Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice

Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice

Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice

Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents: A Casebook for Clinical Practice

Synopsis

This clinically oriented casebook and text presents empirically supported interventions for a wide range of child and adolescent problems. Leading cognitive-behavioral therapists demonstrate assessment and treatment approaches that have been carefully adapted--or specially designed--to meet the needs of young patients. Following a consistent format, each chapter reviews the relevant literature and presents an extended case example bringing to life what an experienced therapist might do, why, and how to do it.

Excerpt

It was our goal in developing this book to bring together a group of scholars who are experts in the field of developmental psychopathology and the practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with children and adolescents. Our objective was to give them free rein to review the status of cognitive-behavioral theories and therapies of behavioral and emotional problems experienced by children and adolescents, to provide recommendations for practicing clinicians based upon the best available evidence, and to advance the field by highlighting innovative clinical applications of CBT. Their goal was to use recent theoretical and experimental work on cognitive processes and biases among children to guide the development of effective treatments and, most importantly, to demonstrate how these approaches look in practice.

It has been 10 years since we prepared the first edition of this book, and 3 since the first printing of the second edition was published. During this brief period, the field of cognitive therapy with children and adolescents has moved forward, both conceptually and in practice. Our understanding of developmental psychopathology has become more refined, and we have developed a clearer understanding of treatments that work for specific problems and conditions. Although many have voiced concerns about schisms between research and practice in clinical child psychology, it is our belief that divisions between the domains of theory, experimental research . . .

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