Welcome to the world of abnormal child psychology!
This website provides videos and teaching/learning resources for faculty and students interested in child and adolescent disorders, their causes, and their evidenced-based treatment. This site may also be useful to parents, teachers, healthcare providers, and other people who live and work with children and want to learn more about psychological problems experienced by youths and their families.
This website accompanies the textbook, Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology (2017). This text is completely revised and expanded to reflect new advances in the research literature and clinical practice since the publication of DSM-5 several years ago.
Students have multiple opportunities to influence the lives and developmental outcomes of children and adolescents. Some will become physicians, nurses, teachers, day care providers, occupational or recreational therapists, or other professionals who work with children every day. Others will volunteer as coaches, tutors, or mentors in schools and the community. Many will become (or already are) parents who have the important task of raising the next generation. Although few students will become mental health professionals, all can rely on psychological science and critical thinking to make informed decisions about the welfare of our families, schools, neighborhoods, and society. This book, and website, is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about helping children through the combination of psychological science and compassion and care.