3rd Edition

Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings A Handbook for Practice

Edited By Ray W. Christner, Rosemary B. Mennuti Copyright 2025
    792 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The thoroughly updated third edition of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings offers readers a way to think strategically about individual students and plan for effective interventions based on the student’s age, developmental level, and presenting problem.

    Written in a forward-thinking manner, this volume presents evidence-based interventions and offers both innovative and well-established approaches to working with children and adolescents in a school setting. The book begins by establishing foundational skills that provide updated information on CBT and a framework for working with youth and addresses timely issues such as schoolwide approaches to intervention, brief care models, ethnicity and race, and wellness programs. The second part of this volume uses CBT to explore strategies for building relationships, assessment, intervention, progress monitoring, and more. Case studies and specific techniques are provided throughout each chapter.

    Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions in Educational Settings provides a complete overview for effective practice using CBT in schools.


    Part I: Building Foundations

    1.Building a Foundational Framework of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) in Schools

    Ray W. Christner & Rosemary B. Mennuti

     2.Revolutionizing Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Children and Adolescents: An Integrative-Relational Model of CBT

    Rosemary B. Mennuti & Ray W. Christner

     3.Enhancing Case Conceptualization: Integrating CBT and Interpersonal Connection

    Ray W. Christner & Rosemary B. Mennuti

     4.Transdiagnostic Treatment in Schools

    Eva Feindler & Hilary Vidair

    Part II: Embracing Inclusivity, Well-Being, and Diverse Services

    5.CBT for Promoting Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

    Shannon M. Suldo, Sarah Fefer, Kristen Mahony, & Jaqueline Blass

    6.Ethnic and Racial Responsiveness in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)

    Ryan C. T. DeLapp & Celenia L. DeLapp

    7.Affirmative CBT for LGBTQ+ Students

    Emily S. Fisher, Barbara Katic, & Dawn M. Richards

    8.School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support: A CBT Point of View

    Jessica Glass Kendorski, Katy Tresco, & Amanda Guld Fisher  

    Part III: Implementing CBT Interventions for Specific Concerns

    9.Anxiety Disorders

    Elizabeth A. Gosch, Julia Ney, & Samantha Baker

    10.School Attendance Problems

    Christopher A. Kearney, Michael Fensken, & Randolph Dupont

    11.Revealing Unspoken Words: Using CBT with Selective Mutism

    Christy A. Mulligan & Ray W. Christner

    12.CBT for Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    Dana Milakovic

    13.Culturally Responsive CBT Interventions for Refugee and Migrant Students: Bridging the Gap to Well-being

    Diana M. Diaków

    14.Anger and Aggression

    John E. Lochman, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Nicole P. Powell, Salma Siddiqui, Sara L. Stromeyer, & Meghann Sallee

    15.Depressive Disorders

    Courtney L. Leone & Hannah Brimkov

    16.Bipolar Disorder

    Sally M. Weinstein & Amy E. West

    17.Suicidal Behavior

    David N. Miller & James J. Mazza

    18.Pediatric Insomnia

    Kristina Puzino Lenker

    19.Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Jessica Bolton Petronis & Chuck Emig

    20.Executive Functioning Deficits

    Laura W. Monahon & Kathryn Arcari

    21.Scroll Less, Live More: CBT Strategies for Balanced Media and Device Use

    Jessica L. Stewart & Ray W. Christner

    22.Sexualized Behaviors and Social Media

    Christy A. Mulligan & Justin Ayoub, & Sarah Liberti

    Part IV: Closing Reflections

    23.CBT Chicken Soup: Collective Wisdom to Bring It All Together

    Ray W. Christner & Rosemary B. Mennuti

    Appendix:Reproducible Handouts from Each Chapter

    Form 1: Clinical Psychological Evaluation Interview Guide

    Form 2: Cognitive-Behavior Case Conceptualization Worksheet

    Form 3:How Does Your Body Feel Today




    Ray W. Christner, PsyD, NCSP, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a nationally registered health service psychologist. He is board certified in behavioral and cognitive psychology. 

    Rosemary B. Mennuti, EdD, NCSP, is a professor emerita and former director of school psychology programs in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.