Introduction. Case Conceptualization. Collaborative Empiricism and Guided Discovery. Session Structure. Introducing the Treatment Model and Identifying Problems. Identifying and Connecting Thoughts and Feelings. Therapeutic Socratic Dialogues. Commonly Used Cognitive and Behavioral Techniques. Creative Applications of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Homework. Working with Depressed Children and Adolescents. Working with Anxious Children and Adolescents. Working with Disruptive Children and Adolescents. Working with Parents.
Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, is Associate Professor, Director of the Predoctoral Internship Program, and Director of the Preventing Anxiety and Depression in Youth Program (PANDY) at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Friedberg is the author of three other books on children and adolescents. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and delivered presentations on cognitive therapy with children and adolescents to professional audiences. Dr. Friedberg is a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Jessica M. McClure, PsyD, works as a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Dr. McClure has coauthored presentations and articles on the treatment of children and adolescents and currently serves children and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and developmental delays.
'At last! Friedberg and McClure bring clinicians into their offices and show in detail how cognitive therapy can be done with children and adolescents. Graduate students and therapists in training will devour every page....As an experienced clinician, I appreciate that each treatment chapter introduces creative interventions that are new to me. Included are detailed descriptions of each intervention, session transcripts, and client worksheets, which will help me quickly add the new techniques and procedures to my repertoire of favored interventions. In addition, useful flow charts guide therapists in choosing among the variety of methods taught, depending on treatment goals and client needs. This book is leaping to the top of my list of recommendations for therapists wanting to improve the cognitive therapy they offer children and adolescents.' - Christine A. Padesky, PhD, co-author of Mind Over Mood 'This book expertly fills a void in the literature. It provides clinicians with an in-depth, state-of-the-art approach for linking specific cases with specific cognitive treatments, and does so for a variety of clinical populations. A developmental and multicultural orientation enhances the text as well, making it a "must have" for practitioners working with youth with behavior disorders. The book's focus on case conceptualization and the "nuts and bolts" of cognitive therapy also makes it an excellent resource for child psychopathology courses.' - Christopher A. Kearney, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas