Thomas & Chess on Behavioral Individuality

Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess discuss temperament qualities in children.

2012 Book by Carey & McDevitt


Child Behavioral Assessment and Management: Theory & Practice.

2012 Book for Professionals

William B. Carey, MD & Sean C. McDevitt, PhD, (2012)

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When it comes to behavior, professionals who work in primary care medical settings with children are most often oriented toward diagnosing abnormal conditions that reflect serious behavioral or emotional problems. Yet the great majority of concerns expressed by caregivers about their children's behavior are of mild or moderate severity; that is, they do not meet the definition of any DSM-IV disorder that can be diagnosed and treated.

This book, written by two clinicians who have worked for many years in primary care, suggests that health care professionals should view children's behavior as a spectrum where normal conflicts shade into problems and then disordered behavior, rather than making a categorical judgment about whether symptoms being presented by the caregiver are severe enough to diagnose and treat as an abnormal condition.

Print Version with Forms for Use in Primary Care $39.99

Forms assess temperament and adjustment; can be photocopied for clinical use. Available from the B-DI Catalog: Click here.

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