Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents : An Individualized Approach to Assessment and Treatment

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This unique book presents a research-based approach to understanding the challenges of separation anxiety and helping children, adolescents, and their parents build the skills they need to overcome it. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing the entire process of therapy--from intake and assessment through coping skills training, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and relapse prevention. Featuring in-depth case examples, the book is written for maximum accessibility for all clinicians, including those with limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience, who treat separation anxiety and other childhood anxiety disorders. Useful reproducibles include the Separation Anxiety Assessment Scales, which facilitate individualized case formulation and treatment more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 17.8mm | 430.92g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 159385482X
  • 9781593854829
  • 176,823

About Andrew R. Eisen

Andrew R. Eisen, PhD, is Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and Director of the Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Fairleigh Dickinson University. His research and clinical interests include childhood anxiety and related problems, learning disorders, and sensory integration issues, with an emphasis on developing individualized treatments for these populations. Dr. Eisen has published numerous articles and chapters, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He has coauthored or coedited seven books, including Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents. Dr. Eisen maintains a private practice with children and their families at the Center for Neurofeedback and Integrative Health in Bergen County, New Jersey. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, RPT-S, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is cofounder and director emeritus of the Association for Play Therapy, which recognized him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Schaefer's more than 60 books include Essential Play Therapy Techniques, Short-Term Play Therapy for Children, Third Edition, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Foundations of Play Therapy, and Play Therapy with Adolescents. He maintains a private practice in child psychotherapy in Hackensack, New more

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"Eisen and Schaefer have produced a near-perfect treatment manual for intervention with separation and related anxiety disorders. They take empirically validated approaches and show how to apply them to real, everyday cases, and successfully adapt them to the individual child, presenting problem, and family context. This book beautifully achieves the oft-sought melding of research-based knowledge and clinical expertise."--Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University "Drs. Eisen and Schaefer are clearly world leaders in knowledge about separation anxiety in children and adolescents. In this volume they share their decades of combined knowledge in a clear, easy-to-follow format that will be welcomed by therapists and school-based professionals. The detailed case descriptions and practical handouts will allow any qualified practitioner to implement an empirically validated treatment for young people suffering separation fears."--Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, Macquarie University Anxiety Research Unit, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia "The synergy of Drs. Eisen and Schaefer's collective experience in child therapy and anxiety disorders is evident in this informative, scholarly, and practical guide. The authors' prescriptive approach optimizes treatment response by providing the practitioner with the tools to identify symptom clusters that are then matched to specific treatment strategies with proven efficacy. Practitioners will find a wealth of information here to guide their treatment planning for children and youth with separation anxiety."--Anne Marie Albano, PhD, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia Universityshow more

Table of contents

Foreword, David H. Barlow I. Introduction 1. The Nature of Separation Anxiety 2. Development of Separation Anxiety II. A Prescriptive Approach to Assessment and Treatment 3. Assessing Separation Anxiety III. Teaching Child Coping Skills 4. Child Coping Skills I: It's Time to Relax 5. Child Coping Skills II. You Are What You Think IV. Teaching Parent Coping Skills 6. Parent Coping Skills I: Understanding My Child's Separation Anxiety 7. Parent Coping Skills II: Managing My Child's Separation Anxiety V. Confronting Separation Anxiety 8. Structuring the Treatment Sessions: Skills Building, Hierarchy Development, and Treatment Planning 9. Negotiating Fear of Being Alone: Being Alone and Sleeping Alone 10. Negotiating Fear of Being Abandoned: School, Camp, and Other Settings VI. Navigating the Obstacle Course 11. Staying in Control: Managing Pitfalls and Relapse Appendix A. Assessment Instruments Appendix B. Handoutsshow more

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