The Oxford Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199837182

Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins; Alice S. Carter
516 ページ
178 x 254 mm
Oxford Library of Psychology

The fully revised and updated Oxford Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment remains the first clinically-informative, research-based reference for those seeking to understand and assess mental health in infants and young children.
It details the latest empirical research on measures and methods of infant and young child assessment and provides clinically applicable information for those seeking to stay apprised of the latest empirical research on measures and procedures in early assessment.

Through authoritative examination by leading developmental and clinical scholars, this handbook takes a closer look at current developmentally based conceptualizations of mental health function and dysfunction in infants and young children as well as current and new diagnostic criteria in specific disorders such as sensory modulation dysfunction, autism spectrum disorders, affective disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The chapters are presented in four sections corresponding to four broad themes: contextual factors in early assessment; temperament and regulation in assessment of young children; early problems and disorders; and translation and varied applied settings for assessment. Each chapter presents state of the science information on valid, developmentally based clinical assessment and makes recommendations based on developmental theory, empirical findings, and clinical experience.
Chapters have been added to cover family assessment, early care and educational environments, new approaches to distinguish temperament from psychopathology, assess language, and implement second stage screening and referral.
The volume recognizes and highlights the important role of developmental, social, and cultural contexts in approaching the challenge of assessing early problems and disorders.
This new, updated volume will be an ideal resource for teachers, researchers, and a wide variety of clinicians and trainees including child psychologists and psychiatrists, early interventionists, and early special educators.


Part I. Contextual Factors in Early Assessment
Chapter 1: Cultural Perspectives for Assessing Infants and Young Children
Michelle Sarche, Monica Tsethlikai, Leandra Godoy, Robert Emde, & Candace Fleming
Chapter 2: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations for Early Relationship Assessment
in Evaluating Infant and Toddler Mental Health
Roseanne Clark, Audrey Tluczek, Elizabeth C. Moore, & Amber L. Evenson
Chapter 3: Assessment of Early Parent Child Relationships
Roseanne Clark, Audrey Tluczek, Elizabeth C. Moore, Amber L. Evenson
Chapter 4: Apprehending the Interpersonal Context of Early Childhood Development: A New Systemic Approach to Infant-Family Assessment
James McHale & Susan Dickstein
Chapter 5: Assessment in Early Care and Education Environments
Laura Stout Sosinsky & Rachel A. Gordon
Part II. Temperament and Regulation in Assessment of Young Children
Chapter 6: Historical Background of the Study of Temperament and New Perspectives on Assessment
Samuel P. Putnam, Maria A. Gartstein, & Mary Rothbart
Chapter 7: Distinguishing Temperament from Psychopathology
David Rettew
Chapter 8: Infant Temperament and Early Self-Regulation
Patricia Tan & Pamela Marie Cole
Part III. Early Problems and Disorders
Chapter 9: The Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA): A Structured Parent Interview for Assessing Psychiatric Symptoms and Disorders in Preschool Children
Helen Egger, Adrian Angold, Brian Small, & William Copeland
Chapter 10: Quantitative and Multicultural Assessment of Preschoolers' Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Problems: Multi Cultural Perspectives
Thomas Achenbach
Chapter 11: Assessment of Attachment in Infancy and Early Childhood
Neil W. Boris, Tessa Chesher, & Valerie Wajda-Johnson
Chapter 12: Assessment of Sensory Processing Disorder: The Interplay with Affect in the Context of Relationship
Lucy Jane Miller, Molly Witten, & Roianne R. Ahn
Chapter 13: Assessment of Language in Young Children
Leslie Rescorla
Chapter 14: Affective Disorders
Cynthia Rogers & Joan L. Luby
Chapter 15: Social Processes and Risk for Autism
Cheryl Klaiman, Celine A. Saulnier, Emily Rubin, Katarzyna Chawarska, & Ami Klin
Chapter 16: The Contribution of Developmentally Sensitive Measurement to Assessment of Disruptive Behavior in Young Children
Sarah A.O. Gray & Lauren S. Wakschlag
Chapter 17: Fear and Anxiety in Young Children and Their Assessment
Suzanne Broeren, Jennifer Hudson, & Ronald M. Rapee
IV. Translation and Varied Applied Settings for Assessment
Chapter 18: A Community-Based Approach to Infant Mental Health Assessment: Infants and Parents at High Psychosocial Risk
Miri Keren & Ruth Feldman
Chapter 19: Screening for Risk in a Primary Care Setting
Lynne C. Huffman & Joan Baran
Chapter 20: Second Stage Screening and Referral
Rebecca B. Silver, Megan Beers, Leandra Godoy, & Susan Dickstein
Epilogue & Future Directions
Alice S. Carter & Rebecca Del Carmen-Wiggins


Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins, PhD is a Health Scientist at the National Institutes of Health currently working to advance consideration of women's health and gender influences in research aimed at improving mental health. Dr. DelCarmen-Wiggins was previously the Chief of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Early Childhood Research Program in the Division of Developmental Translational Research at the National Institute of Mental Health. Trained as a clinical child psychologist, Dr. DelCarmen-Wiggins is also a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC and Maryland. She is the recipient of a National Service Research Award. She has conducted research studies in the area of infant attachment and has authored or coauthored a number of articles and book chapters in the topic of mental health in young children. Alice Carter, PhD is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston working to advance early identification of psychopathology and
neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as factors that place children at risk for difficulties in social and emotional development. Dr. Carter was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University with a joint appointment in the Yale Child Study Center. A former fellow of Zero to Three, Dr. Carter is an author or co-author of over 200 articles and chapters and the co-author of the Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (ITSEA) and the Brief Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA) with Margaret Briggs-Gowan, PhD. Her recent work is focused on addressing health disparities by improving early identification, evaluation, and treatment of infants and toddlers with autism spectrum disorders.