Evidence-based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies Based Approach

Author: Elizabeth S. Sburlati


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  • ISBN: 9781118469248
  • Author: Elizabeth S. Sburlati
  • Publ Date: 2014-05-16
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 328
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 235057

Table of Contents :

Notes on Editors ix
Notes on Contributors x
1 An Introduction to the Competencies-Based Approach 1 Elizabeth S. Sburlati, Heidi J. Lyneham, and Carolyn A. Schniering
2 Effective Training Methods 10 Emily Jones and Katharina Manassis
Part I Generic Therapeutic Competencies 23
3 Self-Assessment of Our Competence as Therapists 25 Elizabeth S. Sburlati and James Bennett-Levy
4 Professional Evidence-Based Practice with Children and Adolescents 36 Rinad S. Beidas, Matthew Ditty, Margaret Mary Downey, and Julie Edmunds
5 Child and Adolescent Characteristics that Impact on Therapy 49 Caroline L. Donovan and Sonja March
6 Building a Positive Therapeutic Relationship with the Child or Adolescent and Parent 63 Ruth C. Brown, Kimberly M. Parker, Bryce D. McLeod, and Michael A. Southam-Gerow
7 Assessing Child and Adolescent Internalizing Disorders 79 Jennifer L. Hudson, Carol Newall, Sophie C. Schneider, and Talia Morris
Part II CBT Competencies 95
8 Theoretical Foundations of CBT for Anxious and Depressed Youth 97 Sarah J. Perini and Ronald M. Rapee
9 Case Formulation and Treatment Planning for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents 114 Heidi J. Lyneham
10 Effectively Engaging and Collaborating with Children and Adolescents in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sessions 128 Jeremy S. Peterman, Cara A. Settipani, and Philip C. Kendall
11 Facilitating Homework and Generalization of Skills to the Real World 141 Colleen M. Cummings, Nikolaos Kazantzis, and Philip C. Kendall
Part III Specific CBT Techniques 157
12 Managing Negative Thoughts, Part 1: Cognitive Restructuring and Behavioral Experiments 159 Sarah Clark, Gemma Bowers, and Shirley Reynolds
13 Managing Negative Thoughts, Part 2: Positive Imagery, Self-Talk, Thought Stopping, and Thought Acceptance 176 Maria Loades, Sarah Clark, and Shirley Reynolds
14 Changing Maladaptive Behaviors, Part 1: Exposure and Response Prevention 194 Brennan J. Young, Thomas H. Ollendick, and Stephen P. Whiteside
15 Changing Maladaptive Behaviors, Part 2: The Use of Behavioral Activation and Pleasant Events Scheduling with Depressed Children and Adolescents 208 Sandra L. Mendlowitz
16 Managing Maladaptive Mood and Arousal 225 Donna B. Pincus, Ryan J. Madigan, Caroline E. Kerns, Christina Hardway, and Jonathan S. Comer
17 Problem-Solving Skills Training 247 Ana M. Ugueto, Lauren C. Santucci, Lauren S. Krumholz, and John R. Weisz
18 Social Skills Training 260 Lauren S. Krumholz, Ana M. Ugueto, Lauren C. Santucci, and John R. Weisz
19 Modifying the Family Environment 275 Polly Waite, Monika Parkinson, Lucy Willetts, and Cathy Creswell
Index 301


Evidence-Based CBT is the first book to take an explicitly competencies-based approach to the cognitive-behavioural treatment of anxiety and depression in children and young people. It draws on top-name expertise to define and demonstrate the therapist competencies needed to effectively implement CBT.


Review copy sent on 19.05.14 to ACAMH

Author Biography:

Elizabeth S. Sburlati is a researcher in Clinical Psychology at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia. Elizabeth is also a practicing psychologist who sees clients with a wide range of presenting problems. She has led the research on 'Therapist Competencies for the Empirically Supported Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Depressive Disorders' which forms a basis for this book. Heidi J. Lyneham is a research fellow at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia. She has published numerous papers and chapters, and is the co-author of Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step by Step Guide for Parents, 2 nd edition (2008). Her research focuses on improving assessment and treatment methods for emotional problems experienced by children, adolescents and their families. Carolyn A. Schniering is a senior lecturer, clinical supervisor, and child psychologist at the Centre for Emotional Health, Macquarie University, Australia, and also works in private practice dealing with a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, children, and families. She has published many papers and is the co-author of Treating Anxious Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Approach (2011). Ronald M. Rapee is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia and Director of the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health. He is an internationally recognised expert on anxiety disorders and the development of these disorders through the lifespan. In 2012, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to clinical psychology in Australia.


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