Child and Adolescent Therapy

Child and Adolescent Therapy : Science and Art

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This comprehensive guide to child therapy provides a thorough introduction to the principles and practice of psychotherapy with children and adolescents. It provides balanced coverage of child therapy theory, research, and practice. Adopting an integrated approach, the authors bring both the science of evidence-based practice and the art of therapy into each chapter.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 184 x 254 x 38mm | 1,219g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0471386375
  • 9780471386377
  • 834,159

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A comprehensive introduction to the theory, research, and practice of child and adolescent therapy "Child and Adolescent Therapy: Science and Art" equips today's therapists with the current theory, research, and techniques of psychotherapy with these special client groups. With coverage of major theories alongside their associated therapeutic interventions and techniques, this comprehensive resource brings both academic rigor and on-the-ground experience to bear on such approaches as: Behavior therapy Constructivism--solution-oriented and narrative therapy Cognitive therapy Family systems therapy Psychodynamic therapy Atheoretical and transtheoretical techniques Along with different approaches, the text discusses outcome research and other clinical considerations that guide practitioners in creating the best possible treatment plans for individual clients. The overall tone of this handbook is informal and approachable--like the voice of an effective therapist--with frequent specific examples of what to say, who to say it to, and when to say it. Bringing the science and art of therapy together in an innovative and up-to-date guide, "Child and Adolescent Therapy" offers an invaluable resource for both clinicians in training and skilled practitioners looking for new ideas and techniques.
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Table of contents

Preface: The Therapist's Challenge. Acknowledgments. PART I: THE TOOLS OF THE THERAPIST. 1. Therapy Fundamentals. 2. Behavior Therapy. 3. Cognitive Therapy. 4. Psychodynamic Therapy. 5. Constructivism: Solution-Oriented and Narrative Therapy. 6. Family Systems Therapy. 7. Atheoretical and Transtheoretical Techniques. PART II: THE NEEDS OF CLIENTS. 8. Outcome Research and Clinical Reasoning in Treatment Planning. 9. Cultural Factors in Therapy. 10. Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children. 11. Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Adolescents. 12. Aggression and Violence. 13. Anxiety. 14. Depression. 15. Stress and Trauma. Afterword: The Therapist's Experience. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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"... provides a good insight to the rationale and indication of different therapies for different child mental health presentation." (Community Care, July 2006)
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About Jeremy P. Shapiro

JEREMY P. SHAPIRO, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and an adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches courses in child and adolescent psychology, assessment, and therapy. Dr. Shapiro's research focuses on psychotherapy processes and outcomes and treatment of aggression. He has published numerous articles and presented many professional workshops on these topics, and his violence prevention program, called Peacemakers, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. ROBERT D. FRIEDBERG, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship programs at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center/Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Friedberg is board certified in cognitive and behavior therapy, a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and a recent Extramural Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. He has published four other books including Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents (with J. McClure). KAREN K. BARDENSTEIN, PhD, received her doctorate from the University of Michigan. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. She has coauthored a book on personality disorders in children and adolescents. Her practice specializes in childhood disorders, personality assessment, divorce, and custody issues, as well as psychotherapy for adults and couples.
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