Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Pages: 364
Item #: 4316149
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1266-8
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Copyright: 2013
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Many recent books in clinical psychology with children and adolescents have highlighted the use of neuropsychological assessment, neuroscience, and clinical interventions for complex developmental and neurological disorders — but not for the most common behavioral disorders that present in this young population. Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth serves to fill this significant void in the professional literature.

This comprehensive text translates basic brain science into empirically-supported clinical assessments and interventions for children. Co-editors Reddy, Weissman, and Hale — all first-rate clinical researchers — selected the emotional and behavioral disorders examined in each chapter based on their high prevalence in children and adolescents (e.g., OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, etc.).

As such, it serves as the first published text bridging the gap between neuropsychological evaluation and clinical interventions for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. This is a timely and important issue as emerging researchers — and the field at large — gain greater awareness of the intersection between neuropsychology and clinical practice.

Written for clinicians and other practitioners who are involved with treating children and adolescents with prevalent emotional and behavioral disorders in this young population, Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth will also appeal to clinical researchers and to students in graduate psychology courses.

Table of Contents


  1. Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Emotion- and Behavior-Disordered Youth: Opportunities for Practice
    Linda A. Reddy, Adam S. Weissman, and James B. Hale

I. Integration of Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth With Internalizing Disorders

  1. Anxiety Disorders
    Allison Waters, Lara J. Farrell, and Elizabeth Schilpzand
  2. Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
    Susanna W. Chang, Joseph O'Neill, and David Rosenberg
  3. Depressive Disorders
    Steven G. Feifer and Gurmal Rattan
  4. Bipolar Disorder
    Patricia D. Walshaw and Carrie E. Bearden

II. Integration of Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth With Externalizing Disorders

  1. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    James B. Hale, Linda A. Reddy, Adam S. Weissman, Carmen Lukie, and Andrea N. Schneider
  2. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Predominantly Inattentive Type
    Richard Gallagher and Jennifer L. Rosenblatt
  3. Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders
    Jean Séguin and Mathieu Pilon
  4. Tourette's Disorder and Other Tic Disorders
    Matthew W. Specht and Susanna W. Chang

III. Integration of Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth With Related Disorders With Emotional and Behavioral Dysfunction

  1. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Other Low-Incidence Disorders
    Kathleen Armstrong, Jason Hangauer, and Heather Aggazi
  2. Pervasive Developmental Disorders
    Justin J. Boseck, Elizabeth L. Roberds, and Andrew S. Davis
  3. Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Associated Emotional and Behavioral Sequelae
    Joanna Thome, Tina Drossos, and Scott J. Hunter
  4. Chronic Pediatric Medical Conditions and Comorbid Psychopathology
    Erin L. Steck-Silvestri, LeAdelle Phelps, William S. MacAllister, Jonelle Ensign, Emilie Crevier-Quintin, and James B. Hale

IV. Future Directions

  1. Understanding Neuropsychopathology in the 21st Century:  Current Status, Clinical Application, and Future Directions
    Leonard F. Koziol, Deborah E. Budding, and James B. Hale


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Linda A. Reddy, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University. She has over 65 publications and five books focused on assessing and treating children with attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and ADHD-related disorders, teacher assessment, and test development and validation.  She has received several grants and awards for her research and service. Dr. Reddy is a fellow of APA and President-Elect of APA Division 16 (School Psychology).

Adam S. Weissman, PhD, is the director and founder of Child, Family, and Adult Services of Westchester and the Child/Adolescent Treatment Center at the Institute for Behavior Therapy in New York City. He is an adjunct clinical professor/supervisor in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Yeshiva and Columbia Universities, and a clinical consultant at Harvard Medical School's Judge Baker Children's Center. Dr. Weissman is an accomplished clinical researcher with over a dozen articles, book chapters, and edited books, and over 40 professional presentations, the majority focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy and neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents.

James B. Hale, PhD, MEd, ABSNP, ABPdN, is a professor of education and pediatrics at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has over 20 years of experience as a special education teacher, school psychologist, and neuropsychologist. As principal investigator of BrainGain, Dr. Hale conducts research that makes neuropsychological assessment relevant for school intervention for children with high incidence learning and behavior problems. A frequent conference presenter, Dr. Hale has numerous scholarly publications, including the critically-acclaimed, bestselling book, School Neuropsychology: A Practitioner's Handbook.

Reviews & Awards

A useful text, especially [for] psychologists working in a clinical setting as well as academic psychologists who are interested in developing a program of clinically relevant research focused on evidence-based interventions with youths suffering from emotional behavioral disorders.