The Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-3) supports clinicians in diagnosing and treating mental health problems in the earliest years.
DC:0-3R is being revised again!
The updated manual, titled DC:0-5™, will be released in Decemeber 2016.
Originally published in 1994, ZERO TO THREE’s Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-3) was the first developmentally based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers. Its diagnostic categories reflected the consensus of a multidisciplinary group of experts in early childhood development and mental health.
The revised DC:0-3 (DC:0-3R) draws on empirical research and clinical practice that have occurred worldwide since 1994. DC:0-3R, published in 2005, extends DC:0-3 by incorporating empirical research and clinical practice. It supports clinicians in diagnosing and treating mental health problems in the earliest years. Specifically, DC:0-3R is designed to help mental health and other professionals:
- Recognize mental health and developmental challenges in young children,
- Understand how relationships and environmental factors contribute to mental health and developmental disorders,
- Use diagnostic criteria effectively for classification and intervention, and
- Work more effectively with parents and other professionals to develop effective treatment plans.
$37.95 — This essential guide to evaluation and treatment planning with infants, toddlers, and their families enhances the ability to prevent, diagnose, and t…
Chris Wright and Cherise Northcutt, in consultation with ZERO TO THREE's DC:0-3R Training Task Force, developed these Decision Guidelines for Axes I, II, and V of DC:0-3R. Clinicians may find them he…