© 1987

Handbook of Assessment in Childhood Psychopathology

Applied Issues in Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation

  • Cynthia L. Frame
  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Basic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Edward A. Konarski Jr., Jean Spruill
      Pages 13-32
    3. Juan E. Mezzich, Ada C. Mezzich
      Pages 33-60
  3. Methods of Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Thomas M. DiLorenzo
      Pages 63-78
    3. Steven Beck
      Pages 79-106
    4. Maribeth Gettinger, Thomas R. Kratochwill
      Pages 131-161
    5. Barry A. Edelstein, Ellen S. Berler
      Pages 163-184
  4. Assessment of Specific Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Barbara Tylenda, Stephen R. Hooper, Rowland P. Barrett
      Pages 187-217
    3. Helen Evans, Eliezer Schwartz
      Pages 219-250
    4. William I. Gardner, Christine L. Cole
      Pages 251-270
    5. Richard J. Morris, Scott J. Collier
      Pages 271-321
    6. Sandra L. Harris
      Pages 323-340
    7. Lynn P. Rehm, Barbara Gordon-Leventon, Carolyn Ivens
      Pages 341-371
    8. Greta Francis, Thomas H. Ollendick
      Pages 373-400
    9. Ronald Neeper, Anthony Iezzi
      Pages 401-431

About this book


One of the most important practical problems in child psychology and psychia­ try is the differential diagnosis of emotional disorders. Until recently, the gener­ al mode of assessment had been to apply to children the characteristics of psychopathology that were evident in adults. In addition, there had been few assessment tools available for use with children aside from modified versions of adult instruments. Understandably, this approach was controversial, and dissat­ isfaction with it led to the more recent knowledge that adult and child problems may be manifested quite differently. The third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders takes these factors into account much more extensively than previous editions. Furthermore, a great deal of research on methodology in child assessment procedures has emerged recently. Yet, in spite of these advances, practicing clinicians are still frequently at a loss in moving from the characteristics of the disturbed child before them to the final assign­ ment of a psychiatric diagnosis. The focus of this book is to outline the various methods of viewing and categorizing the wide range childhood psycho­ pathology, with special emphasis on the end product of making a differential diagnosis. Our goal was to make this book unique in several ways. First, we attempted to cover a wider range of disorders than is typical in currently available hand­ books.


Assessment Depression Evaluation attention attention deficit attention deficit disorder (ADD) diagnosis hyperactivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Cynthia L. Frame
    • 2
  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Louisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.University of GeorgiaAthensGeorgiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Assessment in Childhood Psychopathology
  • Book Subtitle Applied Issues in Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation
  • Editors Cynthia L. Frame
    Johnny L. Matson
  • Series Title Applied Clinical Psychology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-42436-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-0043-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-0041-8
  • Series ISSN 0258-1221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 688
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Psychology
    Clinical Psychology
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