Description : As the number of culturally and ethnically diverse children increases in the United States each year, the need for treatment of serious mental illness in diverse children also increases. To be useful, treatment for diverse children should be sensitive to the cultural contextual needs of each child. With this in mind, this study examines how the field of psychology defines and uses interventions that are multiculturally appropriate to treat serious childhood mental illnesses. To reach this ambitious goal, this study specifically examines the childhood anxiety disorder, the most prevalent and debilitating class of childhood mental illness. A commonly used and well supported treatment manual for childhood anxiety called the Coping Cat receives particular attention. First, a comprehensive literature review is conducted on anxiety disorders in children. Second, the significance, yet historical neglect of the study of anxiety in diverse populations of children is examined. Third, a discussion of a multicultural therapeutic approach to mental health treatment occurs. Following this, an in-depth description and empirical support of the Coping Cat protocol is provided. Fifth, a critical study of how the Coping Cat is appropriate to treat children of diverse cultures and ethnicities based on the guidelines and literature available is offered. The critical study demonstrates the protocol's sound use and inclusion of multicultural theory and therapeutic practices. The study also provides recommendations that would continue to add to the strength of the Coping Cat in making it a multiculturally appropriate treatment protocol. Finally, a discussion follows in which an evaluation of the Coping Cat protocol can be implemented for future research endeavors.
Description : Here, readers will find an overview of adolescent mental health disorders and step-by-step guidelines for intervening effectively. The book covers ten major mental health issues as well as strategies for working with co-occurring disorders and managing psychopharmacological treatments.
Description : Bringing together leading authorities, this volume synthesizes the breadth of current research on child and adolescent treatment into a practical handbook for students and clinicians. The book was inspired by the preeminent work on adult disorders, Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders (now in its fifth edition), edited by David H. Barlow. It provides a concise overview of the disorders most commonly encountered in clinical practice and details evidence-based treatment approaches, largely grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Procedures for assessment, diagnosis, case formulation, intervention, and progress monitoring are illustrated with rich extended case examples, including session transcripts. The book addresses nuts-and-bolts issues such as how to set up each session, what to cover, and how to broach difficult topics with children and parents. See also Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders, Fifth Edition (on adults), edited by David H. Barlow.
Description : This comprehensive sourcebook covers every aspect of school service delivery, arming practitioners with the nuts and bolts of evidence-based practice. Each of the 114 chapters serves as a detailed intervention map, beginning with a summary of the problem area and moving directly into step-by-step instructions on how to implement an evidence-based program with distinct goals in mind and methods to measure the outcome. School-based professionals in need of ready access to information on mental health disorders, developmental disabilities, health promotion, child abuse, dropout prevention, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, group work, family interventions, culturally competent practice, policy, ethics, legal issues, community involvement, accountability, and funding can now find high-quality and easy-to-implement strategies at their fintertips. A concise, user-friendly format orients readers to each issue with a Getting Started section, then moves smoothly into What We Know, What We Can Do, Tools and Practice Examples, and Points to Remember. Quick-reference tables and charts highlight the most important information needed for daily reference, and lists of further reading and Web resources guide readers in gathering additional information to tailor their practice to suit their students' needs. Each chapter has been specifically crafted by leaders in their fields with the ultimate goal of giving school-based practitioners the tools they need to deliver the best mental health and social services possible to students, families, and communities. This is a must-have reference for all school-based social workers, psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals, and educators.
Description : With coverage of the latest theory and research, this is a complete guide to implementing cognitive behavioral group therapy for practitioners and trainees in a range of mental health disciplines. Presents evidence-based protocols for depression, panic, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, posttraumatic stress, OCD, compulsive hoarding, psychosis, and addiction Provides innovative solutions for achieving efficient, effective therapy as mandated by emerging health care priorities, as well as trouble-shoots for common problems such as dropouts Details unique strategies for working with ethnic minorities and clients across the age spectrum, along with material on mindfulness augmentation and transdiagnostic approaches Includes clear, accessible instructions, complete with references to DSM-5 diagnostic changes, real-life clinical examples, and group session transcripts
Description : The three-volume Encyclopedia of Behavior Modification and Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides a thorough examination of the components of behavior modification, behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and applied behavior analysis for both child and adult populations in a variety of settings. Although the focus is on technical applications, entries also provide the historical context in which behavior therapists have worked, including research issues and strategies. Entries on assessment, ethical concerns, theoretical differences, and the unique contributions of key figures in the movement (including B. F. Skinner, Joseph Wolpe, Aaron T. Beck, and many others) are also included. No other reference source provides such comprehensive treatment of behavior modification—history, biography, theory, and application.
Description : This issue provides a unique and valuable perspective on forensic matters in child and adolescent psychiatry, with an approach that adds new thinking to the discussion, rather than rehashing known facts. The issue is divided into several sections: juvenile offenders, family law/custody and visitation, child maltreatment, personal injury law suits, forensic issues in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry, and training in child and adolescent psychiatry. A wide range of topics are explored within each section. All articles are geared toward child psychiatrists in clinical practice, providing practical information in this very important area of study.