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Child Psychotherapy Homework Planner, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-07674-3
408 pages
March 2014
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New and updated assignments and exercises meet the changing needs of mental health professionals

The Child Psychotherapy Homework Planner, Fifth Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features:

  • 93 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by children, such as academic underachievement, low self-esteem, depression, and separation anxiety
  • A quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problems including blended family problems, divorce reaction, ADHD, attachment disorder, social anxiety, language disorders, and unresolved grief and loss
  • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises
  • Assignments cross-referenced to The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition—so you can quickly identify the right exercises for a given situation or problem
  • A download code contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit your and your clients’ unique styles and needs
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Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction 1

SECTION 1—Academic Underachievement 4

SECTION 2—Adoption 14

SECTION 3—Anger Control Problems 20

SECTION 4—Anxiety 37

SECTION 5—Attachment Disorder 50

SECTION 6—Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 56

SECTION 7—Autism Spectrum Disorder 69

SECTION 8—Blended Family 76

SECTION 9—Bullying/Intimidation Perpetrator 88

SECTION 10—Conduct Disorder/Delinquency 94

SECTION 11—Depression 110

SECTION 12—Disruptive/Attention-Seeking 122

SECTION 13—Divorce Reaction 130

SECTION 14—Enuresis/Encopresis 137

SECTION 15—Fire Setting 152

SECTION 16—Gender Identity Disorder 158

SECTION 17—Grief/Loss Unresolved 164

SECTION 18—Intellectual Development Disorder 177

SECTION 19—Low Self-Esteem 186

SECTION 20—Lying/Manipulative 204

SECTION 21—Medical Condition 217

SECTION 22—Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) 226

SECTION 23—Oppositional Defiant 237

SECTION 24—Overweight/Obesity 254

SECTION 25—Parenting 267

SECTION 26—Peer/Sibling Conflict 274

SECTION 27—Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim 281

SECTION 28—Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 288

SECTION 29—School Refusal 295

SECTION 30—Separation Anxiety 305

SECTION 31—Sexual Abuse Victim 311

SECTION 32—Sleep Disturbance 319

SECTION 33—Social Anxiety 327

SECTION 34—Specific Phobia 339

SECTION 35—Speech/Language Disorders 348

Appendix A: Alternate Assignments for Presenting Problems 364

Appendix B: Alphabetical Index of Exercises 377

About the CD-ROM 380

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Author Information

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, Jr., PhD, is the Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners®. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He was the founder and director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for twenty-five years. He is the author or coauthor of over fifty books and conducts training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

L. MARK PETERSON, ACSW, is Program Manager for Bethany Christian Services’ Residential Treatment and Family Counseling programs in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

WILLIAM P. McINNIS, PsyD, is in private practice with Aspen Psychological Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is coauthor of the bestselling The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner and The Adolescent Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner.

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