Special Issue "Trends and Challenges in Clinical Psychological Diagnosis in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Adolescents".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: clinical child psychology and neuropsychology; development psychology; educational psychology; body image in developmental perspective; gender psychology
Interests: biopsychosocial and developmental approaches in psychological diagnosis and treatment; psychopathology; clinical child and adolescent psychology; therapeutic relations and mental problems in children and adolescents; family factors associated with children's mental health
Interests: clinical psychology; dynamic diagnosis, clinical diagnosis; development psychology; diagnosis of cognitive functioning; diagnosis of specific learning difficulties, diagnosis of cognitive functioning in genetic syndromes; creating diagnostic tools, diagnosis of intelligence, cognitive therapy
The psychological diagnosis of children and adolescents is a contemporary need, but also a big challenge. Most mental and neurodevelopmental illness has its onset in childhood and adolescence. 10% of children and adolescents have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, and 50% of mental health problems are established by age 14.
Today, most conditions co-occur among children and youth. Therefore, professionals need a complex construct for diagnosis, including a developmental approach that takes into account multiple needs, family, and the sociocultural context. Diagnosing this group of patients requires taking into account a very wide range of factors and requires specific procedures and the skills of psychologists.
We would like to encourage the publication of researchers who put emphasis on practical applications. We are looking for research, tools, procedures, and solutions that take into account the developmental, family, and environmental perspectives of children and adolescents. It is advisable that the presented work has practical implications or constitutes a starting point for improving the daily practice of a diagnostic psychologist.
We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that address the new approaches in children's clinical psychological diagnosis, including the aspects of:
- diagnosis of mental and developmental disorders of children and adolescents
- neurodevelopmental disorders and dysfunctions
- emotional and behavioral disorders
- eating disorders
- trauma and stress related disorders
- personality disorder symptoms
- trends in approach to psychological diagnosis
- psychosocial context of diagnosis
- developmental approach to diagnosis
- psychological diagnosis in context of international classifications: ICD 11, DSM 5, DC: 0-5
- remote diagnosis
- diagnosis with the use of modern technologies
- interdisciplinary diagnosis
- functional diagnosis
- dynamic assessment
- chronic conditions
Both qualitative and quantitative studies and reviews will be considered.
Prof. Małgorzata Lipowska
Dr. Katarzyna Sitnik-Warchulska
Dr. Urszula Sajewicz-Radtke
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- Developmental approach
- Assessment of development
- Neurodevelopmental disorders
- Children’s mental disorders
- Psychosocial diagnosis
- Diagnosis as a process
- Psychological assessment
- Dynamic diagnosis
- Functional diagnosis
- Environmental and Family conditions