Widely regarded as the standard teaching text and practitioner reference, this book provides a complete introduction to doing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 6- to 18-year-olds. The authors offer a blueprint for formulating cases and tailoring treatment to each child's or adolescent's unique developmental and clinical needs. Coverage includes how to orient children and families to cognitive therapy, structure each session, and implement a wide range of CBT techniques. Rich case material illustrates ways that CBT can help children struggling with specific emotional and behavioral problems. Reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
New to This Edition
*Incorporates the latest advances in CBT with youth and gives increased attention to cultural issues, including new case examples.
*Chapter on working with patients with autism spectrum disorder.
*Chapter on cognitive-behavioral family therapy.
*Pull-out boxes throughout that summarize key points.
*Epilogue on developing clinical wisdom.
See also the authors' Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice, which presents creative ways to address challenging problems.
About the Authors:
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, is Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University. Previously, he directed the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic for Children and Adolescents and the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center. He served as an Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Friedberg is coauthor (with Jessica M. McClure and Jolene Hillwig Garcia) of Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice.
Jessica M. McClure, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director for the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. McClure has presented, written articles and book chapters, and provided training in cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents. Her expertise includes cognitive-behavioral treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders.