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"Lebowitz and Omer have taken the latest and most relevant scientific research and synthesized it into an essential read for caregivers of anxious children. Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers provides an 'inside look' at the nuts and bolts of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for childhood anxietythe treatment of choice among leading researchers and experts. The book is filled with analogies, examples, and practical advice that professionals and parents will refer back to over and over again."
Candice A. Alfano, PhD; Director, Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids (SACK) Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Houston
Practical real-life solutions for children living with anxiety
Focusing on the special role of the caregiver in achieving successful treatment
Focusing on the treatment of childhood anxiety, both in one-on-one therapist to child treatment and within the family, Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers adopts an integrated approach presenting novel strategies to help mental health professionals and families create change and momentum in otherwise stagnant situations.
This empowering guide offers practical, evidence-based, and theory-driven strategies for helping children to overcome anxiety, even if they resist treatment. Uniquely providing concrete advice for both the therapeutic and home environment, this insightful book covers:
- What to do when anxiety takes over the family
- School phobia and school refusal
- Working with highly dependent young adults
- Parental support and protection
- Creating and maintaining family boundaries
- A walk-through of The Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) Program
- Cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and emotion-based tools for treating anxiety
- Medication for childhood anxiety
Haim Omer, PhD is professor of clinical psychology at Tel Aviv University and founder of the Parent Training Clinic at Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel. He has written many books and papers on the psychology of children.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Anxiety Disorders Of Children and Adolescents
Chapter 2 Anxiety and Emotion Regulation
Chapter 3 When Anxiety Takes Over -- Family Accommodation
2: Working With the Anxious Child
Chapter 4 Cognitive Tools for Treating Anxiety
Chapter 5 Behavioral Tools for Treating Anxiety
Chapter 6 Physiological Tools for Treating Anxiety
Chapter 7 Emotion Based Tools for Treating Anxiety
3: Working With Parents
Chapter 8 Parental Support and Protection
Chapter 9 Childhood Anxiety and Family Boundaries
Chapter 10 Introduction to Parent Work and the S.P.A.C.E. Program
Chapter 11 The S.P.A.C.E. Program – Treatment Process
Chapter 12 Tools for Troubleshooting the SPACE Program: Session Modules
Chapter 13 Increasing Collaboration between Parents
4: Ancillary Issues
Chapter 14 School Refusal and School Phobia
Chapter 15 Highly Dependent Young Adults
Chapter 16: Medication for Childhood Anxiety