Clinical child psychology: state of the art

M Dadds

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The science and practice of clinical child psychology changed radically through the 1960s to 1980s with enormous benefits to children and their families. Since then the area has been consumed by the large-scale implementation of intervention programmes rather than any fundamental progress in basic ideas. However, due to steady progress in genetics and the neurosciences, I believe there will be another period of radical change in the next decade or so. This change will be driven by a deeper understanding of: 1) the specific neurobehavioural problems underlying visible behavioural and emotional problems, and 2) how these underlying problems can be altered by carefully combined environmental and biological interventions. I will use progress with the two most common childhood problems of anxiety and conduct disorders as examples for some of the radical change about to take place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-199
Number of pages1
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event40th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 20052 Oct 2015


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