Play Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties Fears and Phobias

Play Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties  Fears  and Phobias
Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1462534708
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties Fears and Phobias Book Excerpt:

Illustrating the power of play for helping children overcome a wide variety of worries, fears, and phobias, this book provides a toolkit of play therapy approaches and techniques. Coverage encompasses everyday fears and worries in 3- to 12-year-olds as well as anxiety disorders and posttraumatic problems. Leading practitioners describe their approaches step by step and share vivid illustrative case material. Each chapter also summarizes the research base for the interventions discussed. Key topics include adapting therapy to each child's developmental level, engaging reluctant or less communicative clients, and involving parents in treatment.

The Opposite of Worry

The Opposite of Worry
Author: Lawrence J. Cohen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-10
ISBN: 034553932X
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opposite of Worry Book Excerpt:

“The most helpful book on childhood anxiety I have ever read.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety. Offering simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy, Dr. Cohen helps parents • start from a place of warmth, compassion, and understanding • teach children the basics of the body’s “security system”: alert, alarm, assessment, and all clear. • promote tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort by finding the balance between outright avoidance and “white-knuckling” through a fear • find lighthearted ways to release tension in the moment, labeling stressful emotions on a child-friendly scale • tackle their own anxieties so they can stay calm when a child is distressed • bring children out of their anxious thoughts and into their bodies by using relaxation, breathing, writing, drawing, and playful roughhousing With this insightful resource of easy-to-implement solutions and strategies, you and your child can experience the opposite of worry, anxiety, and fear and embrace connection, trust, and joy. Praise for The Opposite of Worry “The Opposite of Worry is an informative resource for parents and other family members. The book is easy to read, comprehensive and notable for its many practical suggestions.”—New England Psychologist “Good advice for parents making daily calls to the pediatrician . . . Anxiety is a full-body sport, and Cohen’s main advice is not to treat it with words but with actions. . . . Physicality is about living in the present, and for anxious people, the present is a powerful place of healing. Intended for parents of children ages 3 to 15, this book offers anecdotes and fun anti-anxiety games.”—Publishers Weekly “Here’s the help parents of anxious children have been looking for! Dr. Cohen’s genius is in the warm and generous spirit of the strategies he outlines for parents. He grounds his playful approach in a sound explanation of how anxiety affects children, and how they heal. Parents will come away with plenty of ideas to help them develop their children’s confidence. While reading, I found myself thinking, ‘I’d like to try that for myself!’”—Patty Wipfler, founder and program director, Hand in Hand Parenting “If you want to understand your child’s anxiety—and your own parental worries—you must read Larry Cohen’s brilliant book, The Opposite of Worry. Dr. Cohen is one of the most imaginative and thoughtful psychologists you will ever encounter. He explains how and why children become anxious and then shows how we can use empathy and play to help them escape from the terrifying dark corners of childhood.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. “The Opposite of Worry offers a treasure trove of ideas to help children feel confident and secure. Lawrence Cohen has written a book that will help every parent of an anxious child.”—Aletha Solter, Ph.D., founder, Aware Parenting, and author of Attachment Play

Attacking Anxiety

Attacking Anxiety
Author: Naomi Chedd,Karen Levine
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN: 1784500445
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attacking Anxiety Book Excerpt:

Drawing on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this book sets out a clear, enjoyable, step-by-step approach for addressing the sorts of anxieties, fears and phobias that are so common in children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related challenges. Using this easy-to-follow model, parents and professionals will have the tools they need to help children and teens cope with and sometimes overcome anxieties caused by everyday occurrences. The book covers seven common scenarios, from fears of environmental sounds and visiting the doctor or dentist, to anxieties around transitions, changes to schedules and an intolerance for making mistakes. The model can be adapted to suit almost any anxiety or phobia and is ideal for use at home, at school and in clinical settings where it can be integrated into a variety of treatment approaches and styles. Designed to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and the teachers and therapists who work with them, this book is an excellent resource for successfully alleviating many of the anxieties and phobias that interfere with life enjoyment, not only for the child but for the entire family.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
Author: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN: 0307485110
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety Book Excerpt:

Anxiety is the number one mental health problem facing young people today. Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, yet more and more children today are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety, from bedwetting and clinginess to frequent stomach aches, nightmares, and even refusing to go to school. Parents everywhere want to know: All children have fears, but how much is normal? How can you know when a stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? Most parents don’t know how to recognize when there is a real problem and how to deal with it when there is. In Freeing Your Child From Anxiety, a childhood anxiety disorder specialist examines all manifestations of childhood fears, including social anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome, hair-pulling, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and guides you through a proven program to help your child back to emotional safety. No child is immune from the effects of stress in today’s media-saturated society. Fortunately, anxiety disorders are treatable. By following these simple solutions, parents can prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and tomorrow. www.broadwaybooks.com From the Trade Paperback edition.

You and Your Anxious Child

You and Your Anxious Child
Author: Anne Marie Albano,Leslie Pepper
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 1101600306
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You and Your Anxious Child Book Excerpt:

One of the world’s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it’s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon’s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety
Author: Tamar Ellsas Chansky
Publsiher: Harmony Books
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0804139806
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety Book Excerpt:

Newly revised and updated, an authoritative resource written by a prominent childhood-anxiety expert guides parents through a proven program that will help their children overcome their fears, worries and anxieties to lead happier, healthier lives. Original.

Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition

Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition
Author: Cathy Creswell,Lucy Willetts
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN: 1472138600
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helping Your Child with Fears and Worries 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS OVERCOMING YOUR CHILD'S FEARS AND WORRIES Does your child suffer from fears and worries that affect their behaviour or keep them awake at night? Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression. Written by two of the UK's foremost experts on childhood anxiety, this extremely useful guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child's worries and to carry out step-by-step practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them, including: · Addressing specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying' · Using case studies, worksheets and charts Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically-proven techniques. Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite

The Worry Workbook for Kids

The Worry Workbook for Kids
Author: Muniya S. Khanna,Deborah Roth Ledley
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1626259658
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Worry Workbook for Kids Book Excerpt:

Bring fun and adventure back into your child’s life. In The Worry Workbook for Kids, two respected psychologists offer fun, action-based activities grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help your child move past fears of uncertainty, set and accomplish goals, and—most importantly—enjoy being a kid. Today’s kids face intense pressures at school, with friends, and in life. But one of the most prevalent causes of worry in children is the fear of the unknown. Whether they are starting at a new school, trying out for a new sport, or going to a sleepover—for many kids who worry, it can be difficult moving from “What if?” to "Why not?" and trying new things. Sound familiar? Written for children ages seven to twelve, this engaging workbook offers evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) tools to help kids embrace uncertainty and actually change their thoughts and behaviors by taking action—which will help bring adventure, fun, and freedom back into their lives! The practices in this workbook can be used anytime, anyplace, to help kids put a stop to worry before worry takes over. Childhood is a precious time that goes by so quickly, and chronic worrying can take a hefty toll both mentally and physically. Teaching kids how to deal with stress early will set them up for a lifetime of happiness and success. This workbook can help you do just that.

Chicken Little Come Out The Sky Is Not Falling

Chicken Little  Come Out  The Sky Is Not Falling
Author: Michele Winchester Vega,Sharen Casazza,Katie Helpley,Corinne Varavides,Dorian Skelton,Elle Svoboda
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1642503495
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chicken Little Come Out The Sky Is Not Falling Book Excerpt:

Calm Your Child’s Fear and Anxiety with Chicken Little This new take on the children’s classic Chicken Little is designed to help children identify and normalize their worries, fears, and anxieties and encourage mental health awareness and strategies for improved coping. There are a few new mental health advocates in the barn filled with fun farm animals. There’s a barn full of Chicken Little characters, but they don’t want to come out. It’s scary out there and they fear that the sky is falling! However, with a lot of teamwork and a little help from Chicken Little, together they can calm their fears and phobias. All they need are the right behavioral stress reduction tools! Mental health for kids. Chicken Little is confronting common fears and helping children with anxiety in a charming way. Using beautifully illustrated, relatable farm animals from the Chicken Little story, Psychiatric Social Worker, Dr. Winchester-Vega offers ways to manage and normalize children's mental health and foster conversation and understanding. Inside, find coping skills, strategies, and two bonus resources for parents, educators and caregivers working with children with scared feelings. If you enjoyed books like What to Do When You Worry Too Much, Wilma Jean, and Wemberly Worried, then you and your child will love Chicken Little, Come Out. The Sky is NOT Falling!

Please Explain Vaccines to Me

Please Explain Vaccines to Me
Author: Laurie Zelinger
Publsiher: Loving Healing Press
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 1615996125
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Explain Vaccines to Me Book Excerpt:

Shots, injections, needles, and vaccines-whatever their purpose, they all hurt. More than half of children in the 6-17 year-old range report a strong fear of needles. Nearly 25% of adults do as well. This book is for those families who cringe at the thought of getting one. For some children, getting a shot is a major ordeal. Ramped-up anxiety can lead to tantrums, meltdowns, outbursts and even fainting. That 30-second experience can be a nightmare for parents for and nursing staff alike. This resource will help to improve that dreaded scenario. The book opens with an engaging story for children where rhyme, colorful illustrations and characters of diversity capture a child's interest as they identify with a girl who has similar fears. The children's section is followed by a comprehensive guide for parents and caregivers, based on empirical research as well as Dr. Zelinger's decades of experience as a child psychologist, where she offers information and explicit solutions to help deal with the anxiety surrounding this common medical procedure. Children will: • Identify with the main character and her fear of shots • Enjoy the colorful illustrations and happy story ending • Learn coping mechanisms to deal with frightening situations • Feel supported by their parents who will know how to help • Reduce their anxiety and become more cooperative during medical visits Parents/Caregivers will: • Understand the reasoning behind the fear of injections • Learn strategies to help their child before and during a medical visit • Be better able to comfort their child "Dr. Laurie Zelinger has done it again with another excellent child and parent-friendly book that helps to allay fears and empower families and professionals with the tools to help children develop healthy coping skills. Please Explain Vaccines to Me has it all: a relatable and simple yet engaging text in rhyme that is fun to read aloud, as well as colorful illustrations that provide an honest and relatable depiction of the emotions involved. As an experienced nurse and health educator, I see this book as a "must-have" resource for all caregivers, educators and health professionals." --Darlene Glasser, RN, MSEd "Please Explain Vaccines to Me is a book that every parent will want to read to their child before getting a shot. It demystifies vaccinations with language that a child will both understand and want to question further. It also gives both children and parents the language they need to express their anxiety about the process and the tools to lessen that anxiety. It gets 5 stars!" --Yael Kula, MSW, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com From the "Please Explain" series at Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

Growing Up Brave

Growing Up Brave
Author: Donna B. Pincus
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 0316200662
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Brave Book Excerpt:

When our children are born, we do everything we can to make sure they have love, food, clothing, and shelter. But despite all this, one in five children today suffers from a diagnosed anxiety disorder, and countless others suffer from anxiety that interferes with critical social, academic, and physical development. Dr. Donna Pincus, nationally recognized childhood anxiety expert, is here to help. In Growing Up Brave, Dr. Pincus helps parents identify and understand anxiety in their children, outlines effective and convenient parenting techniques for reducing anxiety, and shows parents how to promote bravery for long-term confidence. From trouble sleeping and separation anxiety to social anxiety or panic attacks, Growing Up Brave provides an essential toolkit for instilling happiness and confidence for childhood and beyond.

Transdisciplinary Play based Intervention

Transdisciplinary Play based Intervention
Author: Toni W. Linder
Publsiher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Total Pages: 540
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transdisciplinary Play based Intervention Book Excerpt:

Extends the presentation made in Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (Linder, 1990), translating principles into intervention strategies and techniques for facilitating cognitive, social-emotional, communication and language, and sensorimotor development. Comb binding. Annotation copyright Book

The Parents Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism

The Parents    Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism
Author: Raelene Dundon
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN: 1785926578
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parents Guide to Managing Anxiety in Children with Autism Book Excerpt:

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.

Children s Phobias

Children s Phobias
Author: Neville J. King,David I. Hamilton,Thomas H. Ollendick
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Phobias Book Excerpt:

Provides a systematic and evaluative account of the behavioral approach to children's phobias in so far as the assessment, treatment and prevention of these phobias is concerned. Strives to strike a balance between literature review and practical guidelines for professionals employed in psychiatric, educational and healthcare settings. Sections cover phenomenology, aetiology, and assessment; treatment principles and procedures; conceptual issues; and future directions. Among the specific topics examined comprehensively are childhood fears and phobias, conditioning theory and its re-evaluation, developmental and diagnostic issues, systematic desensitization and emotive imagery, the use of psychiatric drugs, and the role of care providers.

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Author: Andrew R. Eisen,Charles E. Schaefer
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2007-02-13
ISBN: 159385482X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

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.

Please Explain Alzheimer s Disease to Me

Please Explain Alzheimer s Disease to Me
Author: Laurie Zelinger
Publsiher: Loving Healing Press
Total Pages: 46
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1615995919
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Explain Alzheimer s Disease to Me Book Excerpt:

Please Explain Alzheimer's Disease to Me introduces the condition to children in a colorful, sensitive and gentle story, followed by a parent/caregiver section that supplies comprehensive information that adults can use to understand and plan for the course of the disease affecting their loved one. Dr. Zelinger, a board-certified psychologist for children, presents the situation to children in a warm, developmentally appropriate way using appealing characters of diversity, child friendly language and familiar scenes they can relate to, as well as scripts that parents can use when speaking to their child. This book is more than a helpful guide-it's the only book you will need if you have a child who is asking, "What's wrong with grandpa?" Children will: * Enjoy the story and illustrations and will identify with the main characters * Get answers to their questions * Grasp the nature and reason for a grandparent's changes * Learn basic biological information about brain function * Understand why a grandparent will require more care * Feel empowered and find ways they can be helpful Parents and caregivers will: * Have word-for-word scripts available to answer their child's questions * Learn about the progression of the disease * Understand their role and the nature of care that is required * Gain information for decision-making in areas of medical, emotional and daily care * Know they are not alone in this difficult journey "Dr. Zelinger has provided an engaging book that presents important information in a user-friendly format and offers adults the foundation for easily engaging children in what may initially seem like a very difficult discussion. I will be sure to recommend this resource to everyone I know in the 'sandwich generation.'" -- Shane S. Bush, Ph.D., ABPP, Board Certified in Geropsychology, President, American Board of Geropsychology "Dr. Zelinger's book helps take the mystery out of a truly mystifying disease. The children's story will help reduce the anxiety and fear a child may have when faced with one suffering from Alzheimer's, and the adult portion of this book gives practical examples to help guide the adult when questions arise. A truly informative and inspired book." -- Marilyn Cherney, occupational therapist; grandmother "...A very much needed book to explain a very difficult topic to our children and ourselves. Dr. Zelinger's warmth, insight and clinical judgment shine through her every page! This is a superlative book that will get front row billing on my office bookshelf. " -Deborah Lief-Dienstag MD, FAAP, pediatrician "Dr. Zelinger takes a painful topic for both children and parents alike and turns it into a beautiful story and a detailed handbook that gives us the tools we need to broach a topic we all hope to never have to face. This book is a must-read for families facing the challenges that come along with a loved one experiencing Alzheimer's disease." -- Avi Satt, president, Allegria Senior Living "A much-needed book to explain a difficult topic to our children and ourselves. Dr. Zelinger's warmth, insight and clinical judgment shine through her every page! This is a superlative book that will get front row billing on my office bookshelf." -- Deborah Lief-Dienstag MD, FAAP, pediatrician From the Please Explain series Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com

Textbook of Anxiety Disorders

Textbook of Anxiety Disorders
Author: Dr Danj Stein,Eric Hollander
Publsiher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Anxiety Disorders Book Excerpt:

Anxiety disorders are at once among the most disabling and the most prevalent of the psychiatric disorders--more common than either mood or substance use disorders. Often misdiagnosed and undertreated--perhaps because it is often difficult for patients to seek help and for caregivers to appreciate the morbidity of anxiety disorders--these disorders account for a staggering one-third of all costs related to psychiatric disorders. This one-stop resource for both clinicians and researchers details not only the rigorous diagnostic schemas, underlying sophisticated psychobiological models, and effective pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy interventions developed during the past few decades but also the latest advances in this diverse field. Presenting the work of an unprecedented 77 U.S. and international experts, this 10-part textbook begins with an in depth discussion of the history, classification, preclinical models, concepts (evolutionary, cognitive, and psychodynamic), and combined treatment of anxiety disorders. For clinicians, this exceptional reference then covers the phenomenology, etiology, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy of every major anxiety disorder: generalized anxiety disorder, mixed anxiety-depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and acute stress disorder. Also included are the latest theoretical and clinical issues that cut across all anxiety disorders. For researchers, this densely packed volume shows that the study of anxiety disorders is indisputably one of the most interesting and rewarding areas of contemporary medical research, requiring the integration of data from disparate fields (such as neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, cognitive dysfunctions, and genetic and environmental studies) into powerful and sophisticated models--models that move us toward better understanding and more effective treatment of these complex disorders. For example, animal models of fear conditioning provide fascinating parallels with clinical phenomena such as posttraumatic stress disorder. Similarly, functional brain imaging demonstrates that pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder produce similar changes in the brain. The authors conclude by discussing anxiety disorders in relation to special populations, such as children, adolescents, and seniors; different medical settings; substance abuse; and culture and society, including economic costs and consumer considerations. This remarkable compendium of studies at the cutting edge of anxiety disorder research and clinical practice will be welcomed by psychiatric and medical clinicians, researchers, and educators as a uniquely valuable reference, and by other mental health care professionals who are interested in the latest developments in understanding and treating these important disorders.

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
Author: Veronica L. Raggi,Jessica G. Samson,Julia W. Felton,Heather R. Loffredo,Lisa H. Berghorst
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 1626259240
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Book Excerpt:

Written by a team of clinicians specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents, this professional guide offers a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. Each chapter is devoted to tailoring exposure work to a specific anxiety-related condition, such as separation anxiety, phobias, panic, social anxiety, and more, using a variety of creative exposure ideas and activities. In Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, you’ll find detailed hierarchies and clinical suggestions for treating each specific childhood anxiety condition, including separation anxiety, school refusal, selective mutism, specific phobia, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and emotion tolerance. The book also offers an overview of exposure therapy and its implementation in children and adolescents, including a review of current research and empirical findings on this approach. With this book, you’ll also find solid strategies for conducting detailed clinical assessments, so you can gain a greater understanding the specific anxiety triggers and factors that play a role in the development of and maintenance of the child’s problem, and learn how this information can be used to guide you in your development of specific exposure exercises. Finally, you’ll find tips on how to assess for family variables that may contribute to the maintenance of the child’s condition, as well as ways to work with parents in becoming effective coaches for their children during exposure-based activities. Children are vastly different than adults in their treatment needs and in the process through which effective therapy is implemented. If you’re looking for clear, practical guidelines for designing, adapting, and implementing specific exposure exercises for your young clients, this book provides everything you need in one place.

Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life

Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life
Author: Lawrence C. Rubin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN: 1315527839
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Medical Play Therapy and Child Life brings together the voices and clinical experiences of dedicated clinical practitioners in the fields of play therapy and child life. This volume offers fresh insights and up to date research in the use of play with children, adolescents, and families in medical and healthcare settings. Chapters take a strength-based approach to clinical interventions across a wide range of health-related issues, including autism, trauma, routine medical care, pending surgeries both large and small, injury, immune deficiency, and more. Through its focus on the resiliency of the child, the power of play, and creative approaches to healing, this handbook makes visible the growing overlap and collaboration between the disciplines of play therapy and child life.

Children s Needs III

Children s Needs III
Author: George G. Bear,Kathleen M. Minke
Publsiher: Ingram
Total Pages: 1106
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child development
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Needs III Book Excerpt:

Handbook for school psychologists on research-based resources for working with children in the schools.