Child Psychopathology,
8th Edition

Eric J Mash, David A Wolfe, Katherine Nguyen Williams

ISBN-13: 9780357796580
Copyright 2024 | Published
672 pages | List Price: USD $237.95

Mash/Wolfe/Nguyen Williams' CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 8th Edition, introduces you to childhood and adolescent disorders, treatments and preventions with an approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of biological, psychological, social and emotional influences. You'll learn about each disorder from the perspective of the whole child, with diagnostic criteria and an emphasis on the individual's strengths, environmental circumstances, issues regarding younger and older age groups and the risk and protective factors affecting developmental pathways. Case histories, examples and first-person accounts are at the heart of the text, bringing to life theories and disorders and the real people affected by them.


1. Introduction to Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents.
2. Theories and Causes.
3. Research.
4. Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
5. Intellectual Developmental Disorder (Intellectual Disability).
6. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia.
7. Communication and Learning Disorders.
8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
9. Disruptive and Conduct Problems.
10. Depressive and Bipolar Disorders.
11. Anxiety and Obsessive–Compulsive Disorders.
12. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.
13. Health-Related and Substance-Use Disorders.
14. Feeding and Eating Disorders.

  • Eric J Mash

    Eric Mash is a professor of psychology at University of Calgary in Canada, where he enjoys teaching undergraduate classes in abnormal child psychology, behavior modification, and developmental psychopathology as well as graduate classes in clinical psychology, specifically in child psychopathology, child assessment, and child psychotherapy. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Florida State University, and completed his residency in clinical child psychology at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Eric commits much of his time and energy outside of the classroom to researching the topics of abnormal child psychology, child and family assessment, child psychotherapy, and child development. Particularly interested in attention-deficit disorder and conduct problems, and in families in which children have been physically abused, Eric has contributed and published many journal articles and books on these topics. He is also a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, and has served on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals and grant agencies at local and federal levels.

  • David A Wolfe

    David Wolfe is the first recipient of the RBC Investments Chair in Developmental Psychopathology and Children's Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, and the Academic Director of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children. He enjoys teaching abnormal child psychology, child assessment and psychotherapy, and community psychology to undergraduate students. He earned his Ph.D. at University of South Florida in Tampa, and completed his residency in clinical psychology at University of Mississippi Medical Center. David is a founding member of the Center for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, and also a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), where he served as president of Division 37, Child, Youth, and Family Services. He lends special focus to child abuse, domestic violence, and development and developmental psychopathology, as well as the impact of early childhood trauma on later development in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Currently David focuses attention on studying ways to prevent violence in relationships with adolescents.

  • Katherine Nguyen Williams

    Katherine Nguyen Williams, Ph.D. is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Director of Strategic Development and Clinical Innovations at Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego, Department of Outpatient Psychiatry (RCHOP). She is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist specializing in assessment and evidence-based treatments for child and adolescent mental disorders. She is the training director for the RCHOP child rotation for the APA-accredited UCSD/VA Internship and SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program practicum training programs. She earned her Ph.D. at Loma Linda University, completed her residency in clinical child psychology at the University of California, San Diego, and obtained her post-doctoral fellowship at the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center. Dr. Nguyen Williams founded the Center for Child and Adolescent Testing and a pediatric anxiety/OCD program and autism assessment center serving children from low-income and diverse backgrounds. In addition to providing clinical supervision to psychology doctoral students, she maintains an active clinical practice as a bilingual/bicultural clinician for children, adolescents and families. Dr. Nguyen Williams is a faculty recipient of the Champion of Diversity Award and cotrainer for the Unconscious Bias training team at UCSD. She is the author of the Psychology Today column "The Modern Child" and podcast host of Ask Dr. Kat. She is also featured in You Know the Drill, an award-winning documentary short film selected for the PBS Short Film Festival about the role of active school shooter drills in pediatric anxiety and trauma. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and is the primary coauthor of the cognitive-behavioral treatment manual, MODULAR CBT for CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS with DEPRESSION: A CLINICIAN'S GUIDE to INDIVIDUALIZED Treatment.

  • New Learning Objectives begin each chapter and focus students' attention on the key takeaways and topics from the chapter.

  • New Section Summary Questions appear at the end of each reading section, prompting students to reflect and check their understanding of the material.

  • A comprehensive and integrative approach pays special attention to advances in child psychopathology and focuses on the child, not just the disorders.

  • A logical four-part framework organization helps students understand the individual disorders and master the material.

  • Current findings regarding the reliability and validity of DSM diagnostic criteria for specific disorders are discussed, with attention to issues, features and disorders new to the DSM-5-TR.

  • Discussions about key cultural and diversity issues provide students opportunities to gain increased awareness of how biases and unique perspectives are critical to understanding child psychopathology and the whole child.

  • First-person accounts and case histories help students grasp the real-world impact of disorders.

  • "A Closer Look" boxes draw students into the material and enrich each topic with engaging additional information. Examples include "What Are the Long-Term Criminal Consequences of Child Maltreatment?", "Common Fears in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence" and "Did Darwin Have a Panic Disorder?"

  • In-depth coverage of the developmental process's role in understanding each disorder and close attention to important sex, gender and cultural variations in the expression, determinants and outcomes of child and adolescent disorders, promote a greater understanding of child psychopathology.

  • Disorders are organized around DSM-5-TR criteria and summarized in DSM-5-TR tables to present the disorders' primary characteristics as accurately and clearly as possible.

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