DescriptionThis book is an essential manual for mental health professionals who work with young anxious children and their parents. Organised into a 10-session parenting-based course, the book provides parents with simple cognitive behavioural techniques for helping their children to manage their worries and fears.
- The first manual designed specifically to help therapists take parents through a step-by-step approach to managing young anxious children
- The manual's empirical focus is highly effective in treating anxiety disorders in children under the age of 10
- The provision of scripts throughout the book offer realistic illustrations of the techniques described
- Stories and analogies included to explain the more complex concepts
- Includes handouts which can be photocopied and useful additional materials
Who Is This Book For?
1 Theoretical Background to the Programme.
2 How to Use This Book.
3 Session One: Introduction to the Programme and Some Basic Concepts.
4 Session Two: Securing the Parent-Child Bond through Play.
5 Session Three: Understanding Children's Anxiety.
6 Session Four: Using Praise to Build Children's Confidence.
7 Session Five: Using Rewards to Get Children Motivated.
8 Session Six: Setting Limits on Anxious Children's Behaviour.
9 Session Seven: Using Withdrawal of Attention to Manage Children's Behaviour.
10 Session Eight: Managing Children's Worry.
11 Session Nine: Managing Really Difficult Behaviour: Time Out and Consequences.
12 Session Ten: Wrapping Up: Review, Managing School, Celebration.
“This book should be found in the library of every community and school based clinician working in children services.” (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2012)
“As a mental health practitioner I found reading this book extremely helpful in understanding how to apply a framework of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Webster-Stratton style parenting training into a group programme.” (Young Minds, 1 June 2012)
""Organised as a 10-session parenting-based course, this step-by-step approach to conquering anxieties is easy to read and potentially life-changing."" (Family Interest Magazine, 1 August 2011)