Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Busy Child Psychiatrist and Other Mental Health Professionals : Rubrics and Rudiments book cover
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Busy Child Psychiatrist and Other Mental Health Professionals
Rubrics and Rudiments

ISBN 9780415991278
Published April 1, 2011 by Routledge
396 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Busy Child Psychiatrist and Other Mental Health Professionals is an essential resource for clinical child psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, and mental health professionals. Since 2001, psychiatry residency programs have required resident competency in five specific psychotherapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy. This unique text is a guidebook for instructors and outlines fundamental principles, while offering creative applications of technique to ensure that residency training programs are better equipped to train their staff.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Case Conceptualization. Therapeutic Stance. Session Structure. Psychoeducation. Self-monitoring. Behavioral Techniques. Cognitive Restructuring and Problem Solving Interventions. Rational Analysis. Behavioral Experiments and Exposure. Incorporating CBT Concepts into Medication Management. Improving as a CB Psychotherapist.

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Robert D. Friedberg, PhD, ABPP is Associate Professor, Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic for Children and Adolescents, and Director of Post-doctoral Fellowship Programs in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine. Dr. Friedberg is also on the training faculty of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Angela A. Gorman, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State University College of Medicine. She is also the Program Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI).

Laura Hollar-Wilt MD, is Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Penn State. Her research and clinical interests include Cognitive treatments in Infant Psychiatry and Post Partum Mental Health, as well as CBT with child and adolescent patients. She also works as a Consultation Psychiatrist at Milton S Hershey Medical Center at Penn State.

Adam Biuckians, MD, has been in full time practice in Lancaster County in a busy hospital clinic setting since 2008. 

Michael J. Murray, MD, is the director of the Division of Autism Services at the Penn State College of Medicine.  In this role, he educates medical students, psychiatry residents, child psychiatry fellows, and other medical professionals about the clinical aspects of autism spectrum disorders.  His clinical research addresses the social skills deficits experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum.

Jolene Hillwig-Garcia, MD, completed her psychiatric residency training in the Department of Psychiatry at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University College of Medicine, and has completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. She received her M.D. from Penn State University and a B.S. in Biology and Art-Commercial Design from Lycoming College. Dr. Garcia has been involved in scholarly research and publications as well as professional presentations on topics of interest in child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition, she continues her work in graphic and fine art.


"This book should be essential reading for all training courses in child CBT. It is truly outstanding. Excellent. A true gem." - Alan Carr, University College Dublin, Ireland

"It is not often that a book brings together theory and practice in such a unique way. The book fills an important gap and will serve to significantly enhance resident training programs. The work of Friedberg et al. will have a major impact on how cognitive-behavioral training is taught within the field of child psychiatry. The text outlines fundamental principles and offers creative applications of technique sure to result in enhanced efficacy." - Ellen Flannery-Schroeder, University of Rhode Island, USA