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.