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.