By Robert D. Friedberg PhD, Jessica M. McClure PsyD, Jolene Hillwig Garcia MD

Supplying a wealth of functional interventions and activities--all geared up inside of a cutting-edge modular framework--this useful e-book is helping baby clinicians extend their intervention toolkits. development at the bestselling scientific perform of Cognitive treatment with childrens and children, which addresses the fundamentals of remedy, Friedberg et. al., of their most up-to-date quantity, supply extra powerful methods for enticing hard-to-reach consumers, addressing tough difficulties, and concentrating on specific cognitive and behavioral abilities. enjoyable and effective video games, crafts, and different actions are defined in step by step aspect. unique beneficial properties comprise over 30 reproducible kinds and handouts, which bookbuyers may also obtain and print from Guilford's web site. (20100201)

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6 demonstrates the use of File My Fears Away with a younger child. Sixyear-old Alexa was so scared of getting in the swimming pool that she refused to swim even in shallow water. Her fear was starting to generalize to the bathtub, and her mother began giving her sponge baths since Alexa refused to get in even shallow bath water. Alexa drew pictures on her cards. The least fearful card pictured her looking at shallow water. The next pictured her putting her toe in the water. In the most feared, she drew herself standing in the water.

T. Beck & Clark, 1988; Dozois & Dobson, 2001; Ingram & Kendall, 1986). Cognitive products, structures, operations, and content are elements in this model. Automatic thoughts (ATs) represent cognitive products. Cognitive distortions are the processes inherent in cognitive operations. Cognitive structure and content are reflected in schemas. The specific cognitive content measures allow you to identify particular ATs and their underlying schemas. ) Automatic Thoughts ATs are well known to all cognitive behaviorally oriented psychotherapists and most other psychotherapists.

For example, a 13-year-old boy with OCD and social anxiety used File My Fears Away to develop and confront hierarchical steps. He initially recorded fear of calling a friend on a card. The therapist assisted the child in scaling the degree of fear and then identifying less fearful tasks that could precede calling a friend. Younger children can draw the fear, cut out pictures from magazines, or use photographs, while older children and adolescents may opt to write a verbal description. For some youngsters, having the therapist write the items as they verbalize their fears is a nice collaborative activity.

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