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Description - Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents by Robert D. Friedberg

This lively, practical book offers a complete guide to doing cognitive therapy with children and adolescents. Within a clear theoretical framework, the authors describe how to adapt cognitive therapy principles and procedures to the unique needs of distressed children and their parents. The book starts with the fundamentals, demonstrating a clear-cut yet flexible approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning. Detailed guidelines are then presented to help the clinician introduce cognitive therapy to children and families; identify problems, feelings, and thoughts; craft Socratic dialogues; design homework assignments; and implement a range of traditional and creative interventions. Concluding chapters focus explicitly on techniques for managing depression, anxiety, and disruptive behavior in youth. Devoting special attention to cultural diversity issues, the book is filled with illustrative case examples and session vignettes. Included are over a dozen useful reproducible worksheets and forms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781572307230
ISBN-10: 1572307234
Format: Hardback
(230mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 346
Imprint: Guilford Publications
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert D. Friedberg

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.