• Psychology

When Children Refuse School

A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Parent Workbook
Author: Christopher A. Kearney,Anne Marie Albano
Publisher: Graywind Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780195183771
Category: Psychology
Page: 168
View: 8280
This program is a unique prescriptive model for the treatment of school refusal behavior of children ages 5 to 17. Using a two-component program, this model divides the school refusal behavior into four basic groups based on the reasons why children refuse school: avoidance of school situations that provoke general negative affectivity; escape from aversive social/evaluative situations; attention; and positive tangible reinforcement. Use it with children who are completely absent from school, who attend but then leave school during the day, who go to school following intense morning behavioral problems, or who display unusual distress during school days leading to pleas to parents or others for future non-attendance.

    • Psychology

Getting Children to Say "Yes" to School

A Guide for Educators and School Psychologists
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190294361
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
View: 372
Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviors, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help. Getting Children to Say Yes to School: A Guide for Parents is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your childs negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Donts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their childs school refusal behavior.

    • Psychology

School Refusal Behavior in Youth

A Functional Approach to Assessment and Treatment
Author: Christopher A. Kearney
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781557986993
Category: Psychology
Page: 265
View: 4445
Annotation Kearney, a clinical child psychologist at the U. of Nevada, Las Vegas, has written his book mainly with the school psychologist in mind. The problem of school refusal is put into a context in initial chapters which give an overview of the historical literature on school refusal behavior and describe the characteristics of these youth, while also critiquing the classification strategies employed. After introducing a functional model, Kearney summarizes treatment strategies and discusses methods for prevention as well as the reality of extreme cases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

    • Psychology

Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents

A Guide for School-based Professionals
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199717736
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
View: 7817
Children who miss substantial amounts of school pose one of the most vexing problems for school officials. In many cases, school personnel must assess these students and successfully help them to return to the academic setting. This can be difficult considering most school-based professionals are pressed for time and do not have access to proper resources. The information in this book can help school officials combat absenteeism and reduce overall dropout rates. Designed for guidance counselors, teachers, principals and deans, school psychologists, school-based social workers, and other school professionals, this book outlines various strategies for helping children get back to school with less distress that can easily be implemented in schools. The book describes four clinical interventions that can be used to effectively address moderate cases of absenteeism, as well as instructions for adapting these procedures for use within the school system. A chapter on assessment describes several methods for identifying school refusal behavior, including time-limited techniques for school officials who have little opportunity to conduct detailed evaluations. Worksheets for facilitating assessment are included and can easily be photocopied from the book. Other chapters provide advice for working collaboratively with parents, preventing relapse, and tackling special issues such as children with anxiety, children who take medication, and children who are victims of bullying. Topics such as poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, violence, and school safety are also addressed.

    • Psychology

When Children Refuse School

Parent Workbook
Author: Christopher A. Kearney,Anne Marie Albano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190671688
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 7445
School refusal behavior is a common and difficult problem facing parents of children and teenagers. The behavior often results in severe academic, social, and psychological problems. A child's absence from school also significantly increases family conflict. If your child experiences anxiety or noncompliance about attending school and has trouble remaining in classes for an entire day, When Children Refuse School, Parent Workbook, and the corresponding Therapist Guide, can help. The third edition of When Children Refuse School, Parent Workbook, is designed to help you work with a qualified therapist to resolve your child's school refusal behavior. This edition introduces parent involvement strategies, especially with respect to intervention compliance, and offers recommendations regarding consultation with school officials. Regardless of whether your child refuses school to relieve school-related distress, to avoid negative social situations at school, to receive attention from you or another family member, or to obtain tangible rewards outside of school, the flexible treatments described in this book will help you and your child overcome school refusal behavior. The Workbook describes what you can expect throughout the assessment and treatment of your child and provides answers to questions you may have about the process of therapy. It also provides instructions for continuing certain aspects of the program at home, including relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as exposure exercises to decrease your child's anxiety.

    • Psychology

Understanding School Refusal

A Handbook for Professionals in Education, Health and Social Care
Author: M. S. Thambirajah,Karen J. Grandison,Louise De-Hayes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105675
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
View: 9972
School refusal is a crippling condition in which children experience extreme anxiety or panic attacks when faced with everyday school life. This book aims to explore, raise awareness of the problem and provide plans and strategies for education, health and social care professionals for identifying and addressing this problem

    • Psychology

Treating Adolescents


Author: Hans Steiner,Rebecca E. Hall
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118961706
Category: Psychology
Page: 496
View: 570
A unique guide to adolescent psychopathology, using a developmental approach Treating Adolescents is a comprehensive guide to adolescent mental health care, synthesizing evidence-based practice and practice-based perspectives to give providers the best advice available. By limiting the discussion to disorders which appear during adolescence, this useful manual can delve more deeply into each to present extensive evidence and practice-based rationales for approaching a range of psychopathologies. This edition has been revised to reflect the changes in the DSM-5 and the ICD-10, with entirely new chapters on ADHD, learning and executive function, bipolar and mood disorders, sleep disorders, and suicide and self-injury. Coverage includes non-therapy interventions, such as pharmacological and environmental. The discussion of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders includes adolescent presentations of Pervasive Developmental Disorders and their relationship to classical schizophrenia. In a developmental approach to adolescent psychopathology, different treatments are carefully integrated and matched to pathogenic processes in an effort to disrupt causal loops. This book provides in-depth guidance for providers seeking well-rounded treatment plans, with detailed explanations and expert insight. Understand disruptive behaviors and ADHD more deeply Treat anxiety, depression, and mood disorders more effectively Handle psychiatric traumas and related psychopathologies Delve into substance abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, and more Current scholarship favors developmental approaches to psychopathology and supports an emphasis on integrated treatment packages, including environmental, biologic, and psychological interventions. With full integration of practice and research, Treating Adolescents is a comprehensive reference for constructing a complete treatment strategy.

    • Psychology

Managing School Absenteeism at Multiple Tiers

An Evidence-Based and Practical Guide for Professionals
Author: Christopher A. Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199985316
Category: Psychology
Page: 200
View: 6255
School absenteeism is a pervasive and difficult problem faced by mental health and school-based professionals. Even in mild forms, school absenteeism has been shown to be a significant risk factor for social, behavioral, and academic problems in middle childhood and adolescence, as well as psychiatric, economic, and occupational difficulties in adulthood. Problematic absenteeism has been examined for decades by professionals of many different disciplines, leading to a considerably fractured literature. Managing School Absenteeism at Multiple Tiers provides an integrative strategy for preventing, assessing, and addressing cases of youth with school absenteeism at multiple levels of severity and complexity. Dr. Christopher Kearney presents a multi-tiered framework based on prevention (Tier 1), early intervention for emerging cases (Tier 2), and more extensive intervention and systemic strategies for severe cases (Tier 3). Each tier is based on empirically supported strategies from the literature, and emphasis is placed on specific, implementable recommendations. This approach is based on a Response to Intervention model that has emerged as a powerful guide to prevention, assessment, and treatment of social and academic problems in schools. Response to Intervention is based upon tenets that parallel developments in the school absenteeism literature: (1) a proactive focus on early identification of learning and behavior problems and immediate, effective intervention, (2) universal, targeted, and intensive interventions, (3) frequent progress monitoring, (4) functional behavioral assessment, (5) empirically supported treatment procedures and protocols to reduce obstacles to academic achievement (including absenteeism), and (6) a team-based approach for implementation. This user-friendly, practical guide will be useful to mental health professionals, school administrators, guidance counselors, social workers and psychologists, as well as others who address kids with problematic absenteeism such as pediatricians and probation officers.

    • Psychology

Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders

Therapist Guide
Author: David H. Barlow,Todd J. Farchione,Christopher P. Fairholme,Kristen K. Ellard,Christina L. Boisseau,Laura B. Allen,Jill T. Ehrenreich May
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190208155
Category: Psychology
Page: 176
View: 1458
Emerging conceptualizations of major emotional disorders emphasize their commonalities rather than their differences, including considerable overlap in disorder phenomenology, a common set of vulnerabilities to development of emotional disorders, and generalization of treatment response across disorders. Current research lends support for a unified transdiagnostic approach to treatment of these disorders that considers these commonalities and is applicable to a range of emotional disorders. Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders, part of the TreatmentsThatWork series of therapist manuals and patient workbooks, is a radical departure from disorder-specific treatments of various emotional disorders, and is designed to be applicable to all anxiety and unipolar mood disorders, as well as other disorders with strong emotional components, such as many somatoform and dissociative disorders. The Unified Protocol (UP) capitalizes on the contributions made by cognitive-behavioral theorists by distilling and incorporating the common principles of CBT present in all evidenced based protocols for specific emotional disorders, as well as drawing on the field of emotion science for insights into deficits in emotion regulation. The UP contains seven modules and focuses on four core strategies: becoming mindfully aware of emotional experience; reappraising rigid emotion laden attributions; identifying and preventing behavioral and emotional avoidance; and facilatating exposure to both interoceptive and situational cues associated with emotional experiences. Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders will be an essential resource for all therapists and psychiatrists who implement CBT strategies, as well as any clinician treating anxiety and depressive disorders.

    • Social Science

Collaborative Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention in Social Work Practice


Author: Jacqueline Corcoran
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019993715X
Category: Social Science
Page: 180
View: 776
Collaborative Cognitive-Behavioral Social Work Intervention: A Workbook presents knowledge about behavioral and cognitive interventions in an easy-to-read manner. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an empowering approach to change, helping clients at the individual level learn how to take change painful feelings and harmful behaviors and manage their social environment by learning new skills. An abundance of examples allows the reader to see the diverse range of applications cognitive-behavioral interventions might have to social work, as well as how to deliver CBT in a way that is respectful of client circumstances and works with people collaboratively.

    • Medical

Mastery of Anxiety and Panic for Adolescents Riding the Wave, Therapist Guide


Author: Donna B Pincus,Jill T Ehrenreich,Sara G Mattis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195335805
Category: Medical
Page: 156
View: 1931
The treatment described in this Therapist Guide is specifically designed for adolescents with panic disorder and agoraphobia. Panic disorder often first appears in adolescence, making effective treatment for this age group a priority. Left untreated, panic disorder can severely impair an adolescent's development and functioning. It can put an adolescent at risk for depression and have consequences into adulthood.The program was developed at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and targets patients ages 12-17. It is comprised of 12 sessions to be delivered over an 11-week period. Adolescents learn about the nature of panic and anxiety and how to challenge their panic thoughts. Exposure sessions help them face their fears and stop avoiding situations that cause heightened anxiety. An adaptation chapter addresses how to modify the program for intensive (8 day) treatment, as well as how to tailor the treatment to different ages. Each session includes an optional parent component and an appendix provides handouts for parents. The corresponding workbook is specifically designed for adolescent use, with easy to understand explanations and teen-friendly forms.

    • Psychology

When Children Don't Sleep Well

Interventions for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Parent Workbook
Author: V. Mark Durand
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199716265
Category: Psychology
Page: 112
View: 3351
If your child suffers from sleep problems, you are aware of the toll it can take on your child and your family. You may hope your child will just 'grow out of it,' but this is not usually the case. You may have tried giving your child medication, only to find it has little effect in the long-term. You may also be concerned about the serious side-effects these drugs may have in children. This workbook will help you effectively manage your child's sleep problems without the use of drugs. Each module describes a different problem and gives options for treating it. Bedtime disturbances, night waking, sleep terrors, nightmares, and other sleep-related issues are all addressed in this workbook. It also includes a module on bedwetting. Working with your therapist, you will choose the best intervention options for your family. You can then follow the step-by-step instructions for carrying out each intervention. This workbook is easy-to-use and complements the program described in the corresponding therapist guide. It includes questionnaires about your child and family, as well as forms for recording your child's sleep and behavior. Seeking professional help is an important step, but your participation is crucial to the success of treatment. With your help, your child can start getting a good night's sleep.

    • Education

Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings

A Handbook for Practice
Author: Rosemary B. Mennuti,Ray W. Christner,Arthur Freeman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136486976
Category: Education
Page: 784
View: 6910
Schools and school staff play a critical role in the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, and interpersonal development of children and adolescents. This second edition of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings teaches readers to think strategically about the individual and plan for effective and specific interventions based on the student’s age, developmental level, and presenting problems. It is written by forward-thinking, established professionals whose writing represents the state-of-the-art in cognitive behavioral interventions in educational settings, and presents evidence-based interventions for a variety of issues commonly seen in schools. Including both innovative and well-established approaches, they offer assessment methods and interventions for a variety of issues and concerns faced by school-aged youth. The use of case studies and session outlines, as well as the balance of theoretical and clinical concerns, enhances this book’s value as a reference for both clinicians and students. New to this edition are topics on cyber-bullying, parent and school consultation, school-wide positive behavioral support, and bipolar disorder. This is the ideal reference for those who wish to select and utilize precise interventions in school settings.

    • Psychology

Parent-Led CBT for Child Anxiety

Helping Parents Help Their Kids
Author: Cathy Creswell,Monika Parkinson,Kerstin Thirlwall,Lucy Willetts
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527809
Category: Psychology
Page: 210
View: 2122
Parents can play a strong role in helping their children overcome anxiety disorders--given the right tools. This innovative, research-based book shows clinicians how to teach parents cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to use with their 5- to 12-year-old. Session-by-session guidelines are provided for giving parents the skills to promote children's flexible thinking and independent problem solving, help them face specific fears, and tackle accompanying difficulties, such as sleep problems and school refusal. User-friendly features include illustrative case studies, sample scripts, advice on combining face-to-face sessions with telephone support, and pointers for overcoming roadblocks. Several parent handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

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Books in Print 2009-2010


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250191
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    • Psychology

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Anxious Children

A Manual for Treating Childhood Anxiety
Author: Randye J. Semple,Jennifer Lee
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608825325
Category: Psychology
Page: 394
View: 3998
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 to anxious 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 •Agoraphobia •Obsessive-compulsive disorder •Post-traumatic stress disorder •Generalized anxiety disorder •Social phobia •Specific phobias •Separation anxiety disorder •School refusal

    • Psychology

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

A Comprehensive Guide
Author: Veronica L. Raggi,Jessica G. Samson,Julia W. Felton,Heather R. Loffredo,Lisa H. Berghorst
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1626259240
Category: Psychology
Page: 364
View: 2785
Written by a team of clinicians specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents, this professional guide offers a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. Each chapter is devoted to tailoring exposure work to a specific anxiety-related condition, such as separation anxiety, phobias, panic, social anxiety, and more, using a variety of creative exposure ideas and activities. In Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, you’ll find detailed hierarchies and clinical suggestions for treating each specific childhood anxiety condition, including separation anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, specific phobia, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and emotion tolerance. The book also offers an overview of exposure therapy and its implementation in children and adolescents, including a review of current research and empirical findings on this approach. With this book, you’ll also find solid strategies for conducting detailed clinical assessments, so you can gain a greater understanding the specific anxiety triggers and factors that play a role in the development of and maintenance of the child’s problem, and learn how this information can be used to guide you in your development of specific exposure exercises. Finally, you’ll find tips on how to assess for family variables that may contribute to the maintenance of the child’s condition, as well as ways to work with parents in becoming effective coaches for their children during exposure-based activities. Children are vastly different than adults in their treatment needs and in the process through which effective therapy is implemented. If you’re looking for clear, practical guidelines for designing, adapting, and implementing specific exposure exercises for your young clients, this book provides everything you need in one place.

    • Family & Relationships

You and Your Anxious Child

Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life
Author: Anne Marie Albano,Leslie Pepper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600306
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
View: 815
One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.

    • Psychology

Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition


Author: Judith A. Cohen,Anthony P. Mannarino,Esther Deblinger
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528406
Category: Psychology
Page: 356
View: 2842
This authoritative guide has introduced many tens of thousands of clinicians to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a leading evidence-based treatment for traumatized children and their parents or caregivers. Preeminent clinical researchers provide a comprehensive framework for assessing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other trauma-related symptoms, and traumatic grief in 3- to 18-year-olds; building core coping skills; and directly addressing and making meaning of children's trauma experiences. Implementation is facilitated by sample scripts, case examples, troubleshooting tips, and reproducible client handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. TF-CBT is listed in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices. New to This Edition *Incorporates a decade's worth of advances in TF-CBT research and clinical practice. *Updated for DSM-5. *Chapter on the model's growing evidence base. *Chapter on group applications. *Expanded coverage of complex trauma, including ways to adapt TF-CBT for children with severe behavioral or affective dysregulation. See also the edited volume Trauma-Focused CBT for Children and Adolescents: Treatment Applications for more information on tailoring TF-CBT to children's varying developmental levels and cultural backgrounds.

    • Psychology

CBT for Children and Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders


Author: Angela Scarpa,Susan Williams White,Tony Attwood
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462527000
Category: Psychology
Page: 329
View: 6029
This book helps clinicians harness the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Leading treatment developers describe promising approaches for treating common challenges faced by young people with ASD--anxiety and behavior problems, social competence issues, and adolescent concerns around sexuality and intimacy. Chapters present session-by-session overviews of each intervention program, review its evidence base, and address practical considerations in treatment. The book also discusses general issues in adapting CBT for this population and provides a helpful framework for assessment and case conceptualization informed by DSM-5.