The course teaches some effective cognitive behavioural techniques for helping children manage their worries and fears. The editors provide an overview of the causes of anxiety in childhood, as well as step–by–step instructions for running the course. The techniques used throughout the book have all been created and tested by the authors in their clinical work, and have a proven track record of success.
The result is a book that will allow mental health professionals to train confident parents who know how to instil confidence in their child in order to minimize the effects of anxiety.
Who Is This Book For?
1 Theoretical Background to the Programme.
2 How to Use This Book.
3 Session One: Introduction to the Programme and Some Basic Concepts.
4 Session Two: Securing the Parent–Child Bond through Play.
5 Session Three: Understanding Children′s Anxiety.
6 Session Four: Using Praise to Build Children′s Confidence.
7 Session Five: Using Rewards to Get Children Motivated.
8 Session Six: Setting Limits on Anxious Children′s Behaviour.
9 Session Seven: Using Withdrawal of Attention to Manage Children′s Behaviour.
10 Session Eight: Managing Children′s Worry.
11 Session Nine: Managing Really Difficult Behaviour: Time Out and Consequences.
12 Session Ten: Wrapping Up: Review, Managing School, Celebration.
This book should be found in the library of every community and school based clinician working in children services. (Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2012)
As a mental health practitioner I found reading this book extremely helpful in understanding how to apply a framework of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Webster–Stratton style parenting training into a group programme. (Young Minds, 1 June 2012)
"Organised as a 10–session parenting–based course, this step–by–step approach to conquering anxieties is easy to read and potentially life–changing." (Family Interest Magazine, 1 August 2011)