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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People, 1st Edition

By Paul Stallard


224 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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Cognitive behavioural therapy has proven to be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders in children and young people. This book provides an overview of CBT and explores how it can be used to help children with anxiety disorders.

In Anxiety: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Children and Young People Paul Stallard describes the nature and extent of anxiety problems that are suffered in childhood and discusses evidence for the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural model as a method of treatment.

This concise and accessible book, written specifically for the clinician, provides a clear outline of how CBT can be used with children suffering from anxiety disorders in an easy to follow format. The book provides many ideas that can be incorporated into everyday practice, as well as clinical vignettes, case examples, and worksheets for use with the client.

This straightforward text will prove essential reading for professionals involved with children who have significant anxiety problems including mental health workers, social services staff and those working in educational settings.

The final chapter of this book contains worksheets that can be downloaded free of charge to purchasers of the print version. Please visit the website to find out more about this facility.


"Anxiety is a wonderful resource for mental health professionals who work with anxious young people. It offers practical advice, based on recent research, on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders from a CBT perspective." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland

"…this book is a 'must' and an excellent read for all professionals wanting effective treatment for anxiety disorders." - Joyce Cope, Counselling Children and Young People, June 2009

Table of Contents

Anxiety Problems in Childhood. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Dysfunctional Cognitions and Processes. Parental Behaviour and Childhood Anxiety. Assessment and Problem Formulation. Psycho-education, Goal Setting and Problem Formulations. Involving Parents. Emotional Recognition and Management. Cognitive Enhancement. Problem Solving, Exposure and Relapse Prevention. Common Problems. Materials and Worksheets. References.

About the Author

Paul Stallard is Professor of Child and Family Mental Health at the University of Bath and Consultant Clinical Psychologist for Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. He publishes widely in many professional journals and is involved in evaluating school based CBT programmes for anxiety and depression in the UK and abroad.

About the Series

CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families

"The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series, edited by Professor Paul Stallard, and written by a team of international experts, meets the growing need for evidence-based treatment manuals to address prevalent psychological problems in young people. These authoritative, yet practical books will be of interest to all professionals who work in the field of child and adolescent mental health." - Alan Carr, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is now the predominant treatment approach in both the NHS and private practice and is increasingly used by a range of mental health professionals.

The CBT with Children, Adolescents and Families series provides comprehensive, practical guidance for using CBT when dealing with a variety of common child and adolescent problems, as well as related family issues. The demand for therapy and counselling for children and adolescents is rapidly expanding, and early intervention in family and school settings is increasingly seen as effective and essential. In this series leading authorities in their respective fields provide detailed advice on methods of achieving this.

Each book in this series focuses on one particular problem and guides the professional from initial assessment through to techniques, common problems and future issues. Written especially for the clinician, each title includes summaries of key points, clinical examples, and worksheets to use with the client.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health