Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-02-14
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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The first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) in school settings, this book features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors - who include renowned CT originator Aaron T. Beck - provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6-12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 20 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms.This book will be invaluable school psychologists, counselors, and social workers; clinical psychologists working in school settings (grades 6-12). It may also serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

Author Biography

Torrey A. Creed, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with the Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Family Intervention Science at the Children\u2019s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also Project Director and Lead Trainer in the Child Expansion of the Beck Initiative, a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia\u2019s Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, which trains community therapists to conduct cognitive therapy for prevention and treatment of a variety of problems and disorders, including suicide, depression, trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety in youth. Dr. Creed\u2019s primary research interests include cognitive therapy, treatment outcome with youth and families, suicide, and trauma. She has provided direct intervention for children and adolescents in schools and trained mental health care professionals to practice cognitive therapy in a range of school settings. Jarrod Reisweber, PsyD, is Acute Services Coordinator for veterans in Philadelphia and a program director in the Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, intervention programs for externalizing males, and cognitive therapy for individuals with schizophrenia. Dr. Reisweber has trained clinicians to conduct cognitive therapy in school, correctional, and community mental health settings; presented internationally on anger management and suicide prevention programs for high school students; and published on interventions and consultation in high schools. Aaron T. Beck, MD, is University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the founder of cognitive therapy. He has published more than 21 books and over 560 articles in professional and scientific journals. Dr. Beck is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Gustav O. Lienhard Award, the American Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Psychiatric Association Distinguished Service Award, and the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for Research in Neuropsychiatry. He is President of The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and Honorary President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Cognitive Therapy 2. Cognitive Therapy Case Conceptualization 3. Cognitive Techniques 4. Behavioral Techniques 5. Making Cognitive Therapy Happen in the Schools Appendix 1.1: The Cognitive Model Appendix 1.2. Thinking Traps Appendix 2.1: Case Conceptualization Appendix 2.2. Presession Quick Sheet Appendix 3.1. Two-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise Appendix 3.2. Three-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise Appendix 3.3. Simple Thought Record Appendix 3.4. Thought Record Table Appendix 3.5. Three C\u2019s Thought Record Appendix 3.6. Evaluating Thoughts Appendix 3.7. Road Map to Success Appendix 4.1. Pleasant Activities List Appendix 4.2. Reasons for Living Appendix 4.3. Pros and Cons List Appendix 4.4. Fear Hierarchy Appendix 4.5. SUDS Rating Scale Appendix 4.6. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise Appendix 4.7. Breathing Exercise

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