Child Psychopathology

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Wilhelm T. Preyer was born

1841

Wrote the first book that addressed child psychology, "The Mind of the Child."

Wilhem T. Preyer publishes "The Mind of the Child"- first book on child psych.

1881

First psychology clinic for children with learning disabilities

1892

L. Witmer founds first psychology clinic for children with learning disabilities and academic problems.

Witmers school for mentally retarded children

1907

Witmer establishes the first residential school for retarded children.

Juvenile Psychopathic Institute (Chicago) opens.

1909

W. Healey established this as the first child guidance center to treat and prevent mental illness in juvenile offenders.

A. Gessel becomes director of the Clinic of Child Development at Yale

1911

Watson and Raynor's Albert study-fear conditioning

1920

Jacqueline Jarret Goodnow was born

1924

Pioneer in study of cognitive development

Piaget publishes "The Language and Thought of the Child."

1926

Anna Frued publishes "Introduction to the Technique of Child Analysis."

1928

Kanner joins Johns Hopkins University, opens Harriet Lane Pediatric Clinic

1930

First pediatric psychiatric clinic

M. Klein authors "The psychoanalysis of Children"

1932

Kanner publishes the first textbook on child psychology

1935

Adolescent Psychiatric Ward opens at Bellevue Hospital

1937

AAPCC is formed (American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children)

1948

Behavior therapy emerges as a treatment alternative for child & family problems

1950

DSM has 2 childhood disorders: Adjustment Reaction and Childhood Schizophrenia

1952

American Academy of Child Psychiatry is established

1953

APA's "Focus on Behavior" series began

1963

Series began on National Education Television and first show was "The Conscience of a Child"

DSM-II adds "hyperkinetic reaction of childhood" (ADHD)

1968

Children With Specific Learning Disabilities Act

April 13 1970

The Children with Specific Learning Disabilities Act was passed, providing funds for research, professional training, and services.

DSM-III makes recommendations for childhood disorders for the first time

1980

Sroufe and Rutter introduce Child Psychopathology as seperate domain

1984