Now Available: The New DC:0–5™ Casebook

Featuring over 15 case studies jam-packed with practical tips to support your work with young children and their families.

We recognize that even young children can, and do, struggle with mental health and developmental problems. The new DC:0—5 Casebook gives mental health clinicians, educators, trainers and interventionists a detailed look at how your colleagues are using the only mental health diagnostic classification system specifically for young children to support healthy, emotional development from the start. 

What is the DC:0–5™ Casebook?

The casebook is a compilation of case studies as a companion volume to DC:0–5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0–5™; ZERO TO THREE, 2016, 2021). The casebook is designed to strengthen understanding of clinical disorders in infancy and early childhood, and to help clinicians better understand the application of the multiaxial framework and culturally sensitive/relational approach to diagnosis that is fundamental to DC:0–5™.

Each case study provides case conceptualization, diagnostic summary, discussion, and some questions for the reader to reflect on related to the case and clinical issues raised.

Let’s look inside:

Featuring over 15 clinical cases, the casebook puts you in the shoes of leading IECMH professionals from across the globe, bringing the “story” of a child’s and family’s experience to life through:

  • Historical background, cultural context and key clinical observations made.
  • Detailed diagnostic summaries that bring DC:0–5™’s multiaxial framework and culturally sensitive/relational approach to life.
  • Practical guidance for moving cases from assessment to formulation to treatment.
  • Discussion points and reflection questions related to each case and clinical issues raised.
  • Tools, worksheets and other resources that support the diagnostic formulation process.

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