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This Handbook offers a much-needed resource of theoretical knowledge, evidence-based interventions, and practical guidelines for professionals providing group psychotherapy to youth clients. Written by leading professionals in the field of child and adolescent cognitive-behavioral therapy, this comprehensive volume offers readers a collection of innovative and well established approaches for group interventions with youth in a variety of treatment settings. It addresses a wide range of issues, not limited to assessment, group member selection, and specific protocols and strategies that readers can implement in their own practice. Integrating theoretical and practical aspects, leading experts offer their experience through case examples and vignettes, suggesting guidelines for overcoming inherent treatment obstacles. This Handbook provides not only a framework for delivering effective group therapy, but also highlights specific problem areas, and it is an invaluable reference for professionals providing therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415952545
ISBN-10: 0415952549
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 34mm)
Pages: 546
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ray W. Christner

Ray W. Christner, Psy.D., NCSP is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Educational Specialist Program in the Department of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He is licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania, and he holds certification as a School Psychologist from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National School Psychology Certification Board. He maintains a private practice providing direct service to children, adolescents, adults, and families, as well as consultation services to educational and clinical settings. Jessica L. Stewart, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island, and a Licensed School Psychologist in Massachusetts. She has worked with children, adults, and families in various settings including public schools, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities and inpatient hospitals, medical settings, and providing in-home services to address a variety of presenting problems. Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP., is the President of the Freeman Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Director of Training and Supervision for the Center for Brief Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is currently head of the Psychology Department of Sheridan Shores Rehabilitation Hospital and Visiting Professor at Governor's State University in Chicago, Illinois.

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