Offering vital tools for working with 4- to 18-year-olds in a wide range of settings, this book presents engaging cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) activities that can be implemented rapidly and flexibly. Concise chapters guide the provider to quickly identify meaningful points of intervention for frequently encountered clinical concerns, and to teach and model effective strategies. Each intervention includes a summary of the the target age, module, purpose, rationale, materials needed, and expected time for completion, as well as clear instructions and sample dialogues and scripts. In a convenient large-size format, the book features helpful graphics and 55 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
About the Authors:
Jessica M. McClure, PsyD, is Clinical Director of 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, including those with anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders. She is coauthor of CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute Techniques for Treating Children and Adolescents, Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Second Edition, and Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice.
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP, is Full Professor and Head of the Child Emphasis Area at Palo Alto University. Previously, he directed the CBT Clinic for Children and Adolescents and the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Friedberg served as an Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He is coauthor of CBT Express: Effective 15-Minute Techniques for Treating Children and Adolescents, Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Second Edition, and Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Tools for Enhancing Practice.
Micaela A. Thordarson, PhD, is Program Supervisor of the adolescent intensive outpatient program at Children's Hospital of Orange County in Orange, California. Dr. Thordarson supervises trainees in the implementation of cognitive-behavioral interventions across a variety of clinical contexts.
Marisa Keller, PhD, is a clinical psychologist on the cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) teams at Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy in Kirkland, Washington. She is a board-certified DBT clinician. Dr. Keller's areas of specialty with children, adolescents, and their families include emotion dysregulation, anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behavior, and parent training.