Written in an accessible way, Brain–Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence–Based Treatment for Everyday Practice shows clinicians how they can become more effective therapists by understanding and applying recent findings about the brain in their work with children and adolescents. The result is a new kind of therapy, one that takes into account both the uniqueness of each child or adolescent, as well as the requirements of standardized care as recommended by evidence–based practice offering mental health professionals advice they can put into practice immediately.
Relying on research in developmental neurobiology, brain imaging, and evidence–based psychotherapeutic practices, the authors, experts in both neuroscience and evidence–based practice, cover:
The importance of understanding how the brain develops and functions in doing the actual work of child and adolescent psychotherapy
Recent neuroscientific discoveries and how these can be integrated into evidence–based interventions to create uniquely effective treatments
Evidence–based nterventions for the most common childhood and adolescent disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, nd depression
Tips on helping children and adolescents re–regulate such neurodynamically important processes as sleep and the mind–body relationship
Incorporating useful vignettes that illustrate how to include these new treatments into effective client care, Brain–Based Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence–Based Treatment for Everyday Practice explains the concept of brain–based therapy in a succinct and easy–to–grasp way, enabling therapists to make practical sense of neuroscience and how it can work within their daily practice.
1 Changing and Staying the Same 1
2 Temperament and Neurodynamics 24
3 Attachment and Subjectivity 41
4 Rupture and Repair in Caregiving Relationships 59
5 Adolescence 83
6 Working from the BASE 100
7 Disorders of Attention and Self–Regulation 121
8 Anxiety in Children and Adolescents 143
9 Depression in Children and Adolescents 175
Appendix: Primer on the Brain 198
Author Index 280
Subject Index 283
LLOYD LINFORD, PhD, serves as Chair–man of Psychiatry and Chemical Depen–dency Best Practices for Kaiser Permanente′s Northern California healthcare system, is a clinical psychologist at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, and is in private practice in Oakland, California.