Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents
by Friedberg et al

Providing a wealth of practical interventions and activities—all organized within a state-of-the-art modular framework—this invaluable book helps child clinicians expand their cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) toolkits.

Going beyond the basics, the authors provide effective ways to engage hard-to-reach clients, address challenging problems, and target particular cognitive and behavioral skills.

Fun and productive games, crafts, and other activities are described in step-by-step detail.

More than 30 reproducible forms and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size.

Chapters

1. Beginnings

2 .Using Assessment Efficiently

3. Psychoeducation

4. Behavioral Interventions

5. Self-Instructional and Cognitive Restructuring Methods

6. Rational Analysis

7. Performance, Attainment, and Exposure

8. Final Points

Reviews

'All child therapists should have this book on their shelves. It is written in a candid, user-friendly manner, and is filled with useful resources, such as rating scales that help to capture and quantify the diversity of symptoms in youth, useful downloadable forms, and sample therapist-client dialogues. The information on psychoeducational resources for children and their parents is comprehensive and well organized. The book has a nice balance between the theory of cognitive and behavioral interventions and the practical techniques needed to actually conduct the therapy.'

Craig L. Donnelly, MD, Chief, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Director, Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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) of Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Second Edition: The Nuts and Bolts.

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.

Jolene Hillwig Garcia, MD, is completing psychiatry residency training in the Department of Psychiatry at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University College of Medicine, and has completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She received an MD from Penn State University College of Medicine and a BS in Biology and BA in Art-Commercial Design from Lycoming College. Dr. Garcia has been involved in scholarly research and publications, as well as professional presentations on topics of interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition, she continues her work in graphic and fine art.

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