Compact, authoritative guidance to effective assessment and treatment of the most common psychological difficulties in children and adolescents - phobia and anxiety disorders This authoritative but compact text addresses the psychopathology, assessment, and treatment of the anxiety disorders and phobias in childhood and adolescence. These perplexing conditions are the most prevalent psychological difficulties in young people and result in considerable impairment and distress, not only to the child but also to her or his family. Effective treatments exist, but unfortunately many of these interventions are either not known to the practicing professionals or not used by them. This volume aims to address this gap and to present these interventions in a clear and straightforward manner.
Amie E. Grills-Taquechel, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston, has published in the area of childhood anxiety for the past 10 years. She has also given numerous conference presentations, secured grants, and received prestigious awards, including selection as a 2011 American Psychological Society Rising Star. Thomas H. Ollendick, University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, has published widely in the childhood anxiety disorders arena. In September 2011, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Stockholm for his work in the field of childhood anxiety. Prof. Ollendick has been actively involved in grantsmanship and has conducted several randomized controlled trials on the efficacy and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatments with young people and children.