Transforming Teen Behavior

Transforming Teen Behavior : Parent Teen Protocols for Psychosocial Skills Training

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Transforming Teen Behavior: Parent-Teen Protocols for Psychosocial Skills Training is a clinician's guide for treating teens exhibiting emotional and behavioral disturbances. Unlike other protocols, the program involves both parents and teens together, is intended for use by varied provider types of differing training and experience, and is modular in nature to allow flexibility of service. This protocol is well-established, standardized, evidence-based, and interdisciplinary. There are 6 modules outlining parent training techniques and 6 parallel and complementary modules outlining psychosocial skills training techniques for teens. The program is unique in its level of parent involvement and the degree to which it is explicit, structured, and standardized. Developed at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO), and in use for 8+years, the book summarizes outcome data indicating significant, positive treatment effects.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 17.78mm | 840g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128033576
  • 9780128033579

Table of contents


Douglas A. Kramer, MD, MS

1. Introduction and Background:

Mary Nord Cook, MD

2. Parenting Approaches for Challenging Kids - Teen and Mastery of Psychosocial Skills - Teen: Overview of Format and Operations

Mary Nord Cook, MD

3. Outcome Data for PACK and MaPS Teen Intensive Outpatient Program

Jocelyn N. Petrella, PhD, Tess S. Simpson, PhD, Patrice Crisostomo, PhD, & Mary Nord Cook, MD

4. PACK-Teen Treatment Protocol

Mary Nord Cook, MD

5. MaPS-Teen Treatment Protocol

Mary Nord Cook, MD

6. Conclusion

Mary Nord Cook, MD
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About Mary Nord Cook

Mary Nord Cook, MD is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Colorado School of Medicine, who served as the Medical Director of Outpatient Services for the Department of Psychiatry at the Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) from 2005-2014. She has been extensively involved in the training of medical students, psychology and social work graduate students, along with psychiatry residents. She recently won a resident nominated award for teaching excellence and has also been recognized by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), as an Outstanding Mentor. She specializes in working with families presenting with youngsters who've been diagnosed with Disruptive Behavior and Mood Disorders. She spearheaded the development of a series of multidisciplinary, outpatient specialty clinics, along with intensive outpatient programs at the Children's Hospital Colorado. She recently wrote a book detailing the evidence-based, standardized, skills building treatment protocols used for the school-aged patient population, in both the routine and intensive outpatient programs, titled Transforming Behavior: Training Parents & Kids Together. She also co-authored a peer reviewed journal article that described the positive clinical outcomes obtained in the intensive outpatient program for children with disruptive behavior. She has authored books, chapters, review articles and contributed to the AACAP Practice Parameters on family interventions. She frequently performs presentations in the community for school, primary care and youth outreach programs. In addition, she routinely presents at regional and national, professional conferences, often on an invited basis. Her passions are developing and applying family and strengths-based approaches, pursuant of a goal to minimize medication, while optimizing parenting and psychosocial skills. Her mantra is "More Skills ='s Less Pills!" Dr. Cook received her bachelor's degree (psychology) with honors, from the University of Michigan and her doctoral degree (medicine) from Wayne State University. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego and her child fellowship training at the University of California, San Diego.
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