Helping Students Overcome Depression and Anxiety: A Practical Guide / Edition 1
Depression, anxiety, and other internalizing disorders can have severe and lasting consequences for children and adolescents. This unique book provides the school-based practitioner with clear-cut strategies for addressing these problems creatively and effectively with students in grades K-12. A concise overview of the nature, development, and course of childhood depression and anxiety is delineated, and a comprehensive assessment model is outlined. Chapters then present a wide range of empirically supported interventions that are easy to implement and readily adaptable to diverse settings. Featured cognitive-behavioral and psychoeducational techniques are described in jargon-free language, and numerous reproducible worksheets are included to facilitate the practitioner's day-to-day work. Other topics covered include currently available psychiatric medications for depression and anxiety, and when and how a psychiatric referral should be made.
Contents 1. Understanding Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents 2. How Depression and Anxiety Develop and Are Maintained 3. Guidelines for Assessment and Intervention Planning 4. Comprehensive Intervention Programs for Depression 5. Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Depression 6. Changing Thoughts and Beliefs: Rational-Emotive Therapy, Attribution Retraining, Learned Optimism, and Journal-Writing Strategies for Depression 7. Behavior Change, Emotional Education, Interpersonal Problem-Solving, and Conflict Resolution Strategies for Depression 8. Behavioral Treatments for Anxiety: Systematic Desensitization 9. Social Skills Training and Other Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Anxiety 10. Finding More Help: Referral Guidelines for Mental Health Counseling, Psychiatric Medications, and Alternative Treatments Appendix: Reproducible Worksheets