Emily M. Elliott
    Pages 87-96
  7. Jason F. Jent, Tasha M. Brown, Bridget C. Davidson, Laura Cruz, Allison Weinstein
    Pages 97-125
  8. Johnny L. Matson, Jasper A. Estabillo
    Pages 127-136
  9. Michelle S. Lemay, Robert D. Rieske, Leland T. Farmer
    Pages 137-157
  10. Gail N. Kemp, Erin E. O’Connor, Tessa K. Kritikos, Laura Curren, Martha C. Tompson
    Pages 159-194
  11. Johnny L. Matson, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 195-206
  12. Peter Muris
    Pages 207-219
  13. Maysa M. Kaskas, Paige M. Ryan, Thompson E. Davis III
    Pages 221-240
  14. Denis G. Sukhodolsky, Theresa R. Gladstone, Shivani A. Kaushal, Justyna B. Piasecka, James F. Leckman
    Pages 241-256
  15. Esther Hong, Dennis R. Dixon
    Pages 287-299
  16. Karen Milligan, Annabel Sibalis, Ashley Morgan, Marjory Phillips
    Pages 301-320
  17. Tiah Dowell, Paul R. Martin, Allison M. Waters
    Pages 321-340

About this book


This handbook explores the rapid growth in childhood developmental disabilities (DD) treatments. It reviews current evidence-based treatments for common psychopathologies and developmental disorders and evaluates the strengths of the treatments based on empirical evidence. Spanning infancy through the transition to young adulthood, chapters provide definitions, etiologies, prevalence, typical presentation and variants, assessment and diagnostic information, and age considerations. Chapters also review established and emerging psychological approaches and pharmacotherapies for cognitive, behavioral, emotional, medical, academic, and developmental issues as diverse as mood disorders, the autism spectrum, memory problems, feeding disorders, Tourette syndrome, and migraines. The wide range of topics covered aids practitioners in working with the complexities of young clients’ cases while encouraging further advances in an increasingly relevant field. 

Topics featured in this handbook include:
  • An introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Parent training interventions.
  • Treatment strategies for depression in youth.
  • Assessment and treatment of self-injurious behaviors in children with DD. 
  • Treatment approaches to aggression and tantrums in children with DD.
  • Interventions for children with eating and feeding disorders. 
The Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Treatment is a must-have resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.


Academic skills and developmental disorders ADHD and anxiety treatments and children Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and children Autism interventions and children Bipolar disorder and children Childhood psychopathology and evidence-based treatments Cognition, memory, and developmental disorders Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and children Developmental disabilities and children Ethics and childhood developmental disabilities Fears and phobias during childhood Informed consent and childhood developmental disabilities Mood disorders during childhood Parent training and developmental disabilities Pharmacology and children Physical and developmental during childhood Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children Self-regulation and developmental disorders Social skills and developmental disorders Social skills interventions and developmental disabilities

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

About the editors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., is Professor and Distinguished Research Master in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A. He has also previously held a professorship in psychiatry and clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of more than 800 publications including 41 books. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief for the journals Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier) and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (Elsevier) and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders (Springer).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Treatment
  • Editors Johnny L. Matson
  • Series Title Autism and Child Psychopathology Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Autism,Child Psychopathology Ser.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71209-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10027-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71210-9
  • Series ISSN 2192-922X
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-9238
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 429
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Child and School Psychology
    Social Work
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