Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to the preschool years. Leading authorities explore models of development; biological, family, and sociocultural risk and protective factors; and frequently encountered disorders and disabilities. Evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment are presented, with an emphasis on ways to support strong parent–child relationships. The volume reviews the well-documented benefits of early intervention and prevention and describes applications in mental health, primary care, childcare, and child welfare settings. The chapter on psychopharmacology has been updated for the paperback edition.
New to This Edition
- Significantly updated and revised to reflect scientific and clinical advances.
- 14 new topics covered.
- Cutting-edge assessment and intervention models.
- Important findings on brain development and early experiences.
- Explores key gains in understanding and treating autism, language delays, trauma, attachment disorders, and more.
"A pious Christian or Muslim needs and deserves a fine version of the Bible or Koran. A sea captain traversing the ocean should have a competent map. And every educated person who wants to assess, treat, or love a difficult baby must own a copy of this book. If you can't find helpful information summarized here, relevant to any important or special problem pertinent to children ages 0–3, then the data do not yet exist." -American Journal of Psychiatry
"A comprehensive reference that is a valuable addition to a developmentally oriented clinician who interacts with young children and families." -Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
"An extraordinary example of collaborative work among mental health professionals from a variety of fields."-Journal of Pediatric Psychology
"A marvelous reference."-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"Once again, Zeanah has produced a first-rate handbook. Although the six distinct sections of the book will be familiar, the third edition has new authors, new topics, and the latest updates on research advances and clinical techniques. Leaders in the field contribute their knowledge and expertise in easy-to-read, scholarly presentations. Keeping pace with the burgeoning field of infant mental health, this handbook is a 'must read' for all researchers and clinicians who wish to stay current."-Thomas F. Anders, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Emeritus), M.I.N.D. Institute, University of California, Davis
"The definitive handbook on infant mental health. This work has become indispensable worldwide for practitioners and trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, and social work. The Handbookpresents the best available knowledge and works toward consensus on key issues related to theory, research, assessment, psychopathology, and intervention." -Antoine Guedeney, MD, Head, Department of Child Psychiatry, Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital, Paris, France; President, World Association for Infant Mental Health
"Since the prior edition of this handbook, major advances in biology and neuroscience have been made and research knowledge on psychosocial factors in infant development has accumulated. This magnificent third edition brings together all relevant advances in a well-referenced and remarkably accessible volume. It is a true gem for all clinicians and students whose work touches on early childhood and who want their practices to be guided by best evidence."-Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Chair, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, UK
Table of Contents
I. Development and Context
1. The Scope of Infant Mental Health, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., and Paula Doyle Zeanah
2. The Psychology and Psychopathology of Pregnancy: Reorganization and Transformation, Arietta Slade, Lisa J. Cohen, Lois S. Sadler, and Maia Miller
3. Neurobiology of Fetal and Infant Development: Implications for Infant Mental Health, Margaret Sheridan and Charles A. Nelson
4. Neurobiology of Stress in Infancy, Anne Rifkin-Graboi, Jessica L. Borelli, and Michelle Bosquet Enlow
5. Infant Social and Emotional Development: Emerging Competence in a Relational Context, Katherine L. Rosenblum, Carolyn J. Dayton, and Maria Muzik
6. The Sociocultural Context of Infant Mental Health: Toward Contextually Congruent Interventions, Chandra Michiko Ghosh Ippen
7. Applying Research Findings on Early Experience to Infant Mental Health, Thomas G. O’Connor and David B. Parfitt
II. Risk and Protective Factors
8. Poverty and Infant and Toddler Development: Facing the Complex Challenges, Jane Knitzer and Deborah F. Perry
9. Infants of Depressed Mothers: Vulnerabilities, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors for the Later Development of Psychopathology, Sherryl H. Goodman and Sarah R. Brand
10. Parental Substance Abuse, Neil W. Boris
11. Prematurity, Risk Factors, and Protective Factors, Carole Müller Nix and François Ansermet
12. The Effects of Violent Experiences on Infants and Young Children, Daniel S. Schechter and Erica Willheim
13. The Relational Context of Adolescent Motherhood, Sydney L. Hans and Matthew J. Thullen
14. Parent Reports and Infant–Toddler Mental Health Assessment, Alice S. Carter, Leandra Godoy, Susan E. Marakovitz, and Margaret J. Briggs-Gowan
15. Clinical Use of Observational Procedures in Early Childhood Relationship Assessment, Devi Miron, Marva L. Lewis, and Charles H. Zeanah, Jr.
16. Infant–Parent Relationship Assessment: Parents’ Insightfulness Regarding Their Young Children’s Internal Worlds, David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie
17. Classification of Psychopathology in Early Childhood, Helen Link Egger and Adrian Angold
18. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Themba Carr and Catherine Lord
19. Communication Disorders, Jennifer Windsor, Joe Reichle, and Megan C. Mahowald
20. Intellectual Disabilities, Robert M. Hodapp, Tricia A. Thornton-Wells, and Elisabeth M. Dykens
21. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Michael S. Scheeringa
22. Sleep Disorders, Judith Owens and Melissa M. Burnham
23. Feeding Disorders, Failure to Thrive, and Obesity, Diane Benoit
24. Characterizing Early Childhood Disruptive Behavior:
Enhancing Developmental Sensitivity, Lauren S. Wakschlag and Barbara Danis
25. Depression, Joan L. Luby
26. Attachment Disorders, Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., and Anna T. Smyke
27. Child–Parent Psychotherapy: A Developmental Approach to Mental Health Treatment in Infancy and Early Childhood, Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn
28. The Circle of Security, Bert Powell, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman, and Robert S. Marvin
29. Principles of Family Therapy in Infancy, Nicolas Favez, France Frascarolo, Miri Keren, and Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge
30. The Mothers and Toddlers Program: An Attachment-Based Intervention for Mothers in Substance Abuse Treatment, Nancy Suchman, Cindy DeCoste, and Linda Mayes
31. Foster Care in Early Childhood, Anna T. Smyke and Angela S. Breidenstine
32. Psychopharmacology in Early Childhood: Does It Have a Role?, Mary Margaret Gleason
VI. Applications of Infant Mental Health
33. Training in Infant Mental Health, Sarah Hinshaw-Fuselier, Paula Doyle Zeanah, and Julie Larrieu
34. Infant Mental Health in Primary Health Care, Paula Doyle Zeanah and Mary Margaret Gleason
35. Mental Health Consultation: A Transactional Approach in Child Care, Kadija Johnston and Charles Brinamen
36. The Economics of Infant Mental Health, Geoffrey A. Nagle
About the Editor
Charles H. Zeanah, Jr., MD, is the Mary K. Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Vice Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is also Executive Director of the Institute for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at Tulane. Dr. Zeanah has a longstanding interest in infant mental health, especially abuse and neglect in young children, attachment and its disorders, psychopathology, and infant–parent relationships. Throughout his career, his clinical and research focus has been on early experiences and their effects. He is the recipient of honors including the Irving Phillips Award for Prevention from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Presidential Citation for Distinguished Research and Leadership in Infant Mental Health from the American Orthopsychiatric Association, the Sarah Haley Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and the Blanche F. Ittelson Award for Research in Child Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Zeanah is a Fellow of AACAP, a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, and a Board Member of Zero to Three.
Clinicians who work with parents and infants, as well as students and researchers in clinical and developmental psychology, psychiatry, family therapy, social work, pediatrics, and nursing.