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.

Parents and Child Development

Parents and child development

Children, Their Parents and Attachment

What Does the CBT Practitioner Need to Know?

CBT with children and young people needs to be provided so that it is sensitive and supportive to the role of parents in caring for their children. It should aim to harness the positive resources of parent and carer relationships to support the child's progress and development. Such aspects of therapy are not always easily achieved, and the CBT therapist needs to have a working model of the way parents typically support a child's development to guide this aspect of the work.

The Knowledge Base

Children are cared for in families, and the vast majority of emotional and psychological help for children is primarily (and usually successfully) provided by ...

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