Behavioral counseling is the name of the process that takes up the popular "minimax" challenge-to bring about maximal change with a minimal expenditure of professional energies. Drs. Schaefer and Eisen, experienced proponents of the process, have selected practical articles from the professional literature to help therapists help parents cope with common problems such as: nightmares, separation anxiety, disruptive behaviors, habit disorders (thumbsucking, bedwetting), dawdling, sibling rivalry, noncompliance.
Charles Schaefer, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and director of its Center for Psychological Services in Hackensack, New Jersey. Andrew R. Eisen, Ph.D., is associate professor of clinical psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and director of its Child Anxiety Disorders Clinic.