What to Do When You Worry Too Much

Author: Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439599945

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7130


"Teaches school-age children cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears, and worry, through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies. Includes introduction for parents"--Provided by publisher.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much

Author: Dawn Huebner

Publisher: American Psychological Association

ISBN: 1433838591

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 42

View: 8162


What to Do When You Worry Too Much guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety. Lively metaphors and humorous illustrations make the concepts and strategies easy to understand, while clear how-to steps and prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering kids to overcoming their overgrown worries. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. Includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD.

Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias

Author: Athena A. Drewes,Charles E. Schaefer

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534716

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 7800


Illustrating the power of play for helping children overcome a wide variety of worries, fears, and phobias, this book provides a toolkit of play therapy approaches and techniques. Coverage encompasses everyday fears and worries in 3- to 12-year-olds as well as anxiety disorders and posttraumatic problems. Leading practitioners describe their approaches step by step and share vivid illustrative case material. Each chapter also summarizes the research base for the interventions discussed. Key topics include adapting therapy to each child's developmental level, engaging reluctant or less communicative clients, and involving parents in treatment.

The Secret to Happy

Author: Kristin Martinsen Robison MOT OTR/L

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1663215804

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

View: 6459


Parenthood is an incredible journey of emotions. When things get hard and your child struggles, it can be difficult to know what to do. Whether your concerns are new or ongoing, this book offers insights and everyday examples that teach you how to view behavior through a different lens and reinforces that you are not alone. The author has personal experience dealing with ADHD and anxiety issues that affect her own kids and has worked with children and families to help them find “Happy” for over twenty years. The Secret to Happy presents information that will change how you respond to your child. It provides research-proven strategies an occupational therapist would use to modify behavior and support emotional growth. The approach discussed in these pages was developed and refined through clinical expertise and real-world experiences. This knowledge will enrich your journey and help you and your child find “Happy”.

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid

Author: Gina Gallagher,Patricia Konjoian

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307587495

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 7562


AUTHORS’ DISCLAIMER: We are not in any way experts on parenting children with disabilities. Our goal is simply to share strategies that have worked for each of us in the event it may help those in a similar situation. If you’re different from us (i.e., you are bright or of the perfect persuasion), we advise you not to try the following at home. On a “perfection-preoccupied planet,” sisters Gina and Patty dare to speak up about the frustrations, sadness, and stigmas they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). This refreshingly frank book, which will alternately make you want to tear your hair out and laugh your head off, should be required reading for parents of disabled children. Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid provides wise and funny advice about how to: • Find a support group—either online or in your community • Ensure that your child gets the right in-school support • Deal with people—be they friends, family members, or strangers—who say or do insensitive things to you or your child • Find fun, safe, and inclusive extracurricular activities for your child • Battle your own grief and seek professional help if you need it • Keep the rest of the family intact in moments of crisis

Parenting Through the Storm

Author: Ann Douglas

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526772

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 297

View: 8817


Raising a child or teenager with a psychological condition is a "perfect storm" of stress, sadness, and uncertainty. How can you find the best treatments and help your child overcome emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges--while keeping yourself and your family strong? As a parent, you may feel isolated and alone, but the reality is that a lot of families are in the same boat. Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how daunting it can be. In this compassionate and empowering guide, she combines the vital lessons she has learned with vivid stories from other parents and advice from leading psychologists. Several record-keeping forms can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. The book cuts through the often-confusing clinical jargon and speaks from the heart about what matters most: the well-being of your child.

Modern Parents, Vintage Values, Revised and Updated

Author: Sissy Goff,Melissa Trevathan

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1087701287

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8853


Why is anxiety so rampant among kids today? What’s the magic age for giving my child his first cell phone? Her first social media account? How do I teach my teenager things like gratitude and respect in such an entitled and disrespectful world? Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff hear these types of questions on a daily basis in their counseling offices and at parenting events across the country. Today, more than ever before, we live in a culture that is at war against our parenting. And today, more than ever before, we’re meeting parents who feel lost as to how to help. This book does just that. It addresses the issues we hear parents struggling with the most when it comes to raising their children (technology, disrespect, entitlement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, etc.), but it doesn’t stop there. Melissa and Sissy move through those modern-day troubles to get back to the vintage values we all deeply value in the lives of kids. They help you discover—whether your child is a toddler or a teenager—what it looks like to cultivate kindness, gratitude, integrity, responsibility and more in the lives of the kids you love. Modern Parents, Vintage Values offers you a roadmap—a way through the hurdles you are facing today in your parenting—helping you discover more of how to instill those true, foundational, vintage values that will make a lasting difference in the lives of your kids…values that are built upon an unshakeable foundation of faith and hope. And that’s ultimately where this map will lead—to Christ—and to what it looks like for both you and your kids to have hope in Him in these changing times.

Cognitive Therapy Techniques for Children and Adolescents

Author: Robert D. Friedberg,Jessica M. McClure,Jolene Hillwig Garcia

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462520073

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

View: 9674


"Providing a wealth of practical interventions and activities - all organized within a state-of-the-art modular framework - this invaluable book helps child clinicians expand their intervention toolkits. Building on the bestselling Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, which addresses the basics of treatment, Friedberg et. al., in their latest volume, provide additional effective ways for engaging hard-to-reach clients, addressing challenging problems, and targeting particular cognitive and behavioral skills. Fun and productive games, crafts, and other activities are described in step-by-step detail. Special features include over 30 reproducible forms and handouts, which bookbuyers can also download and print from Guilford's website in a convenient full-page size."--Pub. desc.

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety

Author: Fiona Zandt,Suzanne Barrett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1787750957

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 4938


This book sets out therapeutic activities to help children aged 4-12 years and their families to better understand and manage anxiety. It explains how to work with anxious children, providing a framework for assessment and therapy that draws on CBT, ACT and narrative therapy approaches. Lots of practical tips for therapists are included and important developmental considerations are discussed, including adapting therapy for children with developmental difficulties, and working with families and schools. Over 50 playful therapeutic activities are included, which have been developed through the authors' extensive work with children, giving children an arsenal of coping strategies. They focus on key areas such as understanding anxiety, managing anxious thoughts, and building resilience and use readily available, inexpensive materials and downloadable templates which are provided in the book. This is the perfect tool for therapists looking for playful and purposeful ways to work with children with anxiety.

Techniques and Interventions for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision

Author: Fazio-Griffith, Laura Jean,Marino, Reshelle

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799846296

Category: Psychology

Page: 310

View: 5785


The use of techniques and interventions for play therapy during the supervision process for graduate and post-graduate counselors provides a host of benefits for the counseling student, post-graduate intern, and supervisor. The counselor in training is able to experientially integrate theory with practice through the use of different modalities that provide reflection and insight into their work with clients. Additionally, the use of techniques and interventions for play therapy allows a secure and strong supervisory relationship, which allows the counselor in training to explore personal and professional goals; verbalize and conceptualize client issues, goals, and effective interventions; and develop counselor-client relationships that allow the client to progress during the therapeutic process. However, play therapy techniques and interventions are not often incorporated into the supervision process unless the clinician is a registered play therapist being supervised by a registered play therapist supervisor. Techniques and Interventions for Play Therapy and Clinical Supervision is a critical reference source that provides an opportunity for all clinicians to incorporate play therapy techniques and expressive art interventions into the process of supervision. It presents techniques and methods that allow for more effective supervision for counselors in training, which allows for more effective service delivery to clients. Highlighting topics that include play techniques in supervision, cognitive behavioral play therapy, and trauma, this book is ideal for individuals in a university, clinical, school, agency, etc. setting who provide supervision for counselors in training, including graduate students and postgraduate students. The book is an excellent supplement for clinical courses at universities with counseling programs and play therapy programs, as well as universities with graduate social work and psychology programs that have play therapy courses and provide play therapy supervision.