This book is intended for professionals who work directly with children in a primary care setting. This
includes not only nurses and primary care physicians but also teachers, daycare workers, school
psychologists, social workers, various therapists and others. Written by two clinicians who have
practiced for many years in primary care, this presentation rejects the notion that behavioral status
should only be classified as normal or abnormal. Rather, it suggests that primary care professionals
should view children's behavior on a spectrum where annoying normal variations may shade into
problems and then to disordered behavior requiring specialized care. This perspective is preferable
to the limited approach of simply making categorical judgments about whether the problems are
severe enough to be diagnosed and treated, or that there is no real problem. By taking into account
matters of aversive temperament and atypical behavioral adjustment as well as behavioral disorders,
the entire range of behavioral concerns can be considered.
The second edition of CBAM offers new content, including discussion of areas of temperament
beside the ones the authors have found most useful and a more detailed review of the application of
temperament counseling. A new chapter deals with the confusion of terminology that has crept into
the behavioral health field in recent years.
Print Version with Forms for Use in Primary Care $29.99
Contains reproducible forms that assess temperament and adjustment; can be photocopied for clinical use.
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