Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatments and Case Examples

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Overview

In this book, a clinical scientist highlights youth psychotherapies that have been tested and shown to work. Treatments for fears and anxiety, depression, attention deficits and ADHD, and conduct problems and disorder are described in detail, their conceptual basis explained, their clinical application illustrated by richly developed case examples, and their prospects for use in clinical practice examined closely. This clinical perspective is complemented by summaries and critiques of the empirical evidence on each treatment and by commentaries on what questions remain unanswered. The author's clinical and scientific experience converge to produce a uniquely valuable experience on exemplary treatments for children and adolescents.
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"There is plenty in the book to please researchers....The book has several other virtues, including the quality of the writing, the voluminous documentation, the sober appraisal of the current status of EST's for child disorders, and a multistep blueprint for improving future research so that it simultaneously satisfies the researchers and is more helpful to clinicians." Contemporary Psychology

"This is an excellent book for both the novice and experienced therapist as it addresses both the clinical and practical issues of conducting psychotherapy in children and adolescents as well as the more esoteric research isues." - The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, Suneeta Monga, MD

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521571951
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2003
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. A General introduction
1 Child and adolescent psychotherapies : the lay of the land 3
Sect. B Treatments for fears and anxiety : introduction : the case of Sean and treatments for fears and anxiety 27
2 Four classic treatments for fears : modeling, systemic desensitization, reinforced exposure, and self-talk 30
3 Therapies for anxiety disorders : coping cat, coping koala, and family anxiety management 65
Sect. C Treatments for depression : introduction : the case of Megan and treatments for depression 101
4 Cognitive-behavioral therapies for child depression 104
5 Cognitive-behavioral therapies for adolescent depression 129
Sect. D Treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder : introduction : the case of Kevin and treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 167
6 Using behavioral parent training to treat ADHD 172
7 Behavioral programs for ADHD in classroom and camp settings 209
Sect. E Treatments for conduct problems and conduct disorder : introduction : the case of Sal and treatments for conduct problems and conduct disorder 251
8 Treating conduct problems by teaching anger control 255
9 Behavioral parent training and family treatment for conduct problems 283
10 Parent-child interaction treatments for child noncompliance 313
11 Parent training through video modeling and structured group discussion 353
12 Using problem-solving skills training and parent management training for children with conduct disorder 387
13 Multisystemic therapy for antisocial and delinquent youth 414
Sect. F Conclusion
14 Evidence-based youth psychotherapies : strengths, limitations, and future directions 447
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