Advances in Clinical Child Psychology

  • Benjamin B. Lahey
  • Alan E. Kazdin

Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rachel Gittelman
    Pages 53-79
  3. Gloria R. Leon, Phyllis White Phelan
    Pages 81-111
  4. Stephen A. Maisto, Kate B. Carey
    Pages 149-198
  5. Jennifer T. Parkhurst, Steven R. Asher
    Pages 199-228
  6. Michael E. Lamb, Joseph H. Pleck, James A. Levine
    Pages 229-266
  7. Arthur C. Houts, Michael S. Shutty Jr., Robert E. Emery
    Pages 267-307
  8. Donald K. Routh
    Pages 309-324
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 325-326

About this book


A decade ago, Advances in Clinical Child Psychology was conceived to provide approximately annual updates on the forward edge of research and practice in this rapidly growing field. A look back at the 56 chapters published in previous volumes provides a broad overview of the direc­ tion of advancement in clinical child psychology, at least as viewed by one collection of editors, consulting editors, and authors. The trends are clear: There have been decreasing numbers of advances in modes and methods of therapy, an increasing emphasis on the family, a renewed interest in experimental psychopathology (studies of classification, etiol­ ogy, and prognosis), a growing rapprochement between biological and psychological perspectives, and continued strong interest in cognition and social relationships. The current volume clearly shows these directions in the growth of the field. One chapter discusses etiology, four are concerned with the psychopathology of specific diagnostic categories, one takes an ex­ panded cognitive approach to social competence, and two look at the family system by examining the effects of male parents and children on other members of the family. A final chapter opens discussion on the important topic of the nature of excellence in the training of clinical child psychologists. It is hoped that this chapter will initiate a national di­ alogue on this multifaceted and often neglected topic.


child psychology etiology psychology psychopathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin B. Lahey
    • 1
  • Alan E. Kazdin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

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