Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

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Overview

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents provides readers with the defining fundamentals of CBT in an accessible, down-to-earth style. In addition, a well-integrated, developmentally appropriate approach is detailed for a number of the mental disorders and conditions that are most common among children and adolescents. This unique work provides the following: • Explications of innovative CBT techniques in the treatment of children with chronic physical illness and depressive, bipolar, anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), eating, elimination, and disruptive behavior disorders• A comprehensive chapter features the clinical implications and applications of combining CBT with psychopharmacological treatment• Videos on the accompanying DVD demonstrate CBT techniques with children or adolescents with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorder, medical illness, and disruptive behavior disorder• Guidance for integrating parents and families into the child's treatment is shared for every disorder covered in the book• Extensive case examples, key clinical points, and self-assessment questions and answers will further equip readers to effectively and thoughtfully apply CBT• Useful chapter appendixes include accessible tables of CBT concepts; patient and parent handouts; and clinical exercises, activities, and tools that further augment the text• Finally, because factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, and sexual orientation may affect the therapeutic relationship, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, a separate chapter on conducting effective CBT with culturally diverse children and adolescents is provided.

Clinicians will gain a robust understanding of CBT practice with children and adolescents -- so that they can also do it -- and do it effectively. This unique, easy-to-use guide is an invaluable and worthy reference for all mental health practitioners who work with children and adolescents. No other text on the subject will match it.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Rosario M. Cosme, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This is a thorough description of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and its use in the treatment of some of the most commonly encountered psychiatric and physical conditions in children and adolescents, in a pertinent format and suitable approach for any mental health professional. Chapters include case examples, key clinical summary points, self assessments, questionnaires and answers, suggested readings, and practical evidence-based recommendations to develop treatment plans based on cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a practical, easy to use guide to the theory and application of various empirically supported CBT practices for multiple disorders, written by experts in CBT practices from around the world. Making CBT accessible through the text and companion videos to trainees and practitioners is a worthy objective, putting in the hands of clinicians a practical tool to incorporate and make accessible these therapeutic techniques for a population that is growing and in a critical developmental window.
Audience: The book is written for clinicians in a variety of disciplines, including pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, and social work. It is also an excellent instrument for residents, fellows, and clinical students working with children and adolescents.
Features: Introductory chapters cover CBT, general developmental, cultural, and ethnic considerations across CBT modalities and the rationale and evidence for the use of CBT combined with medication. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the theory and application of various empirically supported CBT techniques for the treatment of disorders including depression/suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders, PTSD, OCD, bipolar disorder, and disruptive behavior disorders. The book uniquely explains the application of CBT techniques to treat psychological disorders in the context of chronic medical conditions, chronic pain, and obesity. It also incorporates several innovative features that facilitate the understanding and application of the material, such as videos that bring to life some of the CBT techniques described in the book as well as appendixes with patient worksheet examples and information worksheets for parents.
Assessment: This excellent compendium illustrates why and how to incorporate CBT into the treatment of psychiatric and physical conditions in the pediatric population. It is easy to read and is relevant for mental health professionals, even and especially if they were originally trained in a treatment approach that relies more on pharmacological interventions, but are interested in being empowered to manage their patients from a developmental and biopsychosocial perspective.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585624065
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/2012
  • Pages: 580
  • Sales rank: 1,008,648
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also Medical Director of the Medical Coping Clinic in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Judge Baker Children's Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A., is the Rocco L. Motto, M.D. Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. DVD contents. Cognitive behavioral therapy: an introduction. Developmental considerations across childhood. Culturally diverse children and adolescents. Combined CBT and psychopharmacology. Depression and suicidal behavior. Bipolar disorder. Childhood anxiety disorders: the coping cat program. Pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder. Obsessive compulsive disorder. Chronic physical illness: inflammatory bowel disease as a prototype. Obesity and depression: a focus on polycystic ovary syndrome. Disruptive behavior disorders. Enuresis and encopresis. Appendix 1: self-assessment questions and answers. Index.

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