A Clinicians Guide to Think Good, Feel Good

A Clinicians Guide to Think Good, Feel Good : Using CBT with Children and Young People

By (author) Paul Stallard

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This is a companion guide to Think Good Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People. Designed for clinicians using the original workbook in their work with children, the book builds upon the workbook materials by offering guidance on all aspects of the therapeutic process and a range of case studies highlighting therapy in action. Topics covered include parent involvement, key cognitive distortions in children, formulations, challenging thoughts, guided discovery and the use of imagery. Also included is a chapter focusing on possible problems in therapy and strategies for overcoming them. To supplement the workbook, the clinician's guide offers further materials and handouts for use in therapy, including psycho-educational materials for children and parents on common problems, such as depression, OCD, PTSD/Trauma and Anxiety

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 212 x 274 x 14mm | 480.81g
  • 28 Oct 2005
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • 0470025085
  • 9780470025086
  • 23,423

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Author Information

Dr Paul Stallard graduated as a clinical psychologist from Birmingham University in 1980. He worked with children and young people in the West Midlands before moving to the Department of Child and Family Psychiatry, Bath, in 1988. He has a part-time appointment at the University of Bath as Professor of Child and Family Mental Health, and has received a number of research grants exploring the effects of trauma and chronic illness on children. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and his current research interests include the use of cognitive behaviour therapy with children, post-traumatic stress disorder and the psychological effects of chronic illness.

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"...ideas to 'inform and facilitate' the clinical practice of child-focused cognitive behavioural therapy...the guide also has resources online..." (Children Now, 16th November 2005)

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Praise for "Think Good-Feel Good" 'Highly Commended' in the Mental Health category of the 2003 BMA Medical Book Competition "'Think Good"-"Feel Good" is a wonderful resource for practitioners undertaking cognitive behaviour therapy with children and young people ... The materials promise to be an essential component of the toolbox of any child or adolescent CBT therapist, and deserve to become a key resource in training.' Dr Rachel Calam, European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry This is a companion guide to the highly successful workbook "Think Good"-"Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People." Designed for clinicians using the original workbook in their work with children, this guide builds upon the practical materials in the workbook by looking at the process of undertaking child-focused CBT, including: engaging children in CBT and motivating them developing an individual case formulation undertaking Socratic questioning and inductive reasoning how best to involve parents effective methods to use with children To supplement the workbook, this clinician's guide offers further materials and handouts for use in therapy, including psychoeducational materials for children and parents. This is a must-have resource for child and adolescent mental health professionals wanting to use CBT with children. It will also be of interest to other health professionals working with children, such as social workers, school nurses, counsellors and health visitors.

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