By Michael C. Roberts PhD, Brandon S. Aylward PhD, Yelena P. Wu PhD

Filled with bright scientific fabric, this ebook describes potent practices for aiding young children and their households who're dealing with persistent and acute medical conditions and their therapy. Concise chapters at the psychosocial demanding situations linked to particular pediatric medical conditions are prepared round special case displays. Demonstrating techniques for evaluate, case conceptualization, short intervention, and healthiness promoting, the ebook highlights how you can collaborate effectively with clinical prone and households. Chapters additionally talk about the numerous roles that pediatric psychologists play in hospitals, outpatient clinics, fundamental care, and academic settings.

See also instruction manual of Pediatric Psychology, Fourth Edition, edited by means of Michael C. Roberts and Ric G. Steele, which comprehensively examines hyperlinks among mental and clinical matters from infancy via adolescence.

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Session length can vary depending on clinic or patient need but can be shorter than the typical 50-minute therapy session, and the psychologist may meet with the patient and/or family 20 OVERVIEW AND FOUNDATIONS OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY at subsequent clinic visits to monitor intervention outcomes or to provide additional intervention. Typically, information on the psychologist’s assessment, conceptualization, and intervention is communicated to the medical team via the medical record or case conferencing, may be incorporated into the patient’s overall treatment plan, and may inform future approaches and interventions that team members use with the patient and family.

Integrated care does occur in tertiary-care inpatient units, but potentially with less frequency given that fewer numbers of children will be severely injured or ill enough to be hospitalized compared with the majority of children seen in primary care). The concepts of both integrated care and primary care have been present in the field since its inception in the late 1970s (Wright, 1979; Wright & Burns, 1986). Around the same time, Carolyn Schroeder, through her collaborative psychology practice for children and adolescents colocated in a private pediatrics clinic, demonstrated these early concepts in action (Schroeder, 1979; Schroeder, Goolsby, & Stangler, 1975).

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