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Forensic Child Psychology

by William T. O'Donohue Matthew Fanetti Kresta N. Daly Rachel Fondren-Happel

A guide to working effectively with children in the criminaljustice system Uniquely designed to train psychology, criminology, and socialwork students to work with children in the criminal justicesystem--both in the courtroom and as clinicalclients--Forensic Child Psychology presents currentresearch and practice-based knowledge to improve the judicial andchild welfare systems.Authors Matthew Fanetti, William T. O'Donohue, Rachel N. Happel,and Kresta N. Daly bring their combined expertise in childpsychology, forensic interviewing, and criminal prosecution to bearon the process of obtaining accurate information from childreninvolved in legal proceedings, preparing professionals to workwith:Children who are victims of crimeChildren who are perpetrators of crimeChildren who are witnesses of crimeThe book also covers related topics, including mandatedreporting, the structure of juvenile justice and advocacy systems,and contains sidebars, summaries, glossaries, and study questionsto assist with material mastery.This is an excellent resource for students of childpsychopathology in psychology, social work, nursing, and criminaljustice at the graduate and late undergraduate stage of theireducations.

Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse

by William T. O'Donohue Matthew Fanetti

This wide-ranging volume combines the current findings and frontline knowledge working practitioners need to know about forensic interviewing of children in sexual abuse cases. Coverage begins with the basics: legal and ethical principles, interview planning and procedure, psychometric and cultural issues, pitfalls and how to avoid them. Perspectives from a trial lawyer and a district attorney lend real-life details on criminal court procedure, interview procedure, legal standards, and what is expected of expert witnesses. Not only is developmental understanding of salient issues concerning children's competency and suggestibility offered here, but also vital guidance on the controversies surrounding false memories and untrue accusations. Included in the coverage: Working with the multidisciplinary team. Childhood memory: an update from cognitive neuroscience. Disclosure failures: statistics, characteristics, and strategies to address them. Child abusers' threats and grooming techniques. Review of psychometrics of forensic interview protocols with children. Assessing the quality of forensic interviews with child witnesses. Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse brings a wealth of robust practical information to professionals working with children, including clinical and child psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.

Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology

by William T. O'Donohue Lauren Woodward Tolle Lorraine T. Benuto

Adolescence is a pivotal period of development with respect to health and illness. It is during adolescence that many positive health behaviors are consolidated and important health risk behaviors are first evident; thus, adolescence is a logical time period for primary prevention. In addition, the predominant causes of morbidity and mortality in adolescence are quite different from those of adults, indicating that early identification and treatment of adolescent health problems must be directed to a unique set of targets in this age group. Moreover, because of the particular developmental issues that characterize adolescence, intervention efforts designed for adults are often inappropriate or ineffective in an adolescent population. Even when chronic illnesses are congenital or begin in childhood, the manner in which the transition from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood is negotiated has important implications for disease outcomes throughout the remainder of the person's life span. Organized in five major sections (General Issues, Developmental Issues, Treatment and Training, Mental Health, and Physical Health) and 44 chapters, Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology addresses the common and not so common health issues that tend to affect adolescents. Coverage includes: Context and perspectives in adolescent health psychology Health literacy, health maintenance, and disease prevention in adolescence Physical disorders such as asthma, obesity, physical injury, and chronic pain Psychological disorders such as substance abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and eating disorders Congenital chronic diseases such as type 1 diabetes and spina bifida Handbook of Adolescent Health Psychology is the definitive reference for pediatricians, family physicians, health psychologists, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and all practitioners and researchers working with adolescents.

Sexual Deviance, Second Edition

by D. Richard Laws William T. O'Donohue

Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this important work provides authoritative scientific and applied perspectives on the full range of paraphilias and other sexual behavior problems. For each major clinical syndrome, a chapter on psychopathology and theory is followed by a chapter on assessment and treatment. Challenges in working with sex offenders are considered in depth. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect a decade of advances in the field, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include an integrated etiological model, sexual deviance across the lifespan, Internet offenders, multiple paraphilias, neurobiological processes, the clinician as expert witness, and public health approaches.

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