Cognitive Developmental Therapy with Children
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This book provides professionals with the knowledge, skills and application methods for the treatment of children using self-control therapy. It focuses on the developmental considerations necessary for the implementation of cognitive and behavioural therapies, with an emphasis on the specific skills required in the treatment of children. It provides a practical model for intervention, highlighting illustrations from clinical practice. This unique book combines existing knowledge of cognitive theory with new models and techniques developed by the author. It focuses on taking into account the developmental variables related to children and on adapting techniques of self-control to children s needs and abilities. The author consolidates all of these features into one integrative model, covering all the steps necessary to conduct therapy with children and providing professionals with a clear, developmentally and theoretically based guide to the field. Therapy for children with emotional and behavioural problems is of increasing importance for psychologists, psychiatrists and child care professionals in social work and medical environments. This book will be particularly useful for child and cognitive and behavioural therapists.