CREATIVE CBT INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH ANXIETY
Packed with innovative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help child clinicians engage, assess, and treat children with anxiety symptoms and disorders. Therapeutic games, art, stories, and other creative activities address the key components of CBT: Psychoeducation, relaxation, affective expression, cognitive coping, exposure, and parent training. Includes practical strategies for overcoming common clinical challenges plus interventions and handouts for parents. An invaluable resource for mental health practitioners seeking creative ways to make CBT engaging and child-friendly. Geared to children aged 6 to 12.
"Lowenstein offers multiple creative, practical activities for delivering interventions in a developmentally sensitive manner. In conjunction with a strong background in the concepts of CBT, this book will help practitioners translate empirically supported techniques into play. It is highly recommended for child therapists."
--Susan M. Knell, Ph.D.
"A very creative, thorough and comprehensive compilation to make CBT appealing to young children, and to enhance rapport and motivation. A valuable resource for therapists, as it provides a range of ideas to engage children in treatment, especially those who are reluctant."
--Aureen Wagner, Ph.D.
"This volume provides a clear roadmap for clinicians who work with anxious children and utilizes the therapeutic powers of play to augment CBT treatment for this population. Jamie’s story invites children to learn about anxiety through the eyes of a likable character while learning that there is hope for change, while the reproducible handouts for parents invite them deeper into the process and provide psychoeducation that will enhance treatment outcomes. This text will be a welcome addition to the resources of all who work with anxious children."
--Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S
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ISBN #: 978-0-9951725-0-0