Treating Anxious Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach

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This handbook offers mental health professionals clear, detailed guidelines for effectively treating children and adolescents suffering from anxiety disorders, the most frequently experienced type of mental disorder in children and adolescents.

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Overview

This handbook offers mental health professionals clear, detailed guidelines for effectively treating children and adolescents suffering from anxiety disorders, the most frequently experienced type of mental disorder in children and adolescents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608821693
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 11/15/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, is currently professor in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and director of the Centre for Emotional Health. He has been involved in an advisory capacity with the DSM-IV and DSM-V, and he is a member of the US-government-sponsored Project Liberty, which works to develop anxiety management programs for children affected by disasters. He is on the scientific advisory committee for the Swiss Etiological Study of Adjustment and Mental Health, and the editorial board of several international journals.

Ann Wignall, M. Psych, is senior clinical psychologist and director of child and adolescent mental health for Northern Sydney Health Service. She founded the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic, Royal North Shore Hospital, and works clinically with children and families with a broad range of anxiety and behavioral disorders.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Assessment and Diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders 9
Ch. 2 Understanding and Treatment of Anxiety in Children 27
Ch. 3 Case Studies 41
Ch. 4 Getting Started 47
Ch. 5 Cognitive Restructuring 61
Ch. 6 Relaxation 83
Ch. 7 Child Management 93
Ch. 8 Exposure 117
Ch. 9 Social Skills Training 145
Ch. 10 Assertiveness 163
Ch. 11 Closure 177
Afterword 181
App Running Treatment in Groups 183
References 191
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