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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

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

About the editors

Susan G. Forman, PhD, is University Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She has served as Chair of the Department of Applied Psychology, and Director of Clinical Training for the School Psychology Program in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and as Vice President for Undergraduate Education at Rutgers.  Prior to coming to Rutgers, she was Professor of Psychology and also served as Associate Provost at the University of South Carolina. Her research and scholarship focus on factors that influence intervention implementation, implementation of interprofessional collaborative approaches to pediatric behavioral healthcare, and the effectiveness of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions in educational settings.  She has authored approximately 100 publications, including Implementation of Mental Health Programs in Schools:  A Change Agent’s Guide, published by the American Psychological Association.  She has served on the editorial boards of many psychology and education journals, including School Psychology Review and the Journal of School Psychology.  Her work has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Science Foundation, and the American Psychological Association, as well as a number of corporate and family foundations. She has also served on the executive boards of the School Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists, and has served as Chair of the Council of Directors of School Psychology Programs.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been elected to membership in the Society for the Study of School Psychology based on her scientific contributions to the field.

Jeffrey D. Shahidullah, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a National Register Health Service Psychologist (HSP), and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP).  He is currently an Assistant Professor of School Psychology within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He also holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Dr. Shahidullah earned a BA in Psychology and EdS in School Psychology from Baylor University.  He then earned a PhD in School Psychology at Michigan State University.  He completed his APA-accredited predoctoral internship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and postdoctoral fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center, both in pediatric psychology.  While at CHOP, he was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow.  Dr. Shahidullah’s clinical, research, and training interests pertain to the development and delivery of models of integrated behavioral healthcare that are evidence-based and coordinated amongst the numerous systems in which children and adolescents interact – the family, school, community, and healthcare system.  He is also interested in models of interdisciplinary training and collaboration amongst healthcare providers.

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