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J Clin Child Psychol. 1999 Dec;28(4):457-66.

Developmental theory and the practice of clinical child psychology.

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Child Study Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg 24061, USA. tho@vt.edu

Abstract

Examined developmental theory and its relevance for the practice of clinical child psychology. Following a brief review of basic principles of developmental psychology and developmental psychopathology, implications of a developmental perspective are explored for the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of childhood disorders. Although it is obvious that many developmental issues confront the clinical child psychologist and that we have learned much about translating developmental theory into clinical practice, we conclude we have a long way to go before we can assert that a true developmental-clinical child interface has been realized.

PMID:
10587895
DOI:
10.1207/S15374424JCCP2804_4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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