Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children offers a complete professional treatment program designed to help children ages nine through twelve who struggle with anxiety. This twelve-session protocol can be used to treat anxious children in group or individual therapy. The poems, stories, session summaries, and home practice activities on the enclosed CD-ROM supplement child therapy sessions and parent meetings to illuminate mindful awareness concepts and practices. In twelve simple sessions, children will learn new ways to relate toanxious thoughts and feelings and develop the ability to respond to life events with greater awareness and confidence.
Help children manage the symptoms of all types of anxiety:
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social phobia
- Specific phobias
- Separation anxiety disorder
- School refusal
About the Authors:
Randye J. Semple, PhD, is an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. A graduate of Columbia University, she trains psychiatry residents and provides clinical supervision. Semple's research focuses on the development and integration of mindfulness-based interventions in psychiatric clinical care. She has presented at national conventions and published scientific papers and chapters on this topic.
Jennifer Lee, PhD, a graduate of Columbia University, is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in mindfulness-based treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. She also serves as adjunct instructor at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she teaches graduate students in mental health counseling. Lee has published articles and chapters on mindfulness and child and adolescent mental health.