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Cognitive Developmental Therapy with Children

ISBN: 978-0-471-97007-1
202 pages
May 1997
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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.
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About the Author.

Acknowledgements.

Foreword.

Overview.

DECISION MAKING IN ASSESSMENT FOR CHILD PSYCHOTHERAPY.

Introduction: Changing the Focus in Child Psychotherapy.

Obtaining Reliable Sources of Information.

Evaluating Presenting Problems in Terms of Normative Childhood Behaviours.

Decision Making on the need for Therapy.

Decision Making on the Therapeutic Setting.

Individual Therapy with Children: Adapting Treatment Techniques and Methods.

DEVELOPING COGNITIVE THERAPY WITH CHILDREN.

Introduction: The Ultimate Questions.

The Link Between Cognitive Therapy and Childhood Behaviour Problems.

The Roots and Development of Cognitive Therapy with Children.

The Role of Developmental Level in Cognitive Therapy with Children.

Applying Cognitive Techniques to Children.

Applying Cognitive Techniques to Childhood Disorders.

APPLYING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY WITH CHILDREN.

Cognitive Skills Learned in Childhood.

Child Development as an Outcome of Self-Control Skill Acquisition.

Imparting Self-Control to Children.

Self-Control Intervention Model and Clinical Applications with Children.

Epilogue: Conclusions and Future Directions.

References.

Index.
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