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Transdiagnostic Treatments for Children and Adolescents
Principles and Practice

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ISBN 9781462512669
Published January 5, 2014 by Guilford Press
447 Pages

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Book Description

This volume presents cutting-edge advances in case conceptualization and intervention for children and adolescents, who typically present for mental health treatment with multiple,  overlapping problems. Leading clinician-researchers examine common processes--including stress and coping, attention and interpretation biases, avoidant behaviors, and peer and family interactions--that underlie the development and maintenance of diverse forms of psychopathology. They describe exemplary treatments that target these processes and can be used across diagnostic categories. Chapters on specific treatment protocols address the theoretical foundations, clinical strategies used, which patient populations each treatment is suitable for, and the status of the empirical evidence base.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1.Overview of Transdiagnostic Mechanisms and Treatments for Youth Psychopathology, Jill Ehrenreich-May and Brian C. Chu
2. Transdiagnostic Mechanisms and Treatments for Youth with Psychiatric Disorders: An Opportunity to Catapult Progress?, Allison G. Harvey
II. Transdiagnostic Processes
3. Stress and Coping in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Bruce E. Compas, Kelly H. Watson, Michelle M. Reising, and Jennifer P. Dunbar
4. Cognitive Biases in Child Psychopathology, Kimberly A. Arditte and Jutta Joormann
5. Behavioral Avoidance across Child and Adolescent Pathology, Brian C. Chu, Laura C. Skriner, and Alison M. Staples
6. The Role of Peer Relationships in Youth Psychopathology, Annette M. La Greca and Betty S. Lai
7. Mindful Parenting in the Development and Maintenance of Youth Psychopathology, Justin D. Smith and Thomas J. Dishion
III. Transdiagnostic Conceptualizations of Traditional Individual Therapies for Youth
8. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Philip C. Kendall, Kelly A. O'Neil Rodriguez, Marianne A. Villabø, Kristin D. Martinsen, Kevin D. Stark, and Kelly Banneyer
9. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Youth Depression and Anxiety, Jami F. Young, Laura Mufson, and Jessica S. Benas
10. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Emotion Dysregulation, Lorie A. Ritschel, Alec L. Miller, and Victoria Taylor
11. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Lisa W. Coyne, Kirstin B. Birtwell, Louise McHugh, and Kelly G. Wilson
IV. Transdiagnostic Treatment Approaches
12. The Unified Protocols for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents, Jill Ehrenreich-May, Alexander H. Queen, Emily L. Bilek, Cara S. Remmes, and Kristen K. Marciel
13. Beyond Disruptive Behavior Disorder Diagnoses: Applications of the Coping Power Program, John E. Lochman, Nicole P. Powell, Caroline L. Boxmeyer, Haley L. Ford, and Jessica A. Minney
14. Multisystemic Therapy, Sonja K. Schoenwald
15. Integrated Treatment of Traumatic Stress and Substance Abuse Problems among Adolescents, Liza M. Suarez, B. Heidi Ellis, and Glenn N. Saxe
16. Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Eating Disorders, Daniel Le Grange and Katharine L. Loeb
17. Unified Protocol for Youth with Chronic Pain in Pediatric Medical Settings, Laura Allen Payne, Jennie C. I. Tsao, and Lonnie K. Zeltzer
V. Conclusions and Future Directions        
18. Transdiagnostic Treatments: Issues and Commentary, Thomas H. Ollendick, Maria G. Fraire, and Susan H. Spence
19. Transdiagnostic Research and Treatment in Youth: Revolution or Evolution?, Brian C. Chu and Jill Ehrenreich-May

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Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, is Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment program at the University of Miami, where she is also Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She previously was Research Assistant Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Child Program in the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. Dr. Ehrenreich-May's research and clinical work focus on evidence-based treatment of anxiety and depression in youth. She is particularly interested in the transportability and implementation of effective treatments in environments that maximize their impact and benefit for children, including educational, pediatric, and recreational settings. She is author or coauthor of multiple journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Brian C. Chu, PhD, is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is a recipient of the Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation Young Investigator Award to support the development of transdiagnostic behavioral activation programs in middle schools. Dr. Chu is Associate Editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Practice and serves on the editorial boards of Behaviour Research and Therapy and Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. His interests include the assessment and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders in youth, with a special emphasis on the dissemination of evidence-based practices, effectiveness research, and the evaluation of mechanisms of change and within-session therapy processes.


"Everybody knows that a dimensional transdiagnostic approach to understanding and treating psychopathology is the wave of the future, but there are few guides on how to get there. Ehrenreich-May and Chu--two of the leading young clinical scientists in child mental health--have edited a groundbreaking book that leads the way to the transdiagnostic future. Whether you're interested in the nature and assessment of psychopathology or its treatment, every child clinician and researcher should be familiar with the contents of this book."--David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

"Drawing on empirical research and the collective wisdom of experts in the field, this book presents the state of the art of transdiagnostic approaches in child and adolescent psychopathology. This volume is a vital resource for mental health professionals and graduate students who seek a deeper understanding of the factors shaping many different forms of youth psychopathology, and how these factors can be effectively targeted during treatment."--Steven Taylor, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Published in the wake of DSM-5, this timely and valuable resource provides the first comprehensive extension of the transdiagnostic perspective to child and adolescent mental health. The volume brings together the foremost experts in transdiagnostic processes and developmental psychopathology. Chapters are packed with new findings on the underlying mechanisms common across childhood and youth disorders, as well as refreshing insights into treatment. For those longing for an alternative to DSM-driven psychotherapy, this cutting-edge book is a 'must read.'"--David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology (Emeritus), University of New Brunswick, Canada