Written for parents and teachers, "The Worried Child" shows that anxiety is preventable--or can be minimized--by raising children's self-confidence, increasing social and self-control skills, and teaching them how to play, relax, and communicate their feelings and needs.
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This volume presents a unique, research-based approach to treating the prevalent, distressing, yet highly treatable problem of separartion anxiety. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing the entire process of therapy with children, adolescents, and thier families--from intake and assessment through coping skills traning, cognitive-behavorial interventions, and relapse prevention. Comprehensive case examples illustrate the complexities of building strong relationships with families under stress and effectvely intervening with 3- to 17-year-olds across multiple situations (day and night) and settingd (home, extracurricular, school, and camp). The book is written for maximum accessibility for clinicians from any background, even those woth limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience.
- Author : Peter Muris
- Publisher : Elsevier
- Release Date : 2010-07-07
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 400
- ISBN : 008054536X
Written at a post-graduate level, this new volume provides a cumulative overview of the research available on the pathogenesis of fear and anxiety in youths. Its aim is to give the reader an idea of the factors that are thought to be involved in the development of abnormal fear and anxiety in children and adolescents, and to integrate this knowledge in a comprehensive model. Normal and Abnormal Fear and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents also gives an update of the current scientific status on the psychological and pharmacological treatment and assessment of anxiety disorders in youths. Reviews research literature on the cause of childhood anxiety, not only the existence and treatment Discusses empirically supported intervention strategies Includes questionnaires for measuring anxiety and related concepts that can be employed for research purposes Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents is the author's primary area of research
- Author : Eduardo L. Bunge
- Publisher : Guilford Publications
- Release Date : 2017-04-21
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 326
- ISBN : 9781462528998
In a large-size format for easy photocopying, this book provides 167 engaging full-color reproducible tools for use in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with 7- to 18-year-olds. Beautifully designed handouts and worksheets are presented for each phase of treating anxiety and depression, organized in a state-of-the-art modular framework that encourages therapeutic flexibility. Introductions to each module offer vital clinical pointers and describe when and how to use the various forms, illustrated with vivid case examples. The authors provide tips for sequencing treatment, troubleshooting common difficulties, and addressing developmental and cultural considerations. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible handouts and worksheets. ÿ
Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive. Parenting author Michael Grose and well-being expert Dr Jodi Richardson explain why more children than ever before experience anxiety. In plain language that can be shared with children, they outline the origins and biology of anxiety to make sense of it--key knowledge such as why it happens, the flood of physical symptoms that comes with it, how to calm it down, and why each strategy works. Grose and Richardson also give advice on a range of important steps parents can take to develop emotional intelligence, tolerance of discomfort, mindfulness, resilience, thinking skills, and flourishing mental health. In so doing, parents can reduce the impact of anxiety, enabling children of all ages to live their lives in full color.
- Author : Raelene Dundon
- Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Release Date : 2019-11-21
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 176
- ISBN : 9781785926570
This guide for parents is a complete introduction to autism and anxiety. Drawing on the author's clinical experience working with children and their families, it provides parents and carers with everything they need to know to help support their child. It covers the basics such as what anxiety is, how it manifests behaviourally and why it is common in autism, before presenting CBT-informed practical strategies for managing a common range of anxieties: separation, social, performance, phobias, and generalised anxiety. It also has chapters dedicated to related behaviours including Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and advice on managing meltdowns. This is a clear, concise and practical guide that answers any questions that parents and carers might have about anxiety and provides support strategies to help children with autism manage a range of anxieties.
Anxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.
Parents of children with anxiety need quick, in-the-moment solutions they can easily use every day to help their child. Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety is the first and only easy-to-use guide for parents that utilizes proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure therapy, allowing parents to plan effective, short-term interventions with their kids at home, in social settings, or anywhere that anxiety and avoidance occur.
With anxiety at epidemic levels among our children, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents offers a contrarian yet effective approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomachaches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. From their success with hundreds of organizations, schools, and families, Reid Wilson, PhD, and Lynn Lyons, LICSW, share their unconventional approach of stepping into uncertainty in a way that is currently unfamiliar but infinitely successful. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns—including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving—and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents.
This book sets out therapeutic activities to help children aged 4-12 years and their families to better understand and manage anxiety. It explains how to work with anxious children, providing a framework for assessment and therapy that draws on CBT, ACT and narrative therapy approaches. Lots of practical tips for therapists are included and important developmental considerations are discussed, including adapting therapy for children with developmental difficulties, and working with families and schools. Over 50 playful therapeutic activities are included, which have been developed through the authors' extensive work with children, giving children an arsenal of coping strategies. They focus on key areas such as understanding anxiety, managing anxious thoughts, and building resilience and use readily available, inexpensive materials and downloadable templates which are provided in the book. This is the perfect tool for therapists looking for playful and purposeful ways to work with children with anxiety.
- Author : Thomas H. Ollendick
- Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
- Release Date : 1994-09-30
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 496
- ISBN : 0306447592
Reknowned authorities offer the first international handbook on anxiety and phobic disorders in children and adolescents. Using DSM-IV and ICD classifications, this comprehensive and up-to-date volume addresses issues related to diagnostic classification, epidemiolgy, etiology, assessment, and treatment. With its case studies, this volume makes a practical reference for clinicians, researchers, and students.
Dr. Sisemore's book draws on scientifically proven strategies for dealing with childhood anxiety. Each simple activity in this collection helps teach children how to stop worrying, overcome their fears, and enjoy being kids. The activities can be used in counseling sessions or as homework exercises.
- Author : Andrew R. Eisen
- Publisher : Jason Aronson
- Release Date : 1995
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 333
- ISBN : UOM:39015042993504
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- Author : Sabina E. Preter
- Publisher : Oxford University Press
- Release Date : 2018-07-16
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 176
- ISBN : 9780190877736
Child and Adolescent Anxiety Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CAPP, is a new, manualized, tested, 24-session psychotherapeutic approach to working psychodynamically with youth with anxiety disorders. This book describes how clinicians intervene by collaboratively identifying the meanings of anxiety symptoms and maladaptive behaviors and to communicate the emotional meaning of these symptoms to the child. The treatment is conducted from a developmental perspective and the book contains clinical examples of how to approach youth of varying ages. The authors demonstrate that CAPP can help youth: · Reduce anxiety symptoms by developing an understanding of the emotional meaning of symptoms · Enhance children's skill of reflection and self-observation of one's own and others' motivations (improvement in symptom-specific reflective functioning) · Diminish use of avoidance, dependence and rigidity by showing that underlying emotions (e.g. guilt, shame, anger), as well as conflicted wishes and desires can be tolerated and understood · Understand fantasies and personal emotional significance surrounding the anxiety symptoms to reduce symptoms' magical qualities and impact on the child The manual provides a description of psychodynamic treatment principles and technique and offers a guide to opening, middle, and termination phases of this psychotherapy. It contains chapters on the historical background of psychodynamic child psychotherapy, on developmental aspects of child psychotherapy, and on the nature of parent involvement in the treatment. It will be useful for clinicians from diverse therapy backgrounds and it will appeal to the student reader, as well as to the experienced clinician.
Anxiety in children is on the rise, and recent research has uncovered a link between highly imaginative children and anxiety. Using engaging illustrations and fun activities based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most proven-effective and widely used forms of therapy today, this Instant Help workbook presents a unique approach to help children harness the power of their imaginations to reduce anxiety and build self-esteem. Millions of children suffer from anxiety, which can be extremely limiting, causing kids to miss school, opt out of activities with friends, and refuse to speak or participate in a variety of situations. Furthermore, children who are diagnosed with anxiety or brought into therapy often feel embarrassed about not being “normal.” Focusing on the problem of anxiety can stress kids out and make them feel ashamed. But when the focus is on their strengths and their vivid imaginations, children are empowered to face their anxiety head-on. The Anxiety Workbook for Kids is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework—a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries. With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations—and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness—this book will help kids stand up to worry and harness the power of their imagination for good.
- Author : Tara S. Peris
- Publisher : Academic Press
- Release Date : 2020-01-11
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 474
- ISBN : 9780128162750
Many providers have difficulty implementing exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), despite it being the leading treatment for this condition. Exposure Therapy for Children with Anxiety and OCD: Clinician's Guide to Integrated Treatment provides a step-by-step framework for how providers apply exposure therapy in practice. The book begins with empirical support for the treatment followed by suggested implementation of exposures for specific conditions and ages. Tables of sample exposures and case illustrations are provided throughout the book and common challenges that may complicate implementation are addressed. Intended for busy providers to implement directly into practice, chapters provide clinical excerpts and illustrate techniques in an easy "how-to" format. Summarizes empirical support for exposure treatment efficacy Recommends how to implement exposure therapy treatment for anxiety and OCD Provides guidance on overcoming common challenges when implementing exposures in practice Offers separate treatment guidelines for children and adolescents Integrates exposure therapy with other therapy modalities Includes case studies and clinical excerpts illustrating techniques
- Author : Elizabeth S. Sburlati
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Release Date : 2014-04-08
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 328
- ISBN : 9781118469231
Evidence-Based CBT is the first book to take an explicitly competencies-based approach to the cognitive-behavioural treatment of anxiety and depression in children and young people. It draws on top-name expertise to define and demonstrate the therapist competencies needed to effectively implement CBT.
Anxiety in children is on the rise, and recent research has uncovered a link between highly imaginative children and anxiety. Using engaging illustrations and fun activities based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), one of the most proven-effective and widely used forms of therapy today, this "Instant Help" workbook presents a unique approach to help children harness the power of their imaginations to reduce anxiety and build self-esteem. Millions of children suffer from anxiety, which can be extremely limiting, causing kids to miss school, opt out of activities with friends, and refuse to speak or participate in a variety of situations. Furthermore, children who are diagnosed with anxiety or brought into therapy often feel embarrassed about not being normal. Focusing on the problem of anxiety can stress kids out and make them feel ashamed. But when the focus is on their strengths and their vivid imaginations, children are empowered to face their anxiety head-on. "The Anxiety Workbook for Kids" is a fun and unique workbook grounded in evidence-based CBT and designed to help children understand their anxious thoughts within a positive framework a perspective that will allow kids to see themselves as the highly imaginative individuals they are, and actually appreciate the role imagination plays in their anxiety. With this workbook, children will learn that, just as they are capable of envisioning vivid scenarios that fuel their anxiety, they are capable of using their imagination to move away from anxious thoughts and become the boss of their own worries. With engaging CBT-based activities, games, and illustrations and with a focus on imagination training and developing skills like problem solving, assertiveness, positive thinking, body awareness, relaxation, and mindfulness this book will help kids stand up to the worry bully and harness the power of their imagination for good."
Cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders in children and young people. This book provides an overview of CBT and explores how it can be used to help children with anxiety disorders. In Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People Paul Stallard describes the nature and extent of anxiety problems that are suffered in childhood and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural model as a method of treatment. This concise and accessible book, written specifically for the clinician, provides a clear outline of how CBT can be used with children suffering from anxiety disorders in an easy to follow format. The book provides many ideas that can be incorporated into everyday practice, as well as clinical vignettes, case examples, and worksheets for use with the client. This straightforward text will prove essential reading for professionals involved with children who have significant anxiety problems including mental health workers, social services staff and those working in educational settings. The final chapter of this book contains worksheets that can be downloaded free of charge to purchasers of the print version. Please visit the website to find out more about this facility.
- Author : Connor M. Kerns
- Publisher : Academic Press
- Release Date : 2017-01-05
- Genre : Psychology
- Pages : 274
- ISBN : 9780128052679
Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment begins with a general overview of the history of research on anxiety in ASD and the path towards evidence-based assessment and treatment methods. Thereafter, chapters focus on the nature of ASD and anxiety comorbidity, the assessment of anxiety in ASD, and its treatment. Later chapters are devoted to future directions for research on this topic, including a discussion of anxiety assessment and treatment for adults and minimally verbal individuals. Anxiety disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can cause substantial distress and impairment over and above that caused by ASD alone. Emerging research on genetic, psychological, psychophysiological, and psychometric aspects of ASD establish anxiety as a valid and necessary treatment target in this population. This book is designed to help a broad array of providers who work with children with ASD understand cutting-edge, empirically supported treatments for anxiety, including specific treatment plans and strategies. Presents a balanced discussion of the scientific literature on anxiety in ASD Provides a pragmatic, clinically applied focus that gives readers a ‘how-to’ guide for the treatment of anxiety in ASD Considers the distinct ways in which anxiety presents in children and adolescents with ASD and the challenges this presents to assessment and treatment Examines emerging areas of anxiety assessment and treatment research in ASD