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Adolescent Mental Health


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1. Adolescent Development 2. Evidence-Based Intervention and Prevention 3. Externalizing Problems: Risk, Prevention and Treatment 4. Internalizing Problems: Anxiety and Depression 5. Alcohol and Drug Use 6. Social Competence and Social Skills 7. Adolescent Mental Health and the School System 8. Special Challenges to Helping Adolescents with Mental Health Needs Appendix. Perspectives on Adolescent Development

About the Author

Terje Ogden is research director at the Norwegian Center for Child Behavioral Development, Unirand and professor at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway. Since 1998 he has been the director of the research program on the national implementation and evaluation of empirically supported programs for the prevention and treatment of serious behavior problems in children and youth in Norway. Kristine Amlund Hagen is director of research at the Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway (RBUP Oslo). In recent years, she has conducted intervention research on families with children and adolescents with conduct problems. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. She has published articles in academic journals on topics such as social competence, antisocial behaviour, effects of family and community interventions and risk and protective factors.


"As outstanding investigators in the areas of developmental psychopathology, prevention and intervention trials, and services research, Ogden and Hagen are uniquely positioned to author this exceptional, comprehensive, concise, and highly readable synthesis of the empirical literatures concerning adolescent mental health. I recommend this volume highly to graduate students and professionals in the mental health disciplines." - Scott W. Henggeler, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

"The strength of this volume is the scholarly overview of key perspectives and the supporting research relevant to adolescent development. It integrates new prevention and treatment findings with developmental theory. The authors are to be commended for their even-handed review of controversies surrounding theoretical and intervention approaches while maintaining careful attention to the details and facts." - Marion Forgatch, Oregon Social Learning Center, USA

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