The Critical Years A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique. This book focuses on the clinical treatment of children from birth through age five, when the most devastating psychiatric syndromes can make their first appearance. This hands-on resource provides the knowledge and tools necessary to assess and treat serious problems such as autism, mental retardation, abuse, and neglect. In addition, it provides a variety of specific interventions for common behavioral issues, including attachment disorders, sleep problems, toilet training, and gender issues. Written with the same sensitivity and insight as Treating School-Age Children and Treating Adolescents, this is an indispensable guide for meeting the challenges of treating children during these early, critical years.
Table of Contents
1. General Principles and Treatment(Richard J. Shaw and S. Shirley Feldman). 2. Autism, Pervasive Development Disorders, and Asperger(Linda J. Lotspeich). 3. Sleep Disturbances(Maria Villalba Devera). 4. Toilet Training, Enuresis and Encopresis(Margo Thienemann). 5. Disorders of Attachment(Richard J. Shaw and Anne L. Benham). 6. GAnder Issues(James Lock, Victor G. Carrion, and Brian N. Kleis). 7. Child Abuse(Mary J. Sanders and Scott R. Brown). 8. Feeding Disorders(Carolyn A. Anderson and James Lock).
HANS STEINER is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science in the Division of Child Psychiatry and Development at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. In addition to other awards, he was selected by Good Housekeeping as one of the nation's 327 best mental health providers. IRVIN D. YALOM is professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the author of several basic textbooks, including the Classic Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, as well as the best--selling trade book Love's Executioner and the award--winning novel When Nietzsche Wept.