This book uniquely addresses the application of CBT to children and young people within health, school and community contexts.
With the recent expansion of increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT) CBT is increasingly applied to work with children outside the traditional therapy clinic. This book provides accessible knowledge and practice skills for professional staff working with troubled children and young people in real-world settings. Front-line practitioners commonly face children with complex patterns of difficulties that do not fit clear diagnostic categories. Moreover, long waiting lists and fixed lengths of treatment don't always fit the presenting needs. Correspondingly, the authors take a much-needed realistic approach to applying CBT to childhood problems.
At the center of this book is the child, the authors moving outwards to cover childhood itself, the principles, core practice and techniques of CBT and its adaptation to the context of the therapy. This is relevant and accessible reading for a wide range of specialist child trainees and practitioners, including new IAPT therapists, counselors, nurses, teachers and social workers.
Part 1: Knowledge of Children and Their Context
- Chapter 1: Parents and Child Development
- Chapter 2: The Wider Context: Families, Schools, Culture and Safety
- Chapter 3: Childhood Problems and Distress
Part 2: Core CBT Practice
- Chapter 4: Assessment and Formulation
- Chapter 5: Evaluating Practice
- Chapter 6: Setting the Right Context
- Chapter 7: The Therapeutic Alliance
- Chapter 8: Collaborative Practice
- Chapter 9: Structuring the Therapeutic Process
- Chapter 10: Facilitating Psychological Understanding
- Chapter 11: Facilitating Acceptance and Coping
- Chapter 12: Facilitating Change: Behavioural Techniques
- Chapter 13: Facilitating Change: Cognitive Techniques
Part 3: CBT in Context