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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Edited by Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP, and Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

  • 2012
  • 580 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-58562-406-5
  • Item #62406
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Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents provides readers with the defining fundamentals of CBT in an accessible, down-to-earth style. In addition, a well-integrated, developmentally appropriate approach is detailed for a number of the mental disorders and conditions that are most common among children and adolescents. This unique work provides the following:

  • Explications of innovative CBT techniques in the treatment of children with chronic physical illness and depressive, bipolar, anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), eating, elimination, and disruptive behavior disorders
  • A comprehensive chapter features the clinical implications and applications of combining CBT with psychopharmacological treatment
  • Videos on the accompanying DVD demonstrate CBT techniques with children or adolescents with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorder, medical illness, and disruptive behavior disorder
  • Guidance for integrating parents and families into the child's treatment is shared for every disorder covered in the book
  • Extensive case examples, key clinical points, and self-assessment questions and answers will further equip readers to effectively and thoughtfully apply CBT
  • Useful chapter appendixes include accessible tables of CBT concepts; patient and parent handouts; and clinical exercises, activities, and tools that further augment the text
  • Finally, because factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, and sexual orientation may affect the therapeutic relationship, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, a separate chapter on conducting effective CBT with culturally diverse children and adolescents is provided.

Clinicians will gain a robust understanding of CBT practice with children and adolescents—so that they can also do it—and do it effectively. This unique, easy-to-use guide is an invaluable and worthy reference for all mental health practitioners who work with children and adolescents. No other text on the subject will match it.


  • Contributors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • DVD Contents
  • Chapter 1. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy: An Introduction
  • Chapter 2. Developmental Considerations
  • Chapter 3. Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents
  • Chapter 4. Combined CBT and Psychopharmacology
  • Chapter 5. Depression and Suicidal Behavior
  • Chapter 6. Bipolar Disorder
  • Chapter 7. Childhood Anxiety Disorders: The Coping Cat Program
  • Chapter 8. Pediatric Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Chapter 9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Chapter 10. Chronic Physical Illness: Inflammatory Bowel Disease as a Prototype
  • Chapter 11 Obesity and Depression: A Focus on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Chapter 12. Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Chapter 13. Enuresis and Encopresis
  • Appendix 1: Self-Assessment Questions and Answers
  • Index


    Michael Ascher, M.D.
    Rachel E. Baden, M.A.
    William Beardslee, M.D.
    Sarah Kate Bearman, Ph.D.
    Ronette Blake, M.S.
    Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Ph.D.
    David A. Brent, M.D.
    Douglas M. Brodman, M.A.
    Angel Caraballo, M.D.
    Jeremy S. Cohen, M.A.
    Judith A. Cohen, M.D.
    Patty Delaney, L.C.S.W.
    Julie M. Edmunds, M.A.
    Benjamin W. Fields, Ph.D., M.Ed.
    Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A.
    Rebecca Ford-Paz, Ph.D.
    Sarah A. Frankel, M.S.
    Martin E. Franklin, Ph.D.
    Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D.
    Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D.
    Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D., ABPP
    Catherine M. Gallerani, M.S.
    Judy Garber, Ph.D.
    Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Ph.D.
    Philip C. Kendall, Ph.D., ABPP
    Audra Langley, Ph.D.
    John Paul Legerski, Ph.D.
    Laurie Reider Lewis, Psy.D.
    John E. Lochman, Ph.D., ABPP
    John S. March, M.D., M.P.H.
    Kelly A. O'Neil, M.A.
    Fadi T. Maalouf, M.D.
    Jennifer E. Phillips, M.S.
    Nicole P. Powell, Ph.D.
    Annie E. Rabinovitch, B.A.
    Thomas M. Reimers, Ph.D.
    Dana L. Rofey, Ph.D.
    Moira A. Rynn, M.D.
    Jeffrey J. Sapyta, Ph.D.
    Sarabjit Singh, M.D.
    Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D.
    Rachel D. Thompson, M.A.
    Susan Turner, Psy.D.
    John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP

About the Authors

Eva Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is also Medical Director of the Medical Coping Clinic in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

John R. Weisz, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Judge Baker Children's Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

Robert L. Findling, M.D., M.B.A., is the Rocco L. Motto, M.D. Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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