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Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

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This first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) with adolescents in school settings features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors—who include renowned CT originator Aaron T. Beck—provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6–12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 16 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609181338
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2011
Series: Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series
Edition description: (Lay-Flat Paperback)
Pages: 173
Sales rank: 816,253
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

About the Author

Torrey A. Creed, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with the Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania and the Center for Family Intervention Science at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also Project Director and Lead Trainer in the Child Expansion of the Beck Initiative, a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services, which trains community therapists to conduct cognitive therapy for prevention and treatment of a variety of problems and disorders, including suicide, depression, trauma, substance misuse, depression, and anxiety in youth. Dr. Creed’s primary research interests include cognitive therapy, treatment outcome with youth and families, suicide, and trauma. She has provided direct intervention for children and adolescents in schools and trained mental health care professionals to practice cognitive therapy in a range of school settings.
Jarrod Reisweber, PsyD, is Acute Services Coordinator for veterans in Philadelphia and a program director in the Psychopathology Research Unit at the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests include suicide prevention, substance abuse treatment, intervention programs for externalizing males, and cognitive therapy for individuals with schizophrenia. Dr. Reisweber has trained clinicians to conduct cognitive therapy in school, correctional, and community mental health settings; presented internationally on anger management and suicide prevention programs for high school students; and published on interventions and consultation in high schools.
  Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of awards including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine. He is author or editor of numerous books for professionals and the general public.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Cognitive Therapy
2. Cognitive Therapy Case Conceptualization
3. Cognitive Techniques
4. Behavioral Techniques
5. Making Cognitive Therapy Happen in the Schools
Appendix 1.1: The Cognitive Model
Appendix 1.2. Thinking Traps
Appendix 2.1: Case Conceptualization
Appendix 2.2. Presession Quick Sheet
Appendix 3.1. Two-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise
Appendix 3.2. Three-Frame Thought Bubble Exercise
Appendix 3.3. Simple Thought Record
Appendix 3.4. Thought Record Table
Appendix 3.5. Three C’s Thought Record
Appendix 3.6. Evaluating Thoughts
Appendix 3.7. Road Map to Success
Appendix 4.1. Pleasant Activities List
Appendix 4.2. Reasons for Living
Appendix 4.3. Pros and Cons List
Appendix 4.4. Fear Hierarchy
Appendix 4.5. SUDS Rating Scale
Appendix 4.6. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise
Appendix 4.7. Breathing Exercise



School psychologists, counselors, and social workers; clinical psychologists working in school settings (grades 6–12). May serve as a text in graduate-level courses.

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