In recent years the escalating costs of health care have caused managed care programs to shift the delivery of pediatric psychological services away from specialized medical centers and into primary care and school settings. One result has been a radical expansion of school psychology into issues of clinical intervention, health promotion, and the assessment of psychotropic medications. School psychologists are now expected to either deliver or (more likely) to provide consultation regarding a wide variety of pediatric psychological services. Because this is a recent phenomenon, very few school-based psychologists or allied health practitioners (school counselors and social workers) have received training in pediatric psychology. The mission of this book is to provide them with a comprehensive and authoritative guide to their newly acquired responsibilities in such areas as psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, health promotion, and prevention of disease.
This book is appropriate for anyone concerned with issues of pediatric psychology in school settings: school psychologists, pediatric psychologists, clinical child psychologists, as well as pediatricians and child psychiatrists.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. R. Brown, Introduction: Changes in the Provision of Health Care to Children and Adolescents. Part I: Background. D. Drotar, T. Palermo, C. Barry, Collaboration With Schools: Models and Methods in Pediatric Psychology and Pediatrics. T.J. Power, J. Blom-Hoffman, The School as a Venue for Managing and Preventing Health Problems: Opportunities and Challenges. E.S. Shapiro, P.H. Manz, Collaborating With Schools in the Provision of Pediatric Psychological Services. Part II: Prevention and Health Promotion. M.C. Roberts, K.J. Brown, R. Boles, J.O. Mashunkashey, Prevention of Injuries: Concepts and Interventions for Pediatric Psychology in the Schools. B.F. Fuemmeler, Promotion of Health Behaviors. B.K. Nastasi, Promotion of Mental Health. S.J. Simonian, K.J. Tarnowski, Early Identification of Physical and Psychological Disorders in the School Setting. K.L. Lemanek, Adherence. Part III: Diseases Encountered in School Settings. R.D. Annett, Asthma. D. Young-Hyman, Diabetes and the School Age Child and Adolescent: Facilitating Good Glycemic Control and Quality of Life. R.A. Smith, S.C. Martin, P.L. Wolters, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS. J. Williams, Seizure Disorders. M.J. Bonner, K.K. Hardy, E. Ezell, R. Ware, Hematological Disorders: Sickle Cell Disease and Hemophilia. F.D. Armstrong, B.G. Briery, Childhood Cancer and the School. D.R. DeMaso, Pediatric Heart Disease. L.S. Walker, W.S. Johnson, Recurrent Abdominal Pain and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in the School Setting. L. Ewing-Cobbs, D.R. Bloom, Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuropsychological, Psychiatric, and Educational Issues. A.L. Quittner, A.C. Modi, A.L. Roux, Psychosocial Challenges and Clinical Interventions for Children and Adolescents With Cystic Fibrosis: A Developmental Approach. Part IV: Developmental Disorders and Conditions. L. Phelps, Genetic Disorders in Children. J.A. Kable, C.D. Coles, Teratology of Alcohol: Implications for School Settings. W.E. Pelham, Jr., D.A. Waschbusch, Assessment and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Schools. J.M. Campbell, S.B. Morgan, J.N. Jackson, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Mental Retardation. R.F. Hanson, D.W. Smith, A.E. Fricker-Elhai, School-Related Issues in Child Abuse and Neglect. E.R. Christopherson, P.C. Friman, Elimination Disorders. Part V: Health Issues Related to Development. G.P. Aylward, Neonatology and Prematurity. J.L. Wallender, K.M. Eggert, K.K. Gilbert, Adolescent Health-Related Issues. Part VI: Interventions Within School Settings. T.R. Kratochwill, E. Cowell, K. Feeney, L.H. Sannetti, Behavioral Approaches to Intervention in Educational Settings. K.C. Stoiber, G.A. Waas, Group and Psychoeducational Approaches. G.J. DuPaul, J.M. Coniglio, M.R. Nebrig, Pharmacological Approaches. S.M. Sheridan, R.J. Cowan, Consultation With School Personnel. C. Carlson, T. Kubisan, L. Guli, Consultation With Caregivers and Families. A. Madan-Swain, E.R. Katz, J. LaGory, School and Social Reintegration Following a Serious Illness or Injury. Part VII: Special Topics. A.M. LaGreca, K.J. Bearman, H. Moore, Peer Relations. J.R. Rodrigue, R. Gonzalez-Peralta, M.R. Langham, Jr., Solid Organ Transplantation. Part VIII: Professional Issues. C. Lescano, W. Plante, A. Spirito, Training in the Delivery of Pediatric Psychology Services in School Systems. D.L. Anderson, L.A. Taylor, A. Boeving, Clinical Opportunities for the Pediatric Psychologist Within the School Setting. W.A. Rae, C.J. Fournier, Ethical and Legal Issues for Pediatric Psychology and School Psychology.
"I am very impressed with the scope and aim of this proposal and with the lineup of authors. In sum, Ron Brown's proposal shows a great deal of promise, has very few weaknesses, is unique, and has a high likelihood of being very successful and influential."
University of Oregon
"I agree with the editor's premise that recent changes in the health care system are shifting the delivery of pediatric psychological services within school settings. Because attention to pediatric issues of mental health is a relatively recent phenomenon, many school and community practitioners may not have received training in their graduate programs, so that a handbook in this area may be a great resource to them."
San Diego State University
"There are a number of positive aspects of this book: the topic is important for current practice, the author is a well respected professional in pediatric psychology, and many of the contributors are also well known. There are now a handful of school psychology programs with courses in pediatric psychology which might use this book as a text."
University of Maryland