1st Edition

Handbook of Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy with Children and Adolescents Specific Settings and Presenting Problems

Edited By Ray W. Christner, Jessica Stewart, Arthur Freeman Copyright 2007
    546 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    546 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This Handbook offers a much-needed resource of theoretical knowledge, evidence-based interventions, and practical guidelines for professionals providing group psychotherapy to youth clients.

    Written by leading professionals in the field of child and adolescent cognitive-behavioral therapy, this comprehensive volume offers readers a collection of innovative and well established approaches for group interventions with youth in a variety of treatment settings.

    It addresses a wide range of issues, not limited to assessment, group member selection, and specific protocols and strategies that readers can implement in their own practice. Integrating theoretical and practical aspects, leading experts offer their experience through case examples and vignettes, suggesting guidelines for overcoming inherent treatment obstacles.

    This Handbook provides not only a framework for delivering effective group therapy, but also highlights specific problem areas, and it is an invaluable reference for professionals providing therapeutic intervention to children and adolescents.

    Part I: Group Therapy Essentials. Stewart, Christner, An Introduction to Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy with Youth. Freeman, History of Group Therapy with Youth. Stone, CBT Group Treatment with Children and Adolescents: What Makes for Effective Group Therapy? Hill, Coulson-Brown, Developmental Considerations for Group Therapy with Youth. Knauss, Legal and Ethical Issues in Providing Group Therapy to Minors. Part II: Specific Settings. Smallwood, Brill, Christner, Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy in Schools. Vernon, Application of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to Groups Within Classrooms and Educational Settings. Friedberg, Group Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in Outpatient Settings. Stone, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Groups in Inpatient Settings. Summers, Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy in Residential Treatment. Stewart, Esposito, CBT Groups in Medical Settings. Part III: Presenting Problems. Flannery-Schroeder, Sieberg, Gosch, Cognitive-Behavior Group Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Jones, Stewart, Group Cognitive-Behavior Therapy to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Adolescents. Schaefer, Ginsburg-Block, Helping Children and Adolescents Coping With Divorce. Stewart, Sharp, A Cognitive-Behavioral Group Approach to Grief and Loss. Johnson, Young, Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment for Child Sexual Abuse. Christner, Walker, Mediating Depression in Youth: A Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy Approach. Braswell, Meeting the Treatment Needs of Children with ADHD: Can Cognitive Strategies Make a Contribution? Lochman, Powell, Boxmeyer, Deming, Young, Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy for Angry and Aggressive Youth. Chernicoff , Fazelbhoy, Cognitive-Behavioral Groups for Substance Abusing Adolescents. Jones, Cognitive-Behavioral Groups for Self-injurious Behavior. Livanis, Solomon, Ingram, Guided Social Stories: Group Treatment of Adolescents with Asperger’s Disorder in the Schools. Simmerman, Christner, Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy with Children who are Ostracized or Socially Isolated. Barakat, Gonzalez, Weinberger, Using Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy with Chronic Medical Illness. Bloomgarden, Mennuti, Conti, Weller, A Relational-cultural, Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Treating Female Adolescent Eating Disorders. Oster, A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Parent Education Groups. Erdlen, Jr. , Rickrode, Social Skills Groups With Youth: A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective. Part IV: Conclusions and Future Directions. Stewart, Christner, Future Directions in Cognitive-Behavior Group Therapy: From Research to Practice.



    Ray W. Christner, Psy.D., NCSP is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Educational Specialist Program in the Department of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He is licensed as a Psychologist in Pennsylvania, and he holds certification as a School Psychologist from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National School Psychology Certification Board. He maintains a private practice providing direct service to children, adolescents, adults, and families, as well as consultation services to educational and clinical settings.

    Jessica L. Stewart, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island, and a Licensed School Psychologist in Massachusetts. She has worked with children, adults, and families in various settings including public schools, outpatient clinics, residential treatment facilities and inpatient hospitals, medical settings, and providing in-home services to address a variety of presenting problems.

    Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., ABPP., is the President of the Freeman Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Director of Training and Supervision for the Center for Brief Therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is currently head of the Psychology Department of Sheridan Shores Rehabilitation Hospital and Visiting Professor at Governor's State University in Chicago, Illinois.

    "This book would be a good read for any school psychologist who will be doing therapy with students, regardless of their knowledge of CBGT." -Dan Seaman, NCSP in Communiqué, Volume 36, Issue #8.

    "The handbook is a very useful resource in outlining group programmes (e.g. adolescent coping with depression, with free download of the manuals and workbooks) and outlining the modules of a programme."

    -Anna Solly, Clinical Psychologist, Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy Journal, Vol. 36, 2008

     "Although handbooks abound, relatively few are available for group therapy and group work. This excellent handbook helps meet the gap….sensibly organized…The quality of the chapters is high and fairly consistent, which is a tribute to the fine work of the editors…Much is to be learned from this significant handbook…highly recommended to practitioners who wish to use CGBT with children and adolescents, as well as scholars and researchers who wish to study and understand this efficient, effective, and versatile group treatment modality. This handbook will be very useful to social workers who wish to employ the CGBT approach with children and youth."

    – Steven R. Rose, Social Work with Groups