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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children

A Guide for the Community Practitioner, 2nd Edition

By Katharina Manassis


270 pages

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This new edition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children links together the methods of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practiced in academic centers as well as the community. This book addresses the challenges community practitioners face when pressured to use CBT with youth who live with mental health disorders, but whose circumstances differ from those in research settings. Practitioners will learn how to overcome therapeutic obstacles. This new edition contains an expanded discussion on cultural considerations relevant to assessment and treatment, as well as a new chapter on training others in CBT for children.


“Dr. Manassis scores REALLY big with this second edition. Based on her years of clinical experience, she focuses this edition around problem in implementing evidence-based CBT practices in community settings. She cautions against mindless use of manuals and calls for sound clinical judgment in everyday clinical practice and helps us decide what to do when manuals are not available and the evidence is lacking. Yet, throughout, she stays the course and brings the principles and procedures of CBT “to the street” where they are so desperately needed. Those who liked the first edition of this book will simply love the second edition. Those who did not see the first edition are in for a REAL treat. Evidence-based clinical practice is brought to life in this one!”— Thomas H. Ollendick, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Child Study Center at Virginia Tech, co-author of Clinical Behavior Therapy with Children, and co-editor of Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment: A Clinical Guide.

“Supported by her years of scientific research and her wealth of personal clinical experience, Dr. Manassis provides the practicing therapist with the tools and examples to take well validated scientific principles and apply them with the client in the opposite chair. This book is a boon to the community practitioner working with young people.”—Ronald M. Rapee, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University, Sydney.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Author 1.Narrowing the Gap between Efficacy and Effectiveness 2. Assessing Children for CBT 3. Priorities and Timing of Therapy 4. Treatment Expectations 5. Using Manuals Appropriately 6. How Child CBT Differs from Adult CBT 7. Working with Diverse Children 8. Working with Diverse Families 9. Group-Based and School-Based Child CBT 10.Overcoming Therapeutic Obstacles 11. Concluding Therapy 12. Training Others in Child CBT Appendix I: Possible Answers to Clinical Challenges Appendix II: Fear-Masters Modules Glossary Index

About the Author

Katharina Manassis, MD, founded and led a program in anxiety disorders at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. She has published over 80 papers in professional journals regarding childhood anxiety disorders and has written five related books for parents and professionals, including Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child and Case Formulation with Children & Adolescents. She has her own private practice and is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health