Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare

An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Approach

  • Susan G. Forman
  • Jeffrey D. Shahidullah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Foundations of Collaborative Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare: Theory and Frameworks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, Erica Lee, Rachel Shafrir, Liza Pincus
      Pages 3-15
    3. Thomas J. Power, Seth D. Laracy
      Pages 17-29
    4. Susan G. Forman, Anindita Chaudhuri, Christina Barone
      Pages 31-43
  3. Chronic Physical Health Conditions: Behavioral Health Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Tarrah Mitchell, David Janicke
      Pages 47-58
    3. Kathy L. Bradley-Klug, Emily Shaffer-Hudkins
      Pages 59-72
    4. Mallory Netz, David Fedele, Susan Horky, Sreekala Prabhakaran
      Pages 73-83
    5. Katherine Follansbee-Junger, Aimee W. Smith, Shanna Guilfoyle, Avani C. Modi
      Pages 85-98
    6. Susan Davies, Alison Kolber-Jamieson
      Pages 99-111
    7. Kimberly S. Canter, Melissa Alderfer, Corinna L. Schultz, Anne Kazak
      Pages 113-124
    8. Joanne Dudeney, Emily F. Law
      Pages 125-136
  4. Behavioral Health and Educational Problems: Physical Health Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Sean M. O’Dell, Jenna M. Marx, Monika Parikh
      Pages 139-153
    3. Sara S. Frye, Michelle M. Perfect, Joseph W. Graham
      Pages 155-169
    4. John S. Carlson, Danielle Haggerty, Sally Askar
      Pages 171-184
    5. Kimberly N. Sloman, Kate E. Fiske, Robert H. LaRue
      Pages 185-197
    6. Cody A. Hostutler, Matthew J. Gormley, Seth D. Laracy, Melissa Winterhalter
      Pages 199-211
    7. Steve Sussman, Burton Cowgill, Ellen Galstyan, Jessica Richardson
      Pages 213-227
    8. Ilana Brodzki, Kathryn M. Huryk, Arielle F. Casasnovas, Leslie Sanders, Katharine L. Loeb
      Pages 229-241
    9. Tawnya J. Meadows, Kathryn W. Hoffses, Jessica R. Sevecke
      Pages 243-257
  5. Cross-Cutting Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Cynthia A. Riccio, Cheryl Maykel, Meiko Howell, Melissa A. Bray
      Pages 261-273
    3. Kathleen L. Lemanek, Heather L. Yardley
      Pages 275-285
    4. George J. DuPaul, Molly S. Daffner, Aliza R. Jaffe
      Pages 287-300
    5. Susan G. Forman, Jeffrey D. Shahidullah
      Pages 301-311
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

About this book


This handbook addresses the delivery of high quality pediatric behavioral healthcare services that are multitiered, evidence-based, and integrated, involving interprofessional collaboration across child serving systems, such as pediatrician offices and schools. The book sets forth a contemporary, leading edge approach that reflects the relationship between biological and psychosocial development and the influence of multiple systems, including the family, community, school, and the healthcare system on child development and functioning. It assists child-focused providers in developing knowledge about the relationship between biological and psychosocial development and between pediatric physical health and behavioral health problems. Chapters cover common chronic illnesses and behavioral conditions and include guidelines for screening, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and coordinated intervention. Chapters also include representative case studies that help illustrate efficacious, effective service-delivery approaches. The handbook concludes with recommendations for future research and directions for integrated pediatric behavioral healthcare.

Topics featured in the Handbook include:

  • Behavioral health aspects of chronic physical health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and cancer.
  • Physical health implications of behavioral health and educational problems, including ADHD, learning disabilities, substance abuse, and ASD.
  • Coping with chronic illness and medical stress.
  • Patient adherence to medical recommendations and treatments.
  • School reintegration after illness.

The Handbook of Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other practitioners in clinical child and school psychology, primary care medicine, social work, child and adolescent psychiatry, public health, health psychology, pediatric medicine, nursing, behavioral therapy, rehabilitation, and counseling.


ADHD and pediatric behavioral health Asthma and pediatric behavioral health Autism and pediatric behavioral health Cancer and pediatric behavioral health Diabetes and pediatric behavioral health Eating disorders and pediatric behavioral health Externalizing disorders and pediatric behavioral health Internalizing disorders and pediatric behavioral health Interprofessional collaboration and pediatric behavioral health Learning disabilities and pediatric behavioral health Medication, treatment, and pediatric behavioral health Obesity and pediatric behavioral health Pain and pediatric behavioral health Prevention, intervention, and pediatric behavioral health Public health model and pediatric behavioral health care School reintegration and pediatric behavioral health Seizure disorders, epilepsy, and pediatric behavioral health Sleep disorders and pediatric behavioral health Substance abuse and pediatric behavioral health Traumatic brain injury and pediatric behavioral health

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan G. Forman
    • 1
  • Jeffrey D. Shahidullah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of School PsychologyGraduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.Department of School PsychologyGraduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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