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(p. 3) Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology: Specialty Definitions and Historical Foundations 

(p. 3) Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology: Specialty Definitions and Historical Foundations
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(p. 3) Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology: Specialty Definitions and Historical Foundations
Author(s):

Alfred J. Finch

, John E. Lochman

, W. Michael Nelson III

, and Michael C. Roberts

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199758708.003.0001
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date: 06 July 2020

Chapter 1 discusses the specialty of clinical child and adolescent psychology, which includes research and practice applications to prevent or intervene with a range of mental and behavioral disorders; psychological aspects of physical conditions; and developmental challenges of children, adolescents, and their families. It also covers the various teams and professionals with whom the specialist may work, including teachers, pediatricians and pediatric nurses, community health teams, clinical researchers, and scientist, and it provides definitions of the specialty, populations served by the specialists, procedures and techniques used, work settings, relationships with other specialties, historial developments, and evidence-based practice.

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