This book is an essential manual for mental health professionals who work with young anxious children and their parents. Organised into a 10-session parenting-based course, the book provides parents with simple cognitive behavioural techniques for helping their children to manage their worries and fears. * The first manual designed specifically to help therapists take parents through a step-by-step approach to managing young anxious children * The manual's empirical focus is highly effective in treating anxiety disorders in children under the age of 10 * The provision of scripts throughout the book offer realistic illustrations of the techniques described * Stories and analogies included to explain the more complex concepts * Includes handouts which can be photocopied and useful additional materials
Sam Cartwright-Hatton is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the University of Manchester. She previously held an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship, during which she developed and trialled a new parenting intervention for young anxious children. She was awarded the British Psychological Society May Davidson Award in 2009 for her research into anxiety disorders of childhood. With: Ben Laskey is a clinical psychologist who co-ordinates and delivers parenting programmes for the under 8s. He conducts research through the University of Manchester where he is an honorary tutor in Clinical Psychology. Stewart Rust is a consultant clinical psychologist in Neuropsychology at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He previously delivered parenting groups to families struggling with their children's behavioural difficulties. Deb McNally is a Clinical Psychologist. She has a particular interest in parenting and cognitive behavioural interventions.
List of Contributors. Preface. Who Is This Book For? Acknowledgements. 1 Theoretical Background to the Programme. 2 How to Use This Book. 3 Session One: Introduction to the Programme and Some Basic Concepts. 4 Session Two: Securing the Parent-Child Bond through Play. 5 Session Three: Understanding Children's Anxiety. 6 Session Four: Using Praise to Build Children's Confidence. 7 Session Five: Using Rewards to Get Children Motivated. 8 Session Six: Setting Limits on Anxious Children's Behaviour. 9 Session Seven: Using Withdrawal of Attention to Manage Children's Behaviour. 10 Session Eight: Managing Children's Worry. 11 Session Nine: Managing Really Difficult Behaviour: Time Out and Consequences. 12 Session Ten: Wrapping Up: Review, Managing School, Celebration. Additional Resources. Index.