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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse : An Step-by-Step Approach (Paperback)

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`This book is a practical resource for practitioners working with abused and traumatised youth. A welcome addition to the trauma-treatment literature.'---Liana Lowenstein, MSW, author of Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth

`This book combines state-of-the-art understanding of contemporary research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with an admirably practical and accessible approach to treatment for the clinician. Highly recommended.'---Professor James Bennett-Levy, University of Sydney and Southern Cross University, Australia

`An excellent guide for therapists working with traumatised abused children.'---Amanda Shea Hart, PhD, Child and Family Specialist, Adelaide, South Australia

`Finally, a CBT resource book for practitioners who work in the specialist area of childhood trauma, which combines an easy to follow, session-by-session guide with practical and child-friendly resources.'---Tania Cargo, Ngati Maru, Ngati Manu, Ngapuhi, Clinical Psychologist, New Zealand

The effects of trauma and abuse on children can be long-lasting, acute and damaging. Evidence suggests that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a highly effective form of psychotherapy to help children to overcome these effects.

This book uses an evidence-based trauma-focused CBT treatment programme to assist children and adolescents aged 9-15 years to resolve trauma symptoms and increase their coping skills. The approach is made up of 16 step-by-step sessions to carry out with the young person, and includes worksheets and fun activities using arts and crafts. The programme uses four phases: strengthening the child's psychosocial context; enhancing their coping skills; processing their trauma through gradual exposure; and addressing special issues that the child may have and preventing relapse. The child keeps a scrapbook for the duration of the programme in which they keep worksheets, artwork and any other activities they carry out. The approach is designed for individual therapy but also includes sessions for parents and caregivers.

With photocopiable worksheets and easy-to-follow sessions, this will be an invaluable resource for all practitioners working with traumatised and abused children, including therapists, psychologists, counsellors, health professionals and social workers.


Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub
Mfg Part# 9781849050869
SKU 212755642
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1849050864
Release Date 6/1/2010
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