Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents: by Robert D. Friedberg PhD, Jessica M. McClure PsyD, Jolene

By Robert D. Friedberg PhD, Jessica M. McClure PsyD, Jolene Hillwig Garcia MD

Delivering a wealth of sensible interventions and activities--all prepared inside of a state of the art modular framework--this useful ebook is helping baby clinicians extend their intervention toolkits. development at the bestselling scientific perform of Cognitive remedy with little ones and young people, which addresses the fundamentals of therapy, Friedberg et. al., of their most modern quantity, offer extra potent methods for attractive hard-to-reach consumers, addressing difficult difficulties, and concentrating on specific cognitive and behavioral talents. enjoyable and effective video games, crafts, and different actions are defined in step by step aspect. unique good points contain over 30 reproducible kinds and handouts, which bookbuyers may also obtain and print from Guilford's web site. (20100201)

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We need to know how often you are pulling your hair, and when it is most likely to occur. This information will help us make change more quickly, as well as give us a way to check if the hair pulling is lessening. Specifically, after we try some strategies, we will keep track of hair pulling to see if the numbers change. Does that make sense? K ara and her mother: Sure, I guess. 38 COGNITIVE THERAPY TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS Therapist: What questions do you have? K ara: Well, I guess I don’t know who will keep track.

For example, a 13-year-old boy with OCD and social anxiety used File My Fears Away to develop and confront hierarchical steps. He initially recorded fear of calling a friend on a card. The therapist assisted the child in scaling the degree of fear and then identifying less fearful tasks that could precede calling a friend. Younger children can draw the fear, cut out pictures from magazines, or use photographs, while older children and adolescents may opt to write a verbal description. For some youngsters, having the therapist write the items as they verbalize their fears is a nice collaborative activity.

Separate forms of the CBCL are available for children in various age groups, ranging from 1½ years to 18 years. The CBCL (excluding the preschool form) yields competency scores in activities, social, and school areas. The higher competency scores indicate better adjustment in the designated areas. The CBCL also asks parents to rate children on a number of problem areas from 0 (not true) to 2 (very or often true). An overall Total Problems score, Internalizing and Externalizing scores, and eight subscale scores provide various levels of analysis, and T-scores indicate severity of impairment.

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